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Reporter: Sharron Angle 'shushed' me

A local Fox News reporter says Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle "shushed" him as she was leaving a campaign event.

The Reid campaign uploaded video of the report to YouTube on Thursday. It is not clear, based on the video, who is saying "sssh," but it can be heard as the reporter starts to pose a question to Angle as she is walking out the door after an event. After the "sssh," Angle can be seen saying, "Well I have to get on...But I just want to ask you to get out the vote. Thank you."

This is not the first Time Angle has dodged a question from the media. Angle said, during an interview with Fox News in August, that she wanted the media "to ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported." And she left a press conference in July before reporters could ask questions.

(h/t TPM)

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well, democrats are a little gutless. for example, when she says "man up, harry reid," he should answer, "bend over, sharon angle."

Posted by: jimdim | October 23, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Woman Up, Sharron! You make Harry look good.

Posted by: Sharon_6441 | October 23, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

When you turned me down for making multiple points, I narrowed it down to a single statement but you sitll failed to use it but, this time, without comment for not using it.

Posted by: jaramillolja | October 23, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Why don't Tea Party and GOP supporters see through the subterfuge of pretending to be against Wall Street bankers and hedgefund managers while, at the same time, taking money from them to repeal the very financial reform that may allow us a more stable economy?
If I am wrong, someone please disabuse me of my error in logic.

Posted by: jaramillolja | October 23, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Why do the Tea Party (the front for the Tea Party Express) and the GOP continue to claim that they are our champions against Wall Street bankers and hedgefunders while seeking repeal of the financial reform, even voting against it, and taking huge sums from those very sources.
In the first place, we can't seek to destroy the engine of our economy. Yes, its been a rocky road with the ups and downs Wall Street has has put us in but it has, overall, made us stronger and more resurgent unlike some other economies. These controls may help to stabalize the market for all of us in future.
Why seek to make Wall Street and the Democrats to be the bad guys in league with each other while the Tea Party and the GOP fight to remove Wall Street's legitimate restraints and still take money from them as they paint Democrats with their very own smear.
Don't their deluded supporters see through their subterfuge.

Posted by: jaramillolja | October 23, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

At this point, I hope the teabaggers do win in Nov! People who vote for them will get what they deserve--NOTHING!

The baggers think things are tough now? Wait til they get their way, & see how it goes. You betcha!

I know it's wrong, but I'd also love to see Palin win in 2012! I know she & her ilk will make things much worse, but boy will it be sweet to see the baggers howl!

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | October 23, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

At first, I thought she said, "Get off the [my] boat."

Seems more in keeping with her general hiding-from-media practice.

Posted by: kinkysr | October 23, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Another lame attempt by leftist WaPo to smear Angle.
It is a very close race between her and Obama-Reid-Pelosi, and the Dems are terrified that Reid may loose.
Nothing you can say about Angle would make Reid look good.

Posted by: joanz3 | October 23, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

She shushed a FOX reporter! Will wonders never cease. However, the reporter should be happy that Angle's "security personnel" didn't put the cuffs on.

Posted by: Aquarius1 | October 23, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The regressive Republi-WON'T Party of NO! are so desperate for a win that they are willing to put IMBECILES up for election! It's hard to decide which is a worse Candidate, Angle, O'Donnell, Brewer, Paladino, Buck, Paul, or any of the various and sundry buffoons that pass as Political Material these days. None of them could find their own A-- with both hands and a road map, for God's sake! They are nothing but shills and flacks put up to Kowtow to their Mega-rich sponsors who are funding this farce of a mid-term election. Sadly, it looks like those who are too stupid to learn from the "shrub's" eight, long, murderous years in office are condemning themselves to repeat the debacle. They have no vision or plan for the future. They are stuck in the past and long to take us back to the "Do as I say, NOT as I do" method of Government. So sad.

Posted by: billnbillieskid | October 23, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle "shushed" him then asked him to "help get out the vote"? She then reportedly broke into a chorus of that famous song from the Wizard of Oz, "If I only had a brain..."

Posted by: BBear1 | October 22, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Suppose it's better than Joe Miller's people, who handcuffed a reporter, Palladino, who threatened to "take out" a reporter, or Christine O'Donnell's people, who shoved a reporter into a chair. All these tea partiers talking about Obama as fascist can't wait to see thugs like this in office. God help us.

