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Biden complains after dust-up with reporter
TheHill ^ | 10/25/11 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 10/25/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by ColdOne

Joe Biden’s office has complained to the Senate press gallery about a confrontation the vice president had with a conservative journalist last week on Capitol Hill.

Biden aides asked whether Senate rules were broken in the wake of the contentious exchange between the vice president and the reporter.

Jason Mattera, who works for Human Events, a conservative magazine, used a pretext to catch Biden off guard in a Senate hallway and grill him on claims the vice president has made about jobs legislation.

Biden’s office has also contacted the standing committee of correspondents, which oversees the gallery, regarding whether Mattera broke the rules by ambushing him.

Heather Rothman, the chairwoman of the gallery’s standing committee, said the matter is under review.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: biden; biteme; jobs

1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:00:22 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Ambushed by one reporter?

Yes indeed - one got off the reservation.

Poor baby Biden - Sarah and Herman should be so lucky!!!


2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: ColdOne

Thou shalt not question the Court Jester


3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ColdOne

Hey Joe! If you can’t stand the heat . . .


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:05:10 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: sodpoodle

What a brainless toad !


5 posted on 10/25/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: sodpoodle

The reporter got between Joe and Happy Hour!


6 posted on 10/25/2011 9:06:01 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: ColdOne

Biden lies to cover up an unsubstantiated (patently false) claim, but it’s the interviewer’s fault?

I hear ya, Joe.

Biden 2016 is off the rails before it even got going.

LOL


7 posted on 10/25/2011 9:06:39 AM PDT by jra
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To: ColdOne

Biden lies to cover up an unsubstantiated (patently false) claim, but it’s the interviewer’s fault?

I hear ya, Joe.

Biden 2016 is off the rails before it even got going.

LOL


8 posted on 10/25/2011 9:06:52 AM PDT by jra
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To: ColdOne

What a whiny weenie he is.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 9:09:02 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: ColdOne
The whining sniveling poo-butts sure do hate accountability.

Bout time a journalist gave em some.

10 posted on 10/25/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: ColdOne
used a pretext to catch Biden off guard in a Senate hallway and grill him on claims the vice president has made about jobs legislation.

If this is a violation, then the reporter should face whatever consequences are applicable. But, this works both ways. Why was the reporter unwilling/unable to challenge Biden on his 'rape' remarks in a legitimate setting?

11 posted on 10/25/2011 9:09:55 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: ColdOne

Biden loves to act tough. He’s a whimp. In fact, didn’t he say he got his ass kicked a lot growing up? Must have been his smart mouth.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 9:10:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: ColdOne

Whaaaaaaa! Idiot clown Joe can dish it out but cries like a little spoiled brat when questioned.

People should laugh at his petulance.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 9:11:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ColdOne

Politicians need to remember that they work for us, not the other way around! Any American has the right to ask any elected politician a question about their policies, statements, deeds or other media.

Biden is just mad that someone got him on tape being what he is. A bully, a loudmouth, a liar and a moron.


14 posted on 10/25/2011 9:12:37 AM PDT by sappy
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To: ColdOne

What a pussy. (language usage justified)


15 posted on 10/25/2011 9:12:50 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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16 posted on 10/25/2011 9:12:55 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: ColdOne

Politicians need to remember that they work for us, not the other way around! Any American has the right to ask any elected politician a question about their policies, statements, deeds or other media.

Biden is just mad that someone got him on tape being what he is. A bully, a loudmouth, a liar and a moron.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT by sappy
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18 posted on 10/25/2011 9:13:46 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RightGeek

Vice President Le Petomane lets another one go!


19 posted on 10/25/2011 9:14:43 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: ColdOne

What a punk.


20 posted on 10/25/2011 9:15:14 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: ColdOne

Liberalism can only exist masked behind lies. When the lie is exposed, its all over. Joe freaked when asked to explain his lies, which is the typical reaction of the arrogant liberal. The expressions these socialist freaks use such as Birthers, Deniers, etc. is based on the same concept of masking the lies.


21 posted on 10/25/2011 9:15:43 AM PDT by spawn44
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To: sodpoodle

Have to protect plugs don’tchaknow. He’s so stupid he responds to the reporters who ask him a question or two in the hallways. Can’t have the fool so exposed don’tchaknow.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 9:16:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: ColdOne

Biden: Redefining “putz” on a daily basis.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: ColdOne

After Biden spent decades in the Senate, his aides ought to know what the Senate rules are.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 9:20:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: sodpoodle
Yeah, it was ONE reporter for less than 3 minutes.

And the liberals can't stand it. They're sooooooo used to the press kissing their butts... How DARE a reporter challenge them? How dare they? ( Or in this case - How DARE ONE reporter challenge one of them...)

Biden's a narcissistic thin-skinned blowhard...

