Ron Paul became quite peeved after a CNN reporter pestered him about allegations that the 2012 GOP candidate made money and gained fame via a series of racist newsletters published in the 1990s.

Paul continues to steadily rise in the polls, in particularly key states like Iowa where the Texas congressman leads the pack, ousting 15-point frontrunner Newt Gingrich.

You know everybody pays attention here, that's why one vote here is so valuable, and it can send a powerful message, Rep. Paul said.

Not only are Iowans paying attention, but the media is as well. As Paul's upward climb gained momentum, the media's turned up the heat. The recent scandal over a series of racist newsletters  -- one in particular referenced Martin Luther King Day as Hate Whitey Day - has put the magnifying glass on Paul.

CNN's Gloria Berger got the chance to interview Paul and started to grill him about the details of his involvement in the writing of the aforementioned newsletters. But Paul immediately rebuffed her.

Why don't you go back and look at what I said yesterday on CNN and what I've said for 20 something years. 22 years ago? he attested. You know what the answer is -- I didn't write them, I disavow them, that's it.

But Berger continued her inquiries. These things are pretty incendiary, Berger said.

That was it for Paul, the straw that broke the camel's back, if you will.

Because of people like you, Paul snapped, and began removed his microphone. Berger pushed on, It's legitimate, it's legitimate. These things are pretty incendiary, she said, then cited a newsletter except referring to Israeli's responsibility for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

To that, Ron Paul replied, Goodbye.

Watch the clip from CNN below. The interview between Berger and Paul starts at the 1:21 mark.