Fox News’ Tucker Carlson did a pre-recorded interview with historian Rutger Bregman regarding taxation and wealth equality, but didn’t like what he was hearing. So he cussed Bregman out, and never aired the interview.
I wonder how many interviews Tucker Carlson and his producers have recorded and jettisoned because they just didn’t like Carlson’s performance?
You can watch Bregman’s side of the chat below since he recorded the interview himself.
Watch Fox News host Tucker Carlson call one of his guests a ‘tiny brain…moron’ during an interview. NowThis has obtained the full segment with historian Rutger Bregman that Fox News is refusing to air. pic.twitter.com/kERYPUaGLY
Nathan Phillips, the 64-year-old Vietnam Veteran and Native American elder who found himself being mocked and taunted by a group of high school boys from Covington, Kentucky, shared his view of the appalling incident with The Washington Post.
Phillips, who was singing the American Indian Movement song that serves as a ceremony to send the spirits home, said he noticed tensions beginning to escalate when the teens and other apparent participants from the nearby March for Life rally began taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd.
A few people in the March for Life crowd began to chant, “Build that wall, build that wall,” he said.
“It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial,’ ” Phillips recalled. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way, and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.”
Phillips kept drumming and singing, thinking about his wife, Shoshana, who died of bone marrow cancer nearly four years ago, and the various threats that face indigenous communities around the world, he said.
“I felt like the spirit was talking through me,” Phillips said.
Defenders of the young boys shared on social media a video clip that appeared to show Phillips approaching the school group at one point.
They claimed Phillips was the instigator, but other witnesses say Phillips saw the teens taunting another group and was trying to peacefully defuse a situation before it escalated.
More from The Post:
Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, said the incident lasted about 10 minutes and ended when Phillips and other activists walked away.
Phillips and the people involved in the Indigenous Peoples March had been using what he described as a “permitted space” near the Lincoln Memorial for hours. But as they were wrapping up, other people with opposing viewpoints — including some from the March for Life — had entered that permitted space and were making demonstrations of their own.
He told The Post that he hoped to get closer to the Lincoln Memorial to conclude the ceremony. That’s when he encountered the large group of boys.
“It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict,” Iron Eyes said. “We were wondering where their chaperones were. [I] was really trying to defuse the situation.”
Covington Catholic High School student attempted to harass & intimidate
a Native American elder and Vietnam Veteran
Update on the hideous incident involving pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing high school students from Covington, Kentucky, who harassed Native American elder and Vietnam Veteran, Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial Mall yesterday.
Covington Catholic High School is the only Catholic school in the diocese, so the the church is definitely getting involved.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, along with the school, acknowledged the situation Saturday afternoon, saying the matter is being investigated.
Laura Keener, of the diocese, released the following statement:
“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.
“The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement.”
In related news, it turns out these hateful brats aren’t the only problems in Covington, Kentucky.
Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel stepped in it this morning when she took to Twitter to announce that “Democrats hate Trump more than they love America.”
It took less than two seconds for folks to point out that McDaniel must love the Trumpster more than she loves her own family since she was reportedly asked by the White House to drop her family name before becoming RNC chair since it is a constant reminder that McDaniel’s uncle is Trump foe, Mitt Romney.
Democrats hate our President more than they love our country.
Ronna McDaniel loves our President more than she loves her own name, which was Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel until she stopped using Romney in public at Trump’s request when he made her RNC chair. https://t.co/puhcSrXP1hhttps://t.co/fJcuVmHy1v
I mean, do you honestly think this is helpful? Don’t you think one can criticize the President & still be loyal to the country? I’m flabbergasted someone in your position would use their platform to divide this way.
White House adviser Stephen Miller’s disastrous interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday ended with Tapper bringing the segment to an early close thanks to Miller’s petulant behavior and refusal to answer any questions.
With Miller still babbling in the background, Tapper ran out of patience telling Miller, “I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time. Thank you, Stephen,” as he ended the segment.
Today we get reports that Miller would not leave the CNN studios and had to be escorted off the premises.
White House adviser Stephen Miller was escorted off the set of CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday after a contentious interview with host Jake Tapper. Two sources close to the situation told Business Insider that after the taping was done Miller was asked to leave several times. He ignored those requests and ultimately security was called and he was escorted out, the sources said. CNN declined to comment.
CBS News White House producer, Arden Farhi apparently acquired a transcript of the post-segment conversation between Tapper and Miller.
The best two lines from the exchange – Tapper telling Miller “This is the reason they don’t put you out on TV;” and Miller saying he was “offended.”
