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Cain gets testy with reporters asking about sexual harassment allegations
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 11/02/2011 9:51:26 AM PDT by martosko

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain got testy with a group of reporters chasing him throughout a hotel in the suburbs of Washington on Wednesday, refusing to discuss the story about harassment allegations lodged at him back in the 1990s.

“Let me say one thing,” Cain told the scrum of reporters. “I’m here with these doctors and that’s what I’m going to talk about. So don’t even bother asking me all of these other questions that you all are curious about. Don’t even bother.”

When reporters began asking him about the allegations — that Cain has repeatedly denied this week — Cain raised his voice.

“What did I say? Excuse me. Excuse me,” Cain said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainscandals; hermancain; reporters; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 9:51:27 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

MEdia headines:

“Cain refuses to answer questions about alleged sexual harassment”


2 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: martosko

The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: martosko

This is the same MSM that was incurious about Barack Obama. Don’t feed the media sharks. They are not Cain’s friends and he knows it.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: martosko

Hmmmm, lots of so-called journalist going after the Dan Rather Award.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:54 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: martosko

I don’t blame him for getting angry! It’s a dirty tactic that the left uses all the time to discredit conservatives!


6 posted on 11/02/2011 9:53:56 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: martosko

I tend to get testy with a gathering of flaming a$$holes too, and I’m not a candidate.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 9:54:48 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All I know is that if they manage to take down Cain, it won’t translate into a vote for any of their establishment candidates from me.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 9:57:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: martosko

Mr. Cain should tell those reporters they should be covering the biggest bankruptcy in America’s history involving an ex-Democrat Governor & Obamah fundraiser.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 9:57:07 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: martosko

Nice. They have no problem pursuing Cain for something that was "alleged" against him 10 to 20 years ago, but happily accept doctored electronic documents in lieu of a genuine birth certificate from Obama. The media is brimming with cowardly and deceitful people. It only strengthens my support for Our candidate(s).


10 posted on 11/02/2011 9:58:20 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: martosko

I don’t suffer idiots well either!....Go H.C.!


11 posted on 11/02/2011 9:58:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: martosko

“the scrum of reporters”

I’d get “testy” too if faced with a `Palin full-court press’ 24/7 by MSM journo-scum.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 9:58:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: tumblindice

Using the word “teste” might be an intentional attempt to pin prurient concepts to Cain...


13 posted on 11/02/2011 10:00:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: martosko
"What did I say?"

hehehe.


HERMAN CAIN VS. BARACK OBAMA IN 2012

14 posted on 11/02/2011 10:01:10 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MrB

“Scrum” (of reporters)= scrotum + scum ?

“A gaggle of cheese-d**k reporters harassed candidate Cain again today.”


15 posted on 11/02/2011 10:02:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: cripplecreek
All I know is that if they manage to take down Cain, it won’t translate into a vote for any of their establishment candidates from me.

Some dufus is saying he witnessed the "sexual harassment" in public.

How sexual and how harassing could public behavior be?

They better pray this woman never goes public, because she and they will be laughed out of town if she does.

We have had a serial rapist in the White House.

Making some incompetent, hysterical woman "uncomfortable" is laughable.

16 posted on 11/02/2011 10:03:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nor me.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 10:04:59 AM PDT by sport
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To: martosko
Cain handled them with precisely the amount of attention and respect that they deserve.
This is a non issue and everybody knows it.
18 posted on 11/02/2011 10:05:30 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: martosko

He seemed pretty restrained to me. Personally, I would’ve punched Jonathan Martin in his big, fat face. You can’t miss it.


19 posted on 11/02/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT by exist
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To: martosko

Would love to see Larry Sinclair show up with journalist credentials at an Obama presser to ask when he stopped smoking crack.


20 posted on 11/02/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT by darth
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To: martosko

Testy=Uppity


21 posted on 11/02/2011 10:09:00 AM PDT by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: goldstategop

The MSM didn’t think it was a big deal that Clinton was accused of rape(a credible accusation), exposed himself to women, had a long standing affair while governor of Arkansas, groped a grieving widow looking for support, snorted cocaine like a vacuum cleaner, I could go on. He was still deemed to be presidential material and fit to keep (ahem) serving this country.

