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Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter During Interview
politicker ^ | 1/29/14

Posted on 01/29/2014 3:19:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Congressman Michael Grimm, reportedly under federal investigation after allegations of illegal campaign fund-raising, blew up at and physically threatened a reporter tonight after the president’s State of the Union speech, according to NY1.

During an interview with Mr. Grimm after the speech, the station’s Washington reporter, Michael Scotto, attempted to pivot from the speech to the allegations. But Mr. Grimm, who said he wanted to focus on the evening, visibly stormed off and then came back to confront the reporter.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2014; bias; grimm; media; michealgrimm; newyork; rino; rinothug; teapartybasher
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The next year will be highlighted, the entire year, by the media and the Obama "justice" team going after Republicans...any small problem will be AMPLIFIED.

The goal of the media and Obama is to destroy anyone who calls themselves Republican.

Dinesh, charged with FELONY. Trey Radel, charged with MISDEMEANOR. Michael Grimm, baited into "outburst".

If the Republican apologizes, not enough. If the charge was overblown, as in D'Souza's case, no matter. In this case, the guy is not charged, merely "under investigation" (REPORTEDLY)....but who cares? The media and even many Republicans will throw them under the bus.

Any Republican remaining will be tainted as part of the "culture of corruption". This is the SAME THING that happened in 2006, when Demon Rats and the media teamed up to taint the Republican brand. Remember Mark Foley? All of his ALLEGED indiscretions were later shown to be nowhere NEAR what the media reported....though the actions were dumb, they were not criminal. The goal was to destroy any thought of voting Republican....and it worked.

In 2006, Demon Rats won control of the House, and the way was paved for Hussein.

1 posted on 01/29/2014 3:19:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

actually, it was paved for hrclinton w/ 0bamata,ing vp so as to secure 8 possibly 16 yrs of control. but my guess is moochelle didn’t want to wait


2 posted on 01/29/2014 3:28:28 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

That politicians response was ridiculous. He is an example of a Republican that doesn’t represent my values.

One thing is to argue with someone. Threatening bodilly harm is for hood rats. If he can’t control himself, he should be honest and run as a Democrat.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 3:33:24 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

While I agree Grimm’s response was not ideal, the little pecker reporter deserved it. Screw the cry baby twerp reporter. If he can’t stand the heat then don’t badger your interviewees.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 3:40:15 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
http://nypost.com/2014/01/28/grimm-threatens-reporter-who-questioned-campaign-finances/

Grimm said he was on a tight schedule and had previously told NY1 that he was only going to discuss the speech.

A former Grimm staffer told The Post that the congressman was a hothead who takes his rages out on journalists.

“Grimm has anger issues,” the staffer said. “This is not the first time he’s tried to intimidate a reporter.”

No sympathy here.

He's under Federal investigation, and he's "only going to discuss the speech"?

Only 'rats can get away with stuff like that, and only iconic 'rats, like Ted Kennedy! If he didn't want to be asked, he shouldn't have talked to the press at all.

(Just because Obama and his gang of thugs have lowered the bar to depths never before seen doesn't mean that it's okay for Republicans to follow the bar down.)

5 posted on 01/29/2014 4:03:52 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: LottieDah

I’m just sick of candy ass America.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 4:11:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Grimm was wrong. He could have done the standard, ‘there's nothing there and I can't discuss details while the investigation is under way but thanks for your concern’. There's a million variations he could have employed but the bottom line is, he was dead wrong in threatening bodily harm. He needs to go if he can't rise above.
7 posted on 01/29/2014 4:19:41 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

.....and you all are proving my point.....buying into the destruction of the Republican brand—NOT to the benefit of a more conservative alternative, but to the party of Hitlery.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 4:26:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: liberalh8ter
There's a million variations he could have employed but the bottom line is, he was dead wrong in threatening bodily harm. He needs to go if he can't rise above.

Yes, anyone in his situation needs to be prepared for question like that. GOP or dems should all know that. Threatening to kill a reporter, no matter how irritating, is somewhat bad form.

9 posted on 01/29/2014 4:41:07 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

Perhaps the times, they are changing.

That which was the norm is fading


10 posted on 01/29/2014 4:43:34 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t know anything about this guy, but if he’s from NY, then most likely he’s a RINO.

BUT, I agree with your statement.

If it was a Dem, that reporter probably wouldn’t have asked that question.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 4:44:30 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I fail to see how expecting a sense of professionalism in elected representatives is buying into the Hitlery brand. By definition, a conservative would not have behaved the way Grimm did. I’ll take it further, a conservative wouldn’t have left himself open for the investigation to begin with so the question wouldn’t even have come up.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 4:47:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m just sick of candy ass America.

