MUST WATCH: Oregon Republican calls out Liberal reporter, gets THROWN OUT of candidate meeting

This has to be the best thing I’ve seen since Newt Gingrich was calling out the liberal media in 2012.

Republican Mark Callahan, who is running for US Senate in Oregon, was in a candidate review meeting with other colleagues in order for Willamette Week, a publication in Portland, to decide who they would endorse in the upcoming primary. An opponent of his, Republican Joe Rae Perkins, was on speaker phone. There were others in the room but I’m not sure who they were specifically.

The clip starts with Perkins answering a question on speaker phone. While she was answering it, one of WW’s reporters, Nigel Jaquiss, wrote ‘blah blah blah blah’ on his paper as she was answering. Callahan noticed it and called Jaquiss out for it, saying:

You want to talk about disrespect? I see what you’re writing down there. You just wrote down ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ for everything that Joe Rae said. Joe Rae is a respectable woman. Why are you not respecting her by writing ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ on your notepad?

Whoever was leading the meeting wanted to move on and ask Callahan a question, telling him that if he answers respectfully that they might consider endorsing him. Callahan fired back:

You have to give respect in order to get respect. Right now on that side of the table, you’re not giving very much respect to the five of us and our time here.

After a little more back and forth, the meeting leader asked Callahan if he believes Climate Change is a myth or reality. Callahan answered:


The reporter who wrote ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ followed up asking Callahan condescendingly “where are you on the easter bunny?”

Callahan was indignant:

Are these really the questions I was called here to answer? I called you out for putting ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ on your notepad and now you’re asking me questions like this? Really? Are we talking about this now?

Okay how about you ask a very serious and respectful question instead of asking a little childish question.

The meeting leader told Callahan he just asked him about Climate Change and that he wanted to move on to someone else. He scolded Callahan “if you’re not going to let me I’m going ask you to leave. That’s two strikes.

At this point Callahan chuckled to himself and responded:

Who do you think you are?”

The leader then told Callahan he had to leave. “You’re done here. This is neither a fair or balanced meeting. This is a meeting for us to decide…

Callahan interrupted:

“I know it’s a meeting being asked by disrespectful thin-skinned liberals like yourself.”

Someone else in the room said “There’s the door.”

Callahan walked out, noting he had better things to do with his time. The meeting leader snarked “You clearly do.”

(h/t: 1190KEX)

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  • Longiron

    Bravo but the LIBS really wanted to know where he stood on the Easter Bunny. That and Global Warming go hand and hand ??????

  • las1

    What’s even more stunning is that the remaining candidates sat there like dutiful little bootlickers to the liberal media masters on the other side of the table.

    Is this what it has come to in America when conservative politicians, or politicians of any stripe are required to bow and scrape before the mainstream narrative masterminds, and in their failure to do so will be shown the door.

    Fascist progressives. The new normal.

    • Toaster Crisp

      Scratch a progressive, find a fascist.

      Remember, you can’t spell progressive with the SS.

  • sillyobamaPOTUSisforadults

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • Gary McHenry

    The rest should have left as well.

  • Carter Cobb

    That was revealing. We have always heard about their one sided nature but rarely do we ever get to see this sort of behavior on video. This is why liberals are going to lose the mid-term elections by a large number. People have had it with so called elite arses.

    • DIANNA

      From your lips to “God’s” ears..

    • S9

      Not sure that will happen in Oregon though. That place just breeds “stupid”.

  • Cory M

    Shame on the other candidates not standing up and leaving with him.

    • nibblesyble

      I agree, typical establishment repubs, shame-faced and weak as a baby calf!

      • cerpas

        typical establishment republicans…those are the very people the tea party hopes to remove…as well as liberals.

      • DIANNA

        That is not a Republican.. that was a RINO.. Please people know the difference.. any Republican is better than a democrat… liberal

        • nibblesyble

          Just take a peruse of some of my comments and you will see that I know the difference, having made that clear, I should have put establishment repubs.

        • S9

          really? then why do they keep voting WITH liberals?

    • toongoon

      “If I leave they might not endorse me.”

    • Mj

      I thought the exact same thing. Thank you Shockmaster.

  • 36Free

    Need the name of the “meeting leader”. If anyone uncovers that, please post.

  • bleufishcat

    It also shows that the stories are already written, the meeting was for show.

  • Oscar

    You would think a news person would call out the reporter for writing “blah”, blah, blah” on this notepad. But nope. Like a good liberal he circles the wagon and attacks when called on it.

  • nibblesyble

    My blood is freaking boiling, I can’t watch that again or I will blow. I give huge respect to Callahan who withstood that smug, arrogant a$$hat!

  • fluffer2

    Typical libs….and good for Mr. Callahan. Bravo!

  • GlarryB

    Good for him…. I’ll support him for sure. We need candidates that stand up to the socialist left and we need Senators that have a back bone.

    • Kylearane

      Listen to the response given by the one to his left after he leaves the room. He’s agnostic about climate change. Probably terrified they might turn on him next.

      • toongoon

        Yep! Whipped onto the liberal plantation.

      • las1

        You will conform to the liberal orthodoxies … und you vill like it ya!

      • Mary_RN

        anyone too scared to fight needs to “stay on the porch”.

  • jkpalmdale

    Typical whining childish Liberals. Good for Callahan for calling these trolls out

  • S9



    If you have a brain, you are banned for life from talking to liberals! LOL!

  • Paul G

    That Perkins guy should be ASHAMED and DISGUSTED with himself . Here Callahan is sticking up for him…AND HE JUST SITS THERE!!! Man am I pissed.

    • thetallguy24

      Perkins was the female voice on conference call.

    • las1

      Actually Perkins was on the speaker phone and I think hung up by then. I would have loved to see the others’ arrogant mugs on the other side of the table

  • Jonathan Peters

    I’m disgusted by the other “Republican” candidates who still sat there and answered the questions. They should have all gotten up and walked out.

