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WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar threatened to punch a reporter with the Colorado Springs Gazette after the reporter asked him about the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horses program at an Election Day get-out-the-vote event.

Reporter Dave Philipps conducted a two-minute interview with Salazar, a Democrat, at the event at an Obama campaign office in Fountain on Election Day.

The interview — recorded by Philipps and witnessed by Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization — was “perfectly pleasant” until the end, Kathrens said.

“He asked him about what his major accomplishments were and then asked him about his travels, what he was doing, and then he asked him about the 1,700 wild horses in BLM holding facilities,” she said. “Salazar said he didn’t know very much about it but that it was his understanding there was an investigation being done.”

Philipps broke a story in September, in cooperation with ProPublica, about a Colorado man named Tom Davis who has purchased 1,700 wild horses from the federal government but can’t produce documentation on what happened to them.

Davis is a proponent of horse slaughter, which is illegal on wild horses roaming public lands. For two years, he has sought investors for a slaughterhouse, Philipps’ story said.

After the interview, Kathrens said she tried to shake Salazar’s hand. He brushed past her, she said, and approached Philipps.

Salazar then reportedly was caught on tape saying, “Don’t you ever … You know what, you do that again, … I’ll punch you out.”

 

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  1. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 15th, 2012

    Even sissy liberals like Salazar know journalists are easy targets. Like the butch gay dominating the effeminate gay.

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  2. Cynic

    November 15th, 2012

    He wants to punch the reporter the same way he is sucker-punching domestic energy production.

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  3. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    The missing 1,700 Wild Horses is F’d up. Somebody should grab Tom Davis by the short ones and find out what he did with them.

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  4. Anonymous

    November 15th, 2012

    Spoken like a typical commie.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 15th, 2012

    @Bad Brad — Ever see the movie Misfits?

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  6. J Frank Parnell

    November 15th, 2012

    Would like to have seen that. Especially when the reporter fought back making the commie choke on his own balls.

    Foot, commieballs, #WINNING!

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  7. UNCLE KINK

    November 15th, 2012

    If that little wimp threatend me I’d shove his cowboy hat up his ass!

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  8. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    Stranded, Clarke Gable, Marilyn Monroe. Good movie. Occasionally you hear where somebodies been shooting those Wild Mustangs in our neighboring state of Nevada, always pisses me off.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 15th, 2012

    Guys- Last movie for both Gable and Monroe.

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  10. Tim

    November 15th, 2012

    Salazar couldn’t punch out his own nutsack -
    assuming he has one.

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 15th, 2012

    @Brad and @Boobie — Not to mention Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter.

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  12. John

    November 15th, 2012

    What’s with the bolo tie? Is he channeling LBJ?

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  13. Tony R

    November 15th, 2012

    Talk about All Hat…no Horse(s)!

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  14. Dano

    November 15th, 2012

    It would be fun to take one of these liberal FUCKS up on their “challenge”…

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