When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

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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-1581892303 Feb 16, 2020 02:31 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

Whatever transpired before short of the kid threatening him has nothing to do with the fact that JP acted incredibly unprofessionally. I don’t get all the people thinking just because he has hidden this side of himself well, that he is someone to support. JP is loosing it!

Get over it Feb 16, 2020 02:16 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

So, yeah... It's kinda funny to watch, but how incredibly unprofessional. I this day and age how is this seen as okay and even applauded? I have no issues with JP and have met him several times around town. If I shoved a teenager like that and was filmed on live TV, there would for sure be an issue with that. All you people holding JP's jock would be totally flaming me.

Ahchooo Feb 16, 2020 04:19 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

The reason I cheer when I see this is only partly because I feel some affinity for Mr Palminteri. Mostly it just feels good to see someone literally push back against a self-important, entitled person who seems to think his own selfie is more important than respecting another person’s space. Palminteri may or may not also have an exaggerated sense of his own importance, but the instigator here was the selfie-taker, and selfie-takers are inherently annoying.

a-1581901012 Feb 16, 2020 04:56 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

You are equating apples and oranges here. This kids behavior has everything to do with his age. He will grow out of this obnoxious behavior as they all do. JP has absolutely NO EXCUSE for loosing his shit like this. The hatred on his face? Disturbing!

Ahchooo Feb 16, 2020 05:19 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

I don’t see anger on his face, more like determination. That shove probably took a lot of effort. The kid is not a baby. Do we have to let teens do anything they feel like? He is responsible for his behavior. But I agree, Palminteri would have been wiser not to shove. I just think he was focused on the task at hand and reacted spontaneously. It wasn’t a premeditated assault.

a-1581921186 Feb 16, 2020 10:33 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

It’s called a teenager. He just hadn’t grown up yet. They are all self important. It’s up to the adults to show them how to be in the world. JP just taught him adults can be self important Jerks too.

a-1581956316 Feb 17, 2020 08:18 AM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

Would a reasonable person assume a person lunging at you with something in their hand was a possible threat? Is is reasonable to act in self-defense? Who was the initiator? Who was the defender? These are the legal questions that will get asked. You don't have to wait until an attack actually takes place before you then can exercise self-defense. Palminteri was well within a reasonable self-defense reaction mode. Get this aggressive lunging person out of his safety zone. Ironic now that young people are demanding their own safe spaces and the total pre-emptive censorship of potential trigger words who they claim are thought-crime speakers now claim others cannot ask for safe physical space when being immediately and physically threatened. Okay Millennials, explain that one to me. Used to be sticks and stone scan break my bones but names can never hurt me. Now it is names and words can permanently traumatize me, but threatening sticks and stones at another person are okay

a-1581969341 Feb 17, 2020 11:55 AM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

I believe a simple public apology from this teen and his parents would go a long way toward smoothing this over. After the apology, maybe John and the kid could then get milkshakes or something like that.

Coolio Feb 18, 2020 01:28 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

Palminteri lost his cool on this stupid teen. I'm sure he wishes he would've handled with a bit more graciousness. He should just acknowledge it was a poor reaction to a rude and immature teenager.

ZeroHawk Feb 18, 2020 01:31 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

....and who cares really?

both are in the wrong. John's an adult and knows better. Keep your hands to yourself bro..
the teen is man enough to know that he's impeding someone that is clearly working and this kid has no respect for others. The teen should have kept his distance, and kept his phone in his pocket. JP has cameras on him, and was probably frustrated and upset that this kid was ruining his job. Remember his job is on camera at a specific time. It's not like he pics and choses when they go live.

ZeroHawk Feb 19, 2020 03:15 PM
When Push Comes to Shove, Palminteri Gets the Job Done

EMINENCE THREAT
you seem to just troll all topics on Edhat, and seem to only post rude, immature and low brow comments. Just an observation...
as for a crime? how is this a crime? perhaps JP could say the kid commited a crime and touched him first and JP had to push the kid away to protect himself and his property. We can look at this in 10 different ways dude. Rule of law? Lol...

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