But wait. We’re not finished. Librio replied to Riggs’ response. And Riggs responds to that:
Robert, the bottom line is you are not the only reporter who is capable of answering tough questions–to suggest that is wrong. The Mayor was
asked tough questions last night and today.
Frank, I never suggested that I was the only reporter capable of “asking” (check your copy–you wrote “answering”) tough questions. The Mayor bowed up at the sight of me and said, “What are you doing here?” The Mayor made it very clear that she was suspicious about my presence even after I explained that I came down to relieve Bud Gillett. It was then that I questioned, “You are afraid that I am going to ask you a tough question?” The Mayor replied that she did not like the last report that I did about her. You may recall that it was the same report that you called here trying to kill with threats that the Mayor might cut off Channel 11 if we aired it. We aired it and the Mayor kept feeding CBS 11.
By the way, back on the credibility issue. Check back with the Mayor and ask her why she tried to “leak” information about the Hunt building to me a few months ago, after my previous reporting about her.
As you may know, I worked for the member of Congress that started the first Watergate investigation. Is the ghost of Richard Nixon rumbling around the Mayor’s office late at night?
I’m biased, because, again, I think Riggs is handsome. But I’m scoring this Librio 0, Riggs 2.