Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Apologizes for Threatening to Punch Out ReporterBy Steve Casimiro on November 16th, 2012
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has apologized to Colorado Springs newspaper reporter Dave Philipps after ridiculing and physically threatening him during an encounter earlier this month at a campaign event for President Obama. Salazar threatened to go all Russell Crowe on his Fourth Estate butt after being questioned by Philipps about the alleged sale of hundreds of federally protected wild horses for slaughter and whether additional safeguards are needed. Salazar was calm at first but then spit the dummy. “You know what, never do that. This is a — this is the Obama — you know what, if you do that to me again, I’m going to punch you out. Okay?” Phillips argued that previous inquiries through the department’s press office had not been answered. The fact that Philipps recently published an investigative report for ProPublica that examined ties between Salazar and a Colorado businessman who allegedly sold protected horses for slaughter likely got under the Secretary’s skin — just a guess. Salazar’s office has issued an apology for the threat to Phillips. Via ABC News.
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