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Lib Reporter Is Caught By GOP Candidate Writing Down Blah, Blah, Blah… During Forum (Video)
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-2-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/02/2014 6:43:52 PM PDT by servo1969

Republican senate candidate Mark Callahan, an IT-consultant-turned-political-candidate called out liberal reporter Nigel Jaquiss from the Willamette Week scribbling down “blah, blah, blah” while fellow Republican Jo Rae Perkins was giving an answer during a candidate forum.

The reporters proceeded to kick Callahan out of the room.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OSi8M5YD0

Mediaite reported:

Staffers of the alt-weekly newspaper Willamette Week recently met with Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidates seeking an endorsement and things got quite dramatic after one reporter was caught scribbling “blah blah blah” on his notepad while a candidate spoke.

Jim Romenesko flagged down the dramatic clip, which shows candidate Mark Callahan chastising reporter Nigel Jaquiss for mocking Jo Rae Perkins’ rambling answer to a question (she was on the telephone and could not see the offending notepad).

“I see what you’re writing down there,” Callahan scolded the reporter. “You just wrote down ‘blah blah blah blah’ for everything that Jo Rae said. Jo Rae is a respectful woman. Why are you not respecting her by writing ‘blah blah blah blah’ in your notepad?”

The moderator tried to calm Callahan by declaring that they will now move on, asking the candidate for his views on climate change.

“It’s a myth,” Callahan replied.

“Where are you on the Easter bunny?” Jaquiss interjected.

Of course, the IT-consultant-turned-political-candidate did not find that amusing:

Are these really the questions that I was called here to answer? I called you out for putting “blah blah blah” on your notepad on now you’re asking me questions like this? Really? Really? Are we talking about this now? How about you ask a very serious and respectful question instead of asking a little childish question?



TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: callahan; candidate; elections; globalwarming; gop; jaquiss; liberalmedia; mediabias; reporter; senateraces
This is a hell of a video.
When Mark Callahan complains about the childish Easter Bunny question he is told by someone on other side of the table that this is his 'second strike' and if he continues he will be asked to leave.
His reply is, "Who do you think you are?"
He is then told to get out.

What I see is an adult being insulted by little boys.
1 posted on 05/02/2014 6:43:53 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

“Free speech” — to the left — has always meant shouting down opposing viewpoints.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 6:46:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: servo1969

He handled that like a man.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: servo1969

The other two at the table whom didn’t stand up for Mr. Callahan should be ashamed of themselves. They should have stood up and walked out in solidarity.

Also, these “reporters” need to put down their pens and head to the nearest McDonald’s as they’re not qualified to be journalists—they need to run deep fryers and wear paper hats.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 6:49:02 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Yorlik803

Yea, he inserted himself in defense of another candidate. He could’ve stayed quiet like the others


5 posted on 05/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: servo1969

The part I liked is when Callahan stood up to defend another Republican who was being disrespected. Rare that among Republican politicians.

Did the other Republicans stay or did they leave when Callahan was thrown out???


6 posted on 05/02/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: servo1969
This is the guy who asked Callahan what he thought of the Easter Bunny.

Nigel Jaquiss won a Pulitzer in 2005. That apparently allows him to be a d-head to anyone he pleases for the rest of his life.

7 posted on 05/02/2014 6:54:25 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Why was a picture of the thin skinned little boys (liberal reporters) not shown on the internet? The question on the Easter Bunny was just plain insulting and we should know who the questioner is.

How could the rest of the candidates just sit there? Sure, they have a lot invested, but what does this tell you about their character?

Who the hell do these liberal J school junkies think the are to act this way with impunity and anonymously? Who are they? Who do they work for? Who sponsors their work (signs their paycheck)?

This powerful story merits further investigation!


8 posted on 05/02/2014 6:56:48 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: dinodino

“The other two at the table whom didn’t stand up for Mr. Callahan should be ashamed of themselves. They should have stood up and walked out in solidarity.”

Agreed.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 7:02:28 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Jaquiss’ question to Mark Callahan about the Easter Bunny was basically his not-so-subtle way of telling Callahan to go f- himself if he didn’t like what he wrote.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Cross linking some other postings if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151437/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151543/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151512/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151450/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151437/posts


11 posted on 05/02/2014 7:08:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: servo1969

What was this d-bag going to use as source material for his article when his notes were “blah blah blah”? ...Guess it really didn’t matter what the candidate said, this guys article was written before the meeting even happened.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 7:09:13 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: servo1969

I am certain the mainstream media will get right on this.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 7:11:57 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: uncitizen

These guys are extremely proud of themselves.
Really. They think they’re heroes for showing Mark Callahan that they’re in charge. They think they’re big men.

I’m serious. See for yourself-
http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-31574-blahblahblahgate_watch_what_really_happened_when_we_kicked_a_us_senate_candidate_out_of_our_offices.html


14 posted on 05/02/2014 7:12:29 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Gawd. Another walking stereotype metrosexual. Bet he knows the difference of particular kale varieties and their impact on the various regions of the tongue.


