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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

 

AP: NBC reporter calls White House spokesman a jerk

McClellan gestures towards NBC's David GregoryWashington (AP) - White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, left, gestures as he answers a question from NBC White House Correspondent David Gregory, in the briefing room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, about how the White House handled the hunting accident involving Vice President Dick Cheney over the weekend. Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NBC's Gregory accused McClellan of being a jerk after McClellan accused Gregory of posturing for camera attention over a question Gregory asked McClellan about the vice president's shooting incident, which McClellan avoided answering.

"David, hold on, the cameras aren't on right now," McClellan replied. "You can do this later."

"Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras," Gregory said, voice rising. "Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question."

Source: Drudge Report.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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