Wednesday, March 23, 2011

'Don't ever touch me again, Pretty Boy'

Matier & Ross report that a couple of the reporters covering the Chauncey Bailey trial got into a heated argument at the Alameda County Courthouse. Witnesses tell M&R that KTVU's John Sasaki tugged Bay Area News Group reporter Tom Peele with his hand, hoping to get the reporter out of the line of sight of his photographer. "Peele glowered at Sasaki, then sputtered, 'Don't ever touch me again, Pretty Boy,'" M&R wrote. Sasaki kept his cool but after the news conference, Peele got into the TV newsman's face and let loose with an expletive-laced tirade. Peele was eventually pulled away by another reporter, M&R reported. Sasaki later told M&R that it was "no big deal" and Peele called it a "minor incident ... the sort of thing that happens all the time" when reporters jockey for position during a news conference.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anybody who has worked with Peele probably wouldn't be too surprised by this. Difficult to expect much better from a devoted Mets fan.

Anonymous said...

TP is a notorious jerk.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Peele also is one of the best journalists in California, so lay off. Anonymous insults strike again. Journalists should be above such behavior.

Anonymous said...

TP is also one hell of a journalist who has almost single handedly kept the Oakland PD from burying the Chauncey Bailey killing - not to mention the PD's cozy relationship with Your Black Muslim Bakery - from public consumption. But yes, by all means continue taking cheap, anonymous shots at Peele. What is this? The Lieberman Blog?

Anonymous said...

TP is definately a piece of work.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who came very close to kicking the crap out of Thomas Peele on the softball diamond.

Anonymous said...

Being a good journalist is not an acceptable excuse for being a prick. This is a concept Mr. Peele has yet to fully embrace.

Anonymous said...

"... definately ... " is not a word, dear anonymous coward who can't spell

Oh yeah, I will be anonymous as well, enjoy