  • Hunter Bonner

    The people who stayed behind showed their lack of character by continuing to stay. Even if the person is your political opponent, to continue to stay at a forum where disrespect has been dealt out, and they are unrepentant for it, shows such a lack of character to the three other people sitting at that table.

    • You mean the one with the whiny beta male voice at the end, saying something like

      I believe in both sides needing to be respected…

      Doesn’t get your respect or vote?

      • Hunter Bonner

        They continued to stay at a forum, run by whiny little libs who do not like being called out for what they are…a bunch of sissys and cowards. Those who continued to stay behind showed a lack of character. Actions speak louder than words.

    • Mary_RN

      I did notice the woman next to him looked really uncomfortable. I would have been RUDE. Maybe that’s why I’m not running. ha.

  • cerpas

    I would not vote for any of those that stayed…they all should have removed themselves from that bullshit session.

  • JournoTrash. That’s how you handle them.


  • elizabeth burgess

    Oh, I would love for him to somehow get that piece of paper with the “blah blah blah blah blah” written on it, with actual meeting notes, to show exactly who did it. Now THAT would be a great find !! Good for him

    • Mary_RN

      Just this video did it – the creep didn’t deny that he wrote it.

  • $4601165

    Liberals are a PLAGUE! Period! They need to be removed from the civil society because they’re a disease

    • Mary_RN


  • Mark7

    Callahan was more patient and kind to that A-hole reporter than I would have been. As soon as I saw the “reporter” writing blah, blah, blah I would have called them out on it and THAT would have been the only “strike” needed to let me know that the entire thing was pure bovine fecal matter. I would have gotten up and said that I had better things to do with my time than waste it with people as unserious about their craft as they appeared to be.

    And folks wonder why the media has no respect!

    • Mary_RN

      I liked when he said “you have to give respect to get it”. Yep.

  • thetallguy24

    If I lived in Oregon, I would vote for Callahan just for being
    sportsmanlike and honorable by sticking up for his opponent. I don’t
    even know his positions (except climate change), but he has brass and
    the others just sit there like drones.

    He’s got character.

  • Jim Scobie

    Bravo to Mr. Callahan for speaking up and showing some backbone.

  • Coralchristie

    Why didn’t the others walk out with him? Proves their lack of value. Mark Callahan is clearly the best candidate in the room, perhaps not because of skill but because he has integrity.
    The so-called news people were disrespectful narcissists.

  • Jim Hamilton

    yea,just where you on the easter bunny.

    • DIANNA

      THE EASTER BUNNY IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.. with the rest of the despicable liberals

      • Mary_RN

        No, that’s Santa – Satan if you put the letters in the correct order.

  • gscott104

    haha…. “whiny, thin-skinned liberals” – Doesn’t that describe all of them?

  • Wildshot

    I am surprised tat the otter candidates did not follow him out and am disappointed that they did not. I think it shows a degree of gutlessness that they did not. He was defending another candidate that could as well been one of them. They would have show some character by leaving with him.

    • Conrad Von Altenburg


    • I shake my head at anybody that is surprised and disappointed at such predictable behavior.

      • It’s a rhetorical formulation. No need to insult the writer for it.

    • S9

      These days it requires a “degree of gutlessness” to be a politician, otherwise you won’t be around for very long.

      • Mary_RN

        Thugs. If I was a liberal, this would make me switch sides. I’d be embarrassed.

      • Wildshot

        Sounds like you expect your politicians to be “gutless”. Maybe you can expect it but I want nothing to do with “gutless” politicians.

  • WhoDoneIt??

    Liberals only want to hear what they want to hear. Otherwise they want everyone else to shut up.

  • Semprasectum

    This has to be done by ALL candidates. …time to call these illiterate media types out for the scum the ARE. . blah blah blah . ..

    • Sanford Thorson

      The three others should have walked out with him but we now have a mostly spineless political bench.

      • Mary_RN

        I would have proudly walked out with him.

  • kadepro

    Curious to find out who papa bear “meeting mediator” was and give him my two cents.

    • “strike two”

      • Guest

        What? Where’s strike one? Liberal math?!

      • Mary_RN

        Oh gosh, are we counting strikes??? Then Obama should have been thrown out in his first year. How many strikes does Benghazi count for? At least 4 heh?

  • Grace656

    The rest of them should have walked out with him, absolutely. The press are only there to report – not act as if they are the schoolmarm. That was ridiculous.

  • badbadlibs

    These leftist, so called, reporters don’t have an ounce of integrity or have clue one what behaving professional is all about.
    Pravda moved to the United States.

    • S9

      They aren’t reporters. That profession is deceased.

      Marxists employee propagandists.
      Free people employee reporters.

      • badbadlibs

        Good point, I stand corrected.

        • S9


    • BubbaTex

      they should be referred to as libeRats and demoRats

      • Watchman74

        Or DemonRats 🙂

        • S9

          or we could just call them what they are: marxists. No cute names required.

  • The Man from Scene 24

    Why do we bother calling them reporters these days? Reporting is dead, they’re basically just DNC agents.

    • gigi0f4


    • terrisarten

      I prefer to use the term, State Run Media and now instead of reporters, they have hired Govt Scribes.

    • Jeff

      Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984

  • BubbaTex

    Callahan gets my vote. I recall another Callahan asking if he fired 6 shots or only 5……just sayin…dude

    • Sam Kremer

      Right, because state representatives should be chosen on the basis that their name is the same as a cool character from a movie…


    Well, if the Republican constituents in Oregon have ball one between their legs, I can identify three candidates right off the top of my head that they shouldn’t vote for. Here’s a clue, they didn’t get out of their chairs in this video.

  • Bill Moss

    When I listen to main stream news I have the same reaction. blah, blah, blah….

