Sarkozy Ditches ‘60 Minutes’ Interview in a Huff
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
Sacre bleu! French President Nicolas Sarkozy abruptly shut down an interview with Leslie Stahl for “60 Minutes,” took his microphone off and walked out of the tête-à-tête, which CBS aired as part of the show’s “Sarko L’Americain” segment Sunday night.
AFP via Breitbart.com:
A clearly disturbed Sarkozy stood up muttering in French about the question, which was not heard, in a short publicity clip put on the Internet ahead of the 60 Minutes broadcast Sunday night.
“You asked me that question,” Sarkozy seems to say as he pulls off the microphone, stands up and walks away from the interviewer, who appears confused.
Sarkozy, whose office announced October 18 that he had divorced his wife Cecilia, is known to be particularly prickly about questions on his personal life.
Before the other shoe fell: Sarkozy apparently objected to Stahl’s repeated questions about his personal life.