McCain Flashes Temper at Reporter
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 7, 2008
Filed at 6:47 p.m. ET
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Republican Sen. John McCain, showing a flash of the temper he is known for, repeatedly cut off a reporter Friday when asked whether he had spoken to Democratic Sen. John Kerry about being his vice president in 2004. ''Everybody knows that I had a private conversation. Everybody knows that, that I had a conversation,'' McCain told the reporter. ''And you know it, too. No. You know it, too. No. You do know. You do know.''
The reporter, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times, was following up on a question McCain had answered at a campaign event Friday morning in Atlanta. Asked if he might consider Kerry as a running mate, since Kerry asked him in 2004, McCain said no.
Afterward, on a campaign flight, Bumiller said she looked in the Times' archives and that McCain had denied talking with Kerry in a May 2004 story.
McCain interrupted, saying that everyone knew he had a private conversation, and he kept interrupting as she tried to follow up. McCain clearly was irate.
- THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT.
- AND HOT AIR HAS A VIDEO OF THE EXCHANGE WHICH PROVES THE STORY IS NOTHING BUT A FILTHY PREMEDITATED SMEAR.
- THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY AN ATTEMPT TO GOAD MCCAIN.
- AND THEN WHEN IT FAILED - THEY FREAKIN' LIE AND SAID HE WAS "IRATE."
THE AP AND THE NYTIMES - AND MOST OF THE REST OF THE MSM - ARE LYING LEFTIST SCUM.
IF I SAW BUMILLER ON THE STREET, I'D SPIT IN HER FACE. WHAT SCUM.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.
AS USUAL, MEMEORANDUM HAS THE COMPLETE ROUND UP.
GERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE - NOTE THAT ALL THE MAJOR MSM NEWS-OUTLETS PICKED UP ON THE STORY-INE AND USED IT TO ATTACK MCCAIN.
IF THEY HAD HAD ONCE OUNCE OF HONESTY THEN THEY WOULD ALL APOLOGIZE TO MCCAIN AND CORRECT THEIR STORIES.
HERE - SEE FOR YOURSELF:
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:McCain Loses Cool With NY Times Reporter — ABC News' Bret Hovell Reports: Senator John McCain grew agitated Friday with a New York Times reporter who asked about his 2004 conversation with then-Democratic nominee John Kerry about McCain possibly running as Kerry's vice presidential nominee.Discussion:RELATED:Mark Murray / MSNBC:MCCAIN GETS TESTY WITH THE PRESS — From NBC's Bethany Thomas — What began as a typical chat session with traveling reporters on the plane from Atlanta to New Orleans quickly became a testy exchange with McCain. The senator was questioned on the details of a conversation …Discussion:Jonathan Singer / MyDD: Kerry-McCain: McCain's Crew Approached the Kerry CampaignCarpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: McCain struggles to keep temper in check during NYT interviewPhilip Barron / Shakesville: Temper, temper — Supporters of John McCain have wondered …Michael Calderone / The Politico:McCain clashes with NYT reporter — John McCain became hostile with the N.Y. Times' Elisabeth Bumiller on the campaign's plane today, after the reporter questioned him about a 2004 meeting with John F. Kerry, in which the Massachusetts senator suggested a VP slot. (Click here for audio clip, courtesy of Breitbart.tv)John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
John McCain flies off the handle with NY Times Reporter over John Kerry VP questionDiscussion:Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Strike Two for the Times15 minutes agoDiscussion:Elisabeth Bumiller / The Caucus:Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain Asked About Kerry's V.P. OfferDiscussion:Doug Mataconis / Below The Beltway: John McCain Continues His Fight With The New York Times
McCain Flashes Temper at Reporter
THEY'RE ALL LEFTIST SCUM IN BED WITH THE DEMS.