Pompeo doesn't deny he cursed out NPR reporter, condemns 'unhinged' media
Pompeo accused reporter Mary Louise Kelly of lying, but did not deny her account of him cursing and shouting at her after a recorded interview on NPR.after she questioned him about the Trump administration's firing of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Pompeo accused reporter Mary Louise Kelly of lying, but did not deny her account of what happened. "NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice," Pompeo asserted, without evidence. "First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview conversation off the record." "It is shameful that this reporter chose to violate the basic rules of journalism and decency. This is another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President Trump and this Administration. It is no wonder that the American people distrust many in the media when they so consistently demonstrate their agenda and their absence of integrity," he added. Kelly said that Pompeo cut off their recorded interview when she questioned him on why he has not defended former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. After the interview, Kelly said that she was taken to Pompeo's private living room, where he shouted and cursed at her and challenged her to find Ukraine on a map. "He asked, 'Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?' He used the F-word in that sentence and many others," Kelly told "All Things Considered" co-host Ari Shapiro on Friday. "He asked if I could find Ukraine on a map. I said yes, and he called out for aides to bring us a map of the world with no writing. I pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away," she said. "He said, 'People will hear about this.'" Kelly said that an aide never asked that the meeting with Pompeo be held off the record — nor would she agree to that. She also said she told the State Department afterwards that she was going to report what happened, but did not hear back. Pompeo ended his statement by saying, "It is worth noting that Bangladesh is NOT Ukraine," implying that Kelly, who previously covered national security for NPR and has a masters in European Studies from Cambridge University, identified Bangladesh on the map instead of Ukraine. Members of the media quickly came to Kelly's defense following Pompeo's accusations. "Pompeo's official response [to Kelly] doesn't deny her account of his bullying & cursing," wrote New York Times diplomatic correspondent Edward Wong. "This is an attack on news organizations from the top US diplomat, someone who is supposed to defend press freedoms. It's obvious he's playing to an audience of one — Trump." "Pompeo also undermines his credibility on the facts of the episode in the statement," Wong wrote. "There is little chance [Kelly], a Cambridge-educated expert on Europe, would have pointed to Bangladesh if he asked her to identify Ukraine on an unlabeled map." Nancy Barnes, NPR's senior vice president of news, said on Saturday that Kelly "has always conducted herself with the utmost integrity, and we stand behind this report." Related Tags Read more: CNBC
I'm good with that. It’s good to see someone with balls again in government. Yep! Media is a pathetic joke Pompeo is the unhinged one. He’s the unhinged individual. These guys are fighting for their lives and are so afraid of being exposed and condemned. realDonaldTrump He is a pompous a$$ Are they following the boss's leadership styles?
YearoftheRat2020 As always it’s never his fault, right? It’s all about you SecPompeo , isn’t it? VoteBlue2020 The headline should read 'Pompeo lied to twice by an NPR reporter. Investigation to follow.' SecPompeo - I wonder how you react to your children if they ask you an uncomfortable question
Mike Pompeo Cursed, Yelled At NPR's Mary Louise Kelly For Asking About UkraineKelly said Pompeo used the 'F-word' and asked her to find Ukraine on a map after she urged him to answer her questions during an interview. Pompeo is trash This guy really can't carry his shit! Was he mad?
SecPompeo Anyone within the Trumperts camp calling aniyone unhinged.....that is hilarious😂😭😂😭😂....not sure there is anything more ironic!!! Imagine if HillaryClinton had done this. The media acts tough when asking questions and when they get an answer , they run crying to mama Blame everything on Media.
The USA government does not want you see … ! Iraqis march in 'millions' to call for expulsion of US troops Friday, 24 January 2020 USA Military Occupation !in Iraq 'Get out of our country before we kicking you out War MiddleEast Iran Asia lauriedtmann Imbecil What a *M-ITCH* Move... He's obviously channeling his inner Trumpism persona...Lie, Deny, Deflect, and Lie some more...
I think it’s amusing when an unhinged Trumpie calls a journslist unhinged Pompeo graduated from West Point- their motto” Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do” West Point must be embarrassed - Pompeo did not defend Yovanovitch, He can’t handle hard Q that demand truthful answers-He’s a liar , Trump lap dog- Pompeo should resign!
A fine Christian gentlemen cursing out a female reporter for asking a question. Just remember she’s the unhinged one.
NPR: Mike Pompeo berated reporter after questions on UkraineNPR's Mary Louise Parker pushed Secy. of State Mike Pompeo repeatedly on Ukraine , and he reportedly berated her using curse words and demanding she find Ukraine on an unmarked map (which she did). Hunter knocked up a stripper ...same relevance They're impatient. Fascist takeovers take time. Pompeo 2024
Psycho That’s ok Matt Lauer rapped women at NBC, with zero persecution. These people do realize they are public servants? Pompeo is a weak man! Period. For having little hands, Trump can always reach the bottom of the barrel for staff picks. He better not, T. would fire him. Can't get his story straight. He used the F word...Same one Deniro used on national TV for the president. Anyone care about that? Quit yer crying.
The media is unhinged? Who was the one ranting and swearing, SecPompeo? Pompeo cursing & humiliating NPR reporter. Shows how classy & smart he is. Reflects American leadership. Hey Kansas - want him for ur senator?
Mike Pompeo cursed out NPR reporter for asking about removal of Ukraine ambassador, she says'All Things Considered' co-host Mary Louise Kelly interviewed Secretary of State Pompeo amid Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, which centers around the president's dealings with Ukraine . Lmao 🤣 Sure. Reporters should be cursed out more often. Now I like Pompeo!
Seems about right for this regime, eliminating all oversight from all quarters. First, the press/media, then Congress, then the rest of us. Can’t wait. Classy Pompeo tries to intimidate a woman reporter, when he couldn’t he went to smearing. FAILURE TO CONVICT TRUMP MEANS OUR DEMOCRACY HAS FAILED. WE ARE UP FOR BID BY ANY FOREIGN OR LOCAL POWER. WE ARE NO LONGER FREE! THIS GENERATION WILL HAVE FAILED!
Did the ” unhinged media” curse at Pompeo? . It's Pompeo that's unhinged. PompeoMeltdown UnhingedPompeo Don't poke the bear if you don't wanna hear the cold hard brutal truth ya snowflakes LOL The walls are closing in and now there aren’t enough donuts in the world to make Mikey feel better. A charismatic man, very talented.
Pompeo berated, cursed at NPR reporter over Ukraine questions, she says'He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine , he asked, 'Do you think Americans care about Ukraine ?' He used the F word in that sentence, and many others,' NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly said. She should have said, “Ukraine is next to Nambia and right below Wakanda.” But she is too classy. Talking about you people I would use every F word ever invented!!!! Ole Mikey Boy
Pompeo steps up attacks on NPR reporter, but doesn’t deny her accountIn a statement Saturday, Sec. Pompeo does not dispute an NPR host's reporting about his actions in a post-interview lecture, but does challenge the host's character and journalistic integrity. Oh that’s nice he’s lecturing on integrity Disgraceful, but we are use to the media acting in such a manner America should challenge realDonaldTrump ALL of his administration’s integrity!
Mike Pompeo Lashes Out At NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly After Contentious Interview; Network Stands By Her ReportSecretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly of violating “basic rules of journalism and decency” regarding a contentious interview and its aftermath…