  • Army_Pilot1967

    That’s exactly why so many people intensely dislike liberals. Mr. Callahan handled himself much better or more respectfully than I would have…which is good. My wife bought me a t-shirt with CSI written on it: CAN’T STAND IDIOTS. I would have ripped open my shirt and flashed that on those jerks around the table, then stomped out.

  • Seth Root

    I am outraged at the media and how disrespectful they were but the other candidates running for senate where sitting there like a bump on a log and not taking a stand and were not calling out this liberal reporter. It was shameful!

  • Connie

    I like him!

  • 7eloiro7

    “United we stand, divided well fall”….Webster’s Definition of divided?…..United States

  • MAA Oregon

    Actually it makes me laugh that anyone thinks WW is an actualy ‘news’ paper. What a joke! The very fact, regardless of where you site on the issue they were discussing, that a “reporter” wrote blah blah blah when taking notes to write an article screams VOLUMES. That person who wrote blah blah blah clearly either had already decided what to write and wasn’t interested in sharing what he/she heard, or they just were being an ass. I have zero respect for people who claim to be journalist getting the right to spew the crap in publications that are then held out as ‘newspapers’. What a bloody joke!

  • Why Republicans allow the liberal machine to dictate the rules of the game is just beyond comprehension. A conservative should realize liberals rig the game, and they should not play along!

    • Julie

      Simple, Republicans are harder to buy. There’s evidently a lot of money to be made by Liberals (those in the game and not on welfare), whereas Republicans are generally out to help the economy and the nation as a whole. Yes, there’s corruption on both sides, but the economy, and thus the majority, thrives under fiscal Conservatism and dives under vote-buying, welfare-minded Liberalism (all in the name of charity, of course).

      • Sam Kremer

        Quit kidding yourself. A politician’s party does not determine how likely they are to be bought. Selling out is unfortunately one of the few things that can be seen across party lines.

  • gigi0f4

    This is what you get on the left coast. We moved from our beloved Washington two years ago. While I miss the beauty that is where we lived, I do not miss the liberal left that has taken over the once great state. Oregon is sandwiched in between Washington and California so there it goes as well. While we have not arrived, yet, at our ultimate destination, Texas, we are moving toward that end. At least where we currently reside, outside Columbus, OH we have lots of like minded neighbors that are making our transition sweet.
    Praying for a revival in this nation. That people will repent, respond and return to our once conservative values that most here hold so dear.

    • badbadlibs

      You left me behind!
      The western half of Wa has become ugly in my view, due to it’s liberal/Marxist ways. I don’t care how green it is or how many dang trees there are…
      You can’t go outside your door without them throwing another tax at you…costs me 5 dollars to cross the Narrows Bridge and it’s going up to 10.00 in the future.
      They’re raising taxes for 500 MILES of bike lanes in Seattle. They don’t care that MOST people don’t ride their bikes in the RAIN…and we know how much that happens around here.
      I envy you getting to move to Texas one day.

      • Mary_RN

        Yea, well pray for me everyone. I’m in Illinois. If it weren’t for the kids and grandkids being here, I’d be gone…Texas bound!

        • badbadlibs

          Those are the reasons I stay here, the kids and grandkids. Nothing else on earth could hold me to this wretched blue state.
          The rotten governor recently waved his pen and declared a moratorium on the death penalty.
          No stinking citizen input needed. No state reps needed either.
          We have a very stupid man posing as a governor who thinks he’s a dictator.

          • Mary_RN

            Got a bumper sticker on my car “Dump Quinn, Elect Rauner”.

      • gigi0f4

        To all my California peeps, sorry but I need to respond to badbadlibs.
        It began in the 1980’s when all those in California sold their homes for way more than they were worth and moved north to WA. We had several in our circle that did exactly that and they brought all that liberal thinking with ’em.
        Don’t get me started on the bike lanes. #)*@D)) things. I mean they are all over in south King Co. I would be walking, minding my own business on the sidewalk with the bike lane next to me on the street, that yes we paid for, and guess what? They were mad at me because I didn’t hear them approaching me while they were riding on the sidewalk. I finally walked with ear phones and would reply, “Really? I thought we paid for that bike lane right there for you who choose to rider your bikes?” Smile and plug back in.
        Sorry. But unfortunately, we had hoped that Ohio would have been better politically. When it went blue in 2012, my sweet husband and I threw up our hands. Couldn’t even make a difference here.
        Stay strong!
        PS When we finally arrive in Texas, we’ll let you know how it goes!

        • badbadlibs

          Bike riders are the worst around here. They act like they own the road and how dare anyone expect them to obey any stinking rules!
          I’d like to be a traffic cop, I’d be on the look out for bike riders all day…when it isn’t raining.
          I know what you mean about the Ca. influx…I remember when this state was RED! It went for Reagan both times.
          Now, we have the worst of the worst as leadership.
          The city council raised the sales tax (on their own) to pay for druggies to get their rehab and methadone.
          Not a penny goes to help the elderly or anyone in actual need…just the druggies…guess it takes one to know one.
          Liberalism does nothing but destroy.
          Thanks for letting me rant! 🙂

          • gigi0f4

            Oh any time I can connect with someone “who knows” of what I lament, rant on! Used to be right on but I finally grew up. 🙂

    • Julie

      As a native Texan, I hope you make it here and love it. A number of companies are moving from CA to TX. No state income tax, and employers are protected from employee lawsuits (thanks to the mafia-style Rainy Day Fund we’re so proud of). It’s a great big red state with a lot of whiny Libs in the Austin area.

      • billhook

        And lots of Mexicans coming over the border to turn it Blue through weight of numbers.

      • gigi0f4

        Thanks! It is our goal. And yes, we know about Austin. My husband’s cousin was there and finally has made an exit to the Dallas area. Can’t wait to bask in the glow of a real red state!

  • My response to the Easter Bunny question would have been simple: I’d have told the liberal jerk that there’s more convincing evidence for the existence of the Easter Bunny than there is for Anthropogenic Global Warming.

