Tea Party Candidate Threatens to Take Out Journalist
It’s safe to assume that if you’re a politician and you’re caught on tape threatening to “take out” a journalist if he reveals some of your secrets, your career will probably soon be over. Tea Party candidate for Governor Carl Paladino made such a threat to New York Post Editor Fred Dicker. Dicker approached Paladino about whether he had any proof to back his claims that his challenger Andrew Cuomo had cheated on his wife. Paladino then snapped at Dicker, who’d previously taken photos of Paladino’s 10-year-old daughter, who he conceived with a mistress. He told Dicker, “You send another goon to my daughter’s house and I’ll take you out, buddy.” When asked how he’d do that, Paladino only replied, “Watch.” The entire thing was caught on video and Paladino’s career soon went down in flames.