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GOP Rep. Physically Threatens Reporter After Being Asked About Campaign Corruption (Video at Link)
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Posted on 01/30/2014 4:01:40 AM PST by tsowellfan

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he is asked about campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview.

"Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm said, according to NY1.

"It's a valid question," Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm.

"No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy," Grimm responded.

Here is the transcript released by NY1...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michaelgrimm; nycongressman; threatenedreporter

1 posted on 01/30/2014 4:01:40 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: All

Video:

http://youtu.be/p3gL6S4sBxg


2 posted on 01/30/2014 4:02:03 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

The MSM was why they ONLY focus on the GOP.

Their Answer:
“When Democrats do this, it is a GOOD thing”.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 4:04:16 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
Ron Brown.

Breitbart.

4 posted on 01/30/2014 4:08:03 AM PST by Jacquerie (Restore federalism and freedom. Repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: tsowellfan

Yes, there is a double standard. However this classless moron is probably guilty. Even if innocent he should be working in a transfer station.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 4:10:42 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: tsowellfan

Who’s Grimm?

Why is he making physical threats?


6 posted on 01/30/2014 4:12:59 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: tsowellfan

What happened to that picture of the peasants storming the capitol with pitchforks and torches??

First requirement to be ‘one of the 535’ - BE A MORON.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 4:16:35 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: All

Click The Pic

8 posted on 01/30/2014 4:18:30 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: tsowellfan

The best and brightest conservative are not in politics. They are out there creating wealth. That leaves the second string running for office and staying there forever.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 4:21:11 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: ifinnegan

Isn’t “Grimm” a TV series on Friday nights, where a Portland police officer takes on various creatures which morph from human form into legendary mythical beasts?

Maybe this Grimm was facing down one of these mythological morphing beasts.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 4:33:19 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: tsowellfan

The left has arrested a conservative movie maker, used the IRS to silence our political speech and told us to get out of “their” state. And there was no outrage or other mentions from them on much much worse conduct.

Thus, its hard to care about their propaganda agent wetting his panties because he got caught playing their usual anti-GOP games.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 4:34:01 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: tsowellfan

I hate the BS headline on this. He was NOT asked about campaign corruption. The reporter asked if he could move on to another topic, and he said ‘no’ and walked away. Then the reporter, gets on camera and says that he REFUSED to answer questions about campaign corruption, and the guy got p*ssed. I think it’s beneath his office, but I can understand what turns Mr. Hand into Mr. Fist. (thanks, Sam Kinnison).


12 posted on 01/30/2014 4:46:59 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: tsowellfan

And, of course, he apologized and said “My mother didn’t raise me that way.” Every time a conservative shows that he’s got a pair, he puts them back in his pocket and turns tail. They all apologize. What I hold against them is doing things KNOWING they’re going to apologize later. If they don’t have to balls to take the heat, they should keep their mouths shut.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 4:48:29 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Totally agree. Either stand up for what they say or do like a man, like they have some integrity and meant it, or don’t do it in the first place. They choose the worst of all possible worlds by doing or saying things then backing down later. People like that azzhole Alan Grayson never back down, never apologise. And their constituents back them to the hilt. So would we, if ours would stop wussying out.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 4:51:53 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: freedomfiter2

How bad is it with the GOP these days? Bad enough that I’m thinking this guy needs to be in a leadership position. At least he has some spine.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 4:53:11 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Mechanicos
The left has arrested a conservative movie maker, used the IRS to silence our political speech and told us to get out of “their” state. And there was no outrage or other mentions from them on much much worse conduct.

We should NEVER depend on the media to be our checks and balances. That's the job of our elected officials in the House.

Paging John Boehner! Paging John Boehner!

16 posted on 01/30/2014 4:54:55 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Mechanicos
HA! as if, pResident 0'ButtCrack et. al. ever even cared.

17 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: mrsmel

It’s the George McFly party vs the Biff Tannon party.

“Do you really think I should swear, Marty?”

(note: only those familiar with back to the future will get the context)


18 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:45 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: rbg81
How bad is it with the GOP these days? Bad enough that I’m thinking this guy needs to be in a leadership position. At least he has some spine.

C'mon now. Michael Weiner is offering "this guy" political advice.

