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Rick Santorum Yells Rude Swear at Terrible Liberal Media (VIDEO!)

Deeper Why is the terrible liberal media forcing Rick Santorum to yell swears at them by repeating his words back to him and asking about them? WHYYYYYY?
Because they are the liberal media, duh. They could no more stop forcing Rick Santorum to yell rude swears at them by repeating his words and asking questions about them, than they could stop being terrorists. It’s just who they are. And that is why Rick Santorum told Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times to stop distorting his words, it is ********! (The word is “bullshit.”) Seriously, you gotta see this perfect koan of a CBS video, in which they show Santorum’s words, Zeleny asking about them, and Santorum freaking out, lyinnnnnng, and then clearly having to talk himself down from just cold delivering a physical beatdown on poor Zeleny, after the jump. But is there whining? THERE IS THAT TOO!

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207 comments

    1. Callyson

      "Ricky, this is God calling. STFU already. No, really. I only wanted you to run for President for the good laughs you would give us, but now your time is done. Go back to Virginia and let the grown ups take over now. And stop saying that your attempt to enforce your sexual hangups in public policies is some kind of religious issue."

  1. MadBrahms

    Two Santorum posts in a row. The minute I got up I knew this morning was going to be full of shit.

  2. FlownOver

    Stenography – the only acceptable form of reporting.

    If we allow reporters to ask questions, why – they might ask questions! This, of course, is communism. And baby murder.

      1. not that Dewey

        But the 2nd amendment gives us the right to shoot journalists, in self-defense. Especially if we feel threatened by their questions.

          1. not that Dewey

            Especially if they're not wearing hoodies! It's just like Obama taking away our guns by not taking away our guns.

    1. SkinnyNerd

      At 1:42 she tries to calm him down a bit, but he just shakes his head defiantly and goes on.

  3. Nopantsmcgee

    The stress has become too much. He should just quit and go spend more time with his wife, kids and fetus jars.

  4. memzilla

    "The media is distorting what I am saying" = "The media is quoting me verbatim."

    Ricky, Ricky… remember your Orwell. It takes at least a day for your old words to reach the memory hole at the Ministry of Truth.

    1. Terry

      It's not just Rick. There's a big section of the GOP base who actually believes that quoting a GOP candidate verbatim is a gotcha question.

    1. GOPCrusher

      Didn't even have to look at his face. Seriously, who goes through life with a last name that means the resulting substance of lube and anal sex? I mean, that right there leads you to believe that the man is mentally unhinged.

  5. tcaalaw

    Someone please tell me that the woman in the blue dress isn't the same daughter who was shown crying in the plaid dress back when Santorum lost his senate seat. Because I can't fap to the video if that's the case.

  6. memzilla

    I still can't decide if AstroGlide® should sue Santorum or hire him as their spokesman. On the one hand, ick. On the other hand, Google™ rank!

  7. Limeylizzie

    OK, at about 1.13 he looks mentally ill ,as that eye furthest away from the camera gets really open and frozen in hate.

    1. MadBrahms

      If he's ever in a room with Michelle Bachmann, it will be an overwhelming singularity of hate-sanity.

    2. freakishlywrong

      The people behind him look like people who are on the subway, (express train), and a nutjob just cold starts going off. You're just a captive audience and you can't get away, can't look away, and hope the nutjob doesn't boil over. They look just like that.

  8. Limeylizzie

    His using the word "Bullshit" means I can openly, and frequently, call him a Catholic Cunt, right?

  9. GreatChristiano

    A liar needs a good memory, but hey–if we are gonna start holding these candidates to their words, it will get messy.

  10. MadBrahms

    The CBS guy is such a dick to him, as he should be. "You sound upset about something."

    Beautiful.

  11. Doktor StrangeZoom

    I liked the stop-smoking ad at the beginning with the dying lady getting a sponge bath.

  12. James Michael Curley

    Then he walked half way around the world while the NYTimes was putting its boots on.

  13. Pragmatist2

    Whoa!!!!!
    What's with the bracelets he is wearing????
    Isn't that kind of, dare I say it, gay?

    1. Barrelhse

      Let's all run over there and say "HI" to Jim, maybe leave a comment! I bet he'd really like that.

    2. James Michael Curley

      "Ms. Carender said she received health insurance through her job, but that if the bill was allowed to stand, she said she would drop the policy in protest.
      “I am not going to trade my health for my freedom,” she said."

    1. docterry6973

      ‘Any Ad Which Quotes What I Said On Sunday Is A Falsehood’

      As always, when your looking for bullshit you gotta start with Newt.

