Video: Leftist interrupts reporter to accuse her of bias and hostility

posted at 2:55 pm on April 19, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s a palate cleanser for the afternoon, of a sort. Washington Times reporter and blogger Kerry Picket covered a press conference last Thursday in Washington DC, where Mayor Vincent Gray announced his opposition to the restart of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, the school-voucher system that Republicans in the House re-funded after Barack Obama cut the funds in 2009.  Kerry asked a couple of extensive questions to Mayor Gray, who disagreed with her premise but appeared perfectly capable of handling tough questions.  Unable to handle it was a liberal activist standing behind Kerry, who accused her of hostility and bias while telling her to “drop dead.”  Kerry has the longer version with the exchange between herself and Gray on the WT site, but here’s the “bizarre” conversation:

However, as I referenced from a Daily Caller piece in a previous post, Dr. Patrick Wolf was asked by the Congress in 2009 to study the effectiveness of the DC school choice program, and he testified a number of times in front of a Senate Committee panel saying, “We know from this study that participating D.C. students are reading at higher levels as a result of the Opportunity Scholarship Program.” He added, “We are more than 99 percent confident that access to school choice though was the reason why OSP students graduated at these much higher rates.”

Furthermore, while a voucher program never had a chance to be established in Washington, D.C. until 2004 and was last voted down by D.C. residents in 1981, when the program was eventually started around a quarter century later, a 2011 poll conducted by the same company (h/t TWT’s Deb Simmons) that worked for Mayor Gray during his election last year showed that more than 70% of DC residents approved of the school choice program.

In fact, a majority of D.C. City Council members support public views on the voucher program. This includes Chairman Kwame Brown and other members who are not supportive with other measures in the budget deal. These members signed a letter to Congress supporting the re-authorization of the program.

I’d call this a classic case of projection.  Kerry isn’t sure who this might be; perhaps a tourist from Madison, Wisconsin?


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The New Civility looks strikingly like the old civility.

portlandon on April 19, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Agree with me or you are a liar, crazy and undeserving of life. Typical leftist.

Daveyardbird on April 19, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Wow. That is amazing.

rockmom on April 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

LMAO

What a moron. I couldn’t stop laughing at his “righteous anger”.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

An obvious friend of Barney Frank…

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

That. Was. HILARIOUS!

A mixure of Keith Olbermann and Alan Alda, I hope we ID this guy as soon as we can.

thebrokenrattle on April 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

It’s time to play………….

SPOT THE LOONEY!!!!!

pilamaye on April 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

If you don’t understand English, why are you a reporter?

Racist!

Disturb the Universe on April 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I didn’t think freaks like this really existed.

ctmom on April 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Anonymous Rage Boy!

James on April 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

The guy making the threats should not be making threats. He looks like he would get his arse kicked by the very schoolgirls he wants to deny vouchers to. Why is anyone scared of a liberal?

Tommy_G on April 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Ed, you’re “clearly biased” by posting this.

Green Muse on April 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Thanks for the laugh.

Go Anonymous Doughboy!

BVM on April 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM

It’s probably Sarah Palin’s fault – she’s so nasty and hateful.

MikeknaJ on April 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I bet he’s a D.C. public school teacher.

Disturb the Universe on April 19, 2011 at 3:07 PM

They really are getting desperately indignant.

Rovin on April 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

“You are obviously hostile and filled with contempt. I have no interest in cooperating with you. You know you’re dishonest, because you’re willing to have a point of view that’s filled with bias and prior conclusions. This is not honest”.

Ed writes: I’d call this a classic case of projection.

Yes. Straight up, pure projection.

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

What a maroon!!

Khun Joe on April 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I bet he’s a D.C. public school teacher.

Disturb the Universe on April 19, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I bet you’re right.

The only thing he could possibly be is a Gray operative working the crowd.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

His name is clearly Mr. Drop Dead.

