Skip to comments.Cain gets testy with reporters asking about sexual harassment allegations
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. Im here with these doctors and thats what Im going to talk about. So dont even bother asking me all of these other questions that you all are curious about. Dont 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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“Cain refuses to answer questions about alleged sexual harassment”
The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.
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.
Hmmmm, lots of so-called journalist going after the Dan Rather Award.
I don’t blame him for getting angry! It’s a dirty tactic that the left uses all the time to discredit conservatives!
I tend to get testy with a gathering of flaming a$$holes too, and I’m not a candidate.
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.
Mr. Cain should tell those reporters they should be covering the biggest bankruptcy in America’s history involving an ex-Democrat Governor & Obamah fundraiser.
I don’t suffer idiots well either!....Go H.C.!
“the scrum of reporters”
I’d get “testy” too if faced with a `Palin full-court press’ 24/7 by MSM journo-scum.
Using the word “teste” might be an intentional attempt to pin prurient concepts to Cain...
“Scrum” (of reporters)= scrotum + scum ?
“A gaggle of cheese-d**k reporters harassed candidate Cain again today.”
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.
He seemed pretty restrained to me. Personally, I would’ve punched Jonathan Martin in his big, fat face. You can’t miss it.
Would love to see Larry Sinclair show up with journalist credentials at an Obama presser to ask when he stopped smoking crack.
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.
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...
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).
All he needs to say is watch Fox. I answered your questions there.
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.
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.
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.
Gag! These people are disgusting!
I don’t see where Cain was testy at all. But, even if he was, so what.
Drop the r in scrum...
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.
It’s a great fundraising tool for him. “The media is picking on a black man,” is always a winner.
Got my vote.
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.
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.
I agree, the Greta interview alone said everything that ever needed to be said.
watch the greta interview, everything was discussed in great detail, enough is enough.
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.
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.
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”.
Maybe he should contact Sarah Palin on how to deal with the “lamestream media”.
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.
From this story I doubt he needs any advice. He's doing great.
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.
Testy - as in testicles?
I am glad Cain has a pair!