New York Post state editor Fred Dicker nearly came to blows with Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino last night, who was angry about the way the press has been talking about his 10-year-old out-of-wedlock daughter. Dicker appeared on Fox News today to defend himself, saying that Paladino “misrepresented what occurred” before he threatened Dicker.Dicker claims that he was simply asking Paladino about his unsubstantiated allegations that Andrew Cuomo also had an affair several years ago, allegations, Dicker says, that if true “have never before been made public.”
Paladino brought up photographers, who he claimed were from the Post, taking pictures of his daughter. “You send another goon to my daughter’s house, and I’ll take you out, buddy!” Paladino yelled, before the two men were separated last night.
Dicker said that the Post “didn’t do a story about the child – we did a story about the mother,” and there were no pictures of the girl in the story.
And the confrontation: