I’ve just gotten off the air, and we’re already getting calls and e-mails asking about my interaction with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom today. It was quite odd – haven’t seen anything like it in my time as a reporter. We called the mayor’s office this morning asking for comment on our investigation into patient deaths at Laguna Honda Hospital. We never heard back, so we went to a Newsom event in the Mission District. The mayor said he would answer all reporters’ questions on any topic after the event, and we waited patiently as he discussed problems at Critical Mass Friday night. As you’ll see on the video below, two minutes pass and then we ask about the life and death issues of Laguna Honda. Newsom’s answer? To pretend like I wasn’t there. After you watch it, I’d like to hear what you have to say – yes, I’m sure some of my blog’s regulars will take their shots, but it’s important for us to keep you involved in our newsgathering process.