When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

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Scroll through the Palminteri shove in the above photos

By edhat staff

KEYT reporter John Palminteri has gone viral in local channels for pushing a photobombing selfie taker out of his live camera shot on Tuesday.

Palminteri was reporting live from the downtown area when KEYT news anchors C.J. Ward and Beth Farnsworth sent the camera to Palminteri's view. For a few seconds, you can see a teenager attempting to take a "selfie" with the veteran newsman before he quickly, and promptly, pushes him out of the live camera shot before reading the news. 

Live newscasters have to put up with a lot. The weather, finding people to interviews, asking tough questions, staying composed, looking great, photobombers, selfie-takers, the ever-annoying person who waves in the background. It's a tough job but John Palminteri has been Santa Barbara's man on the street for years sending news we can trust. His nickname is Primetime for a reason.

Now he has reached immortal fame in the GIF world. Enjoy the viral fame Primetime! Here's hoping the likes of Jimmy Kimmel increase your viral status.


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a-1594489653 Feb 14, 2020 02:12 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

This is actually disturbing. The anger and hatred on Palminteri’s face and the violent way he pushed this kid who could have fallen and been seriously injured is nothing to congratulate him over. I had an encounter with Palminteri during the oil spill where he stormed a beach we were cleaning up and accused us of unlawfully closing the public beach. He was a big jerk about it trying to force a story when there was none. The beach was not closed. Since then not a fan. After this I can tell you. His dark side is DARK!

JoeG Feb 14, 2020 01:49 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

John Palminteri is an excellent television news professional. He's also a good, kind, and friendly person. This kid crossed the line, rudely interrupting him while he was trying to work. Good for you, John!


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