An affair with a Whitehouse intern? Oh stop, leave him alone they said. Ken Starr is evil they said. Alec Baldwin was calling for Trent Lotts death. They wanted to hang Matt Drudge over “the dress” for crying out loud. It is more than a little hypocritical for them to say that 2 unfounded accusations of sexual harassment(could be anything-very broad term) make it impossible for Cain to run for president. Please, give me a break!

I wouldn’t be surprised if Romney was behind this. He simply cannot compete against a real conservative and he knows it! Romney also knows that the media will jump at the chance to discredit a true conservative. It is a dirty tactic and it will not work.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 10:09:01 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: sport

lest post the personal life of every reporter that asks a question.

Are they left or right?
Are they dating shepard smith or anderson cooper?
Did they explore the lewinsky scandal with the same vigor?
how much cocain did they use last night...


23 posted on 11/02/2011 10:11:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: oldbrowser
Cain handled them with precisely the amount of attention and respect that they deserve. This is a non issue and everybody knows it.

I agree. However the gambit now is to make the story about how Cain won't put up with their BS, not about the initial and highly questionable allegations.

They are trying to create a 'story' where they had none.

Note that more MSM column inches and air minutes are being used on this matter than on 'Fast and Furious' and the 'green' for 'Green' Scandals (Solyndra and other near-defuncts getting megabuck loans and then folding fast).

24 posted on 11/02/2011 10:12:54 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: martosko

All he needs to say is watch Fox. I answered your questions there.


25 posted on 11/02/2011 10:13:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: silverleaf
Cain needs to start handing our coupons for Oliver typewriters.
26 posted on 11/02/2011 10:17:14 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: martosko

It’s about time Cain put a lid on this.

I think he’s added fuel to the fire by continuing to talk about it.

I even suspected he was enjoying the fact that it enraged his supporters to the point that they were increasing donations.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 10:17:23 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Well you’re forgetting that so-called journalist Nina Burleigh actually once said she would willingly orally service the impeached former President just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 10:18:10 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: goldstategop

Sorry to disagree with my fellow FReepers, but Cain needs to put the matter to rest. The MSM will dog him relentlessly until he agrees to let the two ‘victims’ speak. Of course these ‘victims’ are only out for a quick payday, but by stonewalling the press, Cain is making matters worse, not better.

If he were Anthony Weiner, he could have used the ignore strategy for a bit, but as a Republican, that won’t fly. If the allegations are as innocuous as he claims, he has nothing to worry about from his supporters, including me.

On the other hand, if there is a payoff for one years salary in return for not filing a claim, that might be problematic.

Cain will be subject to death by a thousand cuts from the press the longer he holds out. He needs to get his facts straight and get out front of this mess. Ignoring the issue will only make matters worse.


29 posted on 11/02/2011 10:20:02 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Gag! These people are disgusting!


30 posted on 11/02/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: martosko

I don’t see where Cain was testy at all. But, even if he was, so what.


31 posted on 11/02/2011 10:22:29 AM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... leaning for Newt 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: martosko
Cain told the scrum of reporters

Drop the r in scrum...

Mike

32 posted on 11/02/2011 10:22:29 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: altura

Disagree completely with you. Suppose, just suppose he put a lid on it and the story went away long enough for him to win the nomination.

Do you recall the Messiahs run for Illinois Senate seat? Obama and his minions got SEALED DIVORCE records leaked to the press and the Republican candidate Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race shortly after. Alan Keyes carpet bagged into Illinois to take over the Republican spot in the race and was destroyed by Obama.

Do you have any doubt that if Cain were to get the nomination that these records would not be leaked to the media? Better to get the facts, as unpleasant as they may be, out in the open asap.


33 posted on 11/02/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: altura

It’s a great fundraising tool for him. “The media is picking on a black man,” is always a winner.


34 posted on 11/02/2011 10:26:10 AM PDT by magritte
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To: longtermmemmory

Got my vote.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 10:27:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s good.


36 posted on 11/02/2011 10:35:11 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: milwguy

Nope, wrong. Don’t play the LSM’s game. This “allegation” (even if it is true, which I very seriously doubt) is not anywhere near the class of wrongdoing as Bubba, Bambi, and other Dims. This kind of crap has to stop somewhere, and now is as good a time as any.


