Argument Between PR Guy And Reporter Gets A Little Too Touchy

May 26, 2010 · 6 comments

Journalists and public relations pros don’t always play nice, but rarely do you get a chance to see them bicker like little kids on video. In this case, a San Francisco TV reporter tries to crash a hospital meeting to get an interview regarding a potential scandal at the hospital, and the hospital’s media relations director tries to get the reporter to leave by touching him – a lot. ( via SF Gate)

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Nick May 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Dont touch me bro

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Hazz May 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I have a meeting after the meeting

Yo dawg I heard you like meetings so we scheduled a meeting after the meeting so you can touch while we meet.

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Udaze May 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Reporter looks like a cunt being all up in peoples faces and then requests to not be touched, LOL like my little brother getting in my face and saying “I’m not touching you I’m not touching you.” and then I push him away and he goes “MOM HE’S TOUCHING ME!”

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Wton May 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

FYI, I don’t find PR’s action very professional but I think it became a big joke as the journalist was greatly unprofessional. Talk about taking a script from Bill O’Reilly’s play book on how to harass the people you’re interviewing. Seriously, when did this start to become the norm? That to get question’s answered, you must go up to the interviewee and stick a microphone on their face as they will somehow respect your clumsy & rude manner. I mean, who the F are you? Some douche with a mic.

You can’t just go up to someone, rudely project your question at them and expect not to get a push back; legally, that’s video proof that the journalist was provoking both the lady and the PR guy and then crying “WOLF!” as if it was a big shock he was touched. Gees man.

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Emily June 3, 2010 at 5:16 am

Dont touch me bro

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D July 29, 2010 at 6:02 am

What nonsense. He was asking a question, when it became clear there was no time for him he accepted and tried to arrange another time, that’s not harassing. It’s his job to not be easy to get rid off if people have something to hide. In the meantime the PR person was generally being more intrusive. If you touch someone and he asks you not to do it, and you do it anyway, that IS harassment legally, and can even be considered molesting.
Afterward he stayed quietly in the back, until he was molested again. Attacking the camera crew, potentially causing damage do very expensive equipment is another action he simply can’t undertake. IF the crew had gone out of line he could’ve had security remove them, because they’re they only to have that authority, but such thing was not the case, which is why he disrupted the meeting himself so there was an excuse to not answer questions.
This man is a joke.

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