NBC’s Gregory, WH’s McClellan spar at Monday’s press gaggle

Chicago Tribune | WhiteHouse.gov
David Gregory wanted to know why the White House was relying on a Texas rancher to release the news of Dick Cheney‘s hunting accident. “David, hold on… the cameras aren’t on right now,” said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. GREGORY: “Don’t accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras. Don’t be a jerk to me personally when I’m asking you a serious question.” McCLELLAN: “You don’t have to yell.” GREGORY: “I will yell. If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don’t appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that’s wrong.” (Here’s a transcript of the press briefing, which followed the gaggle. The White House hasn’t posted the gaggle transcript.)
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