Needless to say, NY-1 wants an apology, but Grimm so far thinks he was entirely justified:
Grimm later issued a statement saying he was “extremely annoyed” with Scotto and doubted he was the “first member of Congress to tell off a reporter.” NY1 political director Bob Hardt demanded a “full apology” from Grimm.
Is that how it works? You find someone “extremely annoying,” and that means you can threaten to throw them off balconies and break them in half “like a boy”?
Oh, grow up. The guy got kneecapped by some lefty reporter with a gotcha question – something they would never do if the guy had a “D” behind his name – and he blew up.
I know you probably think that reporters are sacred, and should never receive any consequences for their acts, but that shouldn’t be how it works in the real world. And, in fact, I happen to think our media classes would be in much better shape if they weren’t automatically protected from any blowback for their own deeds.
I’m not going to go as far as “An armed society is a polite society,” but that’s the general notion I’m toying with when it comes to these hacks. It wouldn’t hurt either the press or the nation if reporters were somewhat afraid to act as attack dogs for their lefty ideologies.