This is one of the greatest moments in viral video history and hopefully there will be more of this. And this all occurred because a political beat reporter went through some arbitrary senate house rules bullshit.
Kenneth Lovett was on his phone in the chambers and was confronted by state troopers to turn it off. His attempts to reason with the officer by pointing out there was no session at the time and how everybody else does it was swiftly admonished with handcuffs and thrown in the back of a patrol car.
Well, lucky for Mr. Lovett that Mario’s son Governor Andrew Cuomo was there to spring him out and get the surly cop that insulted him to apologize.
This recent incident of police state showboating gather the attention of social media and the press immediately,as a gaggle of reporters congregated to greet the Gov as Andy and Kenny were about to leave the police station. While Andy was extolling the freedom of the press, furthering his recent embrace of campaign populism, a woman busted through the door and bum rushed the photo-op and put a brief kibosh on his progressive posing. And crashed the walls of the mainstream and digital news media to boot.
(Hilarious and inspiring video by Jimmy Vielkind)
This woman came out blazing on how she was having difficulty filing a sexual harassment claim and also claimed that she had a rifle drawn at her the last time she went there, which considering the excessive phone rule enforcement being implemented against Lovett her own claim seems somehow credible.
After the governor made a snide joke, the woman started ripping up Andy and vulgarly criticizing and justly summarizing his performance in his last 8 years governing this state:
“Yeah, you’re not doing nothing here, you punk a–! You’re not doing a motherf–king s–t either! I got proof!”
“There’s corruption going on here! They’re stealing money! I got the proof right here!”
She says more besides this but it’s hard to decipher, but clearly that woman saw what was going on and jumped at the opportunity to make her voice and complaints heard for the public. It’s not everyday you get the chance to stand just inches away from an elected establishment political hack and curse him out for the shitty job he’s doing and how he skillfully ignores entrenched corruption in his own offices and the public’s complaints, which he did in full view for everyone to see.
But the most offensive thing wasn’t even what Mario’s son exhibited, it was the media circus clowns surrounding him with their fucking phones. There they had an actual voice of the people right there going through the usual bureaucratic nonsense enabled by the man who is running for re-election and even though she was still yelling they never bothered to ask her what was wrong and continued taking Cuomo’s weak ass statements about Lovett’s detainment. And continued to ignore her even though she was being manhandled by state troopers there trying to restore Cuomo’s photo opp safe zone, But not before she gets a swing at one of the “journalists” there and rightly tells him “you ain’t doing shit either“, and she’s fucking right.
It would have been quite a scoop if just one of those cellphone journos followed her as she was being removed to see what proof she had, and how she was being treated by the troopers during her detainment.
This woman is a hero who broke the protective shell of feeble, cowardly protected officials like Cuomo and the general uselessness of the corporate news and entertainment media. Right now, I rather have this brave woman running for governor than fauxgressive candidate Cynthia Nixon. But since she is a Yankee fan, the righteous thing to do is to get her to throw out the first pitch at the home opener against the Rays at Yankee Stadium this Monday. (Hell, I’d give her the ball to close the 9th).
Most of all, this woman has shown that getting mad and yelling right in your face is still effective. THAT is what resistance and democracy looks and sounds like.