Rich on April 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM

This guy is Barney Frank & Buddy Hackett’s Love child.

portlandon on April 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Hurry, run this through Darth Vader’s face scanning software. Who is this guy. He needs to be watched by Big Brother.

eaglesdontflock on April 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM

$100 bucks this guy is Dave Drywall.

portlandon on April 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM

“You know that you are dishonest because you’re willing to have a point of view that’s biased, that’s filled with bias, p-p-prior conclusions. This is not honest. And the people of DC have voted, have VOTED, against vouchers. That neither matters to you and is dispositive because we have a representative democracy or you are utterly driven by ideology, which is clearly the case.”

This guy needs to go back to high school and learn how to speak. That makes about as much sense as Obama off-prompter.

steebo77 on April 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM

His name is clearly Mr. Drop Dead.

Rich on April 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Drop Dead Fred.

steebo77 on April 19, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Where was this ‘Hitler’s’ indignation about the views of the voters on Obamacare?

And they call the righties nazzis? Made for a good laugh. Where’s crr6 when her opinions are sought?

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Heh! Now that was some serious beatdown.

I thought he might break out singing a show tune as he minced away.

there it is on April 19, 2011 at 3:13 PM

“..whooooooo ere yewwww?”

“..drop dead..”

Oh, to be in that reporterette’s shoes; she’s a gem with her laconic repetition of “..and your name?”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

The War Planner on April 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I thought the lefties didn’t care if one speaks English.

Hypocrisy, thou art indignant.

Elitism from the left is a beauty to watch.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM

What a creepy dude.

jawkneemusic on April 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM

That she stayed calm beat him into insanity.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Imagine what this guy sees when he looks into a mirror.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM

YOUUUUU KNOOOOOOW JAAAA!

Kenosha Kid on April 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Wow. Just imagine what these folks would do to those who disagree with them if the Constitution weren’t standing in their way. Just imagine. That guy sooooo clearly wanted to have that reporter silenced. He was seething with the desire to Shut. Her. Up. But, alas, the Constitution stands in his way, and he finds that so very, very frustrating.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM

La cage al Fauxed up!

singlemalt 18 on April 19, 2011 at 3:17 PM

- What’s you name?
– Drop Dead
– Mr. Dead, do you know that your breath smells exactly like your name?

Rod on April 19, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Wow. I’m not sure how the guy managed not to pop a blood vessel. Clearly, liberals don’t like spending HALF the taxpayer money on a superior educational product.
Wonder why. Hmmm….

Murf76 on April 19, 2011 at 3:19 PM

What are the odds that guy has secret internet accounts where he watches underaged gay porn?

swamp_yankee on April 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Well that was just plain fun to watch… LOL

Now, to his point, the people of DC may have voted to remove voucher funding. I cannot say that is true, but let’s assume it is. This is federal funding not DC funding. Secondly, I truly doubt that any kid in DC will be forced into using the voucher as opposed to going to typical gang-infested DC public school. This comes right back to freedom. If you want your kids in the rotten schools then so be it, there are parents who want their kids to graduate from HS and not wind up a gang violence statistic.

jeffn21 on April 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

MMMMMMMM…DELICIOUS!

CynicalOptimist on April 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

♫ Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya… ♫

infidel4life on April 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

- What’s you name?
– Drop Dead
– Mr. Dead, do you know that your breath smells exactly like your name?

Rod on April 19, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Snap! I was thinking the same thing. hahahaha!

jawkneemusic on April 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Is that Barney Franks roommate? geeeeeshhh

MJZZZ on April 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

“And your name?”

HAHAHAHAHA

Abby Adams on April 19, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Perhaps the reporter should have tried:

“You know the pro-choice people say, ‘If you don’t want an abortion, you don’t have to have one. But don’t intrude on someone else’s decision. So if you don’t want a school voucher for your kid, you don’t have to take a school voucher. Just don’t deny someone else’s kid…”

Wethal on April 19, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Exhibit A: Beta Male threatened by a woman.

darclon on April 19, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Instead of ‘bizarre” conversation’ shouldn’t it be ‘bizarre “conversation”?’

