Congressman Bob Etheridge
GLENN: Congressman Ethridge, we played the video for you of him being grilled by college students as he was walking down the street, they ask him -- cover your children's ears -- do you fully support the Obama administration's agenda and you can see why it was fist to fury. To me this is -- not just to me. Legally this is assault. I wonder where the college students are. I will tell you that there is enough of a wonderer to begin to wonder, with this story being as huge as it is, why haven't they come to table, why haven't they revealed themselves. Interesting to me. Not that it would excuse the Congressman's actions, but where are they, because you've got them dead to rights. Where are you? Who are you? Oh, my gosh. Does that sound fair and balanced, like I'm actually searching for the truth, without an agenda. That's weird.
GLENN: But that doesn't -- again, it doesn't excuse the Congressman's actions at all. Now, let's continue with what MSNBC was saying.
VOICE: -- under false pretense. One of these so-called camera men at one point reportedly identified himself as a student. So, there is discrepancy over who these individuals are but for the record, the Congressman --
GLENN: Hold on. Hang on. So-called cam cameraman? He was holding a camera?
STU: The only thing required of being a cameraman is holding a camera.
PAT: No. There is an official cameraman union
STU: Oh, there is? You can be professional, but that doesn't mean --
GLENN: Oh, wait a minute. Stu, you just said something that's interesting.
STU: I'm interested.
GLENN: What you said was a professional cameraman or professional journalist. You see, what a lot of people have a problem with in Washington and those who are wanting power or have power is an end to these so-called citizen journalists.
GLENN: You know, the citizen journalists like Ben Franklin.
PAT: They don't know what they're doing.
GLENN: No, they don't. They haven't been trained.
GLENN: They don't know what they're doing.
PAT: You have to be trained to ask questions like was the most enchanting thing during your administration, you know.
PAT: What about your administration has surprised you the most, what enchanted you the most.
GLENN: Usually you would think that that could become a -- that's the question of an eight year old girl.
PAT: No, but the --
GLENN: That's an insult to eight year old girls.
PAT: You have to go to school for that. So --
GLENN: Right. So, a citizen journalist, Stu, is something that we could shun
STU: Really, because I think that would be important for citizens to --
GLENN: That's an old, outdated idea, Ben Franklin.
PAT: You're living in an old, America.
STU: Ben Franklin is. I mean, that's an older example of that, but there's also a lot of important things going on now that we wouldn't have found out about, like, for example, that ACORN wanted to bring prostitutes into the --
GLENN: Yeah, but that didn't matter, did it?
STU: I mean, we were giving them a lot of money and --
GLENN: It doesn't matter. We're still giving them a lot of money, just under different names.
STU: But isn't it important that we learn about that kind of thing?
GLENN: No, not if it doesn't matter, not unless it fits into the right agenda.
PAT: Plus, they were set up.
STU: They were set up by someone asking them to --
STU: -- just asking them a question?
GLENN: Clearly the guy was set up. He was walking down the street and then somebody jumps out -- well, they didn't jump out but they say, when he's at a great distance, Congressman, Congressman, then he smiled and they say, we have a question. Do you fully support -- again, cover your ears -- do you fully support the Obama agenda.
STU: That's a legitimate question, right, from a citizen?
PAT: That's hate-filled rhetoric.
STU: No. I'm saying for a citizen for to just ask a representative, Sir, do you agree with the agenda of a particular president --
GLENN: Please stop spewing the hate speech.
PAT: Stop mongering your hate.
VOICE: Just by releasing these written statements of apology at least regarding his actions, not, certainly, those of the people who some would categorize it as an ambush interview, ambush attach.
PAT: Some Democrats are -- I loved her report because some Democrats were blasting the students and some were saying that these two students ambushed this poor Congressman.
GLENN: Ambushed? Jumping out -- I've had this happen to me. Jumping out of the bushes is an ambush.
GLENN: Standing on the sidewalk as somebody is coming down the street and you're, like, Hey, Congressman, that's not an ambush. That's not an ambush. Okay? Jumping out from behind a pillar, that's an ambush. Hey, I've had that happen before.
PAT: Or hiding in the bushes at shooting someone when they walk through a certain place, that's an ambush.
GLENN: That's a real ambush.
STU: This is sniperish.
GLENN: This is someone standing on the street with a camera.
STU: In full view.
GLENN: And all you have to do is just walk on.
PAT: But MSNBC had some more help for Congressman Ethridge
VOICE: So, a lot of Democrats are saying, wait, hold on. This was a setup, this guy was intentionally put up by the republican party. We don't know if that's true or not, but it's more interesting that we do not know who the folks actually took the video are this late in the process, you would think they would want some notoriety, especially if they're perpetuating this cause against the Obama agenda.
PAT: Does it matter if the guy was set up -- let's say the Republican party did send him out to say, Hey, ask him about the President's agenda.
STU: Right. The bottom line is --
PAT: -- that's an excuse. They didn't force him to act like that.
GLENN: That's like the Republicans, the Republicans got Monica Lewinsky hired as an intern. Okay, but the Republicans weren't there saying, Hey, do you know what you can do with this cigar? Let me show you
STU: But Monica Lewinsky was a willing participate in that. These guys were just standing there asking questions and got hit.
GLENN: Yeah, but the Congressman was a willing participant, as well.