    • Sam Kremer

      Well, you could learn some physics and demonstrate for yourself how greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere. I think it’s really sad that the issue of global warming is so politicized.

      • billhook

        Climate Change isn’t the issue here, as I’m sure most believe it’s happening, as it has always happened, before humans ever had a hand in it. The issue is how much role do humans have?

        • Sam Kremer

          I’d say we have a fairly large role, considering how the amount of CO2 in the global ecosystem is higher than it’s been in the last 15 to 20 million years. And that’s not even bringing into account all of the other, more potent greenhouse gases human industry produces.

      • S9

        global warming occurs, it’s just that WE’RE not the ones causing it. Which is what enviroterrorists are purporting.

  • KMac574

    What a bunch of douche canoes. Who in the hell is running that newspaper that they would not stand up to complete and total disrespect to a candidate for US Senate? Condescending little prick.

  • Shannon Seals Esopenko

    I’d vote for him just because he showed balls in this–good for him! 🙂

  • kadepro

    Mark Zusman, the “strike two” prick, and Nigel Jaquiss the childish scribbler, will no doubt feel some heat for a while. As they should…pompous pricks!

  • englishsunset

    Asshole liberals!

  • ktrush

    So why didn’t the other candidates walk out with him? Cowards.

    • terrisarten

      Integrity is not as common place as people seem to think. It’s rare and admirable.

      • Jeanette Victoria ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I hope we get the name of people posing as “men”

  • Greyson Wolfe 75

    If you don’t agree with them, you are irrelavent. Liberals are tolerant as long as you agree with them. LOSERS. Vote them out in 2014 and 2016.

  • Jeanette Victoria ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    OMG Mark Callahan was AWESOME the rest of those “men” were just girly boys

  • PNWShan

    So, who was taking this video, and how did it get out? There is a WW in the corner, which indicates that it is Willammette Week’s video. So, they put this out thinking it would make Callahan look bad? And they didn’t realize at all how it would make them look?

    • 7eloiro7

      Libs are elated that the conservative got kicked out.

      • PNWShan

        You’re right. It feeds their bullying egos.

    • badbadlibs

      They see no reflection in the mirror, so they have no idea how they look.

      • Stehekin912

        Just like vampires

        • billhook

          Liberals suck the life out of the country and male liberals suck other things too.

  • GMI Man

    Amen! Amen! Give right back at em!!

  • Gary

    So, he defends the other candidates and they sit there like lumps and continue to be treated like crap. Should have walked out with him. Worthless!

    • Mary_RN

      that was exactly my thought. Infuriating.

    • dreamkitten61

      I agree. The other candidates aren’t worth a vote. Give it to the guy willing to stand up for all of them.

  • sean m

    What do you expect when you’re being asked questions by a bunch of 5 year olds.

  • Kirk Fields

    Other candidates should have walked out as well. Weak.

  • S9

    You want to hear some irony?

    This from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications website:

    “We believe that in today’s evolving media landscape, accurate reporting, responsible analysis and ethical practices are perhaps more important than ever.”


    “We believe that an informed public discourse is the lifeblood of democracy.”

    • billhook

      That’s just some horsesh-t they put in their mission statement. NO ONE should ever take a liberal at his word unless they’re threatening to send you to a “re-education” camp for not agreeing with them.

  • DKveragas

    He won my vote easily. Too bad I don’t live there. He seems to be honest, respectful, and bold. Just what we need in elected office, especially in the US Senate.

  • patrick quinn

    Mark Callahan,
    Well done sir…glad you are there to uphold the Republican side of the conversation..Kudos…This should be filed under “TOLERANCE OF THE LIBERAL LEFT.. <<<PRICKS!!!

  • Tanker74

    I like how Nigel Jaquiss thinks changing the spelling of his last name changes who and what he is.

    • Sam Kremer

      What are you even talking about?

      • billhook

        Jaquiss = Jackass, I expect.

        • Sam Kremer

          Oh, I see. So much for political discourse. It’s too bad these kind of remarks are being made about the serious issue of journalistic integrity.

  • John Phillip

    yeah we need him to go to Washington… that was epic. great job Mark Callahan

  • Taurnil Oronar

    Huge huge kudos to Mark Callahan. Hold the thin skinned little bastards feet to the fire. But wait, they can’t take what they dish out. Losers.

  • yewzernayme

    He should have put his feet up on the table and played some flappy bird. Give them a taste of their own disrespect and watch them get violent.

  • Midnight Ride

    Nice to see somebody with the balls to get angry about that crap. Why didn’t the rest of them walk out as well? “That’s two strikes”. Sounds like somebody’s first-grade teacher. No way should they have to put up with that.

    • Ken

      I agree, I am more appalled that he was the only one to leave, and nobody was willing to own up that the reporters were rude, and talking down to him.

      This just makes me think that liberals think they are better than the rest of us non liberals….what a joke.

      • billhook

        Politicians are mostly whores and will screw everyone else to get ahead, so it’s no surprise the others have no honor.

  • BigMikeLewis

    They should have all got up and left together and written a joint statement about Willamette Liberal Week.

    • In_the_OC

      The others were just weak, and didn’t want to lose their chance at – whatever it was that made it worth it to them to act like limp little garden snakes. It’s a shame to see such GUTLESSNESS on display in a room. TOTAL, COMPLETE GUTLESSNESS by those who CHOSE to keep their butts in their collective chairs – and continue with the GUTLESS interview – run by other gutless people.

      MARK CALLAHAN FOR SENATE!!! Don’t waste your vote on anyone else. Get MARK CALLAHAN that Senate seat!

      America NEEDS men/women with character and integrity. He has both.

      The others – not so much.

  • kuade

    He should use some of this as a campaign add! Then say that no one else in the room stood up to the liberal bullies.

