This is what happens when you turn the reins of your political party over to religious fanatics:
A pair of activist comedians followed around Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, lobbing hostile questions at him on Friday. If you are a public figure after all, you may get questions with or without a camera when you are walking down a public street (in fact, Mediaite has used a roving paparazzi in the past as well).
But they didn’t stop there.
Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who are known as “The Good Liars,” then trailed Kilmeade into a NYC subway and encouraged fellow passengers to jeer at him in what increasingly felt like a potentially perilous situation for the Fox host.
He eventually follows Kilmeade onto the subway where Stiefler makes an appearance, announcing the Fox News host to the crowded car.
“Hey everyone, this is Brian Kilmeade, he says lots of weird, kinda racisty stuff on the news a lot,” Stiefler says.
“This is the closest personal adviser to Donald Trump, the Fox & Friendshost Brian Kilmeade,” Selvig adds. “If you have anything you want Donald Trump to say or do, tell this guy cause he’s the only person in America that Donald Trump listens to.” (While it’s true that Fox & Friendsis the president’s morning fare, Kilmeade is the one host of the three who has been willing to criticize and/or question the president’s actions.)
The left should be doing everything it can to woo and cultivate Republicans who don’t like Trump and are willing to criticize him. These kinds of threats and intimidation are having the opposite effect, however, as Mitch McConnell noted:
McConnell: “I want to thank the mob, because they’ve done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing our base.” https://t.co/YbB9ldklGN
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 6, 2018