Paladino, who helped organize the rally, laughingly flipped Dicker off at the end of the rally, standing in front of the windows to Dicker's radio studio, giving him a one finger salute.
Ironically, Dicker and Paladino agree in their opposition to the recent New York State gun control laws, but have little good to say of each other on anything else.
Here's the way Albany Times Union Reporter Jimmy Vielkind wrote of it :
"A few moments later, Paladino walked to the glass-walled office of Fred Dicker, the state editor of the New York Post who was in the middle of his daily, live, radio show.
“Hey Fred!” Paladino shouted. The two men had a physical tiff during the 2010 campaign, where Dicker forcefully questioned Paladino about his unsubstantiated suggestion that Cuomo had been a womanizer, and Paladino yelled at Dicker for the actions of a Post reporter who staked out his Buffalo home.
Dicker looked up. Paladino raised his middle finger, smiled, and walked away."
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"This is someone who purports to be a political leader in this state, he was the Republican candidate for governor in 2010, and he stands in the window, with a menacing face, and sticks his middle finger up at me. That's where New York politics is these days,"
Vielkind tells WBEN that while Paladino was smiling, it was not entirely lighthearted. He adds that there was no pushing or shoving of the kind that marked thier confrontation during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
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See video of the original Dicker-Paladino Scuffle
Supporters and opponents of the state's new gun restrictions held competing rallies at the Capitol Tuesday.
A group called One Million Moms for Gun Control says its New York chapters will rally inside the Capitol and visit lawmakers to show support for the state's "leadership on common-sense gun regulation."
During that 2010 confrontation, the two men shoved back and forth, and exchanged heated words. (See Video Below)
That confrontation came after Dicker asked Paladino for evidence to support his allegation that Democratic rival Andrew Cuomo had an extramarital affair.
The confrontation grows increasingly physical as Dicker continues to press Paladino on whether he has evidence for his charge."Of course I do," Paladino says, before confronting Dicker about the Post's coverage of his daughter.
"You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy!" Paladino told Dicker in the exchange caught on video.
When Dicker asked how he planned to do that, Paladino replied, "Watch!"
"Are you threatening me?" Dicker asked, before Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo separated the two