  • tvance929

    Man I hope those were not fellow ‘conservatives’ that just sat there next to him and kept silent. Sadly, I wouldn’t be suprised to find out they were. Good job Mr. Callahan – we need more people like you in office.

  • One Concerned Citizen

    These little smartasses cannot tolerate any resistance to their agenda at all. Good to see a man of substance for a change.

  • Mary_RN

    What a bunch of morons. This should be a commercial for the GOP. Blah blah blah???? I kind of wish he had stayed and kept giving it to them. Good job!

  • Bernard Antin

    It is disheartening to see public discourse descend to the childish. I respect Rep. Callahan for expecting mature discussion and an honest process by the publication for candidate endorsement. Shameful that media acted so childishly.

    • raptorduchessDon Paulsen

      Shameful, but typical!

  • Raoul Diaz

    Vote Mark Callahan !

  • Ken

    Everyone else in that room was a coward for not speaking up for the obvious blatant disrespect that was going on.

    This just shows me more how low liberals can get. not only did the Republican representative get treated like a child, not one of the other candidates stood up for him. Regardless of your views on climate change, there is a bigger problem with morality going on in that room. Everyone was classless for letting something like that take place.

    I guess common decency died in the 90’s or something.

  • #NeverHillary

    a shame that the other cowards stuck around

  • SouthernMike

    This is a great example of liberal tolerance! If you don’t agree with me, I won’t let you talk!

  • sp2580

    Marxist’s …….they need to eliminated.

  • Julian52

    good job MARK CALLAHAN. Nice to see someone stand up to these bully Liberals. Having lived in Oregon, I know what Liberals are. They are a bunch of educated idiots who think they own Oregon, and are way over-impressed with themselves. They very possibly ride their bikes on public streets and violate every traffic law there is, while expecting drivers to stop or go around a bunch of idiot 60+ year old on bikes with their gray beards and goofy earrings like they think they are 25 – they are Progressives who have time for their little bicycles because they don’t raise families and they are employed by in government jobs where they have little to do except think up regulations on the working people and write ‘blah-blah-blah’. The blah blah stuff actually reflects how STUPID LIBERALS actually are.

  • stlhkyfan

    If the shoe was on the other foot they all walk out like how dare you treat me like this.Mark tried to have a debate unlike the libs

  • TheBerean

    19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 1Corinthians 3:19-20

  • Gray Panther

    Republican candidates for any office need to consider not engaging with liberal media pundits.

  • NixTyranny

    OK, Oregon voters, it is apparent that Callahan is your best chance to FINALLY have a decent US Senator representing you. Go for it!!

  • John

    He gets my vote!

  • Surly Jake

    I look forward to the day when conservative politicians simply ignore all biased media. No interviews. No sound bites. No snippets. Just silence. They will never be treated fairly or respectfully, so why lend them credence to confuse the unsuspecting voter?

  • T.O.

    I would run this as a campaign ad…can stand arrogant liberal bullies.

  • speakez6

    Say hello to Nigel everyone. You don’t have to be nice. Twitter
    —-> @NigelJaquiss

    • S9

      LOL! He won the Pulitzer. LOL! Why am I NOT surprised?? LOL!

  • hashimoto

    Name & address of liberal reporter ..please

  • jdmac4

    The guy wearing glasses is Jason Conger. He is the grass roots conservative candidate out here who has the best chance of beating the establishment candidate moderate Monica Wehby. We are seeing a perfect example of the establishment putting a pro-choice, moderate as their chosen candidate and whole lotta lobbyist money is flowing her way. Jason is a Horatio Alger story, going from Homeless to Harvard and is a home-schooling, gun totin, God-fearing conservative. If you want to find out more, go to

    • billhook

      It would’ve been nice if he told them to eat sh-t when he saw what was going on, rather than attempt to play ball.

      • You *dammmmn* skippy. He would’ve lost my vote by sitting there, with his thumb up his rear end and not speaking out about this bs.

    • speakez6
    • badbadlibs

      She’s not only pro choice, but she’s devious too. Her ad touting how she helped a baby survive makes her look pro life.
      She’s worse then a democrat.

    • Wendy Lee

      Didn’t think anyone remembered Horatio Alger :). That being said, regardless, he too should have shown some backbone there. He sat and said nothing in order to further himself….it is great that he is God fearing and gun toting man but America has had enough of watching people sit and do nothing while injustices are taking place. I can’t respect that at all.


    A real man amongst room full of cowards . I am glad that he left . I know I would .

  • 81117barringster

    It is always good to hear a reporter admit that he does not do “fair and balanced meetings with candidates.”

  • theidel

    Send an email to the publisher, Richard Meeker. [email protected]

    • badbadlibs


  • Alphabeta Beta

    Paper guy clearly wouldn’t be asking his liberal “heroes” the Easter Bunny question nor disrespect them in an interview. The tone questioning was clear they had no desire to endorse him. Let their “interview” speak for itself.

  • My hat’s off to this guy showing so much restraint. Me? I would’ve been across the table to get at that faceless smarta** running his mouth. That’s why I could *never* run for office.

    And, I like that he stood up for a competitor in the interest of fairness. Shows character. If those other candidates were Republicans, then they’re *spineless* for keeping quiet.

    • BradleyHill

      WE have a lot of Republican’s in D.C. who are spineless for keeping quiet. Hopefully, something will change in November.

  • Fred Starr

    The QUEERIBERALS,and their blah,blah,blah, myth global warming.Lets see them implode when the BENGHAZI shit hits the fan,yeah,yeah,yeah!

  • lynchu

    Good for him. The rest of those sitting on his side should have gotten up and walked out with him. Who was the Easter Bunny question twit? We can hear that he was being a total a–. And the other liberal twit was just as disrespectful. We need more people to speak up and tell these arrogant, disrespectful jerks just how it is going to be according to the American People. Let’s take a stand for our freedom and country. I have had enough of these socialist thugs. Lets fix this problem from the top down, not the bottom up.