37 posted on 11/02/2011 10:37:46 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: TexasCajun
Mr. Cain should tell those reporters they should be covering the biggest bankruptcy in America’s history involving an ex-Democrat Governor & Obamah fundraiser.

They are covering it, up that is. NJ's largest newspaper, the Star Ledger, had the story this morning. "MF Global was slumping when Jon Corzine took over the troubled brokerage firm last year," they say.

Translation: Things were already out-of-control-bad with MF Global,and Corzine merely failed to turn things around. Nothing about a missing $600 MILLION in customer money. Nothing about co-mingling of funds. Nothing about an FBI investigation. Read the full Star Ledger story for yourself. See if I've mischaraterized it.

ML/NJ

38 posted on 11/02/2011 10:40:42 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: bmwcyle

I agree, the Greta interview alone said everything that ever needed to be said.


39 posted on 11/02/2011 10:42:12 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: milwguy

watch the greta interview, everything was discussed in great detail, enough is enough.


40 posted on 11/02/2011 10:43:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: altura
I even suspected he was enjoying the fact that it enraged his supporters to the point that they were increasing donations.

Yep, my man Herman is accused of sexual harassment and his money and ratings go up.

Ricky, gives a speech and his giggles become the food for ridicule and the late night snipers.

I suspect that perrwinkles are enraged because no matter what is happening on a daily basis, Herman is kicking perry's ass. Period. Even in the Alamo.

41 posted on 11/02/2011 10:44:08 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I wish Cain would hit back and ask the reporters where they were on the many other Dem scandals or suggest they look into them and get back to him when they have done so.


42 posted on 11/02/2011 10:49:42 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Smokin' Joe

Exactly. Democrats and the media try to control the issue to their advantage. Remember “move on” when Clinton was caught with his pants down in the White house? Remember how he can “compartmentalize” so it won’t affect his job? Remember the woman’s rights activist saying that “the greater good” or “the big picture” is what we should be concerned with?
And all of that was for something that actually happened.

With Cain we are hearing about some vague allegations which happened over twenty years ago and are disputed. It clearly isn’t important and you can bet that the democrats are only concerned with their “big picture”.


43 posted on 11/02/2011 10:53:31 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: martosko

Maybe he should contact Sarah Palin on how to deal with the “lamestream media”.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 10:57:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That “dufus” is a fellow name of Wilson, and he has worked for Karl Rove in the past.

This is the worst kind of dirty politics - Republicans eating their own.


45 posted on 11/02/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: ml/nj
Big Three Nets Omit Corzine's Party ID as Feds Investigate His Firm

Wires Virtually Ignore Corzine's Dem Party ID, Rarely Associate Him With Obama Fundraising

46 posted on 11/02/2011 11:03:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: McGruff
Maybe he should contact Sarah Palin on how to deal with the “lamestream media”.

From this story I doubt he needs any advice. He's doing great.

48 posted on 11/02/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: martosko

Even Cain is making lemonade from this lemon. The media is causing his donors to want to come out of the woodwork and pony up for his campaign. The conservative Republicans are on the war path calling the media, emailing and phoning and tying up the lines to push back against these media versions of both the Cain allegations and their cut and paste version of Perry’s enthusiastic appearance in NH, where he received a standing ovation. Splicing information is now a habit even on FOX who now seems to join the cabal of DC media trying to form public opinion that insulates Romney but cuts conservative candidates with conservative records off at the knees. They have made Bachman look like a wild eyed crazy, Newt as maybe entertaining in a debate, but of no consequence and someone to be ignored, and Perry as but a cheerleading dolt, whose ten year Texas record must be deep-sixed except for flogging the two most controversial of issues. Now Cain, who must be turned into a predator of women and set up to be seen as not able to take the media heat.

This is NOT vetting. This is personal destruction. We conservatives are duty bound to resist marxists at work in the two parties and in the media, on behalf of ALL of our candidates.


49 posted on 11/02/2011 11:06:53 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Gator113

Testy - as in testicles?

I am glad Cain has a pair!

GO HERMAN.


50 posted on 11/02/2011 11:16:20 AM PDT by not2worry
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