O'Donnell: Show That Interview And I'll Sue
Video shows O'Donnell snapping for an aide
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 8:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Christine O’Donnell’s campaign threatened to sue a radio station if it dared to post a video of its interview with her online. During the WDEL-AM interview, O’Donnell can be seen snapping her fingers to beckon a spokesman to her side as interviewer Rick Jensen pressed her on how she would have handled the New Castle County budget differently than Chris Coons. After the interview, O’Donnell threatened to sue if the video went online, Jensen tells the AP.

Campaign manager Matt Moran called later to reiterate the threat, promising to “crush” the station. “He accused us of creating a story to garner ratings because we must be hurting since the Phillies were no longer on the air,” Jensen says. When the station posted the video anyway, O’Donnell’s campaign attorney called to apologize, saying the campaign simply hadn't known the interview would be video taped—even though O'Donnell's last interview with the station had been. Moran called the incident a "liberal media" attack, even though Jensen is a well-known conservative.