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Postby mtvjunkie » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:23 am

Angry newsman throws out Ali G

Ali G was thrown out of the office of top US news presenter after tricking him into one of his famous spoof interviews.

Andy Rooney, from the long running CBS 60 Minutes programme, lost his temper with the comedian, reports the New York Post.

It came after Ali G, portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen, accused him of being a racist after Rooney kept interrupting him to correct his grammar.

Rooney, one of America's most revered newsmen, has worked on the 60 Minutes show for the past 37 years first as a reporter and then as its presenter.

HBO, producers of the show which aired the Rooney segment last weekend in the US, bypassed the usually cautious CBS press department and contacted Rooney's assistant directly to secure the interview.

Rooney was sent an official-looking letter from what he believed was a "youth-oriented, educational, British show" and was asked to take part in an interview about pop-culture, a network source told the Post.

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Postby Angelpopstar7 » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:02 pm

:rofl: Now thats freakin hilarious :rofl:

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