Video: Don’t touch me

posted at 9:37 pm on May 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Something light to set you up for the holiday weekend. This is actually tough to watch, as you’ll quickly find yourself wanting to take a swing of your own at the blue-shirted twerp who simply won’t. stop. touching. the other guy, no matter how many times he tells him to. And just how many times is that? Via Nice Deb, dude:

Dan Noyes was doing an investigative report on San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital. According to his reporting, the hospital administrators had been using the patient gift fund for extravagances like gourmet meals, barbecues and airline tickets for themselves and staff…

He notes the viral popularity of the clip, and says that commenters on his blog counted the number of times Slavin touched him, versus the number of times Noyes warned him to stop. “I think the final count was 41 for the pats, and 18 for the times where I said ‘Don’t touch me,’ so it was very odd.”

So, was Slavin ever in danger of having the Noyes brung on him? “Well, as a reporter, and as a professional, you have to act a certain way. Of course, as a guy, I wanted to push him, but I wasn’t going to do that because it really wasn’t personal, it was business to me. It was definitely frustrating, because I told him not to touch me, he kept on doing it, and that’s just wrong.”

I would have lost it after about 30 seconds. Exit question: Is there some sort of PR strategy to this moron’s antagonism? Goad the reporter into grabbing him by the throat and then that becomes the story instead of the investigation? Or does this guy just have OCD or something?

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