Conservative Internet radio host Pete Santilli recently harassed local TV news reporter Antonio Castelan at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Bunkerville, Nev.
Castelan was one of many reporters at Bundy's ranch on April 24 when the cattle rancher held a news conference about his claims that "negroes" might be better off under slavery, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
After the press conference, Santilli (pictured) claimed that the Bureau of Land Management was using reporters to hijack the news conference by “injecting race and dividing us,” noted RightWingWatch.org.
Santilli then pelted reporter Antonio Castelan with numerous questions (video below).
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After Castelan said that “as a Mexican-American” his questions about race to Bundy were appropriate, Santilli went off.
“It’s about race? Is that what you said?” Santilli asked.
“Why do you believe you need to inject Mexican-Americanism into your line of questioning?” added Santilli. “Who do you work for? Do you feel uncomfortable with your questioning? Do you work for the American people or do you work for another entity? Do you believe the media is state-run? Do you believe your questioning was completely biased?”
“As a Mexican-American, you should know that we’re defending your rights and you’re working for the state-run media, and you need to know that," claimed Santilli. "You certainly are, especially by the bias and the line of your questioning. You are not serving the American public, you do not deserve even First Amendment constitutional rights.”