    • tarandfeatherthecrooks

      Can we please have a photo and up date on the MORON(s) who were “leading” the group, questions such as the Easter bunny…etc. Photos please. Expose these creeps who think they can get away with this.

  • sDee

    I have seen this many times with our local Republican candidates. If they do not give the media the “correct” answers, they not only fail to get an endorsement, they are ensured of being smeared , misquoted or ignored.

    It has gotten so bad that some coordinate their answers with the press in advance.

    Most of them not only go along with the press, they often follow through with liberal policy decision so they will be ensured a smooth re-election treatment by the press.

    The fault lies with Republican voters who do not even notice that their candidates are progressives and who will only give their vote to conservative candidates who refuse to back down.

  • Midnight Ride

    Not surprisingly the paper ended up endorsing the little lapdog that took the question after he walked out.

    • Deborah Lee

      You really should watch the entire video:

  • MiHarp

    Jason Conger is the grass roots GOP candidate in Oregon (man in the glasses). And the woman is Dr. Monica Wehby, who is being pushed down Oregonian’s throats by big establishment republicans in DC. She is completely inept. Bravo to Callahan for standing up for Jo Rae, but the candidate to back in Oregon for U.S. Senate is Jason Conger.

    • S9

      I think we have enough people in Washington who just sit on their ass when they should be acting in the face of tyranny. No thanks.

  • ron

    He was in a room of idiots!!

    • BradleyHill

      …..and he was still respectful toward these empty-headed Liberals

  • gro

    I need more newt Gingrich!

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks


  • dittoheadadt

    Newsfolk who say “neither/or” rather than “neither/nor?” They ARE idiots.

  • TLaMana

    It just proves that the Liberal MSM will never give us the respect we deserve. While not something I was ignorant about it is still sad to see it so blatantly displayed.

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

  • Ed Marko

    He’s a better man then me, I would have lept across the table and kick the snot out of him!

  • SoCalJeanne

    I would vote this guy into the White House based on his take no shit attitude and guts alone.

    • BradleyHill

      Yes, it’s so nice to see someone stand their ground with Liberals. They have their head up there…..oh, I had better be nice here…

  • jonez63

    This is the new piss ant pajama boys of Media. Global warming is their religion. Idiots. I am sure this guy spent most of his time in high school, hanging from a locker room door by his underwear.

    • Sam Kremer

      At least preserving the natural environment shows real, substantial benefits in the long term. And what’s this about the reporter hanging from a locker room door in his underwear? Are you actually condoning bullying?

      • badbadlibs

        What are you trying to say? You think the (gag) reporter was being professional? Are you standing up for the Pravda transplant?

      • jonez63

        Yes…..especially liberal alarmist like you and pajama boy. You either stand up and fight or you run to mama. The thing you liberals don’t understand is that while the rest of the world is getting tougher and more dangerous you guys want to sit in a drum circle and smoke weed. Teach your kids to stand up for themselves. There are tons of stories of kids that stood up to a bully and went on to be a success in life. I am one of them.

        • Sam Kremer

          If people were intelligent and civilized there would be no need for self defense. Don’t you think the parents of bullies should teach their kids to be compassionate and socially cooperative?

          • BradleyHill

            Sam….you don’t think and live in the real world. What you suggest will never be the case in life. Get with it, son!

            • Sam Kremer

              I never said people shouldn’t learn to defend themselves. Clearly there is actually a need for self defense. I’m just saying that people should do more to teach their kids how to get along with others. Interpersonal connection is a lot more important for the social system than having the ability to bash someone’s skull in.

          • badbadlibs

            Thought you were leaving? Promises, promises….and stay on point if you’re going to stay here.

          • jonez63

            What world do you live in man? I want my kids to be ready for anything. I did not raise victims I raised men. Men that can fight for your kids freedom to be socially cooperative. My kids are socially cooperative when need be, but when the other guy is not cooperative and is kicking your a$$ then what? Call the police so they can scrape up your bloody carcass?

            • Sam Kremer

              And what about the other guy? Clearly he needed a better education in civility if he thinks it’s acceptable to turn anyone into a bloody carcass. This is what’s wrong with America. I’m not saying fighting is never necessary, but it’s a huge problem when fighting is given more importance than compassion and cooperation. Do you really think a society can function if people do nothing but fight when they don’t agree? Fighting is not conflict resolution.

              • jonez63

                No it is not, but if you sometimes don’t fight you will not be around for any kind of resolution. You see all the liberal indoctrination in the world does not keep the bad guys from being bad. It is a part of human nature that has gone on since time began. The only defense against people who seek to destroy you is strength. Society does function because there are good guys with guns to fight bad guys with guns. Get it? Man you have nations that want to kill you, tell me what social program can fix that?

          • Robotnik

            Obama’s a (wanna-be) bully. Sic ’em.

      • John Queue

        Sam Kremer… you truly are… Enviro…mental; closer to Viral-mental, if you ask me. I know exactly where you can stuff that bullying comment, dirtbag.

        • Sam Kremer

          Great. You don’t agree with me, so you’re claiming I’m insane. You sure know how to debate…

          • badbadlibs

            And you’re a control freak.
            You said you were “done” with this site.
            Now make good with your promise.

      • BradleyHill

        Sam…grow up why don’t you! Put your big pants on and you will get asked big boy questions.

      • Bill589

        Preserving the natural environment? The ‘natural environment’ IS climate change. Ice ages. Mini ice ages. Warm periods between. We learned to adapt. We are smarter now – we can adapt even better.

        But, for the first time ever, stopping climate from changing? No science says we can do that. There is no science that says we can stop the ever changing climate. We dealt with it before. We’ll deal again.

        Don’t despair for your grandchildren because the climate might be warmer or colder.
        But be concerned if you care if they have liberty.

