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.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 11:21 AM