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Anti-Gay Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino Threatens 'NY Post' Reporter


Carl Paladino, New York's Tea Party Republican candidate for Governor, has admitted in the past that he's "angry," and he let us know how angry he can get earlier yesterday, when he threatened a New York Post reporter.

"I'll take you out," shouted Paladino, after Fred Dicker asked the freshman candidate whether there was evidence to support a not-so-veiled allegation that opponent Andrew Cuomo had extramarital affairs while married to Kerry Kennedy.

Paladino, who opposes gay marriage, was also incensed that the Post had sent a "goon" reporter to get a quote from the 10-year old daughter the married business man has from his own affair.

It's an ugly exchange, one that recalls Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge's tussle with a student reporter earlier this year. The "pro-business advocacy group" Americans For Job Security has since used the incident in a campaign video.

Watch both the Paladino shouting match and the Etheridge commercial, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Spoken like a true Italian!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 30, 2010 12:51:29 PM

  2. If mailing garbage to people didn't indicate mental instability I don't know what will.

    Posted by: Wes | Sep 30, 2010 1:08:47 PM

  3. Considering this is NY, it might go over well.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 30, 2010 1:30:36 PM

  4. Interviewing a 10-year-old on how she feels about being a bastard child? Really?

    If I had kids and you tried pulling that stunt with them, I'd threaten to take you out as well!

    Sorry, guys, but the NY Post is a shameful publication, one that uses the tenets of journalism as a disguise for its outrageous activities. To see Towleroad post a piece that makes them look like victims or people of virtue just saw the site take a -1 in respect.

    Posted by: TommyOC | Sep 30, 2010 1:33:34 PM

  5. I'm glad this is happening. Let scum fight scum and clear the way for Cuomo.

    Posted by: RW | Sep 30, 2010 1:42:06 PM

  6. Make yourself at home Paladino, beat someone up. While I hate the NY Post, one of my proudest accomplishments of living in NYC for 51 years is never buying that rag, Paladino knows that politics is a rough sport. He is proud of boosting that he's going to take a baseball bat to Albany.

    He is the one who brought up his child out of wedlock, if he really cared for her he would have hired security, God knows he has the money. He's a thug, a racist and a homophobe.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Sep 30, 2010 1:45:19 PM

  7. a bit more lead in on the story would have been cool

    Like that paladino was confronted on His daughter from an affair = proven fact that he tried to keep hidden

    that is why paladino did the whole red herring cuomo affair bs

    The dude is nutz and I'm sure Cuomo was high fiving and slapping each other on the back in his office "We've won totally this now"

    LOL bye bye tea bagger paladino to the dust bin of history

    Posted by: | Sep 30, 2010 1:58:01 PM

  8. Mostly I'm just surprised that anyone takes the New York Post seriously enough to bother to threaten their reporters.

    Posted by: TomSkylark | Sep 30, 2010 2:13:15 PM

  9. What gets missed here is that the NY Post is like its video compliment, FOX News (both owned by Rupert Murdoch). Usually the Post leans very much to the right. That Paladino would get pissed at a NY Post reporter only shows just how bat-shit crazy the guy really is.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 30, 2010 2:55:29 PM

  10. The Post endorsed Lazio?

    Posted by: anon | Sep 30, 2010 4:57:32 PM

  11. Door-stopping a 10-year old? I think I might threaten violence too.

    Posted by: Graham Anderson | Oct 1, 2010 9:45:34 AM

  12. Look I think Paladino is a jerk and wouldn't give him a dime much less a vote. Thus said, the NY Post reporter is way out of line.
    She's 10 for gawds sake. It's not her fault who her parent is, she's too young to have an educated opinion on anything.
    What the heck paper did they say he worked for? National Enquirer? Is that even a newspaper?

    Posted by: bonobo | Oct 1, 2010 2:47:32 PM

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