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Last updated 13:58 26/08/2014
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STANDS FIRM: Pam Corkery refuses to apologise to the reporters she yelled at after the Internet-Mana campaign launch.

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Internet Party press secretary Pam Corkery says she offered to resign following her outburst at journalists at the weekend.

But her offer was refused by her boss, party leader Laila Harre, who told her not to "be silly".

Corkery caused headlines with an angry outburst at journalists following Internet-Mana's campaign launch in Auckland.

The former broadcaster and Alliance MP clashed with TV reporters who tried to interview party founder Kim Dotcom over comments he made about hacking.

"We've talked about homeless, oh don't be a creep," Corkery said in response to the questions after Dotcom refused to address them.

"We've talked about jobs today and people living in poverty and you want to talk to Kim, who said no interviews about a 19-year-old story.

"You work in news, you puffed up little sh*t."

Dotcom did not want to address the questions, she said, adding "he's not a candidate, he doesn't owe you anything. When will you glove puppets of Cameron Slater just piss off".

Corkery was reluctant to comment further today, saying she did not want to be attracting further headlines or attention away from her party.

But she confirmed she had offered her resignation which was declined by Harre.

"I didn't want to get in the way of the message," she said of her offer.

She stuck by her comments and said there would be no apology to the journalists.

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