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Reporters Heckle Romney At Polish Holy Site

From ABC News:

Mitt Romney Spokesman Tells Reporters ‘Kiss My …’ at Polish Holy Site

By Emily Friedman | Tuesday July 31, 2012

WARSAW, Poland – A Mitt Romney spokesman reprimanded reporters traveling with the candidate on his six-day foreign trip, telling them to “kiss my a**” after they shouted questions from behind a rope line.

As Romney left the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw and walked toward his motorcade parked in Pilsudski Square, reporters began shouting questions from the line where campaign staffers had told them to stay behind, prompting traveling press secretary Rick Gorka to tell a group of reporters to “kiss my a**” and “shove it.”

He later apologized.

Remember all the grief the reporter from the Daily Caller, Neil Munro, got for asking Obama a question while he was in the midst of announcing some new diktat in the Rose Garden last month?

Remember how the other so-called reporters were so furious with him, they chased him off the White House grounds? Remember how they called for his credentials to be revoked?

As Romney wrapped up his visit to the historical site, a CNN reporter had yelled, “Governor Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip.”

“Governor Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?” a New York Times reporter shouted.

“What about your gaffes?” yelled a Washington Post reporter, referring to a number of missteps the candidate has made during his trip, including one in which he said there were some “disconcerting” developments leading up to the London Olympics, drawing the ire of the British media, and another suggesting that culture was to blame for the difference in economic success between Israelis and Palestinians.

They are so subtle, are they not? Remember, this was at a holy site in Poland. This was not a press conference.

And notice all of the false premises in all of these so-called questions. In fact, Romney has had no mishaps on his trip. He has in fact spoken the truth. Which is quite a contrast to Obama’s overseas forays, where his near endless series of gaffes and miscues have been studiously ignored by his lickspittle media minions.

Besides, the ‘press’ were not asking questions here. They were heckling. They were only trying to embarrass Romney.

The Romney campaign has called the reports on the candidate’s remarks about Palestinians a “gross mischaracterization.”

Gorka told reporters answering questions [sic] to “show some respect.” “This is a holy site for the Polish people,” he added.

“We haven’t had another chance to ask a question,” one reporter noted to Gorka.

Boo hoo. And, again, these were not questions. These reporters were not probing for news.

Gorka told another journalist to “shove it.”

Romney last [sic] took questions — three — from the traveling press corps Thursday in London. Romney did not address the media that’s flying with him on any of the three charter flights — two that lasted more than four hours — either….

Good for him.

Gorka later called both reporters to apologize for his remarks, telling one that he was “inappropriate.” …

Sorry, to disagree. But his comments seemed remarkably appropriate.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Reporters Heckle Romney At Polish Holy Site”

  1. GetBackJack

    Kiss my ass and here’s a knuckle sandwich, el stupido grande.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    These reporters are shielded from having any shame because, the way I see it, high-school mentality has taken over what used to be reserved for acting like an adult.

    They also are convinced of their correctness because they believe the conservative right is “evil”. That is somewhat ironic because in their secularist world, on what do they use as a barometer for measuring evil. If they like to reply…”they know it when they see it” then they have a failed upbringing and lack a moral center.

    Now, to be perfectly honest…I have found religious zealots to be some of the most annoying people on the planet. Every word out of their mouth is usually condemnation for some other person based on their knowledge of scripture and acting obligated so they can feel superior. If you strip away the religious context, the left’s zealots do exactly the same thing, convinced of their own moral superiority. They are more alike than different, in other words.

    But Romney is neither a zealot nor one to condemn others for not believing as he believes. And the newsies are just being rude. Another irony is that what passes for rude for one candidate, is perfectly acceptable as regards the other. Thus, we are in sophomore-land where not only the kids act up but the adults let them. I always said we would reach this point as I watched my own generation mature, for lack of a better way to put it.

    I watch my management accuse employees of “unprofessionalism” while simultaneously see them in mass briefings using foul language, making rude jokes and thinking they are funny when milder versions of this behavior by “regular” employees result in severe discipline. These are the baby-boomers who don’t know how to handle being in charge. To them, it’s all a big game and getting the most for themselves…much the way the members of our left-wing government does.

    I suppose what really irks me the most is that they don’t see their own behavior…or even understand their own motivation. As a side note, my company’s management loves to espouse how well we’re doing financially but our company, as compared to our competitors, always ranks at the bottom or very near it in customer satisfaction. Not so different than the results achieved by our same-age representatives in government…except they’re (we’re) not in the black….

    But it’s this insufferable arrogance that bugs me most of the time. Arrogance is never necessary. If anything humility goes far more distance and leaves other with a desire to afford some respect.

    Of these people who is humble?

    Pelosi
    Reid
    Frank
    Dodd
    Obama
    Nepolitano
    Biden
    Kerry

    Well, the list can go on and on.

    They do not know humility. And thus, they behave as children.

  3. Right of the People

    I hope when Romney moves into the White House that he bans this present group of jackals and forces their organizations to send new representatives. Something like that is a career killer and might teach these a-holes a lesson.

  4. JohnMG

    …..”But his comments seemed remarkably appropriate”…….

    Bingo, Steve! I recall having the same gut reaction when George W. made his hot-mic reference to Adam Clymer.


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