Video: Do not try to photobomb Mike Tobin’s live shot

posted at 10:01 pm on April 23, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Fox News’ Mike Tobin has reported from the Gaza Strip, okay? He’s a man equipped to keep his head about him in a high-stress situation, his on-camera professionalism honed in war-torn and disaster-swept areas from Lebanon to Joplin. What did you think, ladies? That he couldn’t spot potential incoming threats while doing a live shot? That he doesn’t have the peripheral vision of a parliament of freakin’ screech owls? Owls don’t sound that badass, but they are. Stealthily badass, as Tobin proves to be in this clip when he delivers the Heisman stiff arm to two chicks trying to kiss him on camera.

I realize Bostonians are in the mood to cut loose a bit post-lockdown, but thanks to Tobin for salvaging some gravitas for this report. Well done.


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…F A R T…!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM

CoExist Mike…

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Chuck Schumer is impressed.

Happy Nomad on April 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

…pee in your pants…they’ll leave you alone!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Those were chicks?

njrob on April 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Kinda of a metaphor for what FOX is doing to CNN and MSNBC.

katy on April 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Unless that was Sharon Den Adel on one side and Hayley Williams on the other, I’d be doing the Von Raschke claw on both of ‘em.

Bishop on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

He should have taken one step back. Crash!!!

Russ86 on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Clark Kent never stiff-armed a chick.

BobMbx on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Does this happen to Tingles?

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I didn’t get a good enough look at the girls, it happened so fast.

Guess we’ll have to take Mike’s response at face value, that they weren’t pretty enough.

listens2glenn on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Those were chicks?

njrob on April 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM

With the exception of the bulge..

Yes..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:09 PM

…he said “please”? …can’t say FO ?…oh wait!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Kinda of a metaphor for what FOX is doing to CNN and MSNBC.

katy on April 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM

.
Oh yeah: )

listens2glenn on April 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Smooth. Very smooth.

Curtiss on April 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Does this happen to Tingles?

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

…yes!…it’s below the camera line…and it’s the trolls from Hot Air…but they’re kissing something else!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

MKH, I don’t think those are chicks. (It is Boston though. Anything’s fair game I suppose.)

blammm on April 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Luckily for Mike they weren’t wearing a hoodie..

Wait a tick..
I think I saw Sandra Fluck…

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

What did you think, ladies? That he couldn’t spot potential incoming threats while doing a live shot?
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“Situational Awareness Thingy”!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:12 PM

“Please Don’t Do That “!!!!!!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Bill Clinton would pay real money to have that happen to him on camera. :)

itsspideyman on April 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM

This could of been worse,

…..a Nude FEMEN Assault!!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Bill Clinton would pay real money to have that happen to him on camera. :)

itsspideyman on April 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM

He didn’t have to pay money..
But he did have secret cameras in the oval orifice..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:15 PM

This could of been worse,

…..a Nude FEMEN Assault!!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:14 PM

The smell would have knocked him out withing 10 feet.

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Or worser’er yet,

with El Code Pinko’s,and there giant VaJayJay costume!!!!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Does this happen to Tingles?

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Yes but only with sheep and lesbians. Which is why he won’t report from Scotland and there is a restraining order for Rachael Madcow.

Happy Nomad on April 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Or worser’er yet,

with El Code Pinko’s,and there giant VaJayJay costume!!!!

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

He would be on the “Missing List”..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:14 PM

The smell would have knocked him out withing 10 feet.

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Electrongod:Just terrific,and then the EPA would pay a visit!:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Electrongod:Just terrific,and then the EPA would pay a visit!:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

HAZMAT..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

He would be on the “Missing List”..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Electrongod:Head first,no doubt!:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Does this happen to Tingles?

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM
…yes!…it’s below the camera line…and it’s the trolls from Hot Air…but they’re kissing something else!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Or Rachal Maddow and his look-a-like!

questionmark on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

He’s gay…

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Awesome defensive move. No telling what communicable diseases those wenches had.

antipc on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Fox News’ Mike Tobin has reported from the Gaza Strip, okay?
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Oh your a trickster MKH,I just caught on,I suppose there could
of been a Pole near by as well!!
(snark)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I don’t blame him. You never know where those lips have been.

Jomama on April 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

This sounds like,those two females were a cry for help,possibly
OWS Refugees,or,Escapees from an OWS Bondage Tent!!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Didn’t miss a beat

Drill and Fill on April 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Electrongod:Just terrific,and then the EPA would pay a visit!:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

HAZMAT..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Electrongod:D*mmitt,I got ahead of myself,in agencies!:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Only in America..
After a terrorist attack on that city..

How soon we forget..

Or never remember..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Tobin even squeezed in ‘please don’t do that’ with the stiff arms.

Wow.

Sir Napsalot on April 23, 2013 at 10:29 PM

This sounds like,those two females were a cry for help,possibly
OWS Refugees,or,Escapees from an OWS Bondage Tent!!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM

“One Ping Only..” – Janet Napolitano (In my Arnold schwarzenegger voice)

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Evening all.

In a week of really crappy news and events, aside from KCB getting a job, this is a refreshing smile maker. U Rock Mike Tobin….I am still chuckling on this side of my monitor.