InterestedObserver on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Well at least this was taken out of context… because that would be really bad.

And biased, I’m sure.

petunia on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

He must be fun to live with.

Sefton on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Wow. I must know who this guy is. I’ve met these liberal automatons before. Plenty coming out of the mouth, but nothing behind the eyes. What does the Little Green Footballs guy look like?

jakev on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

A mixure of Keith Olbermann and Alan Alda, I hope we ID this guy as soon as we can.

thebrokenrattle on April 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

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I say we Joe the Plumber him.

docflash on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

“The citizens voted on this issue” and “this is a representative democracy” are two different things. He’s for representative democracy but against Congress making this decision?

In any case, he’s wrong both ways. It’s a Constitutional Republic.

It’s funny how liberals love ‘democracy’ except when the vote goes against them.

SittingDeadRed on April 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

$100 bucks this guy is Dave Drywall.

portlandon on April 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM

100 bucks, just for the laghs. Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:26 PM

How do they learn to talk so righteously affected like that?

Fallon on April 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM

“Wasn’t” not “was”. I can not proof read. I swear it looked fine before! That is what I get for using contractions.

petunia on April 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Maybe he can become chief of staff to the DC mayor now.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Meet the Nanny.

nico on April 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

That guy’s an idiot.

That guy wouldn’t have survived boot camp – maybe this is a good reason for compulsory military service?

Just kidding.

HondaV65 on April 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I blame Karl Rove!

Brian on April 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

“And your name?”

HAHAHAHAHA

Abby Adams on April 19, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Seriously ….she’s good.

The Ugly American on April 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Kerry is as cool as a cucumber.

The poor guy’s going to need a couple of hours meditating in his happy place to calm him down.

shick on April 19, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Cuckoo Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs..

reshas1 on April 19, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Who wants to bet that he spends his weekends tucking his manhood between his legs while sitting in front of a mirror in his mothers basement smearing lipstick on his face and telling himself what a beautiful woman he is?

milwife88 on April 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

What is Dwight from “The Office” up to today?

He clearly does have an opinion and bias himself but I’m sure that he doesn’t allow his opinion or bias to color his reporting.

jpmn on April 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM

So what was his name?

LeeSeneca on April 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Seriously ….she’s good.

The Ugly American on April 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Seriously… when she said it for the third time or whatever, I laughed out loud. Ovarian fortitude.

Abby Adams on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

So what was his name?

LeeSeneca on April 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Leftie Smart

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I know who it is, it’s Dwight Shrute’s father!

crazywater on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

The first guy looked like a velociraptor!
The guy with the eye, not the angry gay dude.

justltl on April 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I’m glad her video camera doesn’t have one of those new smellavision thingies, cause that man looks like he’s got holler breath.

Catahoula on April 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM

*** Watch Obama’s tone today: So as Obama talks about the deficit and debt today in Northern Virginia at 10:15 am ET, it’s worth asking: What will his tone be? And will his focus be exclusively on the deficit/debt, or will he place a bigger emphasis on the overall economy? (Speaking of tone, don’t miss Obama lecturing a Dallas reporter after the interview had concluded, “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview.” The combative tone in was mostly about NASA’s decision to NOT give a Shuttle to Houston. Watch the entire interview; it’s a classic example of someone allowing irritation to show. As the old deodorant commercial once quipped — don’t let us see him sweat.)

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM

I know who it is, it’s Dwight Shrute’s father!

crazywater on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

That’s funny. He does talk a lot like him.

shick on April 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM

YOU ARE I AM OBVIOUSLY HOSTILE AND FILLED WITH CONTEMPT!”

FIFH

shick on April 19, 2011 at 3:49 PM

These people are so tiresome.

Leftist drones.

Gothguy on April 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I think Kerry Picket has the first publicly available video of Bleeds Blue!

