Italian journalist attacked by far-right mafia thug on live TV

Talk about shameless. Take a look at this:

Here’s the story, via Aporrea:

An Italian public television journalist was brutally assaulted on Wednesday as he was conducting an interview with the brother of a mafia capo from Ostia, a coastal city 20 miles from Rome.

The savage aggression took place in full view of everyone before the cameras of RAI2, the second Italian public television network.

Roberto Spada, the brother of a mafia capo from Ostia, head-butted journalist Daniele Piervincenzi, and broke his nose.

At the time, the reporter was asking Spada about the support his clan had given to the ultra-right-wing party, Casa Pound. Italian authorities have already begun to investigate the assault.

Translation mine.

According to the Washington Post, Casa Pound (named after Ezra Pound, the infamous American fascist who followed his boner for Mussolini to Italy and wound up in a lunatic asylum as a result) has “distanced itself” from this incident and called for a full public investigation.

No word on whether they returned the mafiosi’s generous campaign contributions, however.

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