25 posted on 10/25/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: ColdOne
Is this what's meant by:

"Don't mess with Joe?"

26 posted on 10/25/2011 9:25:31 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: ColdOne
Good idea Joe, ostracize any reporter that questions you on your foolish statements and gaffs.

Fox news gave great coverage of the first few Tea Party Express cross country National Tea Party tours.

Soon they were told in no certain terms to tone it down, and only report if it is hard news.

Then when the Tea Party Express was negotiating with Fox News to do a Republican Prez Debate in partnership with the TPX, the chatter was that the White House made it perfectly clear that if they did that their correspondent would be pulled from the White House Press pool.

TPX instead partnered with CNN for the debate, which IMO was a much better choice anyway.

27 posted on 10/25/2011 9:27:07 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: ColdOne

ambushing him??
What a freakkin moron.
Come on Joe. Grow a set.


28 posted on 10/25/2011 9:28:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Question:
What’s the difference between Joe Biden and a box full of dumbasses?

Answer: The box.


29 posted on 10/25/2011 9:30:06 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH5BgyJBxu0

VP Joe Biden: “Don’t Screw Around With Me”; Stand by ‘Rape’ Reference


30 posted on 10/25/2011 9:30:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Hodar

The original article (link posted above) states:

“He’s not going to take questions hostile to his agenda. I want to get him in that honest moment when he doesn’t have his talking points and isn’t prepared to spin,” Mattera added.

I think, just maybe, this is why Mr. Mattera went about it the way he did.


31 posted on 10/25/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT by Amigo04
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To: sodpoodle

Joe is just another butt-boil on a sad, shameful (lack of)administration. Pray for the suffering under this bunch to end soon. Anyone calling themself an American should have no trouble deciding who NOT to vote for in 2012, but, who knows?


32 posted on 10/25/2011 9:33:55 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: ColdOne

Biden wasn’t able to lock them all in a closet?


33 posted on 10/25/2011 9:39:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: maggief

Notice the screaming gal who demanded of AN AMERICAN CITIZEN “Who are you with?”

(aka - we are going punish your network if they don’t fire you)


34 posted on 10/25/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: ColdOne

This is really stupid. Biden looks so small by complaining. Not to mention that he has merely insured that twice as many people (or more) will now see the clip.


35 posted on 10/25/2011 9:42:45 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: ColdOne

Dagen was right!

******

Fox News Panel Gasps As Fox Business Anchor Calls Joe Biden ‘Numb Nuts’

Fox Business anchor Dagen McDowell was striving for this morning on Fox News’ morning panel with Neil Cavuto, when she called Vice President Joe Biden “numb nuts” and accused him of “talking out of his backside.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-panel-gasps-as-fox-business-anchor-calls-joe-biden-numb-nuts/

Video at link above...


36 posted on 10/25/2011 9:43:11 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ColdOne
Sooooo.....the answer the VP gave is the reporter's fault. God help our country.
37 posted on 10/25/2011 9:47:15 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: ColdOne

God forbid our vaunted almighty Vice President should have to abide being questioned by a reporter.


40 posted on 10/25/2011 10:26:45 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ColdOne

God forbid our vaunted almighty Vice President should have to abide being questioned by a reporter.


41 posted on 10/25/2011 10:26:45 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jra
Biden 2016 is off the rails before it even got going.

Biden 2016 is the best laugh I've had all week. When he ran in '08 he gathered what, twenty votes? He may have repeatedly duped the voters of Delaware, but even dem voters elsewhere were able to see through him.

42 posted on 10/25/2011 10:30:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jra
Biden 2016 is off the rails before it even got going.

Biden 2016 is the best laugh I've had all week. When he ran in '08 he gathered what, twenty votes? He may have repeatedly duped the voters of Delaware, but even dem voters elsewhere were able to see through him.

43 posted on 10/25/2011 10:30:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ColdOne

Biden’s office has also contacted the standing *committee* of correspondents, which oversees the gallery, regarding whether Mattera broke the rules.

Democrats rules only ask questions WE give you.


44 posted on 10/25/2011 10:33:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ColdOne

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370371/Vice-President-Joe-Bidens-staff-lock-journalist-closet-stop-talking-guests.html
28th March 2011

“An aide to Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to a reporter who was locked in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests...”

Yeah, what a peach, but his job is only to make Obama look good by comparison.


45 posted on 10/25/2011 10:43:48 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: ColdOne

Crybaby and wimp!


46 posted on 10/25/2011 11:19:45 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: geezerwheezer

I thought the answer was “hairplugs”.


47 posted on 10/25/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Hodar
Why was the reporter unwilling/unable to challenge Biden on his 'rape' remarks in a legitimate setting?

There are no "legitimate settings."

Hussein is the master at this.
When was the last time that Hussein had a question and answer session without an audience hand picked beforehand?

48 posted on 10/25/2011 12:54:39 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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