CoffeeLover on April 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

“Obviously Mike wasn’t concealing a weapon..
‘Cause you know what would have happened..” – nopartisan

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

is that dude a fruit or what? Look like he was going to lose his cookies when when the dames came up. now two young men and it would have been a party in his pants

Your Mamma loves me on April 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

No comment.

infidel on April 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

The one on his left had that Squeeky Fromme thing goin’ on, there. Good move, Mike.

Cleombrotus on April 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

If Mike Tobin can live through the cheesy neck crust, dirty feet, and arm pit hair of the Madison Commie Uprisibf of 2011, a couple of Bostonian kissing bandits are just child’s play.

RovesChins on April 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

a couple of Bostonian kissing bandits are just child’s play.

RovesChins on April 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

But there are laws…
16 ounce lips..

Oh wait..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Those two good lookin liberal women are lucky they didn’t lose a couple more teeth.

CW on April 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM

“One Ping Only..” – Janet Napolitano (In my Arnold schwarzenegger voice)

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Electrongod:Lol:)

canopfor on April 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I did the frame by frame. I don’t think he missed anything. Not. Too. Pretty.

bbhack on April 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Bishop on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Another Within Temptation fan I see. I drove from Omaha to St. Paul a few years back to see them live at dive venue (Station 4) as it turns out (considering the crowds they draw in Europe) but it was worth it!

The singer from Paramore is lovely too but I have a thing for Lzzy Hale of Halestorm right now.. and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, Charlotte Wessels of Delain…. OK, just about any female rocker I have a thing for and they can ambush me at any time!

Yakko77 on April 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I did the frame by frame. I don’t think he missed anything. Not. Too. Pretty.

bbhack on April 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Yeh somehow I think had that been an attack by MKH and Megyn Kelly that his response would have been a little friendlier.

CW on April 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Wicked awesome!

SmallGovtGuy on April 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

a couple of Bostonian kissing bandits are just child’s play.

RovesChins on April 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

But there are laws…
16 ounce lips..

Oh wait..

Electrongod on April 23, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Wrong Commie enclave, EG.

RovesChins on April 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Yeh somehow I think had that been an attack by MKH and Megyn Kelly that his response would have been a little friendlier.

CW on April 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Like she said, he has some special kind of peripheral vision that can only help in any situation.

Remember when goofy jokers just tried to get into the background and wave?

bbhack on April 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Yeh somehow I think had that been an attack by MKH and Megyn Kelly that his response would have been a little friendlier.

CW on April 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

No doubt. He wouldn’t need his shots with those two ladies!

RovesChins on April 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Was that one on the left sporting a goatee??

CurtZHP on April 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Was that one on the left sporting a goatee??

CurtZHP on April 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

No, the one on the left was an actual goat.

Happy Nomad on April 23, 2013 at 11:36 PM

If two men tried this with a female reporter they would probably be looking for them so they could arrest them for sexual assault. But it’s the other way ’round so it’s funny. Right?

Dan_Yul on April 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I wouldn’t want to be kissed by ugly lesbians just trying to upset Fox News either.

Moesart on April 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

What Would Putin Do?

JEM on April 24, 2013 at 1:26 AM

“One Ping Only..” – Janet Napolitano (In my Arnold schwarzenegger voice)

You mean Sean Connery? I assume you are referring to Hunt For Red October?

keep the change on April 24, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Unless that was Sharon Den Adel on one side and Hayley Williams on the other, I’d be doing the Von Raschke claw on both of ‘em.

Bishop on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Love the “Within Temptation” reference.

SA

scipioafricanus on April 24, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Somewhere in Bismarck, ND, AJ Clemente is facepalming.

gryphon202 on April 24, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Yakko77 on April 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

You probably wont even read this but yes, Scabbia and Lzzy without the “I” are worth killing for, fine women and fine music; they can ambush me any day, any hour.

Bishop on April 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM

scipioafricanus on April 24, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Another fan of the little Dutch girl? What are the odds there would be 3 people on one thread who have even heard of WT.

Bishop on April 24, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Clark Kent never stiff-armed a chick.

BobMbx on April 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM

He backhands them back to Smallville.

Steve Eggleston on April 24, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Most guys do have excellent fugly detectors.

That level of smooth is sure a contrast to our little gay f***ing s*** man in North Dakota.

MNHawk on April 24, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Mike Tobin is a stud.

dpduq on April 24, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Classy

Thank you for asking on April 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

…pee in your pants…they’ll leave you alone!

Bwahahahahahah!

I know that’s not at all funny, but really…it is. :)

Thanks for starting my morning off with a chuckle.

Bob's Kid on April 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Two generic book-end… and a book.

RalphyBoy on April 24, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Mike Tobin has quick reflexes. Those women were in the field of view less than 2 seconds, and Tobin managed to fend them both off with a microphone in one hand.

In slo-mo, it’s easy to see why Tobin wouldn’t want to be kissed by the redhead on the right.

Steve Z on April 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I have to admit, that was pretty professional.

I don’t know what happened before or after the clip, but it seems like he thwarted the attempt and went quickly back to the broadcast without missing a beat.

Kudos to him.

hatespam on April 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Illinois GOP finally shed Chairman Pat Brady over his support (and lobbying) for SSM. Local media downplayed it, the Tribune going so far as to obscure the lede in its headline and getting the story off the main page in short order.

Conservative take from the Illinois Review (h/t Fallon)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2013/05/brady-resignation-a-ryan-redux.html

wolfsDad on May 7, 2013 at 8:45 PM

WTH

Bmore on May 17, 2013 at 7:23 PM