PR rep to reporter: ‘No no no no’

A St. Louis TV reporter approached the local comptroller for an interview about spending. Then her spokeswoman stepped in.

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You can bet that this tactic is probably not part of any public relations textbook.

St. Louis reporter Elliot Davis tried to score an interview with the city’s comptroller, Darlene Green. The request was denied via email, so Davis went to City Hall to speak with her about the city-owned car she drives, which costs taxpayers $26,000.

That’s when Green’s spokeswoman, Melanie Streeper steps in. Watch what happens:

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