Newt Gingrich or Allen West - Now that's spine.

19 posted on 01/30/2014 4:59:04 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: cincinnati65

I am having a hard time caring about it also. At least Grimm threatened him personally and not with the power of his office. With people like Rangel, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Cybthia McKinney, Alan Grayson, etc. as member the bar has been set pretty low for acceptable behavior in the House.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 5:00:53 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: rbg81

Unfortunately there’s nothing on the top of his spine.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 5:03:11 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah and We’ve got “Biff” Obama staring at us and saying “whaddya you lookin’ at, butthead?”. Oddly enough the guy that played al the Tannen characters in that film was Thomas F. Wilson who is a conservative Christian in his personal life. Go figure.

CC


22 posted on 01/30/2014 5:09:40 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: tsowellfan
Grimm represents a district in New York whose previous House representative was Vito Fossella. For those who don't remember him, he's the guy who left Congress in disgrace after he was arrested for drunk driving in Virginia while driving back to Washington from the home of a mistress and his "second family." Just one more of the GOPs finest, eh?

Il Supremo Cuomo and Herr DeBlasio were right when they said conservatives weren't welcome in New York. Any conservative with an ounce of self-respect has either vacated the sh!t-hole already, or is making plans to get the hell out.

23 posted on 01/30/2014 5:13:42 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: tsowellfan
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he, Grimm (R-NY) is asked about Republican campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview. "Let me, Grime (R-NY), be clear to you, you ever do that to me, Grime (R-NY), again I'll, Grime (R-NY), throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm (R-NY) said, according to NY1. "It's a valid question," Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm (R-NY). "No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll, Grime (R-NY), break you in half. Like a boy," Grimm (R-NY) responded.

This is how they write when its a Republican.

24 posted on 01/30/2014 5:21:24 AM PST by McBuff
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To: cincinnati65

Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

We’re always saying how GOP folk never fight back, and then when they do, some just bemoan it.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 5:22:57 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: McBuff
This is how they write when its a Republican

True! But the media is not an elected body of the government. I refuse to trust the media as the checks and balances of this nation. Our elected officials in the House have done no better given that they have the authority and have done little to nothing to fight against the corruption and power grabs of Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

26 posted on 01/30/2014 5:27:52 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NFHale
Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

He is the "wrong guy" for threatening to throw the reporter over the balcany, NOT because he represents our side and the media finally got "put in its place" but because this man is being probed by the FBI over a crooked fundraiser who supposedly helped Rep. Michael Grimm raise illegal funds in 2010 in exchange for the candidate’s promise to help him obtain a green card.

This congressman may or may not be guilty but to go as far as making such a threat to a civilian on camera in order to avoid discussing the issue surely does not make him look innocent.

He's a stupid politician to say the least.

We have enough government officials from the other side threatening the opposition (ie the IRS scandal) without others from our side doing the same thing on LIVE camera.

How can we expect the House to go after those behind the IRS scandal if they also have similar skeletons in the closet.

This man could do more harm than good.

27 posted on 01/30/2014 5:40:46 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

“...This man could do more harm than good. ..”

To people that already hate us?

Just a difference of opinion, tsowell. I enjoyed the look on the reporter’s face. It said “Oh crap...” and I don’t remember too many of those of late.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 5:46:30 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yeah and We’ve got “Biff” Obama staring at us and saying “whaddya you lookin’ at, butthead?”.


Precisely.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 5:47:56 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: NFHale

I’d like to have a screen grab of that face. I can’t grab it myself, but I’d sure like to have it.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 5:59:40 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

There definitely was SOMETHING in the seat of his pants.

Sort of a “Hey... you mean I CAN’T get away with this for free?” moment, wouldntcha say?


31 posted on 01/30/2014 6:05:22 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BykrBayb

Of course you can.

Pause the video at the right spot, and hit your Print Scrn key, open any application and select Paste.

Print Screen puts your whole screen onto the clipboard and can be pasted anywhere.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 6:07:40 AM PST by dmz
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To: NFHale
To people that already hate us?

No, to the people left to win over for both the local and national elections who watched it.

Difference in opinion, yes. But then again, I supported and continue to support Newt Gingrich's “in your face approach” with the media. I suppose some here who feel that he was corrupt may call me a hypocrite.

