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Barney Frank: Reporters are rude and hypersensitive

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As Rep. Barney Frank D-Mass. prepares to leave Congress, he admits to Politico’s MJ Lee that he will miss the media “somewhat.”

“I know reporters who are the most hypersensitive people in the world,” he said. “It really does strike me that people who make a living by writing rude things about other people get so upset if you suggest any criticism of them.”

One of Frank’s more famous contentious interviews was with Bill O’Reilly in 2008 – where he called the famous FOX anchor a “bully.”

“The joke is to think I could have a rational discussion with you,” he said to O’Reilly who was pressing the Congressman on the financial crisis. “You’re ranting.”

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