NY1 demands apology from congressman who threatened reporter


U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto after Tuesday's State of the Union address, the station says: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony," the station says Grimm said. When Scotto protests that his question -- about an investigation into Grimm's campaign finances -- was "valid," Grimm replied he would "break you in half. Like a boy."

FBI agents arrested Diana Durand, who is reportedly Grimm's ex-girlfriend, earlier in January on charges of making illegal donations.

Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly posted a statement from Grimm:

On Twitter, NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt demanded an apology:

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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