  • SoCalJeanne

    Funny thing is, the Oregonian liberals ACTUALLY believe in the Easter Bunny, that guy was serious with his question.

  • Sam Sanchez

    Mark Callahan that was rich. Bravo brother to hell with these idiots..

  • Blade_Runner_1776

    Hypocrite liberals. True diversity includes everyone. Obviously, a thinking liberal is an oxymoron.

  • fed-up

    Good for him… If it were me, as soon as the question was uttered “where do you stand on the Easter Bunny” I would have stood up, said pretty much what he did and walk out before they spoke another word.

  • Resonantg

    Someone needs to make this a campaign ad against that arrogant prick. Good job, Mr. Callahan.

  • Morrie Itzkowitz

    If I lived in Oregon and saw this I would vote for this gentleman Callahan. It just proves to you that the Liberals in this country really do not care about this country. Most of them are stuck in the sixty’s and not worrying about anything

  • Pete Roberto

    global warming is in my trousers. Not pants or dresses like you liberal males? believe.

  • Bundy?

    Somebody post the name of this “reporter.” Let’s have fun with him.

    • In_the_OC

      Yes – please. Post it for everyone to see. And who was in “charge” of the meeting who asked Callahan to leave the meeting? WHO WAS IT? TELL US. Last I heard we have some modicum of freedom left. WHO WAS IT?

      • badbadlibs

        Richard Meeker. [email protected]
        He’s the editor, I believe.
        Don’t have the name of the reporter.

  • Sam Kremer

    I just found this site and I’m already done with it. The story is important. Issues of journalistic integrity should never be ignored. But this comment section is just full of people who say nothing of use. What good is it really doing to call a reporter an offensive name? Why not actually have a meaningful discussion about journalistic integrity and political discourse?

    • Camacho2017

      Could you say something of use?

      • gigi0f4

        Sorry but all I hear are the crickets out back!

    • badbadlibs

      Don’t let the door hit ya….thanks for leaving! 🙂

    • Camacho2017

      Journalistic integrity……. That’s quite an oxymoron these days.

    • Susan Warwick

      I’m really sorry, did you see the same video as I did????

      • Sam Kremer

        I did, and I’m worried about the state of journalistic integrity. But I’m not going to call the reporter a “piss and pajama boy” like jonez63 did. Name calling is pointless, and it has no place in rational, intelligent discussion.

        • badbadlibs

          Why not try to get gently down from your high horse before someone makes you get off the hard way.

          • Sam Kremer

            Thanks for the suggestion, but I’m not riding a horse. I’m just advocating for meaningful discussion. You know, the kind of thing the founding fathers had in their intense and thoughtful debates over the fundamental workings of their new government. If people can’t do that, our society is in really bad shape.

            • badbadlibs

              Our society is in bad shape…maybe you haven’t noticed, but the rest of the informed have.
              Yes, you are riding a high horse, coming here for the first time and lecturing us on how we should discuss things.
              Your high horse is named “Arrogance”.

            • badbadlibs

              And what’s with the “I’m DONE with this site”?
              Are you not going to be happy until you’ve controlled everything after all?
              Or do you just lie for the sake of it?

    • las1

      You’re serious, right? Just found this site and you’re done? I guess it’s going to be a tough ol’ world out there for you if you find this site offensive. Wow… just wow!

    • timsrighty

      You just found this site and you’re done with it, huh? I call that “contempt prior to investigation”. You could not possibly form a reasonable opinion of The RS just by popping in for a few minutes or just one story.

      • badbadlibs

        He’s your typical hypocrite….says one thing does another.
        He’s still here.

    • gigi0f4

      And that reporter exhibited journalistic integrity when he asked the candidate the question, “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?”
      I think that is the point where he left himself open for political discourse here at the Right Scoop. Sorry if some of the verbiage used is offensive to you. Maybe you never get really frustrated about anything? And it is offensive when you state “this comment section is just full of people who say nothing of use.” Really? You would post that here?

      • badbadlibs


      • Sam Kremer

        From my observations, the vast majority of comments here are pointless namecalling.

        • badbadlibs

          Here’s a news flash….we DO NOT care what YOU think.
          Control freaks are really annoying.

        • Robotnik

          Good-bye, Sam. Sorry to hurt your thin-skinned feewings.

    • I get what you’re saying, but folks here have been watching and seeing this stuff way too long. It gives them a place to vent.
      If you cared to check other stories & comments here, you’d see these folks have meaningful discussions daily.
      Nothing wrong with venting too.

    • K-Bob

      You’d have to have journalism in order to do that. None was present in this instance.

      A typical fraud was present, however. It’s not namecalling to identify a fact. This fraud probably has press credentials, like far too many similar frauds can now obtain.


    LIbs are such WUSSIES! Way to go, Mark!

  • In_the_OC


    It takes GUTS to stand up to shills for the Left, little people, with little minds and narrow-minded, Leftist-leaning agenda all their very own, who have NO BUSINESS, NONE, NADA, ZIP, ZILCH calling themselves either reporter/journalists or serious “interviewers” for the aforementioned “candidate review meeting with other colleagues in order for Willamette Week,” (as Nigel Jaquiss, the A.H. “interviewer” in question) who are supposed to interview serious candidates.

    KUDOS TO MARK CALLAHAN for speaking up and noting for all the disrespectful “notes” (“blah blah blah blah blah”), and called the person on it. Good for Callahan. He didn’t cave. He didn’t let them use him. He called them on their disrespect. And here we are, friends. If you hold any opinion contrary to the Liberals, the Progressives (Marxists/Socialists in drag), YOU WILL BE RIDICULED AND MADE TO SUFFER. This is their game plan. You see it every damn day. It STINKS.