I had an interesting “conversation” on Facebook today.
I had shared a link to a story about an asshole volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township, Ohio, who posted on his Facebook that if he had to choose between saving a dog or a black man from a burning building, the dog would get priority, because “one dog is more important than a million n****rs.”
You get the point of sharing the article, right? He’s an asshole, and nothing disinfects better than a little sunshine.
This guy, Justin MacDonald, had a problem with me sharing the story of this racist guy. He wrote,
“Why tf is this even a fucking news article? Other then to spread more hate?”
“So let’s blast one firefighter from where? Iscrewmysister Idaho? We acknowledge that these people are out there. Deal with it locally not world news. Trying to muster up hate against all firefighters is what this is .. IMO”
“What’s your opinion? To search out each and every person who says something. Welcome to Earth don’t know about your retirement fund but you’ll never run out of work. Glad I don’t have to follow”
For full disclosure, I’ll post the full back and forth below.
But this exchange did get me to thinking: is it really my job to “search out each and every person” who says or does icky/hideous things?
I don’t know about that. I do know nothing gets better unless folks raise their voices. Even if it’s one voice (which, in this case, it’s not).
In the same week where we lost a huge civil rights hero, Edie Windsor, who brought down the Defense of Marriage Act by taking her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, I’m reminded one voice can make a difference.
Edie Windsor’s life story was a lesson in how the simple act of two people falling in love can change the world.
Now, I don’t begin to equate myself with the amazing Edie. But I’m certain she would denounce this firefighter in Ohio for his divisive language.
And I have no illusions about what I can (or can’t) accomplish by making sure people know that idiots like this guy in Ohio exist. But you can’t fix a problem if folks don’t know it exists.
But, I was reminded of this song from a few years back. Hunter Parrish, who most know from the series Weeds, starred in the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell as “Jesus.”
In the revival, they added a song for Hunter that Schwartz had written for the movie of the musical back in the ’70s called “Beautiful City.”
The lyrics came to mind, and I’ll let you do the math.
We may not reach the ending
But we can start
Slowly but truly mending
Brick by brick
Heart by heart
Now, maybe now we start learning how
We can build a beautiful city
Yes we can, yes we can
We can build a beautiful city
Not a city of angels, but finally a city of man
Am I wasting my time pointing out jerks and assholes? It’s true I probably won’t “run out of work.”
Maybe I’m naive. But I’ll be happy and naive thinking I’m doing “something.”
Something that maybe gets us closer to, if not a “city of angels,” perhaps a city of real men.
Hey, Justin MacDonald – I hope you find a passion that inspires you to make a difference. Even if it does run out your retirement fund.
Delta Airlines has issued this apology to the passengers who were intimidated into silence with an anti-Hillary rant during a flight from Allentown last week:
“We are sorry to our customers who experienced this disruption. We have followed up with the teams involved and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. Our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with Delta includes requiring civil behavior from everyone. The behavior we see in this video does not square with our training or culture and follow up will continue so we can better ensure our employees will know they will be fully supported to make the right decisions when these issues arise.”
According to the person who initially uploaded the video of the rant, the man has been allegedly identified as Jamie Winnefrock, an employee of Rockwell Collins. Rockwell has come under fire for the behavior of their employee. The company posted this message on Facebook (without denying the man works for them):
Like many, we found the behavior of the person captured on video of Delta Flight 248 unacceptable. We are currently investigating the matter. Regardless, we don’t condone this type of behavior, nor does it in any way align with our company’s core values or the pride we take in fostering a culture of tolerance, integrity and respectfulness.
Thank you for the amazing job you did running our operation and taking care of our customers during the busy Thanksgiving holiday. At Delta, we strive to deliver a safe and reliable product while providing a customer experience that is second to none. You come to work every day prepared to serve our customers and to take care of each other while also dealing with the unexpected.
As you may have heard by now, last week a video began circulating around the internet showing a disruptive passenger on board a Delta flight. This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers. After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight. However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.
Part of being a reliable travel partner and a servant leader is acknowledging our mistakes so we can learn from them and respond more effectively in the future. Delta has apologized to the customers onboard that flight. We are also refunding those customers the cost of their tickets.
I also want to make sure all of you know we have your backs. The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities. We must stay true to Delta’s core values and treat one another with dignity and respect. We also must remain committed more than ever to the safety of our customers and our crew members. We will not tolerate anything less.
Again, thank you for all you do.
Bolding is mine.
Here’s the video again documenting the man’s assholery: