Video: Steve Brown body-checks drunk idiot on Fox News

posted at 6:09 pm on November 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

Live from Columbus during halftime of the OSU-Michigan game. It’s the perfect complement to yesterday’s tribute to Jane Skinner.

Thanks to our Fox eye in the sky, Randy, for the tip.

Update: Portrait of a man at wit’s end.

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Agh, not working, and it sounds so cool! Make it work, Allahdamnit!

Savage on November 18, 2006 at 6:18 PM

sweet. i certainly know that feeling.

ArmedGeek on November 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM

Can’t blame him. He is working, trying to get his job done and make an impression. Hope he has no hassles.

StuLongIsland on November 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM

That was awsome!!

Troy Rasmussen on November 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM

I hope her parents got a chance to their daughter on TV. Would be a shame if they could not see how well their money is being spent.

Wade on November 18, 2006 at 6:32 PM

Great! Loved the facial expression. I guess he can now apply for a job with the UCPD…

I was watching his updates all afternoon and the people he encountered were feeling no pain.

Zorro on November 18, 2006 at 6:33 PM

Oh guys, he’s been their all day with these fans who’ve been loaded the entire time. I’ve worked security in a couple bars, I’m sure he’s enduring 100 times more annoying BS there though.

By the way, as the “Fox eye in the sky”, I can tell you that the other male laughter you hear, back in the study with my future wife Julie Banderas is that of ManCow who had just been on discussing his new Fox News show.

RightWinged on November 18, 2006 at 6:33 PM

Knowing the way things are today, the parents will be mad at the reporter. “Don’t touch my kid. She doing nothing wrong.” even when on video.

StuLongIsland on November 18, 2006 at 6:33 PM

I had a similar thought, Wade, but due to my forgiving, magnaminous nature, I surprised it on behalf of well wishes for the silly drunk cow.

Christoph on November 18, 2006 at 6:34 PM

*surpressed… amazing what a difference a word makes… I “botched” the joke and blew a Kerry… and sorry for the visual metaphor… those of you who are Darren Brown fans, you know what I mean.

Christoph on November 18, 2006 at 6:36 PM

Knowing the way things are today, the parents will be mad at the reporter. “Don’t touch my kid. She doing nothing wrong.” even when on video.

Very true as their know their daughter does not drink, it interferes with her and their drugs.

Wade on November 18, 2006 at 6:38 PM

Sweet Slam! No harm done, except to that drunk girl’s ego… Fox News has real men with balls, simple as that.

I don’t blame her for doing it though, she didn’t walk up and punch him or anything -she was just cheering her team in a politically incorrect and stupid way…

That still frame is classic!

JEFF_IN_NC on November 18, 2006 at 6:39 PM

I’ll lay odds that the girlie men at CNN and PMSDNC wouldn’t have done that.

steveegg on November 18, 2006 at 6:51 PM

It’s cute, it’s funny, but that’s it. She muscled her way in front of the camera, and he muscled her way off-camera. No harm, no foul.

Freelancer on November 18, 2006 at 6:54 PM

The question on Monday’s Countdown: is this incident indicative of the culture of violence at Fox News?

And in what way, if any, is Michelle Malkin directly responsible for it?

Allahpundit on November 18, 2006 at 6:57 PM

Anderson Cooper wouldn’t have done anything, she probably would have pushed him over. Maybe in a whiney voice “Oh, don’t do that!”

StuLongIsland on November 18, 2006 at 6:58 PM

Haha…funny.

SouthernGent on November 18, 2006 at 7:04 PM

He should have tasered her.

Hey, someone had to say it.

Enoxo on November 18, 2006 at 7:10 PM

Good questions there AP, something to think about. ;-)

In all seriousness, it seems that Steve done good.

TwinkietheKid on November 18, 2006 at 7:12 PM

Anderson Cooper wouldn’t have done anything, she probably would have pushed him over. — StuLongIsland

…Maher would’ve taken it on the bridge of the nose….

…Olby would’ve shrieked like a leeeettle beeeeeech….

…Rather would’ve blamed it on Bush….

…and Geraldo would’ve married her….

Puritan1648 on November 18, 2006 at 7:19 PM

The question on Monday’s Countdown: is this incident indicative of the culture of violence at Fox News?

And in what way, if any, is Michelle Malkin directly responsible for it?

Allahpundit on November 18, 2006 at 6:57 PM

Haha, oh man…. I know you’re joking, but what’s sad is I wouldn’t be surprised at all if that happened.

RightWinged on November 18, 2006 at 7:20 PM

lol, too funny. Too bad the Wolverines lost because that would have made her look like an even bigger idiot.

Benaiah on November 18, 2006 at 7:23 PM

Erm “to bad” dang it.

AP, we need an edit button. :P

Benaiah on November 18, 2006 at 7:25 PM

Now, this fine reporter gets to deal with many very happy drunken OSU fans. OSU 42 MICH 39

Marvin on November 18, 2006 at 7:25 PM

I’ve officially lost my mind after 3 days with little sleep.

Benaiah on November 18, 2006 at 7:27 PM

And in what way, if any, is Michelle Malkin directly responsible for it?

I’m sure she was, in a way, at least partly responsible for contributing to the culture of balls there. Steve’s got ’em. No doubt about it. Go, Michelle!

