We hadn't been aware of ABC 7 reporter Dan Noyes' investigation into alleged misuse of money meant to help ailing patients at Laguna Honda Hospital instead paying for gourmet perks for administrators.
Now we are. We're also aware that Marc Slavin, the hospital's director of community relations, doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the words “Don't touch me.”
We've left messages for Slavin to, bluntly, ask him why he was behaving in this manner. As the above video reveals, he repeatedly pats Noyes over the reporter's strenuous objection. He then gets in Noyes' face baseball umpire style — except quietly and with a mercurial grin — and grabs at the camera. He then calls off the town meeting Noyes was attending because of the “disruption” the television reporter and camerawoman caused.