Skip to comments.Gavin, Not Again!
Posted on 04/05/2007 3:17:59 PM PDT by SmithL
That "oh my god" screaming headline on the Drudge Report today pushing a video that suggests San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was "caught on tape" and "simulates oral sex with TV crew's stick mike" is bunk, according to journalists involved with coverage of the event.
The Newsom story was given the top headline in Drudge today and included a still photo getting big play on the website -- showing the mayor's mouth in apparent contact with a stick mike from KTVU Channel 2, the Oakland-based station.
The video posted on Drudge is linked to the website of San Francisco-based ABC7 reporter Dan Noyes -- who has had several high profile run-ins with the mayor. Some of the Noyes' blog's comments excoriate the mayor for "going down" on the mike and other strange behaviors.
But of the Drudge headline, ABC7's news director Kevin Keeshan says: "We have no idea where this came fromâ¦this is totally out of context for our very serious coverage."
The still is taken from a recent press availability, during which Newsom -- surrounded by journalists -- opened it up for questions and took a quick and playful bite at it, journalists there say.
"He's goofing around, he's taking a bite out of it," said one news executive at a competing station who says Drudge's representation is "just wrong."
The posting by Noyes has gotten attention, in part because of his not-too-friendly relationship with Newsom. As recently revealed by the Chronicle's Matier & Ross column, Noyes called himself "the 60 Minutes of San Francisco" in his email pitches to interview former mayoral appointments secretary Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was revealed to have had an affair with Newsom.
Noyes, at this week's press conference, tried repeatedly to get the mayor to answer questions on Laguna Honda hospital. The mayor ignored...
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All of Newsom’s monicas have come out to defend their hero.
san fransickos at it again
Well, we’ve always insisted he sucks.
It’s not really news for us.
ROFL. too funny...
I am SO sorry.
My god, I am SO sorry.
When I casually mentioned on my rinky dink little blog that you “pretended to blow” a microphone, I was just joshing. ...
I’d never even READ the Drudge Report before. Christ, I didn’t even think that your simulating “oral sex” was THAT big a deal. ... But I in no way expected right wing extremists to pick up on my passing observation and make it national news.
Unlike the other people listed in the apparently “developing” Drudge report, I have absolutely no problem with you simulating anything sexual.
I encourage it.
And I love it when you “joke around.” The only thing better than a hot, rich guy in a fabulous suit is a hot, rich, funny guy in a fabulous suit. ...
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I figured after that news came out about his hetero encounter he’d eventually attempt to re-establish his bona fides (npi)
Gee, that's so much 'straighter' than fellatio....</sarcasm>
OK, at the risk of spending way too much time analyzing the latest idiotic action of this joke of a male, does that look like a "quick bite"? Look at the jaw drop he had to use....
Hey Gavin - no teeth!!
Looks to me like he has had plenty of practice!
Perhaps he is just practising in expectation that William (BJ) Clinton will be in SF soon.
This cocksmoker knows exactly how it’s done. He likes ‘em stiff....and his cocktails too.
He’s got plenty of “sugar in his tank”.
Another 20 minutes of intensive rehab, and he’ll be fine...just fine.
Hey Gavin,go choke on a mike!
As much as every one would like to gossip and take this photo as legit I saw the video and someone is having fun with what really happen!
In the video this mike is so close to him, that he jokingly pretents to take a bite out of it!
The Photo I think was stilled in the midst of the nano second as he snap like one would chop a bite at an ice cream cone!
In the video his lips never touched the mike!
So it is the dark background in the photo that give the illusion!
It was a blink not what this photo is protraying!
People just should be honest and not insinuate things some that did not happen just because you don’t like someone!
Have’nt they done that enought to this to our wonderful President Bush!
The video was on Drudge it is gone now I would like to fine it so you judge for yourselves!
Here is the VIDEO
Thank you for setting things straight! (No pun intended)
His lips NEVER touch the mike!
I think as consevatvies we need to be about reproach and not do like the opposition does to us!