  14. Mumbletypeg

    From the same story, found on msnbc.com:

    "In an earlier rally in Fond du Lac, WI, Santorum drew an overflow crowd."

    Well duh, msnbc — I'd join a crowd of oglers too if I thought I could see a politician's head spin from steam whistling out of his ears! Also, overflow from santorum, ew.

    1. Rotundo_

      It's Fondy-the fascists are thick in those parts, Oshkosh, Appleton et environs. Between them and Waukesha you have the thick moneybelt of Wisconsin Republicans. The counties beyond those in the southeast and Fox valley that vote republican are bumpkin country, stump jumpers, and sisterbreeding specialists.

  15. LiveToServeYa

    …and then the petard exploded, sending Santorum flying onto various walls. Of course, it was his own petard … for great justice. The guy to the right looks like he's having to smother a laugh at the beginning.

    1. GreatChristiano

      I think it was more, "If I see it, it's bullshit" oath, thusly redacting previous unspoke claim.

  16. smashedinhat

    Keep digging that hole Ricky. Probably upset that he's left his special love sock in the drawer at home.

  17. e_z

    "Follow up question Mr Santorum" the reporter then asked if…" that Bull Shit contained a frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter"?

    At which point Rick's exploded.

    Game, Set, match.

    Fuckin' Media.

    1. LetUsBray

      Harry Truman and Tricky Dick Nixon wish to point out that this is absolute fucking cock-assed bullshit.

      1. not that Dewey

        To be precise, that was the vice president, who is a major league asshole and should go fuck himself.

      1. Mumbletypeg

        As a Canadian you must be a native speaker, whereas I "adopted" the language during school years.
        "Je vous en prie" was the expression my memory summoned first. I would say it was the "more familiar" construction of word choice, but therein results multiple meanings of "familiar" ['tu' vs. 'vous'] and I risk muddling my intended connotation all over again!

  18. Doktor StrangeZoom

    Well, damn it, I am going to have to sort of defend the frothmeister here a little–there really is a difference between calling Romney "the worst Republican" and calling him "the worst Republican to run against Obama, particularly on the issue of health care."

    Qualifying phrases matter. If they didn't then we would have to be nauseated by ALL kinds of frothy mixtures, not merely the ones that are composed of lube and fecal matter, which are sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.

    On the other hand, completely losing your shit when you're asked the question is kind of, you know, not especially Presidential. Grow up, ya pissy little whiner.

    Lucky for Santorum, the WORST Republican still running is Gingrich.

    1. Burgdorf

      FDR once said "Democracy cannot succeed…" What a communist. Why did we elect him for 3 terms? Wait, what? there is more to that quote and I deliberately stopped half way through in order to try and provoke a response and drum up some news?

      As much as I hate Santorum, I kinda get his rage. This reporter should know better than to pull that amateur crap, and I am kinda glad ol' brown and frothy called him out on it.

      1. swordfis

        He said what the reporter quoted word for word "Romney is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Obama." He may have said it in the context of Romneycare, but the message is clear. It's a low and idiotic thing to say.

      2. EmileZoloft

        Frothy's trying to have it both ways there, Radar:
        "Romney is the WORST Republican in the COUNTRY, pause, to put up against Obama"
        "You said that Romney was the worst Republican in the cou–"
        "AHHH TH' LIB'RUL MEDIA IS TWISTING MY WORDS!"
        Also he totally has that Produce Pete whine going on there.

      3. Arishii

        If he can't manage turn that question into something benign he's truly limited as a public speaker or negotiator.
        Q: "You said that Mitt Romney is the worst Republican in the country. Is that true?"
        A: Yes. In the context of Obamacare, I believe that to be true.
        Why jump the shark?

        1. EmileZoloft

          Real Republicans don't do that. Real Republicans use every opportunity to attack the New York Times, home of flaming liberals like Judith Miller and Ross Douthat. It's surprising Frothy let the guy finish his question.

  19. sullivanst

    "Asking that question shows you don't care at all about the truth"

    Because everybody knows that if you care about the truth, you never ask questions…

  20. V572 Flambé

    Rick Santorum is the whiniest, most sniveling, bitchy little girl in the country…when talking to Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times.

  21. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    When the south gets word of his little potty-mouth, they will now feel a pang of buyer's remorse. This campaign just got cool.

    1. paulabflat

      not at all. bullshit is nothing. in fact, he'll be a hero for standing up to that damned member of the elitist media.

      i kid you not. that's spunk, too, and round here there ain't nothin' more manworthy than spunk. "that took some real spunk!"

      frothed up spunk. heh!!

