Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (VIDEO: Democratic Congressman Walks Away From Live Fox News Interview)
“We can’t ask questions?” Vittert challenged her. “You are a public official and we can’t ask questions?”
“You will have the opportunity,” Sharpton said.
“Then you’ll answer our questions?” he pressed.
“At the press conference, we will answer all questions,” Sharpton said. But as Vittert kept tailing them, a second man stepped between the reporter and the mayor and began pushing him away.
Sharpton threw up his arm as well and gave a light shove. “Relax! Relax!” he said when Vittert recoiled and yelled, “Whoa!”
Ironically, Vittert said later that one question he didn’t get to ask Rawlings-Blake was whether or not she ordered Baltimore police not to respond to Monday’s riots with force.