Posted by: donquixote3 | October 22, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

If Angle wins in Nevada, I can only hope that their unemployment rate goes up to 30%. If they are so stupid to elect this women they should get what they deserve. Nevada and particularly Las Vegas has been living in a dream world for years now with the over building of hotels, casino's and homes. Gee Nevadan's what do you think the first thing people stop doing in an economic downturn duh cut back on vacations and especially gambling. You have an economy based on tourism. Here's what will happen - First Yucca mountain will be a landfill of nuclear waste, the water supply already questionable will become in even shorter supply but hey we hate the government so its going to be hard to get help from them, and lastly since they now have so many retiree's living there with Social Security gradually getting reduced and whacked lol you get the point. However, Angle with her brain power and strong position in the Senate will save the day. Waiting for Superman will take on a whole new meaning. Ensign and Angle you get what you deserve. Good luck with that!

Posted by: shschwarz | October 22, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Did she call his as dumb as a dining room table, like Barney Frank called a CONSTITUENT? So, we don't know who said it or why. Maybe someone said it to him because someone else was talking. Is Ms. Angle the only politician to request the opportunity to say what she wants to say? Stack the audience? Good Grief!!

I think the Fox reporter and author of this column should "Man up"! This is such a non story.

Posted by: coffic | October 22, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of nut jobs, and although I am not normally given to generalizations, a significant number of those who comment on WP articles certainly and admirably represent the nut job category.

Posted by: jnsphorn | October 22, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Here's a fact Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell can't shush-up or run away from:
in the first eight months of the Obama administration and Democratic Congress more than twice as many new private sector jobs were created the during the eight years of the Bush Presidency and the Republican Congress.

On election day ask yourself this question, which side are you on:

the Democratic Party that supports the Main Street slogan "Buy American-Create Jobs"
or
the Republican Tea Party that supports the Wall Street slogan "Buy America-Export Jobs To Make More Profit"?

Vote on Nov. 2 like your life depends on it-it just might!

Posted by: apspa1 | October 22, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh my word, Angle dissed a newsperson. In my book, she deserves a medal. Is this type of story really newsworthy??

Posted by: jnsphorn | October 22, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

The tea partiers claim ignorance as a badge of honor, and seek to elect people who know nothing to very important political positions in a time of deep economic problems. I have a suggestion to the tea partiers next time your car needs new brakes get someone who knows nothing about brakes to fix it or if you need surgery have your unqualified neighbor do the surgery. Then, we'll see how that is workin for ya, fools! Any body should know that you do not want people who know nothing in jobs that really matter.

Posted by: Carrie11 | October 22, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The tea partiers claim ignorance as a badge of honor, and seek to elect people who know nothing to very important political positions in a time of deep economic problems. I have a suggestion to the tea partiers next time your car needs new brakes get someone who knows nothing about brakes to fix it or if you need surgery have your unqualified neighbor do the surgery. Then, we'll see how that is workin for ya, fools! Any body should know that you do not want people who know nothing in jobs that really matter.

Posted by: Carrie11 | October 22, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The tea partiers claim ignorance as a badge of honor, and seek to elect people who know nothing to very important political positions in a time of deep economic problems. I have a suggestion to the tea partiers next time your car needs new brakes get someone who knows nothing about brakes or if you need surgery have your unqualified neighbor do the surgery. Then, we'll see how that is workin for ya!

Posted by: Carrie11 | October 22, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

The tea partiers claim ignorance as a badge of honor, and seek to elect people who know nothing to very important political positions in a time of deep economic problems. I have a suggestion to the tea partiers next time your car needs new brakes get someone who knows nothing about brakes or if you need surgery have your unqualified neighbor do the surgery. Then, we'll see how that is workin for ya!

Posted by: Carrie11 | October 22, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Well, given Angle's opponent, Senator Open Mouth Insert Foot, I do not blame her not passing up the opportunity of keeping her mouth shut!!


WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

MUSINGS BY : PRINCE HARRY REID

1. On the Iraq war: “This war is lost.” (April 2007)


2. On Alan Greenspan: “One of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington.” (March 2005)

3. On the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.): “I think it’s going to help us.” (August 2009)

4. “You know, Joe, I can’t stand John McCain.” (August 2008)

5. On President George W. Bush: “I think this guy is a loser.” (May 2005)

6. On Capitol tourists: “You can always tell when it is summertime because you can smell the visitors. The visitors stand out in the high humidity, heat, and they sweat.” (December 2008)

7. To a Las Vegas Review-Journal executive: “I hope you go out of business.” (August 2009)

.8. On Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Incompetent.” (June 2007)

9. On town hall protesters and agitators: “Evil-mongers.” (August 2009)

10. On Senate opponent John Ensign: Ensign “shouldn’t be interpreting the Constitution,” because he’s a veterinarian. (1998)

11. On Hispanics, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage can be a Republican. Do I need to say more?" (August 2010)

12. ….and how about his SEXIST comment regarding the junior senator from New York on Sep 21, 2010 – “Hot”? Is Prince Harry now collecting “pets” in Delaware and New York? Where else will Harry find a ‘pet’?? (Is he becoming a lecherous old man???)

13. Don't forget when Reid described Barrack Obama as: a light skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one!"

14. ....or when he said "Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good" (March, 2010)
15. And now this!! Reid was recently asked to name THE GREATEST LIVING (REPEAT LIVING) AMERICAN! Prince Harry responds with TWO: Ted Kennedy, and Robert Byrd (both deceased, RIP).
16. AND THE LATEST--------- Reid: ‘But For Me, We’d Be in World-Wide Depression’ Oct 21, 2010, MSNBC (Ed Schulz Show) What an EGO –huh??


Nevada has highest unemployment in the USA and Harry claims to be in the business of supplying jobs; not doing very good at it. Las Vegas now at 15%!!!!! He even voted against his own Obamacare bill TWICE out of stupidity or senility. Out of every dollar that goes to the federal government in taxes Nevada gets 65 cents back. Nevada ranks last in dollars received from the stimulus.

….And oh by the way Harry, tell us about the time that you wanted to change the 14th Amendment to restrict ‘birthrights’ back in 1993!! Sounds like you have been ‘WACKY’ for some time – kind of like ………Elmer Fudd??????

Posted by: wheeljc | October 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Let's see. You would think that the voters from the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation would at least want to reelect a Senator who, if nothing else, has demonstrated that he can bring home the bacon. Bringing home the bacon means jobs. Instead, however, they appear set to elect a person who will have no clout in the Senate, even among members of her own party, and who will have zero ability to bring home any bacon, jobs or anything else.

Posted by: MarkDL | October 22, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

It blows my mind that Nevada voters think she is a serious candidate no matter how they feel about Harry Reid. Having her as a Senator is not going to benefit the state at all.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 22, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with you, Nevada?
==============================
Nothing! It is just a gamblin' State!

Posted by: kishorgala | October 22, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Man up, Sharon Angle, and face the press. Or take your hormone replacement, or whatever you need to do to show and tell. Can you believe this woman was a teacher. She touted her educational profession in that debate and told one misunderstood thing after another, some lies, and some trash. Now, she shushes reporters. I agree: What is wrong with you, Nevada?

Posted by: nana4 | October 22, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Man up, Sharon Angle, and face the press. Or take your hormone replacement, or whatever you need to do to show and tell. Can you believe this woman was a teacher. She touted her educational profession in that debate and told one misunderstood thing after another, some lies, and some trash. Now, she shushes reporters. I agree: What is wrong with you, Nevada?

Posted by: nana4 | October 22, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

She's afraid of having a 'macaca' moment.

Posted by: douglasstinson | October 22, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

They're afraid of having a 'macaca' moment.

Posted by: douglasstinson | October 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

They're afraid of having a 'macaca' moment.

Posted by: douglasstinson | October 22, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Fear of questions from the media or from one's opponents, or uncertainty about one's own answers to uncontrolled questioning, is a root problem for our democracy.

Thomas Jefferson: Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Those candidates , for example, who wish to ignore, dismantle or circumvent the First Amendment Establishment Clause for their own religious beliefs (Miller, Angle, O'Donnell, et. al.) are a clear and present danger. And they abound. Of a recent poll of 34 nations, only Turkey has a lower rate of acceptance of evolution.

