I spent 16 years in the tv news industry. I started off as a sports reporter, then switched to news anchor and reporter. This spanned the years from the late 70's to the early 90's. Apparently things were much more civil back then. It would be pretty much unheard of for a politician to talk to a reporter the way that nut bag congressman Mike Grimm did after the SOTU speech the other night. Follow me after the orange microphone to see what would have happened had i been doing that interview.
First of all, i have been a weight lifter and fitness fanatic since my early 20's. I am not saying i am a UFC fighter or anything but i know how to handle myself. If that dirt bag had said he was going to throw me off a balcony for simply doing my job, it would have been GAME ON! The first thing i would have done would be to tell my camerman to turn the camera off. Then i would have got right in Grimm's face and said, what did you say to me mutha f'ker! My guess is the little coward would have backed down 9 times out 10 bullys are cowards! Make no mistake about it, these tea bagging Republicans are bullys. The only way you stop a bully is stand up to him, literally and figuratively . This is the way they condut business in congress, they bully people until they get their way. They are not interested in compromise. By the way what is this BS about not being told the question beforehand. In my 16 years in tv news i never once told my subject what i was going to ask ahead of time. If you are in the public eye you have got to be able to handle everything throw your way! WHAT A FRIGGIN WIMP!