Yet another Hot Hit in the multi-faceted primary elections merry-go-round down in Ole Mississippi…
Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) top campaign operatives hung up on numerous members of the national media after a press conference call Wednesday. The call was intended to rebut state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign’s allegations of voter fraud in Mississippi’s GOP primary runoff. Instead, it turned into a circus.
Seems that, during the press conference call, questions were supposed to be “held” until after the Cochran campaign’s rep finished with his spiel – but one of the supposedly-invited media folks wanted to ask a (somewhat-racially-rude) “quick question”, and tried to jump in:
“Quick question,” an unidentified man interrupted senior Cochran campaign adviser Austin Barbour on the press call.
“You’ll have an opportunity to ask a question at the end of the call,” Barbour fired back. “Listen, I will give everyone an opportunity to ask a question when we get through. We’ll be happy to answer any questions from any members of the media.”
Whoever it was – which is, apparently, as yet undetermined – persisted…and Barbour tried to ignore the question, and move along:
Barbour again attempted to ignore the question. “So, listen, here’s what we’re going to do,” he told the reporters on the line. “We’re going to keep trying to go through this call, and if there’s individuals who decided that they want to hijack this call, we’ll just let it get through with it and I’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.”
“I just gave you one,” the man interjected yet again. “Why do you treat black people like because they’re black they’re going to vote for Cochran?”
Seemingly unfazed, Barbour trudged onward. “So the members of the national media who participated in this call, you’ve got my cell phone and you’ve got my email address,” Barbour said. “You’ve got Jordan Russell’s cell phone and you’ve got Jordan Russell’s email. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. We tried to do this as a courtesy to the national media, so if you have any questions, please feel free to call us.”
At that point – someone else (clearly NOT the original, pesky questioner) apparently tried to get some point or other clarified – by asking a “quick question” – and:
At that point, one such unidentified male national reporter interjected: “One quick question—one quick legitimate question.”
“I’m sorry but the call is ending,” Barbour said, as he and Russell hung up their phones.
A female reporter then said, as Barbour hung up the phone: “Let him talk!”
“That’s why I tried to interrupt,” the thus-far unidentified reporter, who had tried to ask a “quick legitimate question,” responded.
“If you wouldn’t have interrupted he wouldn’t have ended it,” the female reporter responded.
“He was ending it,” the male reporter said.
“But we were all listening,” the female reporter replied. “We were all listening, and you were being rude.”
“I wasn’t the one that was saying stuff about cotton,” the male reporter retorted. “I didn’t say a word until just now.”
My, my – touchy, touchy, touchy…”Either you play strictly, 100% by our rules, or – no matter how much we really, really want our Vision Of Reality to prevail – we take our ball, and go home – and f**k YOU, you bunch’a media whores!!”
Gee… that’s almost as arrogant as – what one might expect from Democraps…
Should play real well with the home-folks, right?