Archive | November, 2012
29 Nov

Wild Horse Education

Secretary of the Interior threatens reporter “I’m gonna punch you out,” as press freedoms case readies for hearing

Yesterday evening a Colorado 9News aired audio tape of the Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI), Ken Salazar, threatening journalist Dave Philipps, representing the Colorado Springs Gazette at the event, with violence.

“You know what, you can never do that. This is the Obama… you know what, if you do that again, I’m going to punch you out,” Salazar is heard telling reporter Dave Philipps in an audio recording released by the Gazette Tuesday.

Dave Philipps recently broke a story about an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s(an agency under the DOI) wild horse and burro program. The investigation showed that despite the agencies denial that they ship horses to slaughter more than 1,700 were sold to kill-buyer that has a personal relationship with the Secretaries family.

The article published…

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