The reporter is an editorial page editor who's been smearing Heinz on the pages of the Scaife-owned Pittsburgh Tribune Review, according to Kevin Drum. His name is Colin McNichol. I understand he's been flogging the Tides bs that's made its way from the editorial pages of his newspaper to internet spam to the pages of the WSJ.
Here is the exchange:
"We need to turn back some of the creeping, un-Pennsylvanian and sometimes un-American traits that are coming into some of our politics," she told her fellow Pennsylvanians at a Sunday night reception at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Minutes later, Colin McNickle, the editorial page editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, questioned her on exactly what she meant by the term "un-American," according to a tape of the encounter recorded by WTAE Channel 4 Action News.
Heinz Kerry said "I didn't say that" several times to McNickle. She then turned to confer with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and others. When she faced McNickle again a short time later, he continued to question her, and she replied, "You said something I didn't say. Now shove it."