I think you should apologize for that.

;-)

13 posted on 01/29/2014 5:02:56 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: SoFloFreeper

Grimm is a pedophile...


14 posted on 01/29/2014 5:25:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: liberalh8ter
a conservative wouldn’t have left himself open for the investigation to begin with ...

So Obama and the media only go after Republicans who deserve it, eh? How many investigations do they do on John McCain?

15 posted on 01/29/2014 5:30:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Republican brand comes in several flavored and Grimm’s flavor is not worth saving. I will vote for conservative, not Republican


16 posted on 01/29/2014 5:38:14 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
That reporter was quite a smart ass, and I just can't stand people acting too smart by half, then playing innocent...

Nice to see that someone still has a set of balls in the Republican party.

Bravo Michael Grimm
17 posted on 01/29/2014 5:41:57 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: GeronL

Nice to see you siding with the media. Team Obama applauds you.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 5:47:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I did not side with the media


19 posted on 01/29/2014 5:48:22 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Its about time to look for ways to prosecute those who report or publish intentionally misleading or improperly sourced political information with the intention of affecting an election.

Candy Crowley's disgusting performance at the 2012 debates is a perfect example - it would be easy to prove that she intentionally mislead viewers to Obama's benefit.

On the other hand I don't know what good that would do since the leftwing has corrupted the judiciary, also.

20 posted on 01/29/2014 5:50:35 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper
McCain is no conservative. AFAIK, Ted Cruz isn't being investigated, is he? If the were any enemy that a bogus investigation would be launched against, Cruz would be it.

I take it you believe Grimm's actions were appropriate. I do not. That doesn't make a Hitlery enabler. It makes me someone who likes my representatives to operate without any semblance of impropriety. In doing so, it eliminates the opposition's ability to go after them. If I am willing to call out a democrat for unbecoming behavior, I need to be willing to call out a republican for the same. The hypocrisy in not doing so makes us no different than the liberals.

Why would you chastise someone for expecting better from their elected representative?

21 posted on 01/29/2014 5:58:08 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: novemberslady
I just saw this article on Yahoo and knew Grimm must be a Republican before I even read it. I know that his behavior was less than desirable, but he is a former Marine and has a right to expect to be treated with more respect by the reporter. What gets me is that Democrats say and do much worse than this every day, but such things are never reported by the liberal media. I agree that this requires Republicans to be more careful in their comments to reporters, but I am SO sick of this double standard!!
22 posted on 01/29/2014 6:00:11 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: 12th_Monkey

Grimm’s a RINO—a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership that’s targeting conservatives:

http://www.republicanmainstreet.org/members/


23 posted on 01/29/2014 6:06:12 AM PST by Nickname
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To: SoFloFreeper

He was in such a hurry to get to his next interview, but found time to come back and threaten the reporter.

He just handed the Democrat his seat.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 6:13:04 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Note to pencil necked reporters: Lie to and bait an ex-Marine (and ex-FBI) at your own risk.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 6:15:27 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: srmorton
I just saw this article on Yahoo and knew Grimm must be a Republican before I even read it

Reading the article doesn't show the slimey move on the reporter's part.

The reporter was called on it, so he played the innocent victim.
Yes, it was a very slimey move...and he knew just what he was doing.
26 posted on 01/29/2014 6:19:58 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

I agree with you. Bet that “smart ass” reporter won’t try to ambush Rep. Grimm again. The reporter just said he was not used to give “push back”. I’ll bet he’s not.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 6:27:47 AM PST by Humal
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To: Humal

That should be *get* push back.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 6:35:00 AM PST by Humal
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To: Humal
Bet that “smart ass” reporter won’t try to ambush Rep. Grimm again.

Sure he will, that's what guys like him do.

But the ambush wasn't in attempting to ask the question.

It was in the reporter's little pissy fit after being refused.

The guy just had to score a point on Grimm about the investigations.
Dirty him up a bit more.

Sort of like asking someone-
So tell me, when did you stop beating your wife?...
29 posted on 01/29/2014 6:38:53 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: SoFloFreeper

By not letting the congressman throw him off that balcony, the reported missed a good opportunity to write an expose on ObamaCare.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 6:42:33 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SoFloFreeper

Grimm was stupid. Not only should he resign, he should be charged. There is no way we can let elected officials talk to us like that whether they be republican or democrat.

If he was a democrat people here would be calling for his head and rightly so.