15 posted on 05/02/2014 7:26:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
How could the rest of the candidates just sit there? Sure, they have a lot invested, but what does this tell you about their character?

Well at least they know who NOT to vote for. The quislings who put up with leftist pap from the media aren't going to fight the leftist pap in the legislature if they're elected.

16 posted on 05/02/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: servo1969

I bet he has a spandex suit, somewhere, for whatever sport he brags about doing. And FAILS at. But, guaranteed he brags about at his yuppie dinner parties. While his friend’s wives, with silver-laced bobs and Pashminas nod in ageement. “Oh, like, yeaaaah.”


17 posted on 05/02/2014 7:42:03 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dinodino
The other two at the table whom didn’t stand up for Mr. Callahan should be ashamed of themselves. They should have stood up and walked out in solidarity.

Exactly correct. The media will never respect you if they believe that they are in charge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2_49TycdE

18 posted on 05/02/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: servo1969

Truly stunning.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 7:57:34 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: servo1969

This is a hell of a video.
When Mark Callahan complains about the childish Easter Bunny question he is told by someone on other side of the table that this is his ‘second strike’ and if he continues he will be asked to leave.
His reply is, “Who do you think you are?”
He is then told to get out.

What I see is an adult being insulted by little boys.


Most impressive is that Callahan had no idea that this would show up on YouTube and go viral.

He was just doing the right thing , unlike the other two squishy candidates.

Our country doen not need any more go along get along Republicans who are so afraid of the Democrats smear machine that they refuse to rock the boat when confronted by Democrat Left Wing bullies


20 posted on 05/02/2014 7:59:26 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: servo1969

The gaydar gauge just blew up.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 8:31:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I bet that’s not the only thing that impacts his tongue.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: servo1969
“Where are you on the Easter bunny?” Jaquiss interjected.

Jaquiss? Is that french for jackass?

23 posted on 05/02/2014 8:37:43 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

From the looks of it, it is no stranger to pole smoking.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 8:40:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: servo1969

I think they misspelled his name. I’m pretty sure it’s spelled “JACKASS”


25 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:57 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: servo1969
Re: 14
These guys are extremely proud of themselves. Really. They think they’re heroes for showing Mark Callahan that they’re in charge. They think they’re big men.

Thanks for the link. You are correct, the newspaper brats are certainly proud of themselves - but I'm glad to see that almost all of the comments are calling them for jerks that they are.

26 posted on 05/02/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: servo1969

They’re getting soaked with not so positive comments.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 9:09:31 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: servo1969

What jerks. Seems the commenters to the post explaining what happened think they’re jerks as well.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:53 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: servo1969

Are these alt-weekly twerps even old enough to drink?


29 posted on 05/02/2014 9:45:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: servo1969; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
Die, alt-weekly scum.

PING!

30 posted on 05/02/2014 9:48:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

How about being a homosexual? Why does everything fall under being political correct? Always hiding behind the liberal guise of free speech.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 9:58:16 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: servo1969

Loved this comment:

lsleveland T Oliver • 2 hours ago
Oh come on. He didn’t answer the Easter Bunny question because he didn’t want to send them all home crying.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 10:00:31 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: dinodino

I was thinking the exact same thing.

They have differentiated themselves, something that politicians try to do, and they succeeded.

I would not consider the other two for my vote.

They should have just stood and left. Didn’t need to say anything - their actions would have been enough.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 10:21:27 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: neverdem; narses; Nachum; servo1969
The moderator tried to calm Callahan by declaring that they will now move on, asking the candidate for his views on climate change.

“It’s a myth,” Callahan replied.

“Where are you on the Easter bunny?” Jaquiss interjected.

Of course, the IT-consultant-turned-political-candidate did not find that amusing:

Are these really the questions that I was called here to answer? I called you out for putting “blah blah blah” on your notepad on now you’re asking me questions like this? Really? Really? Are we talking about this now? How about you ask a very serious and respectful question instead of asking a little childish question?

And these are the “highly trained” intellectual elites who are training our minds for the future ... ?

Yeah. Right.

34 posted on 05/02/2014 10:35:19 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: servo1969

The other candidates should have walked out. Most Republicans are cowards.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 11:24:14 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: deport

None of those pansies had the integrity to walk out after that? The staged debate made it clear that only one candidate is worth supporting.


36 posted on 05/03/2014 1:16:00 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: servo1969

I would have to have summoned a great deal of restraint, from NOT turning over that table and grabbing that snot-nose, and testing the thickness of that glass window.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 6:17:50 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: servo1969

And a lesser man would have said something like “ I could have been a reporter but my mom and dad weren’t brother and sister” then punched this douche bag in the throat.


38 posted on 05/03/2014 6:28:42 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: servo1969
BTTT — this is outrageous.
39 posted on 05/04/2014 11:29:50 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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