If we don't question their beliefs and understanding of our Constitution, if we don't vote as an educated electorate, we only endganger ourselves.

Posted by: goheen1 | October 22, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with you, Nevada?

Posted by: gtinla | October 22, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Republicans who will not give interviews or talk to the press or participate in debates (like 'ol Slick Rick here in Texas) do so our of fear. Fear that they will be caught in the act of not knowing what they're really talking about or being asked questions about their unethical awarding of contract to their "friends" (as Slick Rick is in the habit of doing in Texas). As for Angle, the more she opens her mouth up in public, the stupider she sounds. No wonder her people are keeping her under wraps.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | October 22, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the double posting. Don't know whether to curse Windows 7 or all the ads that slow everything down.

Posted by: goheen1 | October 22, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Angle appears afraid to make public utterances precisely because every time she opens her mouth, she spews stupidity and ignorance.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 22, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Angle: She wants the media "to ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported."

What else do we need to know about this candidate? Her view of American democracy in action.

Posted by: goheen1 | October 22, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Angle: She wants the media "to ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported."

What else do we need to know about this candidate? Her view of American democracy in action.

Posted by: goheen1 | October 22, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Desperate WAPO!

Shocking headline: Angle shushed me!...maybe.

This is all you can dig up???

Posted by: beecheery | October 22, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a liar and a briber. He is living in a dream world. Hey Harry, your state has the worst unemployment and the most foreclosures in the country.

Posted by: farmsnorton | October 22, 2010 1:34 PM
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According to Angle, it is not a Senator's job to find jobs for people! And foreclosures are people's problems, not the Government's.

Posted by: kishorgala | October 22, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

As a woman and a senior citizen, I have seen all types of individuals, with all types of personal histories running for political office. However, this is the first time in my memory that we seem to have a plethora of ignorant candidates running for high office. As a woman, I am embarrassed by statements made by women candidates, and we all know who they are. It seems that either these candidates are just seeking their 15 minutes of fame, or they are really proud of their ignorance and lack of preparation for political office. We are in a very serious economic crisis right now, God help us if any of these ignorant, mediocre and lackluster candidates make it to office.

Posted by: Listening2 | October 22, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a liar and a briber. He is living in a dream world. Hey Harry, your state has the worst unemployment and the most foreclosures in the country.

Posted by: farmsnorton | October 22, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Reporter: Sharron Angle 'shushed' me
====================================
You know, she used to be a teacher! Even part time, substitute teachers do that. Consider others as kids, and try to establish control.

Posted by: kishorgala | October 22, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a liar and a briber. He is living in a dream world. Hey Harry, your state has the worst unemployment and the most foreclosures in the country.

Posted by: farmsnorton | October 22, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

She is an idiot's delight and such a delightful idiot.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 22, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Well, she and the other Tea Party nutjobs sound fascist down to the bone. It's no wonder they don't want to tell people where they stand in the press. Trying to hide their real positions. Senator is an important job - too important for these imbeciles.

Posted by: fbutler1

I'm assuming you heard about Joe Miller and his hired goons who handcuffed a reporter for asking questions...

Posted by: Rachelva | October 22, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

She must have really rotten handlers. Surely they could have taught her to duck questions politely by now. Maybe different rules apply to the tea partiers.

Posted by: amstphd | October 22, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

In any of the nut-jobs get elected it will be a sad day for the country, and an even sadder day for the place they would represent. Angle is tied for the nutiest bag with O'Donnell, but they all have some loose screws it seems to me.

Posted by: tojo45 | October 22, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

A whole lot more "reporters" should be 'shushed'.
I can start a list:

Sarah Palin
Rush Limbaugh
Sean Hannity

Feel free to add to the list!

Posted by: momof20yo | October 22, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Run, run, Sharron...run away before the big, bad, reporter bites you...(man up, Sharron)

Posted by: Jerryvov | October 22, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Well, she and the other Tea Party nutjobs sound fascist down to the bone. It's no wonder they don't want to tell people where they stand in the press. Trying to hide their real positions. Senator is an important job - too important for these imbeciles.

Posted by: fbutler1 | October 22, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

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