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Ryan cuts off Michigan reporter grilling him on gun violence, tax cuts
Fox News ^ | October 8, 2012 | Joy Lin

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by jazusamo

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Paul Ryan abruptly ended an interview with an ABC affiliate in Flint after the reporter tried to grill the vice presidential candidate on gun violence and tax cuts.

"Does the country have a gun problem?" WJRT's Terry Camp asked in a one-on-one interview.

"This country has a crime problem," Ryan responded. After the anchor pressed him on whether he thinks the country has a "gun problem," the self-described deer hunter elaborated, "If you take a look at the gun laws we have, I don't even think President Obama is proposing more gun laws. We have good, strong gun laws."

Camp challenged him again, and Ryan said, "We have to make sure we enforce our laws. We have lots of laws that aren't being properly enforced. We need to make sure we enforce these laws. But the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity to the inner cities." He credited the work of charities, civic groups, and churches with helping to instill "good discipline, good character" in civil society.

In an unlikely turn, the WJRT reporter followed up by asking, "And you can do all that by cutting taxes? With a big tax cut?"

"Those are your words, not mine," Ryan responded curtly. His press secretary Michael Steel interrupted from off-camera, "Thank you very much, sir."

As Ryan began taking off his mic, he commented, "That was kind of strange, you're trying to stuff words in people's mouths?"

Camp replied, "Well, I don't know if it's strange."

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/10/08/ryan-cuts-reporter-linking-gun-violence-tax-cuts#ixzz28lXXgBIU

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abcnews; enemedia; mi2012; michigan; msm; ryan
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To: jazusamo

Here is a direct link to the original article:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/08/paul_ryan_walks_out_of_local_interview_after_strange_question.html

The video is there as well.


51 posted on 10/08/2012 9:46:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: jazusamo

Here is a direct link to the original article:

It’s 2 minutes and worth waiting to see how it ends

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/08/paul_ryan_walks_out_of_local_interview_after_strange_question.html

The video is there as well.


52 posted on 10/08/2012 9:46:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nifster
is that THE Michaele Steele was Ryan’s spokes folk??? Lordy I hope not

No that's not the former RNC chair. It's Ryan's spokesman who shares the same name as the former as former RNC chair, but it's spelled "Steel." He was also Boehener's press guy.

53 posted on 10/08/2012 11:24:50 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Nifster
<<>> I was wondering the same thing. Could he have been reduced from RNC chairman to spokesperson? And if so, why him? He was a big help in causing us to lose the last election.
54 posted on 10/09/2012 3:45:41 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: Vendome

” Previous versions of this post incorrectly reported that WJRT is in Detroit.”

As if there was a difference between the two. It’s getting hard to tell all the time.

It’s been a long time since I saw Terry Camp, he certainly has grayed a bit. Still a biased liberal and one of the reasons we never have the TV news on at our house.


55 posted on 10/09/2012 3:47:19 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Funny thing about ambushes— you can pretend they aren’t there -and pray that when they are sprung your guys can push through; you can spot them -and avoid the major damage intended until you can better choose the stand ; or three you can refuse to step outside the wire. all three are a choice.


56 posted on 10/09/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: jazusamo
Yes, we have a gun problem. There are too many lawful, good citizens out there that need and want a gun to protect their families that are not permitted to have one, in violation of the 2nd amendment.
57 posted on 10/09/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: StonyBurk

“Yes, tax cuts will put more money into the economy. That helps everyone.”.


58 posted on 10/09/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: missnry

Apparently Terry Camp and his wife, Katie O’Meara, just enrolled their daughter in a local Catholic school.


59 posted on 10/09/2012 7:40:14 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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