poot_rootbeer: He had literally just finished conducting an interview that was audio- and videorecorded.Why in God's green hell did Grimm didn't consider that his threatening comments afterward could be documented and distributed to the public?
spelletrader: StopDaddy: Maybe the reporter was asking for it. What was he wearing at the time?Of course he blamed the reporter, he was asking for it."I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor," Grimm said in a statement give to NY1./the party of personal responsibility
Chummer45: markfara: All Grimm did was threaten to assault and possibly kill someone who asked him something voters have a right to know about.Why are liberals such big babies?Yeah for real. They should just act like a man and let him avoid the question completely and not demand he be held accountable.
Loud_Mouth_Soup: Why are Republicans so obsessed with little boys?
lordjupiter: "No, no," Grimm says. "You're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."0_o
neversubmit: FTFA: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again, I'll throw you off this f-king balcony," Grimm said. "You're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy.""I was annoyed. I was doing them a favor," Grimm told The Post. "The reporter took a cheap shot at the end and I verbally took him to task. I was angry and I had every right to be."A former Grimm staffer told The Post that the congressman was a hothead who takes his rages out on journalists."Grimm has anger issues," the staffer said. "This is not the first time he's tried to intimidate a reporter."Mouthy tough guys always cry like a biatch when they feel the pain.
orclover: None of this matters. His own state will hail him as a hero now for standing up to the Liebral media like a man. You think he should be in jail? Well yea, he should be. What will his actual punishment be?Get used to saying Governor Grimm. His future just became a light brighter.
Job Creator: Wow, this guys got campaign finance problems, ties to a mobster , and an incident in a club where he threatened the husband of the women he was farking (family values party!) with a gun.In other words, your run of the mill POS Republican.
Deucednuisance: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: mrshowrules: If I was the employer of this reporter, I would insist that he file a police complaint and I would have my legal department all over it.1st Amendment violation?Simple Battery, for goodness sakes. He rushed the guy and made contact with him, while uttering physical threats. The unwanted touching is clearly a Battery, and if the totality of the circumstances would put a reasonable person in fear of imminent harm, you've got Assault right there, too.
mrshowrules: Elements of a threat based on the California Penal Code (not sure how different it would be in DC):1. A person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person.2. The person who made the threat did so with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat.3. The threatening statement, on its face and under the circumstances in which it was made, was so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat.4. The threatening statement caused the other person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or his or her immediate family's safety.
Nina_Hartley's_Ass: mrshowrules: If I was the employer of this reporter, I would insist that he file a police complaint and I would have my legal department all over it.1st Amendment violation?
lilbjorn: So surely the NYPD will charge him with assault. Oh wait, he's rich. Never mind.
starsrift: Bloody William: Where does he get off physically threatening a reporter?I don't mean in the first amendment sense, I mean in the sense of where does he get off physically threatening anyone? He looks more like a weener than ANTHONY WEINER. My mom could break him in half like a Kit-Kat. Which is an analogy that makes way more sense than "like a boy." I don't think you can play the alpha male card when you look like you just came back from your Bar Mitzvah.Supposedly he was a marine, then became an FBI undercover agent.I don't think he looks weak at all, though you don't get to see much and then there's the suit tailoring. But broad shoulders, square jaw.
riverwalk barfly: I've always felt that freedom of the press is essential to a democracy. More than freedom of religion, more than the right to bear arms. etc. This has become more and more infringed on by both parties. This is how you keep the masses ignorant. This man should resign.
Magorn: markfara: All Grimm did was threaten to assault and possibly kill someone who asked him something voters have a right to know about.Why are liberals such big babies?Grimm says, it's okay though because The reporter was being "disrespectful" by doing his job and asking him about actual news rather than letting Grimm deliver his pre-planned soundbyte on the SOTU speech
markfara: All Grimm did was threaten to assault and possibly kill someone who asked him something voters have a right to know about.Why are liberals such big babies?
StopDaddy: Maybe the reporter was asking for it. What was he wearing at the time?
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