April 23, 2006

THE CAMPAIGN SUPPLIES ITS OWN GAFFER:

TV station catches gaffe by McKinney (BRIDGET GUTIERREZ, 04/24/06, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

[Cynthia McKinney], who has been in the media spotlight since she scuffled with a Capitol Hill police officer last month, was caught bad-mouthing a senior staffer Saturday.

Unfortunately for McKinney, a DeKalb County Democrat who is running for re-election in the 4th Congressional District, a TV microphone she was wearing picked up her indelicate grumbling.

"Crap!" an irritated McKinney is heard saying after ending an interview with CBS 46 in which reporter Renee Starzyk repeatedly asked about the fallout from the police dust-up. "You know what? They lied to Coz and Coz is a fool."

McKinney, apparently realizing her blunder, then returned to face the camera and tell the reporter that comments about her communications director, Coz Carson, were off the record.

But the TV stationed aired the footage Saturday and the story later was picked up by CNN.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 23, 2006 9:23 PM
Comments

How dare the fascist media smear, embarass and trample upon this fine flower of the South; an esteemed member of Congress! For-shame!

Posted by: Dave W at April 23, 2006 10:01 PM

Her eyes were bugging out of her head when this reporter kept questioning her - it looked like she was on PCP.

Of course, with Cynthia, who can tell? I couldn't believe she actually said 'you have no permission to use any tape except when I am sitting in my chair'. Her daddy will be on Atlanta TV this week, attacking all the local media ("it's the joooos!").

Posted by: ratbert at April 24, 2006 9:37 AM
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