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Rick Santorum Curses Out Reporter

It was a shocking moment as a furious Rick Santorum cursed out a reporter for The New York Times.  

Santorum said to the reporter, "Quit distorting my words. If I see it, it's bull(blank). Come on man, what are you doing?"

Here's what caused the big blowup. The Republican presidential candidate, campaigning in Wisconsin, had this to say about his rival, Mitt Romney.

"He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," said Santorum.

As he signed autographs afterwards, Santorum was asked a question by New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny.

Zeleny asked, "You said that Mitt Romney was the worst Republican in the country. Is that true?"

Santorum responded, "What speech, did you listen to? Stop lying! I said he was the worst Republican to run on the issue of Obamacare and that's what I was talking about. Quit distorting my words. If I see it, it's bull(blank). Come on man, what are you doing?"

Santorum became more agitated when the question was repeated a second time.

On CBS This Morning, New York Times reporter Zeleny spoke about the curse.

"It's a very common tactic for Republican presidential candidates, or even Democratic presidential candidates to try and use the media as a foil. So he clearly knew the cameras were rolling here," said Zeleny.

Santorum made light of the incident on Monday's Fox & Friends.

"If you haven't cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you're not really a Republican, is the way I look at it," said Santorum.

A spokesman for Mitt Romney said in a statement about the curse:

"Rick Santorum is becoming more desperate and angry and unhinged every day."
 

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