Santorum accuses NYT reporter of ‘distorting my words’


The Santorum-Zeleny exchange starts at 00:42.

After cursing at New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny, Rick Santorum told Fox News that he “had enough of you know what” and said that “if you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican. || Maggie Haberman writes in a Politico post that “the notion that politicians don’t swear is almost as entertaining as the faux shock whenever they do publicly. But, it never goes unnoticed, and it’s not exactly common for recent presidential hopefuls.”

* Rick Santorum curses New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny (USA Today)
* “What speech did you listen to?” Santorum told the New York Times (NYT)

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  1. nsmythe said:

    Kindly explain how calling something “bullshit” constitutes “cursing at” someone.

  2. Dan Mitchell said:

    Ask Santorum. He’s the one who characterized it as “cursing out” Zeleny.

  3. Bill Reader said:

    Bullshit is not a curse word. Princeton Univ. philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s “On Bullshit” should be required reading for all journos, in fact — including the ever-so-prudish MSM that gets all atwitter when a politician uses a, y’know, word.