Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams chews out radio host

Thanks to Halifax Chronicle-Herald political reporter Steve Maher for posting this to Facebook.

From a CBC report on the call:

"Williams was not in an entirely celebratory mood on Tuesday, however.

Shortly after speaking at the NOIA conference, he had an on-air confrontation with open line radio host Randy Simms, who questioned on his top-rated VOCM show whether the province had become too focused on oil.

After insisting that the government has been able to afford a record amount of infrastructure spending because of oil-based revenues, Williams — who has been known to berate journalists and commentators who displease him — said Simms, the mayor of Mount Pearl, should understand the importance of where governments earn their money.

"We don't need that kind of pessimism and crap coming out of your mouth," Williams said, shortly before hanging up on Simms."

Click here for the entire CBC piece.

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