ExpressoBold on April 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Liberals would make me laugh if they weren’t so good at f’ing this up.

Scrappy on April 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM

…..and another thing, do you realize I’m wearing women’s underpants?

nico on April 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

this = things.

Apparently I’m good at f’ing things up too.

Scrappy on April 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Creepy

tommer74 on April 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Funny quote from the mayor. They think they should have the right to decide things for themselves, and not have programs thrust upon them by the federal government.

Quick, someone whisper “ObamaCare” in his ear.

Chris of Rights on April 19, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I know who it is, it’s Dwight Shrute’s father!

crazywater on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

..Bingo!

The War Planner on April 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM

All I could picture was his spittle hitting Kerry. The Hatefilled Left is coming unhinged… They are so close to losing it… C’mon Sarah announce!

CCRWM on April 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM

The left in a circle.

Obama has been interviewed in recent weeks by reporters from Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Virginia and Iowa. Yesterday he spoke with reporters from Indiana, Colorado, and North Carolina. And, to provide some cover for this nakedly political effort, they added a guy from Texas, a state Obama can’t possibly win. Big mistake.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM

So what was his name?

I don’t know, but the entire Internet will know within 24 hours.

Emperor Norton on April 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Totally Dwight Shrute. Where’s Halpert when you need him?

Beo on April 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM

I know who it is, it’s Dwight Shrute’s father!

crazywater on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

http://bit.ly/10Fcse

Beo on April 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Wait a second–did I hear this man say, in effect, the majority in DC voted against vouchers, case closed, that’s all that matters? What an intersting position for a liberal to take. When it comes to gay marriage or the Republicans in Wisconsin trying to do what they got elected to do, the will of the majority doesn’t seem to matter, does it?

radjah shelduck on April 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I know who it is, it’s Dwight Shrute’s father!

crazywater on April 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

LMFAO!

Gay Uncle maybe, but the family resemblance is undeniable.

The poor little Lib loon is undoubtedly off his meds today!

Tim_CA on April 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I’ll shove my doughy, ugly mug into your camera, and I’ll refuse to tell you who I am, but you’re sure as hell biased.

Can’t wait to find out who the d&*k is.

Mr. Grump on April 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The behavior of those two ‘gentlemen’ is verrrrry similar to how Scientologists harass people who picket their headquarters.

guitarguy on April 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Mr. Dwight Drop Dead Shrute Sr. must just loooove movies, ’cause he definitely lives in a projection booth.

If that impromptu “interview” went any longer, the fine reporter would have been at risk of having Schrute Sr. try to kill a bat he was sure he would have seen fluttering around her head.

And then attempt a citizens arrest.

Old pop culture fave: “Don’t taze me, bro.”

New pop culture fave: “And what’s your name?”

Dion on April 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM

ROFLMAO What a weenie!.

ColdWarrior57 on April 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Imagine what this guy sees when he looks into a mirror.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Perfection. Righteous perfection.

Tzetzes on April 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Doesn’t he sound and look just like the nerdy, sibilant elitist cooks that they portray on TV?

rgranger on April 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Kerry isn’t sure who this might be; perhaps a tourist from Madison, Wisconsin?

 
Nah, the person in the clip was too civil to be from Madison.

ignatzk on April 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM

He exemplifies the seething rage hiding just under the docile pose held by so many liberals.

ronsfi on April 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Dem drops f-bomb on floor.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2011 at 4:24 PM

♫ Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya… ♫

infidel4life on April 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Aaaaaand and 100 bucks to you for making me laugh. Dittos on the Schrute similarities. He must be quite the turd in the punchbowl at all the froufrou parties in DC.

hoosiermama on April 19, 2011 at 4:30 PM

That rant was the very definition of projection. I’ll bet real money that he’s an assistant principal at some failed hellhole DC school.

RadClown on April 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM

These people are in panic mode because they don’t control the narrative anymore. You can see the fear in their eyes.

Hummer53 on April 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM

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