Most people thought the big drama on Thursday was Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accusing the CIA of lying. But the real fireworks happened right after Pelosis bombshell news conference, when a reporter and a photographer got into a high-profile verbal scuffle that ended with the reporter shouting obscenities.
FOX News producer Chad Pergram got a bit hot under the collar with a photographer who had been jostling him during Pelosis heavily attended remarks.
Press scrums at big events like the Pelosi news conference are notoriously rough, as reporters jam into tight spaces, all competing for the best vantage points. But rarely do they result in press-on-press yelling.
After the event, Pergram gave the guy (who our witnesses couldnt identify) some jaw, and the photographer apologized. Im sorry if I hurt you, the shutterbug said, according to a witness. You didnt hurt me, you just pissed me off, Pergram replied.
HOHs spy says the photog started defending himself, but Pergram was having none of it. Up yours! Pergram said as he walked away.
At that point, the photographer called Pergram rude and the FOX-er turned around and got up in the (much bigger) guys face, our spy says. F**k you, f**k you, f**k you! he yelled before storming out, leaving the subject of the outburst standing with a dumbfounded smile on his face.
And we thought the Pelosi stuff was juicy ...
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