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Skelton–Reporters—“Assholes”

September 10th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Jerry Bohnen – KTOK-AM (Oklahoma City)

Frustrated because the microphone of Army General David Petraeus wasn’t working at the start of a congressional hearing, Missouri Democratic Representative Ike Skelton didn’t realize his mic was on and cut loose with a string of profanities about reporters, calling them ‘assholes’.

As Petraeus started to testify before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee chaired by Representative Skelton, his mic didn’t work. It took several minutes as crews worked to restore the power to the mic and finally an aide leaned over and whispered to Skelton, explaining that when the press knelt down in front of the general, they apparently ‘knocked the mics loose. It’ll take a couple of minutes to fix it’.

“Well,” said Skelton as he offered a sigh of exasperation,” that really pisses me off.” He uttered something unintelligible before adding, “those assholes.” Read more…

Related:

AP: “Skelton thanks general on progress in Iraq”

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