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Ben Jacobs Broken Glasses Will Live in Infamy at Newseum

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Ben Jacobs got a new pair of glasses, everybody!

Last week, the night before the Montana special election, Guardian reporter Jacobs was assaulted by the Republican candidate for the open Representative seat, Greg Gianforte, after asking about his stance on healthcare. Jacobs’ glasses were broken and Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault, cable news pundits hyperventilated and Mediaite editors posted stories.

And then Gianforte won the election the next day.

Washington media museum Newseum requested the broken pair for display, and Jacobs happily obliged. We will all wait with baited breath until his new pair of glasses are ready next week.

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