Hack Ptui on November 18, 2006 at 8:28 PM

I’ll lay odds that the girlie men at CNN and PMSDNC wouldn’t have done that.

steveegg on November 18, 2006 at 6:51 PM

It would have been seeeeexcist!

infidel4life on November 18, 2006 at 8:40 PM

Yes I beleive MM is definetly behind the body check. This just confirms my suspicion about her stance on affirmative action. Can you say job security?

sonnyspats1 on November 18, 2006 at 8:46 PM

Classic!

Pam on November 18, 2006 at 8:56 PM

That made me laugh. I never laugh.

Enrique on November 18, 2006 at 8:58 PM

Heh, typical OSU fan. I’m surprised she didn’t try to fight him.

While OSU played a great game and deserves the win, too many of their fans don’t deserve any respect.

mesablue on November 18, 2006 at 9:00 PM

OMG, there goes my diet coke out of my nose! He was in no way gentle with her. Freakin hilarious!

CookeyD on November 18, 2006 at 9:44 PM

Erm “to bad” dang it.

You got it right the first time.

EWTHeckman on November 18, 2006 at 10:03 PM

Idiots deserve a good sMack ing!

sMack on November 18, 2006 at 10:07 PM

I only have one thing to say about that video – noogies.

Merovign on November 18, 2006 at 10:57 PM

Heh, typical OSU fan. I’m surprised she didn’t try to fight him.

While OSU played a great game and deserves the win, too many of their fans don’t deserve any respect.

mesablue on November 18, 2006 at 9:00 PM

That’s a fact – you wouldn’t beleive how tired most of us in Central Ohio are of this sort of behavior, too.

I hope her parents got a chance to their daughter on TV. Would be a shame if they could not see how well their money is being spent.

Wade on November 18, 2006 at 6:32 PM

Believe me – the parents are probably at the same low I. Q. level as their daughter (and are probably OSU grads, as well). The funny part is – they velieve that by spending a lot of money, they get a quality education.

Sadly not the case at OSU, where most classes are taught by Teaching Assistants instead of professors/teachers, and where the emphasis is on football – not learning. As seems to be the case most places.

Emmett J. on November 18, 2006 at 11:33 PM

Nothing new for OSU. Steve was very fortunate that his “assailant” was ONLY a drunk, female college student — making it possible for him to continue that brief segment/report. Years ago, when I was enrolled at a Big 10 school, Woody Hayes would have tried to clothes-line him from the sideline. Any Clemson middle guard can tell you that it’s hard to “stay in game” when the OSU coach is taking his best shot at your Adam’s apple.

CyberCipher on November 19, 2006 at 12:32 AM

Why am I reminded of Max Headroom? They’ll soon need armed security to cover the opening of a new strip mall.

TBinSTL on November 19, 2006 at 1:11 AM

If Michelle was responsible for the body check, I bet Ann Coulter was responsible for the person kneeling behind her to take the legs out, and Laura Ingraham then had her tasered.

Im_no_dhimmi on November 19, 2006 at 1:23 AM

I question the timing…

urbancenturion on November 19, 2006 at 3:41 AM

At least no pies were involved.

Dave Shay on November 19, 2006 at 10:49 AM

That was great!
Poor guy. I am sure he had more than enough crap from the college brats.
I live in Austin, TX and it almost impossible to go downtown after a UT win. The staggering, drunk, college kids are an embarrassment. Not to mention a hazard to navigation!
Emmett J, you are probably right on the nose on the parental attitude.

MITX on November 19, 2006 at 12:09 PM

That’s good TV. I would have done just as the reporter did.

Doug on November 19, 2006 at 3:23 PM

Please allow me to offer another perspective. I am a former Ohio State student from the early 90’s. The state of Ohio lives and breathes football. This was one of the greatest victories in Ohio State history. Granted students get drunk and get out of control and I will not defend that. However, this reporter is standing right across the street from the stadium in the HEART of all the tailgate parties. If you don’t like drunk students then don’t broadcast from the heart of the party. If you’re that “fed up” then refuse the assignment. Or find another job. I thought the body check was hilarious and yes she did deserve it. But don’t complain about your job. No one is forcing you to do it.

calirighty on November 19, 2006 at 5:22 PM

The reporter has the right to do his job, an assignment he received from his boss, without drunk and disorderly dolts popping their drunk skulls in his face while he is involved in a live broadcast.

I only hope that “daddy” holds back the next few checks from his little princess, “Get a job,” and that she got a good spanking from mommy and daddy when she got home that night. She need to learn some discipline.

“Youa mind ain’t right, girl. We got ta’ git youa mind right.”

“Your grounded!

William

William2006 on November 19, 2006 at 7:10 PM

I only hope that “daddy” holds back the next few checks from his little princess, “Get a job,” and that she got a good spanking from mommy and daddy when she got home that night. She need to learn some discipline.

“Youa mind ain’t right, girl. We got ta’ git youa mind right.”

“Your grounded!

William

William2006 on November 19, 2006 at 7:10 PM

You’re foolin’ yourself. The parents are the enablers. Besides, this girl needs money to buy weed when she’s not busy getting her liberal indoctrination doing homework.

RightWinged on November 19, 2006 at 7:57 PM