This can not be tolerated.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 6:50:49 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: LottieDah

While I agree Grimm’s response was not ideal, the little pecker reporter deserved it. Screw the cry baby twerp reporter. If he can’t stand the heat then don’t badger your interviewees.

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Um, should not the same thing be true of the poltician? If this guy can’t handle a weasel reporter without threatening to throw him off the f#$%ing balcony, he needs to look into a new line of work himself, maybe, say, knitting or sewing.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 6:58:49 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

A pox on both their houses.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL; SoFloFreeper

Same sh*t, different election cycle.

Either you support the statist GOP or you are supporting the statist Democrats...blah blah blah.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 7:05:29 AM PST by wolf24
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To: liberalh8ter

I’m just pointing out that the modus operandi of the media, team Obama, and many Republicans and conservatives will be, in the following year, to TAINT the electable conservative party—intentionally or unintentionally.

Look, it began early with Christie (rino by our comparison), continued with D’Souza (solid pundit who should’ve been charged with at most a MISDEMEANOR), Radel’s misdemeanor charge (Republicans pushed him out even after he repented), and goes on with this guy who did NOT commit a crime and who is being pursued by the Obama administration....

My point is that ALL of these guys are Republicans...some may or may not have broken the law....but it is NO accident the media is trumpeting every small foible, amplifying any perceived misstep....or, perhaps, outright LYING about the circumstances.

Nothing unusual about that in itself, except the rapid fire in which they are coming AND the fact that Republicans are joining the media in pissing on them.

You are certainly free to bash Grimm. I am not haranguing you, merely pointing to the current trend that will move toward putting Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives next November.

I hope I am wrong, but this looks a whole lot like 2006.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 7:06:39 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

.....and you all are proving my point.....buying into the destruction of the Republican brand—NOT to the benefit of a more conservative alternative, but to the party of Hitlery.

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In order for us to prove your point, wouldn’t you actually have to have one?

Threatening to throw a reporter off the fu^&ing balcony does more damage to the Republican brand than anything said on this thread.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 7:07:53 AM PST by dmz
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To: SoFloFreeper

Grimm is my Congressman and I have warned many times that if he votes for amnesty I will work to defeat him. I wrote this to him this morning:

“What you have done is redouble the Democrats’ resolve to defeat you. I don’t want to see you defeated but if you vote amnesty I’ll join them. Please understand that your road to re-election is through grassroots conservatives. You won’t get ANY Democrat votes and if you pass amnesty you won’t get our votes either. Boehner and Ryan are leading you to certain defeat. Stand up to them pull hard right and stay there. When amnesty comes up vote no. We’ve just seen construction jobs pull the island’s employment numbers up, newly legal Democrats will vote against you and steal American construction jobs. Thereafter the conservative construction workers will vote against you as well.”


37 posted on 01/29/2014 7:25:25 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Understood. I appreciate your explanation.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 7:32:50 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Thanks. :-). Post 37 may interest you too.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 7:44:54 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: liberalh8ter

Post 23, too....


40 posted on 01/29/2014 7:46:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nickname

Micheal Grimm is a RINO thug and tea party basher.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 7:51:33 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98
Grimm was Peter King’s partner in bashing Ted Cruz and real conservatives during the government shutdown last October.

http://tinyurl.com/pulhe7q

42 posted on 01/29/2014 7:58:10 AM PST by conservative98
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To: SoFloFreeper

Micheal Grimm and Pete King

43 posted on 01/29/2014 8:01:26 AM PST by conservative98
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Thanks!, they did interest me.
44 posted on 01/29/2014 8:08:05 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: wolf24

If the GOPE backs amnesty, didn’t support Cruz and McConnell is at war with the TEA Party...

why should I vote for the Republican “brand”?


45 posted on 01/29/2014 9:30:21 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Whatever happened to “no comment?”


46 posted on 01/29/2014 9:35:06 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Nickname

yep...figured as much. Thanks


47 posted on 01/29/2014 12:21:31 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Grimm behaved poorly. The reporter is a sniveling nancyboy. That's that.

I demand a new and more interesting story immediately!!

48 posted on 01/29/2014 12:28:19 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Grimm is an idiot and I would not like to see that reporter thrown off the balcony. Now, if we are talking about Schieffer, Williams, Crowley, Matthews, Sharpton, Oberman et al it’s a whole different ballgame. 8)


49 posted on 01/29/2014 12:34:43 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Grimm is a RINO and supports amnesty for illegals. One of the most liberal House Republicans.


50 posted on 01/29/2014 1:33:35 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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