‘Say That S**t!’ Fox Reporter Gets Cursed Out On-Air By Ferguson Protestor (VIDEO)

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A Fox News correspondent found himself on the receiving end of a profane, on-air tirade late Monday after he referred to the latest round of violence in Ferguson, Mo. as “child’s play.”

Reporting on the ground from the St. Louis suburb, correspondent Steve Harrigan described the scene to anchor Shepard Smith.

“This is right now a media event, pure and simple. This is people running towards tear gas, running away from it,” Harrigan said. “The dignified protestors went home at dusk. This is just child’s play right now.”

That description didn’t sit well with a demonstrator, who angrily confronted Harrigan during the live shot.

“Say that shit! No, say that shit,” the man said.

“I’m on TV right now,” Harrigan replied.

“I don’t give a damn. Ya’ll on TV. I don’t care about that shit,” the man shot back.

“Uh oh,” Smith could be heard saying from the Fox studio.

It continued from there. Harrigan tried to defuse the situation, telling the man that he had no interest in arguing. But the man continued to berate the correspondent before walking away.

Watch below:

h/t Mediaite

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  1. He’s kinda got a point…people who are openly defying a curfew when the lion’s share of citizens are at home are probably just looking for a confrontation and to stir shit up.

    If it was the entire town in defiance, that would be different. But it’s not.

    Edit: I was under the mistaken impression the curfew had been extended. It apparently was not.
    A thousand pardons.

  2. Looks like shit just got real for Fox and crew.

  3. Wow! A confrontation with a real life thug! What a neat day for Fox.

  4. There wasn’t a curfew last night.

  5. He’s probably going to get an award from Roger Ailes. Just as soon as he changes his underwear.

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