Fox Host Explodes At Guest For Disagreeing With His Scandal Coverage: ‘Cut His Damn Mic’
By Hayes Brown on Jun 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Fox Business host Neil Cavuto yelled at producers to cut the mic of a liberal pundit who dared to say that not all of the ‘scandals’ plaguing President Obama are created equal.
On Friday, Cavuto attempted to link the recent revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency’s collection of American’s cell phone metadata with several other scandals that the Obama administration has had to face in recent weeks. “You see one incident after another that comes up, and it all comes back to the same basic issue,” Cavuto said. “Privacy is invaded or potentially invaded, institutions of all sorts doing pretty much the same thing. There is a pattern,” he went on to say.
His guest, liberal commentator Julian Epstein, attempted to counter the idea that all of the issues Cavuto listed — including the Department of Justice’s probe of news agencies tied to national security leaks and the IRS’ heightened scrutiny of conservative groups — were exactly the same as the NSA issue. “If you want to conflate or combine all of these issues, then make these general statements you can do that,” Epstein said. “I just don’t think that’s a very thoughtful way of approaching it.”
Cavuto exploded over Epstein’s comments, calling on Epstein to “drop the liberal thing, focus on the reality thing.” Epstein tried in vain to inform Cavuto that it was worth taking each of the issues separately rather than lumping them all together:
EPSTEIN: Because I want to talk facts, and you want to make these general broadsides, Neil.
CAVUTO: Julian, you’re saying nothing and it’s offensive! Because Ben Stein —
EPSTEIN: Okay, why don’t we speak about them specifically?
CAVUTO: Julian, why don’t you talk facts? It’s annoying how obnoxious you can be on the reality.
EPSTEIN: I am talking the reality.
CAVUTO: I’m not going to play this game with you, Julian. You play the same damn game dismissing.
EPSTEIN: Neil, you’re playing the game too and —
CAVUTO: Cut his mic! Cut his mic, he’s going nowhere fast. Cut his mic! Ben, I want to be very clear to you — cut his damn mic!
Watch the full freak-out here:
Cavuto is one of many of the network’s hosts and contributors who have gleefully covered the recent actions for which the Obama administration is taking heat from both liberals and conservatives. In many of these instances, however, they’ve taken them beyond the limits of proven fact into the realm of rampant speculation. From last year’s attack Benghazi, Libya, to the IRS’ heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, Fox has condemned all of them as evidence of a greater problem with the Obama administration, even as the facts in several of those instances proved the issues to be far less sweeping that conservatives sought to make them.
"make these general statements you can do that,” Epstein said. “I just don’t think that’s a very thoughtful way of approaching it.”
So Blue, Epstein may not think its a thoughtful way of approaching it, but that's just too convenient, isn't it. The Dem Libroids want to white wash all of these scandals. These issues are symptomatic of weak Executive management, and a bunker mentality. And I've said before that I have no problem with the NSA surveillance - but I am #$%$ at the leaks. As for the others, we need to let Congress do its job.
Man are you Libroids are fools. Julian Epstein is a democrat, Libroid hack and another of the group trying and hoping to whitewash all these scandals. Well, the truth is they are all different. Some are serious and some potential criminal for individuals that gave direction. So you fools can try and laugh cause Cavuto lost his cool, but it doesn't change the fact that this administration is a train wreck. None of these scandals are concocted. Each was festering during the election and kept dormant by your Libroid press. Now they're feasting on it. Don't you just love the irony? You idiots.
Beach, you contard, reread the article. Epstein was insisting that the scandals not be bunched together, saying lets examine each one separately, but Coluto wouldn't hear of it. You are pathetic. You used to be a worthy debate opponent , but you have sunk so far down into partisan dooshbaggery that there is no hope. Next stop.. Crazy town for contards, Muzzzlim, fraud and polecatt await you and your closed minded foolishness. You should fit in nicely with the inhabitants. What a dummy. rofl!
Know what Beach,,Hilliary has no chance In 2016 now based on the Beghazi deal,, my wife, who is a staunch liberal will not vote for cause she in part was responsible for letting those people die and then hand her girl ( or obama's girl) Rice in to the news,, she also stood beside those coffins and lied about some stupid fkin video,, her a :s:s is done,, I'm so sad,,
I didn't even know that Fox Business was even relevant. Does anyone actually watch it? Oh that's right, it's for that sequestered group of idiots that don't believe anything unless it's puked up with a Faux label on it. Those poor CONS, it's like the ones on here, if you say anything that's factual, you're called a dummy or clueless or they just want to "cut" your microphone. Those Commee Cons, I guess they won't be happy until they can totally dictate what everyone thinks, says and does. Faux and Frauds, what a load. Rupurt Murdoch is getting his ol' white azzzssss sued because he and his paper put pictures of 2 guys on the cover claiming they were the terrorists in the Boston Marathon bombing, even thought Murdoch had no clue they were or not. Turns out they WERE NOT. I hope those 2 get a ton of money out of that old anti-American non taxpaying geezer who should go back to the country he came from if he wants to spread anti-patriotic hate like he does.