During a CBS "This Morning" interview with Jeff Glor, Ted Nugent, rocker and controversial right wing activist, took exception to the statement that he is not a moderate and swore obscenities at the reporter and his producer who was off-camera.
During the interview in which Nugent chatted with Glor about his recent meeting with the Secret Service, he initally reacted to Glor's statement that “You are many things but you are not moderate," with a chuckle but suddenly lost control and launched into an uncoordinated haranguing lecture about how much an "extremely loving, passionate man... and nice guy" he was, lapsing into profanities in the course of the effort to prove his point.
Nugent, who only three weeks ago made headlines when he remarked at a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," shouted profanities at the reporter and then turned to the female producer Molly Kordares, who was off-camera, and swore obscenities at her.
Glor, according to CBS, had remarked to Nugent that "April was one of the more interesting months I think you've ever had." Nugent answered, "Jeff, that's where you're wrong. It's always been like this." The conversation continued:
Glor said: "It has not always been like this."
Nugent said with an edge to his voice: "It's always been like this."
Glor pressed on: "You have gotten more boisterous."
Nugent said: "No way! You go back and look at these interviews, it has always been like this."
Glor said: "Politically speaking, you are more of an activist now than you were in 1970."
Nugent answered: "The political activism is being accelerated because the conditions demand accelerated activism, yes. "
Then Glor baited Nugent with the suggestion that he probably was not the kind of moderate Romney will need to win the election.
Nugent took the bait, and launched into a tirade:
"If you examine how I conduct myself, I don't think a day goes by in my life for many, many years now that we don't do charity work for children...Call me when you sit down across from someone who has more families with dying little boys and girls who get a call to take them on their last fishing trip in life. Call me, when you meet someone who does that more than I do. Because that's really moderate. In fact, you know what that is? That's extreme. ... I'm an extremely loving, passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I'm a damned nice guy...And if you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I'll s**k your D**K. or I'll f**k you. How's that sound?"
CBS reports that the second part of his shocking expletives was directed at a female CBS News producer who was off-camera.
After the interview, Nugent's wife told him he owed the producer an apology. Nugent complied.
He called Glor on Thursday and said he was rushed to the hospital emergency and he had a kidney stone removed. He said that may have been the reason why he was so irritable during the interview.