updated 2/24/2006 12:15:48 PM ET 2006-02-24T17:15:48

A partial transcript of Mayor Ken Livingstone's exchange with Evening Standard reporter Oliver Finegold, as taped by the journalist:

(Finegold approached Livingstone following a reception at city hall to celebrate gay rights)

Finegold: "Mr. Livingstone, Evening Standard. How did it ..."

Livingstone: "Oh, how awful for you."

Finegold: "How did tonight go?"

Livingstone: "Have you thought of having treatment?"

Finegold: "How did tonight go?"

Livingstone: "Have you thought of having treatment?"

Finegold: "Was it a good party? What does it mean for you?"

Livingstone: "What did you do before? Were you a German war criminal?"

Finegold: "No, I'm Jewish. I wasn't a German war criminal."

Livingstone: "Ah, right."

Finegold: "I'm actually quite offended by that. So, how did tonight go?"

Livingstone: "Well you might be, but actually you are just like a concentration camp guard. You're just doing it 'cause you're paid to, aren't you?"

Finegold: "Great. I've got you on record for that. So how did tonight go?"

Livingstone: "It's nothing to do with you because your paper is a load of scumbags."

Finegold: "How did tonight go?"

Livingstone: "It's reactionary bigots ..."

Finegold: "I'm a journalist. I'm doing my job."

Livingstone: "... and who supported fascism."

Finegold: "I'm only asking for a simple comment. I'm only asking for a comment."

Livingstone: "Well, work for a paper that isn't ..."

Finegold: "I'm only asking for a comment."

Livingstone: " ... that had a record of supporting fascism."

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