  22. prommie

    I think the daughter is blinking in morse code. "Save me, please, for the love of God, someone save me."

  23. Baconzgood

    Being asked about the bullshit comming out of his mouth and calling those questions bullshit….very clever.

  24. Chet Kincaid

    What a stupid thing to lose your shit over. He turned a defensible attack on Romney into an opportunity to look like a grade school teacher having a nervous breakdown.

    1. Pithaughn

      Thank you , grade school teacher is precisely accurate. Immediately thought of the stuttering teacher in " the Sixth sense" .

  25. __kth__

    Nothing has shaken my faith in the Romney campaign more than their inability to reduce Santorum to a whimpering, Muskie-esque puddle of tears. Because how hard could it be.

    1. Mumbletypeg

      Muskie libel! Edmund wept at the toll the media scrutiny was taking on his wife's health. Ricky* is just chagrined that the media scrutiny of his poorly framed speechifying is taking a toll on his credibility as a viable nominee.
      —–
      *Maybe it's just me, but what I see coming across in Santorum's display of defensiveness — even though he's practicing Catholic & all — reminds me of nothing so much as the type of lay minister who's emerged from being 'prayed over' with the cautionary "There are vipers who'll throw themselves across your path, and wolves in sheeps clothing" evangelical tripe — stepping in his own filth, then painting the reporters pointing at his shoes as the scapegoats.

  26. subsum

    Yeah… suck on that chocolate stick… suck on it, stick it deep in yer mouth, yeah. You like it, dontcha? Huh? Say you like it, beotch. Say it!

  27. Doktor StrangeZoom

    A cynic might suggest that Assjuice was just looking for an opportunity to be seen bravely yelling at a member of the Liberal Media.

    1. HistoriCat

      It works so well for Newt. Somewhere Gingrich is working up a self-righteous indignation about Santorum stealing his shtick.

    2. paulabflat

      it will play very well, very well indeed, in the southern bastions of asshattery.

      already has.

      i hear things.

  28. prommie

    If you have ever seen Tom Cruise get really mad, he gets the same look in his eyes. Whats going on is they are trying to telepathically murder someone. Cruise is, well, lets say he suffers from "the mental condition which shall not be named," and as a result, he believes all the shit they told him about the magic powers he has as an Operating Thetan Level VII, and when he gets mad at an interviewer, you can actually see him focusing his stare on the guy and trying to hex him. Clearly, Rick is doing the same thing here. I don't know what magic powers Opus Dei Catholics are supposed to have, but they must be like OT VII Scientologists, and they can hex vexatious reporters.

  29. VespulaMaculata

    My hope rests on the chance that at least one of his kids hasn't drunk the Kool-Aid and there'll be a "Daddy Dearest" expose that'll leave Rick so isolated future conservative candidates won't want him even sweeping up after their appearance stops.

    But I'm such a ridiculous optimist.

  30. donner_froh

    If the liberal media would stop asking Ricky about what he said and report on what he wished he had said if he wasn't such an idiot, all of this could be avoided.

  31. MissNancyPriss

    Oh my god he is freaking crazy, he is ready to explode. Jesus better take this lunatic soon.

  32. Exhausted66

    How about a warning that you're about to see an amputated toe?
    West coast oatmeal does not approve.

  33. Callyson

    "What are you guys in the business of doing–reporting the truth?"
    Frothy, you are a moran. Truth.

  34. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    Now that a WH contender can speak like a comedian, can we please elect Doug Stanhope? How about Eddie Izzard or Ricky Gervais? No, wait… they're British.

    *scoff* not like it matters. Fuck a birth certificate! Amirite, Barry?!

  35. Chet Kincaid

    TPM has interesting updates:
    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/santoru

    Apparently The Ferret's entire campaign is now based on defining who is a "Real Republican" and who is "The Worst Republican":

    Santorum brushed the comment aside during a Fox and Friends interview on Monday. “If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican is the way I look at it,” Santorum said, beaming. “We’re out there slugging away … and we’re mixing it up.”

    And he's trying to fundraise off the shit, also:

    But early Monday morning, the campaign sent an email blast asking for a $30 contribution — roughly the price of a New York Times subscription. “I’m Ready to Take On the New York Times,” a header in the email read:

  36. Redhead

    Well, I'm SO glad Santorum is able to respond to criticism (real or imaginary) in a professional, mature and rational manner, without resorting to childish temper tantrums and name calling. This certainly bodes well for his ability to handle criticism and adversity in office.

