(Updated 4:47 p.m. ET with O'Donnell campaign response)
(CNN) – Christine O'Donnell, the surprise Tea Party-backed Senate candidate in Delaware, threatened to sue a local radio station if it did not turn over a videotape of an interview it conducted with her.
O'Donnell's campaign later apologized to the station for the threat, WDEL reports.
O'Donnell appeared on WDEL's "The Rick Jensen Show" Tuesday, during which she fielded several questions from listeners and the host. Upon the conclusion of the interview, an O'Donnell aide demanded video of the interview be turned over to the campaign and destroyed because such videotaping had not been previously approved.
It was then, according to WDEL, that O'Donnell herself threatened to sue the station if it did not comply with the request. WDEL also says it later fielded a phone call from O'Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran, who threatened to "crush" the station with a lawsuit if it did not agree to turn over the tape.
WDEL's attorney was soon involved and told the campaign there was nothing illegal about videotaping the interview for later use on the station's website and added that such action is protected by the First Amendment.
Upon further investigation, WDEL says O'Donnell's attorney called the station to apologize for the uproar and threat of litigation.
Doug Sachtleben, O'Donnell's campaign spokesman responded Wednesday.
"Prior to the WDEL interview, we asked the show's host if the video camera would be in use," Sachtleben said in an email. "The host never gave a straight answer and due to the constraints of live radio, the interview began without the campaign getting a straight answer or granting permission for the use of the camera. That's what we talked about after the interview."
This is a person who really, really needs to read the 1st amendment.
She's still relevant? We had fun with her, but she's done.
Please make her, Sarah palin and Brett favre all go away soon.. PLEASE!!!!!
This lady needs to get her man-pants on
And this is someone running for political office to help run our country!!!!!!!!!!! Heaven help us!
Where is her mind?
Where da tape at? I wanna see it. Tea Party is a joke. It's painfully obvious they all rode the short bus...
God help us if she wins.
Giving her the explanation that it is covered by the First Amendment probably didn't mean much to O'Donnell considering she has no idea what the First Amendment says!! haha...what an embarrassment!!
This woman is the most incompetent space case American politics has ever seen.
Did the little piggy cry wa wa wa all the way home ? wa wa wa, wa wa wa, wa wa wa.
Too funny. She can't make money fleecing the people of DE in Congress so her new idea is to sue for money.
What a distusting piece of witchy craft she is.
I'd give my "right" hand to see the video!!!
Another glimpse of the nightmare government under the T baggers!
Please please release the audio for the interview. Let the Tea Party hear their cow dung queen speak.
HaHaHaHaHaHa! This candidacy gets loonier every minute.
odonnell = palin = professional victim. Really getting old.
Interesting what hypocrites the GOP and Tea Baggers are....always complaining about liberals perusing the courts to sue, but here they are threatening to do the same.
O'Donnell and her attorneys probably had to go look up "First Amendment" before they relinquished.
Remember, she's a member of a party (REPUBLICAN) that is against frivolous lawsuits. Oops, I forgot, nothing pertains to the party of NO. As long as they do it, it's ok. If their enemy does it, it's wrong!!
She can say "I am not a witch" with some honesty. But she can never say "I am not an idiot."
She sounds so much like Palin with her accusations about the media... Seriously, the people who are the most insecure about their positions or their appearance are those who strive to most tightly control the media. Either she is afraid she let something slip that wasnt approved by her handlers, or she is worried that someone might recognize that she is a prop. When people have no confidence in substance behind the talking points – they resort to not saying anything at all. They stop talking to the national media, or they wont debate their opponents, or they aonly allow pre-approved questions in the press conference.
OK i said it – now the Tea-party apologists can start with their accusations of the media bias, and their paranoia about a (no pun intended) witch-hunt against O'Donnell.
Just another Sarah Palin, a disaster! How could we let a disaster like her have a shot at governing in this fine country ? Are we going backward now ??? Wake up America
A crayon that dull needs to remain in the box.
Yep, the Teatards are all about "transparency" and government in the sunshine....you know...as long as you're wiling to take everythign they say at face value, believe it without an iota of scrutiny or critical thought and NEVER LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN. But hey, why would you? You're supposed to be looking through the looking glass they've provided. So straighten out your tinfoil hats and stop criticizing what was obviously a very legitimate attempt by her and her campaign to keep everything secret and prevent the voters from making informed decisions about their candidates.