Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell (R-Ex-Witch) was in a huff. She was unhappy to learn that WDEL-AM videotaped her live radio interview on Tuesday talking about the Delaware senate race.
The video shows O’Donnell unhappily being grilled by radio host Rick Jensen. At one point O’Donnell snaps her fingers to call an aide to her side and then appears to push him toward Jensen as if she expected him to wrestle the interviewer to the ground.
After the interview, O’Donnell’s campaign reportedly demanded that the radio station turn over the video to them. What’s worse –her campaign manager Matt Moran is said to have threatened that they would “crush” the station with a lawsuit if they did not give in.
Camp O’Donnell said that they were unaware that videotaping would occur. WDEL responded by releasing video showing a technician adjusting cameras and microphones in plain sight of the candidate prior to the program.
Eventually campaign aides apologized and withdrew the threat of a lawsuit — a lawsuit which had zero chance of success.
The lesson here for all public figures — politicians, actors, athletes virtually anyone with a public profile. Any time you are outside your own house — you should assume that you MIGHT be on camera and act accordingly. If that is too much of a burden on you — the solution is easy: don’t be a politician, actor, athlete or anyone in public life.