  37. Joey_Blau

    waaa waaa!! bitchy little baby… It was a setup question and Rick took a deep deep bite all the way to the back of his throat…

    and while Rick has said some time that Willard is weak on healthcare. the last speach left out healthcare and just said he was the worst R to run.. period.

    anyway.. Sanctorum's time is running out. time for .. Herman cain videos!!

  38. HippieEsq

    Does this mean Rick has to go to confession to say "sorry jeebus for saying cow poopie"? What happens when the priest makes a move thinking only an unsuspecting young altar boy would wear a dork-ass sweater vest like that???? Watch out Rick….

  39. anniegetyerfun

    What is it about his face that makes it so punchable? The forehead? It's like someone took Bob Saget's face and injected it with a giant syringe of Prissy Bitch.

  40. a_pink_poodle

    When Santorum said that Mitt Romney was the worst Republican in the country, he actually meant Mitt Romney was the worst Republican in the country!

    See there goes the liberal media again distorting his words into exactly what he said a few minutes ago!

  41. owhatever

    "Are you here to report the truth, or to spin things?"
    "Actually, I'm here because my editor was so pissed off with me that ordered me, let me check my notes to get it right, yeah here it is, quote … to go cover that asswipe Santorum."

  42. GOPCrusher

    I'm not sure I want to live in a world where you can be asked about something you said.

  43. ttommyunger

    I don't know why Ricky's tongue hates him so much, but it really must have been bad…We will see this bit of un-Presidential video again…..and again…..I'll wager.

  44. sezme

    Actually, it's a trick question. In fact, they are all the worst Republicans to run against Obama. Each one worse than the other.

    Romney is the worst because he represents the Republican wing with an unalloyed greed for both money and power at any cost.

    Gingrich is the worst because he represents the Republican wing with absolutely no morals whatsoever.

    Paul is the worst because he represents the Randian, libertarian, racist, misguided youth wing of the Republican party. And he has two first names.

    Santorum is the worst because he represents the Republicans who just cold hate everyone who isn't like them a pasty sweater-vest-wearing creep.

  45. SiameseCatLady

    Ricky has so many sterling qualities, but I think the whiny baby routine is his best. Seriously, he reminds me of a 4 year old (apologies to all 4 year olds). His family probably thinks its perfectly normal for a grown man to act like that. Imagine him having one of his whiny fits in the Oval Office…

    1. docterry6973

      But I don't WANT them to use birth control! (stamps foot and sobs). Mr. DeMint, make them stop!

  46. Tommy1733

    I did enjoy the way the reporter refused to engage the hostility, and just let Taliban Rick reveal his inner ugliness (which was frankly no big secret to those who have a discerning eye). I do so hate that man.

    1. paulabflat

      santorum's becoming something like an angry chatty cathy.

      just pull the string.

      jump aside.

  47. rickmaci

    Tricky Ricky with his tighty whities in a wad, again. Of course, later today his spin managers will be quietly walking back the comments about Romoney and the NYT.

  48. Tommy1733

    Actually I have a lot of sympathy for Santorum. His brain is continually trying to reconcile his "beliefs" and reality – the cognitive dissonance must be very distracting.

  49. glamourdammerung

    How to do well in the Republican primary:

    1. Say something extremely stupid (preferably racist as well).
    2. Bitch and cry about the "liberal media distorting your words" by exactly quoting the full statement in context
    3. ????
    4. Grift profit!

  50. Soylent Green

    They really live by that car insurance rule to not admit fault. All these larfs would've dissapated if they said things like, " I misspoke saying Obama was better than Romney", "I meant avoid to look threatening when I said Hoodies are to blame", "Sorry, I said to speak English when you so clearly do already, my bad."
    Yet another example of avoiding an apology or admitting to flub. I couldn't state this and be funny at the same time, so fuck it.

  51. labman57

    Santorum suffers from the same weakness as do Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, and other tea party brown-nosing political lightweights:

    He regards any reporter or interviewer who has the temerity to hold him accountable for his previously stated positions to be a bullying, biased member of a left-wing conspiracy, and he views any question for which is unwilling or unable to provide an honest, substantive question to be a "gotcha" question.

    In short, these political lightweights feel that members of the news media should act as though they are working for their public relations departments, only asking them the questions that they want to be asked.

    Santorum has defended his outburst with a snarky little response to the effect that every self-respecting Republican politician has cussed out a reporter now and then.

    So according to Righteous Rick, it is a Republican rite of passage to treat journalists (or non-fawning constituents) with contempt.

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