The Atlantic

A Transcript of the Greg Gianforte ‘Body-Slam’ Audio

Yet again, a recording contradicts the alleged assailant’s account of what happened.
Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty / The Atlantic

The audio recording of a congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter on the eve of a special election in Montana is extraordinary for several reasons.

If you haven’t listened to it yet, and you really should, it’s essential to at least read the short transcript:

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian: ...the CBO score. Because, you know, you were waiting to make your decision about health care until you saw the bill and it just came out...

Greg Gianforte, the congressional candidate: Yeah, we’ll talk to you about that later.

Jacobs: Yeah, but there’s not

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic6 min read
SpaceX’s Moon Trip Is the Ultimate Artist Residency
The proposed lunar voyage is the latest in a long tradition of dispatching creative thinkers to extreme environments.
The Atlantic3 min readScience
The Milky Way Is Still Feeling the Effects of an Ancient Encounter
A close flyby with a small galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago sent ripples through our own that astronomers can still observe today.
The Atlantic3 min read
The Rising French Star Creating Subversive Synth-Pop
As the number of prominent LGBTQ pop figures multiplies, what might have seemed like an uncontroversial hypothesis has been proven bountifully: There is not one “queer sound,” or even one “queer approach.” Certain radical dreamers might hope that sin