If you're not one of them, here's a short treat (Republican vs Media) for you.

Newt Rips Media For Bias & Bigotry Against the Church

http://youtu.be/lW1shOlCfY0

33 posted on 01/30/2014 6:12:38 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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When is the Secret Service going to go after Je$$e Jack$$on for expressing a desire to cut Barack Obomba’s n***s off?

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


34 posted on 01/30/2014 6:13:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
When is the Secret Service going to go after Je$$e Jack$$on for expressing a desire to cut Barack Obomba’s n***s off?

Politician vs Politician is not the same as Elected Official vs Civilian.

Don't hold your breath waiting on Barack Obama's Secret Service, Je$$e Jack$$on is a democrat. In the end they circle the wagons against the oppostion.

35 posted on 01/30/2014 6:19:46 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

“...No, to the people left to win over for both the local and national elections who watched it...”

That great “moderate middle”?? I’m of the opinion that most people’s minds are already made up. They’re more concerned with their health insurance plans being destroyed and the beating their wallets are taking than some NY rep who had “a moment” with some stupid news hack.

“...I suppose some here who feel that he was corrupt may call me a hypocrite....”

Nah, I like Newt too. I wouldn’t call you anything other than a “friend” who happens to disagree with me on something. It’s all good.

Thanks for the link... I remember the debates very well.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 6:23:52 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dmz

Okay. Where is the Print Scrn key on an iPhone?


37 posted on 01/30/2014 6:58:50 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: NFHale

Yeah, it was classic! It should be posted every time the left has one of those “oh crap” moments.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 7:02:05 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

LOL.

It’s even easier on the iPhone.

Stop the video on the screen you want to copy. Press the screen, and the copy button appears. Press the screen in another app and bang, paste away.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 8:16:30 AM PST by dmz
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To: Mechanicos

Left or right, I’m tired of wuss reporters letting threats like this go unanswered in kind. If, just once, a reporter kicked a politician’s ass when he gets out of line, it may bring a dose of reality to the fore. The simple rule should be, if you make a physical threat, be you left or right, be prepared to back it up.

The irony is that pols are just as big pansies as the reporters they threaten.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 10:25:54 AM PST by DPMD
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To: tsowellfan
It was funny seeing that little squirrely reporter's face when the guy responded with anger.

The squirrelly reporter is the nephew of Fox5 (NYC) Morning News Host Rosanna Scotto. The other half of the morning team is former NYC Police Chief Ray Kelly's son Greg.

Greg Kelly was trying to dismiss the whole brouhaha, noting that he didn't hit him and just got in his face a little. Rosanne Scotto stated her hope that they prosecute the guidotician for making terroristic threats.

I often get the impression that the her family background is a bit mobbed up.

41 posted on 01/30/2014 10:35:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DPMD
The irony is that pols are just as big pansies as the reporters they threaten.

I agree!

I live in NJ and there's no end to liberals whining that Chris Christie is a bully because he points and gets in people's faces when they annoy him.

These are grown adults whinging about this.

If that little Lou Costello fatboy did that to me, I'd point right back at him and yell right back in his face and we'd see where it went from there.

What's he going to do about it? People are such cowering nancies.

42 posted on 01/30/2014 10:44:14 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dmz

Nope. Copy button does not appear. I can copy text that way. I can copy an existing photo that way. I cannot copy a video or a frame from a video that way. It will not select the image.

I even tried selecting surrounding text, beginning before the image and ending after the image. At that point, it looks like it has selected the text and the image. The Copy button appears, and I click it. I copy, then paste it in various locations. The only thing that pastes is the text. No image.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 1:15:11 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Weird. I tested it on my iPhone before I wrote the post. Is yours older? Mine is a 5.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

iPhone5S.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 1:52:17 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: dmz
I found this. I tried it. It worked.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 2:13:18 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Weird. I copied a screenshot from a video into a text message the way I described no problem.

Cheers.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 2:43:33 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Maybe we just have two different operating systems. I noticed some comments at the site where I found the instructions that worked for me, saying it didn’t work on their iPhone 5. I wonder if it would work on yours.

Thanks for your advice. Although it didn’t work on my phone, you did encourage me to find something that would.

Have a blessed night.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 3:57:50 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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