An anti-Trump protester in New York punked Megyn Kelly and a Fox News reporter who thought he had set up a “civil” and kid-friendly interview.
Apparently, there was quite the anti-Trump protest in New York City Wednesday night. Reporter Rob Schmitt said the group caused gridlock in Manhattan as they walked about two miles in the cold and rain to Trump Tower.
“In order to keep this more civil and to keep it safe for the kids,” Schmitt said, “we want to talk to somebody over here.”
He walked over to a young man named “Anthony” who had been pulled out of the crowd for the interview. As Schmitt approached Anthony, another young man popped his head into the shot and said, “No Trump!”
But Anthony did him one better.
“Anthony, you’re out here protesting tonight,” Schmitt began. “What is it that brought you out here specifically? What has angered you to bring you out here?”
Anthony replied, “I don’t believe that Donald Trump is representing me and my peers and uh…”
At that point, Anthony leaned into the camera and shouted, “Grab Donald Trump by the pussy!”
Then, with a big grin, Anthony walked away.
Schmitt said apologetically to host Megyn Kelly, “I tried to have a civil conversation.” He added, “You know I think part of the reason why a lot of people have a hard time taking these protests seriously is because so many of the people behave that way.”
But then, more sympathetically, Schmitt said, “What are you gonna do? But there’s obviously a lot of anger out here.”
Kelly, in her best scolding voice said, “Rob, thank you. You know, that’s the problem. You know, people want us to listen to them and then they behave like that.”
Now, this was an amusing, rather insignificant mishap. But I think Schmitt was on to something significant when he said there’s “a lot of anger out here.” Fox News is already trying to pretend, along with their beloved Trump campaign, that his election proves he has some kind of mandate. “The American people have finally been heard,” Trump-sycophant Sean Hannity declared triumphantly.
But Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. That and the protests that have sprung up around the country, indicating that many people refuse to accept Trump for president, suggest that Fox’s effort in that regard (and Trump's) may well fall flat.
Oh, and if Megyn Kelly wants to be taken seriously, she might want to consider wearing something that doesn’t look like a negligee when she’s hosting what purports to be a news program.
Watch it below, from the November 9, 2016 The Kelly File.
So yeah. Flip em the bird, moon them or say something bad live on the air. I see no reason to be respectful to Faux.
Maybe if Fox took journalism seriously people would actually want to explain their positions to them instead of rightly assuming Fox will just try to make them look like idiots or assholes, and so preemptively giving them a nice F-U comment.
YOU’LL BE CRYING AND S**TING BRICKS THROUGH YOUR OWN HINEY WHEN DER FUEHRER III REINSTATES THE DRAFT AND SHIPS YOUR FAT SORRY A*S OR THE A**ES OF YOUR MILITARY AGED LOVES ONES OFF TO IRAN!
Exactly right, Bemused. The blueprint for liberal phone callers on talk radio and man-in-the-street Faux interviews. Remember the Occupy demonstrations in downtown NYC??? Faux would put on the wackiest looking, most-incoherent protestor, give them a couple of minutes to make themselves look foolish when unable to answer their questions, and call it representative of the entire movement.
I don’t think we will see the Trumps’ getting out of the limo on Inauguration Day. I don’t expect the streets in D.C. to be packed with Drumpf supporters.
You’re correct but for the wrong reasons. Did the protester prank Fox News or did the right-wing propaganda factory just punk you?
Fox News is right-wing agitation-propaganda. Protesters against their boy Trump is something they’re not going to like so singling out a protester mouthing off then running that tape and nothing else, serves the useful purpose to convince you liberals have no argument. Case closed in the Fox News conservative alternative universe.
Speaking of protests, my girl friend who is pretty apolitical is so shocked, upset, and enraged by Trump’s presidency last night she called me up last night with a surprise I was hardly prepared for. She asked me to look out for protests in our area (good luck here in Trumpland) because she wants us to protest alt-right hater and know-nothing Trump as well.
She works in public health and has several employees funded through ACA grant money who will probably be losing their jobs when Trump becomes President. Though the real tragedy is we’re ushering back in the pre-ACA horror people here in Virginia suffered through without access to healthcare. Based upon stories she told me and some I personally witnessed in the ’90s when I worked in public health, I know for a fact people in Virginia died in the Trump pre-Obamacare world because of inadequate access to healthcare.
Trump is the perfect right-winger not only because he’s an uninformed idiot who doesn’t have a clue about public health, the healthcare industry, and how health insurance works. As studies have shown, the difference between conservatives and liberals is a complete lack of empathy for their fellow man. So it’s perfect Republicans would swoon for the biggest narcissist in American politics or entertainment who when on the stump mostly talked about himself while pretending to care about America and Americans.
That said, I don’t agree with loud-mouthed protesting stunts (being a veteran of passive sit-in and such). In fact, the only silver lining I can find in what has happened is that there will indeed be a smooth and peaceful transition. I was seriously worried that a Trump loss would provoke widespread violence. Liberals tend to be respectful of the law and it was NOT Hillary who was insinuating that the system was rigged.
It never ceases to amaze me how easily the President- elect and his followers are willing to make accusations and to drop them as soon as it is convenient. That’s called lying in my book, but IOKIFAR!
I didn’t find what the young fellow said that constructive. He pranked fox nonsense, but I think he might have accomplished more by articulating what a disgusting, low-life example the buffoons in this once proud country planted in the White House.
But I’ll survive.