Bernie Sanders asks Politico reporter: are you high?
Politico’s cannabis journalist Nathalie Fertig had a fun interaction with the Democratic Senator and Progressive Leader Bernie sanders this week, which she shared on social media. And it went from funny to the reporter “crying with laughter” when he “got ticked”.
Fertig would show up to ask Sanders a question and say, “Me: ‘I work at POLITICO, I’m the cannabis journalist.
She first recounted the story of Sanders’ reaction in a text tweet.
Me: “I work at POLITICO, I am the cannabis reporter. @Bernie Sanders: “Are you the cannabis journalist?”
Me: “I’m the cannabis journalist.
Sanders: “Are you high right now?” “
Me: “I’m not high right now.”
– Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) June 10, 2021
Politico podcast producer and host Jeremy Siegel felt that the world needed to hear audio and created a special, very brief edition of the Daily Podcast to do so.
“Sometimes things are too good not to be shared,” he said while presenting the clip.
“I am the cannabis journalist,” says Fertig.
“Are you the cannabis reporter?” Sanders asks.
“I’m the cannabis journalist,” confirms Fertig.
“Are you high right now?” Sanders presses.
“I’m not high at the moment,” confirms Fertig.
“Is it a requirement, to be?” Sanders asks.
“This is really not the case”, also confirms Fertig.
In the Politico Dispatch clip, Siegel ends by saying, “That’s it. It’s Bernie who finds out that the cannabis journalist is indeed a job, not a job where you need to be high.
But even better, it all became one thing on TikTok.
My convo with Sanders ticked and I cry with laughter.
– Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) June 11, 2021
Listen above, via Politico Dispatch on Spotify (and TikTok).
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