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Posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:44 AM PST by averagemo
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Tuesday he "regrets" threatening to punch a Gazette reporter for asking him last week about problems in the government's wild horse program.
Salazar visited Fountain on Nov. 6 as part of a tour through Colorado in support of President Obama's re-election campaign and Gazette reporter Dave Philipps asked him to answer a few questions on video.
Philipps, a prize-winning investigative reporter, had tried to reach Salazar for months through his press secretary to comment on a story Philipps wrote for ProPublica without response. The story detailed how a Colorado man with business connections to Salazar had been sold hundreds of federally protected wild horses despite being a proponent of horse slaughter. The fate of the horses is unknown.
When Philipps began asking Salazar about the program and possible personal ties he had to the wild horse buyer now under investigation, Salazar cut the interview short.
The secretary, dressed in a suit and wearing his signature white cowboy hat, approached Philipps, pushed The Gazette's video camera out of the way, and got within inches of the reporter's face.
"Don't you ever," Salazar said in a low voice, pointing a finger. "You know what, you do that again... I'll punch you out."
After saying he felt he'd been "set up," Salazar left.
Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/salazar-147281-gazette-philipps.html#ixzz2CD5Q0yxv
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Silly reporter should know we’re not allowed to pose questions to our overlords.
I was wondering how long it’d take to hear this kind of response from this gang of miscreants.
Love the new tone coming out of the Regime.
Fast and Furry-ous
Easy to duck the SaladCzar’s swings...he only swings from the left.
Salazar is another typical sub-IQ lib loser who would have no real job were it not for the dim-bulb-crat’s “hire a cretin” job program.
Really, what can this idiot do besides work for the gubmit?
And when are we going to stop accepting these types of morons in any position other than ditch digger?
I wish—Oh, how I wish—That someone from this Adminstration would threaten to punch me!
Please, please, please!!
You could never be that lucky!
Mighty bold talk from an old guy with his security squad.
This should be a much bigger story. Salazar is such an S.O.B.!!