Think Christine O'Donnell's Delaware Senate campaign is scared of the media amplifying her every word for delicious mockery? Because apparently her campaign manager threatened to "crush" a Delaware radio station in court if they, uh, posted an interview tape online.
O'Donnell appeared on WDEL's "The Rick Jensen" show yesterday afternoon for a live Q&A. Not much hilarity could've gone down, because it would've been mocked on every single website on Earth by now. But then WDEL, which posts the audio and video of the interview on their website, because that's what radio stations do, got into some drama with O'Donnell and her campaign manager:
At the conclusion of the interview, a representative from the campaign who had been in the broadcast studio with O'Donnell asked that the video be turned over to the campaign and not released. He stated that the videotaping had not been approved by the O'Donnell campaign.
O'Donnell also told show host Rick Jensen that she would sue the radio station if the video was released.
WDEL routinely posts audio and video podcasts of interview segments on WDEL.com. O'Donnell's appearance on WDEL in September had also been recorded and posted on the web.
O'Donnell's campaign manager, Matt Moran, called WDEL and demanded that the video be immediately turned over to the campaign and destroyed. Moran threatened to "crush WDEL" with a lawsuit if the station didn't comply.
Eventually an adult showed up:
After seeing the video the attorney for the O'Donnell campaign contacted WDEL's counsel again to apologize for charges made by their campaign manager. The attorney agreed that there was no legal issue with the video and expressed regret for the incident.
Anybody looking to hire campaign managers for the 2012 cycle? We've got a hot one here with this "Matt Moran" guy! He'll embarrass an already embarrassing campaign for a small monthly fee.
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