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Liz Warren Snubs Boston Reporter

• May 29, 2012 10:50 am


Elizabeth Warren staged a hasty getaway Saturday after a campaign event, snubbing a team of Boston Herald reporters trying to ask her a question—and it was all caught on video. According to the Herald:

Moments after giving the keynote speech at the Young Democrats of Massachusetts convention, Warren and her handlers hustled out a rear exit of the SEIU 1199 offices in Dorchester. She climbed into the passenger side of an SUV and closed the door as a Herald reporter asked her a question and a photographer rolled video.

"Professor Warren, we’re with the Herald. Can you … " a Herald reporter said to Warren as she hopped into the car.

"She’s got to get going. I’m sorry," a man who ushered Warren out of the building said. "Sorry, we’re running late."

This mirrored an incident from earlier in the day, according to the Herald:

The man then apologized for earlier closing two stairwell doors on the Herald crew while it was hot on the heels of Warren and her entourage as they hustled out of the building.

"I didn’t know you were behind me," he said.

The reason for Warren’s hasty exit seems clear, according to the Herald:

Earlier this week, Warren repeatedly dodged on-camera questions about her ancestry from a Fox 25 reporter, responding instead with talking points about her campaign and its emphasis on middle-class families.