Store Owner Calls Police on Maxine Waters Disciple

The Maxine Waters disciple used his book store to harass Steve Bannon in public.

So an apparent Maxine Waters disciple saw Steve Bannon and felt it was time to fight fascism by chewing him out loudly in public and calling him a “piece of trash.” Frankly, I’m surprise she showed that much restraint.

Sadly, for her, she was not encountering Bannon in a public forum, but in a private business that uses its facility to offer a peaceful environment to all potential customers. No retail establishment can afford to have some customers attack and berate and demean other customers. The store owner took action to make her stop.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, “Richmond bookstore owner says he called police after woman confronted Steve Bannon in his shop.

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A bookstore owner in Richmond said he called the police after a woman confronted Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist for President Donald Trump, in his shop Saturday.

Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books on West Main Street in the Fan District, said Bannon was in the bookstore Saturday afternoon and that a woman confronted him, calling him a “piece of trash.”

Cooke said he called 911 and that the woman left as he made the call.


The Richmond Police Department confirmed a call was made […] for a report of someone yelling at a political figure in the bookstore […].

“[…] Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, […],” Cooke said.

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The store owner’s statement seemed quite reasonable to me. Perhaps one might even say it was mainstream American. But the mainstream media thinks otherwise. Accuracy In Media pointed out that the Washington Post sided with the women, not the store owner.

In the latest episode of anti-Trumpers attacking those who work or have worked for President Trump, a woman attacked Steve Bannon as he perused books in a small used bookstore in Richmond.

The Washington Post piece defended the act.


“Cooke did not elaborate on Bannon’s history or relationship with the store,” the Post wrote. And he did not respond to interview requests either. The Post does not tell us why the store should “elaborate on Bannon’s history or relationship with the store,” when all it had done was tell one customer to leave for harassing another who was “simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business,” the owner said.

But the Post did provide reason for the harassment. He’s for “an all-white state.”

In other words, WaPo lied about Steve Bannon in order to convince people that the harasser was right and the store owner was wrong.

“’Let them call you racists,’ he said in an address to France’s far-right National Front party in mach. ‘Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists.’”

Bannon was not saying to be a racist, xenophobe or nativist, but simply pointing out these are political critiques that should not cause people to lose sight of ultimate policy goals.

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Of course, if WaPo would go that low, others would go lower. Thus, the Mediaite reports, “Former Hillary Adviser Tweets Address of Book Store From Bannon Incident, is Accused of Inciting ‘Payback,’

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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