CLEVELAND, Ohio — Another melée broke out on radio row at the Republican National Convention on Thursday afternoon, and ended with comedian Jimmy Dore spitting a beverage into the face of controversial Internet talk show host Alex Jones.
The video, captured by The New American Media, shows a scuffle on the set of liberal Cenk Uygur’s YouTube show, The Young Turks. Jones “crashed” the set with his microphone, and a furious Uygur shouted, “You’re the biggest liar in the media!” Staffers shouted, “Get the fuck off the stage!” “You just want attention!” Eventually, Uygur had to be restrained from hitting Jones.
Meanwhile, Dore sneaked behind the scrum, bottle in hand, and spat in Jones’s face. Watch the video at 1:02 below:
The cameraman from The New American Media caught him in the act, but Dore had little to say — in the moment, or on Twitter. He did, however, retweet a fan who praised him for being a “firefighter”:
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There has been an epidemic of set-crashing at the Republican National Convention. Jones himself was crashed on Monday by comedian Eric André, who then crashed Breitbart News’ live stream, though without comedic success.
After Twitter permanently banned Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart reporters walked to the Twitter lounge — awkwardly situated immediately across from the Breitbart set — and conducted crash interviews, asking if Twitter employees and executives believed in free speech.
It is not clear what Uyghur did to deserve being crashed; he is a vehemently left-wing host, but courteous.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, will be published by Regnery on July 25 and is available for pre-order through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.