Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside the cage, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The reporter, addressing the biker says, “Sir, that was the bravest and most gallant thing I have ever witnessed in my whole life.”
The biker replies, “It was nothing, really … the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”
The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist from the New York Times, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, let me get some details:”What do you do for a living?”
The biker replied, “I’m a United States Marine.”
“And what is your political affiliation?”
“I’m a Republican.”
The journalist leaves, again promising a front page story.
The following morning the biker buys a copy of the Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on front page:
“U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH”