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Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield became irate and cut the feed of a U.S. veteran after he offered mild criticism of former President Donald Trump.
The confrontation was flagged by Jason Campbell of Media Matters.
During a discussion about the war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Army veteran Joe Saboe explained that "multiple" presidents made mistakes throughout the duration of the conflict.
"I can tell you this didn't happen under President Trump," Stinchfield advised. "And I know there's a lot of people on the left that want to try to blame President Trump. He wanted out of Afghanistan real bad. He was real frustrated not being able to get out. But he didn't pull out because he knew this would happen."
"With due respect," Saboe interrupted, "veterans -- I'm being one, right -- our friends are over there. We followed this closely for multiple administrations and we know the Trump administration's efforts here fairly weak, that they were trying to limit the number of people that would get out so there was coordination problems for a long time."
"Cut him off!" Stinchfield yelled at the control room. "Cut him off now! Cut him off now! You're not going to blame this on President Trump on my show! That's not happening!"
"God bless you for being a veteran. God bless you for trying to get Americans out," he continued. "But don't come on this program and take the talking points of the left and blame President Trump! That's not helping anybody! The Biden administration screwed this up from the very start! You know it! I know it! The country knows it!"
Stinchfield added: "I'm mad about that, man. I really am."
Watch the video below from Newsmax.
Watch Newsmax host cut the feed and scream at a veteran guest for offering a mild critique of Trump pic.twitter.com/xozk1f5kzH
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) September 16, 2021
An Asian-American man was brutally beaten in the Bronx in an attack interrupted by police -- who aren't sure whether to call it a hate crime.
The victim crashed Monday night into the rear of a black Honda Fit on the Cross Bronx Expressway, and both he and that driver pulled over on the side of the road in the rain -- along with a Mercedes minivan without a license plate, and about 10 people got out of the other two vehicles and surrounded him, reported WABC-TV.
"He yelled, '(expletive) Chinese, I'm going to kill you,' two or three times," the victim said of one men, who punched his driver's side window, pulled back the shattered glass and punched him, and then tried to pull him through.
The assailant then broke in through the passenger side window and repeatedly punched and kicked the victim, and the 28-year-old was then trapped inside his vehicle for seven minutes talking to 911 dispatchers until a police cruiser happened to drive past and the attackers fled.
"If there's no hate, why do you treat me like this?" said the victim, who was hospitalized for two days for treatment of his injuries. "I'm not first generation of immigrants. I'm not first generation. I'm like second or third. I'm young, but I still get treated like this."
The assailant was standing on the hood of his car trying to kick in the windshield when police arrived, but the attackers drove away before officers could make any arrests.
"That's a pretty vicious hate crime," said Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the man's congressional representative. "He wasn't seen as American enough that night. This guy did use racial slurs while beating up the victim, so I really hope they take this seriously."
Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder, better known as the beach Grim Reaper, was one of those who sued Gov. Ron DeSantis during the 2020 season for relaxing the lockdown to ensure tourism. When DeSantis refused to close beaches, Uhlfelder dressed up as the Reaper and went walking through sands as a reminder to folks that they were endangering lives.
Uhlfelder took DeSantis to court which was dismissed, but the three-judge panel on the First District Court of Appeal took things a step further seeking to punish the lawyer for the lawsuit. Earlier this week, the Orlando Sentinel accused the court of playing favorites, citing a slew of cases against city ordinances by state Rep. Anthony Sabatini.
Now a former Florida Supreme Court Justice is siding with Uhlfelder in his new battle with the First District.
"It is my opinion and legal view that the lawsuit and appeal were not frivolous," said former Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis. "I submit this affidavit because it is my view that legal action, the independence of counsel and requirements that lawyers be strong advocates are pillars of our democracy. The independence of the judiciary is also key to preserving our liberties and independence of counsel essential to our adversarial system."
In the Orlando Sentinel editorial, the paper alleged that the First District Court is playing politics and "persecuting Uhlfelder to send a message that here in Florida, you don't mess with this governor."
Former Justice Lewis appears to agree, as does former First District Court of Appeals Chief Justice Robert Benton, who joined with Lewis in praising Uhlfelder for filing the lawsuit and encouraged him to appeal. Lewis argued that Uhlfelder was expressing his First Amendment rights when he sought legal action during a pandemic.
"When a citizen believes the governor is violating his constitutional duty to preserve the life and well-being of his citizens, he has the right to bring that claim before a court of general jurisdiction and, if the trial court believes it cannot hear it but encourages an appeal, the Floridian has the right to seek an appeal of that decision," wrote Lewis.
Responding to the Bar grievance committee, Uhlfelder's lawyer warned that DeSantis shouldn't "get a blank check" during a national public health crisis. He also argued that if the Florida Bar intends to take action they'll be going down a "very dangerous road that history has shown is rife with problems."
Florida has seen a dramatic increase in hospitalizations and COVID cases as the deadly delta variant has spread through communities there. DeSantis has taken little action to ensure public safety, going so far as to get into a war with communities and school districts that want to require masks while inside.
If only someone had warned the world how dangerous Ron DeSantis was 18 months ago https://t.co/jEJoMe16l7— Daniel Uhlfelder (@Daniel Uhlfelder) 1629909631.0
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