‘Go find something else to do’: D.C. councilman berates reporter for doing her job

Earlier this week, former Washington D.C. mayor and current D.C. councilman Marion Barry made headlines when his car was impounded due to several thousand dollars in unpaid tickets dating back to 2012. While many have raised questions as to why Barry was able to get away without paying the fines for so long, at least one reporter got under the councilman’s skin when she confronted him about the situation.

“We have some of the most incredible audio for you to hear,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “This is… from the local Fox station in Washington, D.C. And [the reporter] runs into Marion Barry because she wants to talk to him about parking tickets that he hasn’t paid for. This [shows] the problem with our system of government.”

WTTG-TV investigative reporter Emily Miller spoke Barry outside of city hall, where raw footage captures the former mayor berating the journalist about her credentials.

“How long have you been with Fox 5,” Barry asked before adding: “You’ve been here since April. You don’t know a damn thing about Washington, D.C.”

Ultimately, Barry suggests Miller “go find something else to do.”

Below is Miller’s report for WTTG:

As Glenn explained, Barry’s attitude personifies the problem with too many politicians in this country. The sense of entitlement and lack of accountability not only allowed Barry to avoid paying his tickets for several years, but it also allows him to believe he is above the law.

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In the past, Glenn has talked about the history of government/media relations. Since Woodrow Wilson’s administration, there has been a cozy, ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back mentality’ that is evident in Barry’s dismal of Miller.

“This goes to the Woodrow Wilson kind of philosophy of… get all of the politicians and reporters together and they’ll work together. They’ll become friends,” Glenn explained. “‘Look, we’re not going to hit them on that because we need to get this story done and we need to do this.’ And that’s what happens. They scratch each other’s back. Now Fox is going to pay a price because they ambushed Marion Barry.”

Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed no one wants to live in an America in which this kind of ‘above the law’ behavior is commonplace. With the midterm election just around this corner, perhaps now is the time to really consider the types of people we are putting in office and the values they represent.

  • Keli Grantham Steadham

    Why is this man still in office? How does he keep getting re-elected?

    • Peter Johnson

      Because crackheads tend to vote for other crackheads ….

    • Greg Barnhart

      You ever been to DC? the town is full of idiots and large black population who will always vote black because they think black politicians will help them, when in reality they care only about themselves like the rest of politicians

    • James

      There should be laws against people like this from serving on the city council.

  • landofaahs

    A typical entitlement junkie. Oh, I hope I didn’t dig in my heels and resort to name calling. Perhaps we should encourage this type of jackass who won’t be bothered with questions. Be nice Glenn if you attack him his followers will stand behind him even more.

  • Flux Blocker

    I heard Marion Berry got arrested in Philadelphia for trying to snort the crack out of the Liberty Bell!

    • Emily Richard


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  • SBook2515

    Wow. Maybe Barry should go hang out with Erdogan.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Reason 5 million why we need term limits.

    • Elena

      3 for the House
      2 for the Senate

      No retirement at public expense unless you serve all 5 terms.

      Paid as an O-6 in the armed forces. Benefits like those of the armed forces. If this means building more family housing on bases, do it.

      • ken.

        no retirement pensions, or benefits of any kind! they are elected to serve we the people not themselves, they should get paid a small wage but not anywhere near what they are paid now.

  • Zojja

    I’m surprised he didn’t pull out the race card.

  • Kathleen Hamilton

    Well in the northwest, Marion Berry is a fruit!

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    Who the heck does this guy think he is flouting the law…Obama?

  • Elena

    Barry has always tht he was above the law.

  • PaC SGM (R)

    Hell, he was probably heading to a crack house, he doesn’t have time for this crap.

  • Abigsoxfan

    Sad, very sad that a bunch of stupid voters thinks this guy is good for them. They vote for him only because he is black (can there be any other reason) and then accuse critics of his or anybody like him as being racist. I guess they learned from the best. Holder & Obama.

  • hdrake

    Caught red handed buying, smoking crack, still got voted back, now this he has not changed

  • Mike

    Of course he is. He is a Democrat.

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  • Leonardo Reino

    Administrator please stop people from advertising their criminal enterprises on Glenn’s site. (Emily Richard & MaxBangayvef)

  • Leta Cooper

    Yes he has a sense of entitlement but the establishment is letting him get away with it. No one is calling hime on it so why should he care if no one is making him uphold the law. The people above him should be cited for letting him get away with it along with him.

  • hwy7890

    Why do people act shocked when it comes to Barry and the Black Caucus? Their actions and statements are no surprise,if you really understand them. They are above the law. They hate the country that the rest of us were taught to love by the relatives who fought and died for it.Why should they follow laws or live by the rules of a society they hate. There are no consequences when they break the law and they are given pass after pass because they know that white people are terrified of being called racist. The more they do to disrespect the country, the more votes they get from their constituents.

    • Glenn Coughlin

      Well, at least you aren’t afraid of showing the world you are a racist.
      This story wasn’t a black/white issue. The story was trying to show how some politicians believe they are above the law.
      Have fun at the next cross burning.

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