    Were I an Oregonion, Mark Callahan would be assured of MY VOTE. He was the only one – the ONLY ONE – in that room with any depth of character on display or any integrity. YOU WANT GOOD PEOPLE? THEN VOTE FOR THEM and not the weak ones, not the ones who can’t measure up to all those ideals you/we tell each other we want in our elected representatives.


  • GrandPaTx

    Why would any real red-blooded American candidate agree to be interviewed by socialists masquerading as journalists anyway.

    • gayle318

      Maybe he wanted to have some fun.

    • bornelk

      We HATE the socialists that have put our country in the mess that it is in.

  • Gary Barber

    I am disappointed in the other candidates for not getting up and walking out with him. If those reporters can’t be respectful enough to listen to answers and then throw someone out for calling them on it, why would you stay?

    • Uncle Sporkums

      They’re Obamwabots. That’s why.

  • Susan Warwick

    I have never in my life seen such disrespect from the people that were on the side of table that you could not see. What is happening to us?

    • badbadlibs

      Liberalism is the short answer to your question.

      • gigi0f4


  • patriot6280

    The others should have walked out with him. The MSM is destroying our country. It’s HIGH time the MSM be called out for their destructive behavior. The white house press corps has been playing Ned Beaty’s role from Deliverance for the past five years and they either don’t realize it or don’t care.

    • liberalssuck

      No they realize it and are pissed they got caught as well as obozo and company. They should be the watch dog of the government but they are in fact propagandist..

  • Sentinel

    Snotty bleeding heart arrogant flaming liberals… always bring the ugly to the table. He did the right thing. Chances are, an endorsement by that liberal rag would hurt him more than help. Well done Sir for walking out. Stupid pigs.

    • Robotnik

      They had no intention of endorsing him. It was all a set-up. In the man’s America of the past, the snot-nosed, panty-waisted Liberal would have got a punch in the nose, and a kick in the a$$.

      • aliswell

        How I long for those days…..

  • sjmom

    If I could I’d vote for Mark Callahan. We need more like him.

  • bornelk

    I think that Mr. McCallahan is correct. “you are done here.” What a slob to have said that. Get rid of these foul mouthed arrogant news people that allowed a druggy to get to be president. What slobs in the media today.

  • Kickass Conservative

    “That’s two strikes.”

    Wow. Someone is very assured of their own misplaced sense of self-importance. Love for that missing chromosome to try to address folks outside of his little echo chamber like that….

  • JaySands1234

    Well,I know who I would vote for in that state.They should have all walked out…………….

  • wildwood15

    GOSH. Who do they think they ARE? Wow. ARe those all Republicans sitting there? Because if they are, they should ALL have walked out. Huh. Even if they weren’t. I suppose the local press in Portland has their own correspondents’ dinner, feting themselves in liquor and flowers, patting each other on their backs.

  • jonez63

    The liberty of this nation is not a college play time debate. This is ours and or kids freedom and future. It is not “only about the fight” as Hilary Clinton said. It is about keeping the country free from imperial presidents and politicians like we have in office now, that are destroying our country and our standing in the world. The liberal has to be right at all cost, and as long as they can win an argument their okay with letting the country go to Hell. They never think of the unintended consequences, and why should they because the liberal media will cover it up. Like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obama Care, IRA targeting conservatives, NSA and on and on and on and on…….

    • badbadlibs

      Hear, hear. Well said!

  • William

    Oregon used to be a great place to live and then about 30 years ago lib/prog/commies from California took the place over.

  • sillyobamaPOTUSisforadults

    Who are these other candidates? Cowards.

    • mercedes

      All Republicans should have walked out with him.

  • aliswell

    I want to know the identity of the toady with the condescending tone who threw Mr. McCallahan out of the meeting. What an outrageous display of arrogance and contempt, whoever he was. Need to take names and kick a55.

    • In_the_OC

      Yup, you’re right! WHO RAN THE MEETING? WHO KICKED CALLAHAN OUT? Who had that authority? Why was that person allowed to get away with that? Why is that person being PROTECTED from the public knowledge?? WHY??? Who is it? Who does that person work for?

  • Thomas Wasser

    Whoever was ‘leading’ the meeting is a piece of…

    • mercedes

      Dude…. 🙂
      You left out a word.

      • In_the_OC

        It’s sometimes more gratifying to fill in the blank with your own special word.

  • fishcop126

    The democrat party has been the taken over by communists, and as such they allow no discussion or debate to their theology. And if lying about an issue suits their need, no problem. The late conservative commentator William F Buckley wouldn’t debate a communist because as he put it “their penchant for prevarication”.

  • Camacho2017

    Obamatwat Libs behaving like the children they are.

  • Mindy

    Nigel Jaquiss is a Wuss.

  • momsaid

    Willamette Week is a well-known piece of bird-cage lining to begin with, but, seriously? The level of childishness and idiocy displayed in this clip should get the reporter on the unemployment rolls RIGHT. NOW. Is it time for the outlying (away from the I-5 corridor) to take back the once independent State of Oregon? Sure hope so.

  • mercedes

    I love this guy! Honest, down to earth, not taking any crap… Wish I lived in his state to vote for him.

  • Gritty

    they have a web site… me thinks many “blah blah blah” comments to their online articles are in order…. I was first.

    • Uncle Sporkums


    • badbadlibs

      Richard Meeker. [email protected]
      He’s the publisher. I’ve emailed him and I hope his inbox is flooded with outrage.

  • Camacho2017

    Unfortunately, in that liberal cesspool, this guy doesn’t stand a chance. They will just keep voting all of the business out, until all that’s left are stinky, non bathing, hippies, living in a vans down by the river.

  • Roscoe Lardbucket

    If the others had any balls they’d have followed him out the door.

  • Good for him! We endorsed Jo Rae who’s an awesome woman, but good for Callahan for calling these people out.
    Pretty petty on the part of the so called ‘journalists’ but what can you expect from progressives.

  • Tom Andersen

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • BluesFairy

    Finally, a real man!