KSTP's Jay Kolls fires back at Rybak, doubles down on re-election claim
- Mayor Rybak denies KSTP report that he may not seek re-election
We got an unexpected phone call yesterday from KSTP 5 Eyewitness news reporter Jay Kolls in response to our post about Mayor R.T. Rybak taking to Facebook to deny the station's claim that he was considering not running for re-election.
Kolls emphatically stands by his report. "Absolutely, 100% standing by it. He says it on tape!"
Mayor Rybak attacked KSTP's reporting in a Sunday night Facebook post that left little room for doubt.
But Kolls says that it's as simple as listening to the KSTP tape of Rybak's own words.
|Jay Kolls has a Facebook beef with Mayor Rybak|
So Kolls was surprised to awake Monday morning to see the news of Rybak trashing him on Facebook.
"I take great exception because his quote on his Facebook says I made it up," Kolls says. "I'm furious about that. You can say you disagree with tone, what the implied message was -- I get that crap all the time. But do not tell 10,000 followers on Facebook I made it up."
Mayor Rybak's office declined comment, saying, "We're just gonna let this one lie."