Activist Jose Vega interrupted a Columbia Journalism School panel during the “FaultLines: Democracy” conference and demanded answers on some very uncomfortable topics such as the Nord Stream pipeline, Russiagate, Syria, and the war in Ukraine.
“Oh, is this the lecture hall with Seymour Hersh?” he asked the press panel and was met with shocked silence.
“I’m looking for the one with Seymour Hersh because it’s a policy and press hall event. So, shouldn’t we be talking about the Nord Stream since that’s the biggest story of the century?” he bluntly asked them.
“Any you guys, you know… I mean, you have the executive editor of The New York Times there who came out with a phony story to try and block Seymour Hersh. It’s just kind of funny how that happened, you know? I mean, did you even acknowledge Seymour Hersh? All of you are executive editors of papers that broke Pentagon, My-lai, Watergate. Is this the same papers or not?” he asked.
My friends and I confronted the executive editors for @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @latimes, @Reuters on their censorship of Seymour Hersh, Uhuru, Julian Assange, Tucker Carlson, Russiagate..Then the Dean of Columbia and security pushed me to the ground and tried to silence me. pic.twitter.com/Tm1u48n5Xu
— Jose Vega — Vote Diane Sare! (@JosBtrigga) April 25, 2023
Vega continued to grill the media bigwigs and didn’t give them an inch.
“I mean, is there anything you’ve gotten right in the last 20 years, or am I mistaken about that? I mean, it’s just kind of funny because Iraq wrong, Syria wrong, Russiagate really wrong. Okay? I mean, the list goes on and on. So, the last thing that you could do to try and actually fix your reputation is acknowledge that through leaks we had to find out about Zelenskyy was going to bomb Moscow on the anniversary,” Vega continued.
“I mean if you’re so impartial, shouldn’t you at least say, right, that Zelenskyy was going to bring us on the verge of World War III? That seems pretty fair. While Julian Assange rots in prison, all of you got fat checks because he’s in jail for doing your job,” he added.
He dared to call them all “cowards” to their faces as well.
BREAKING: Fiery Activist Jose Vega @JosBtrigga Disrupts Columbia Journalism School Panel in Wake of @TuckerCarlson's Departure from @FoxNews.
A fiery activist by the name of Jose Vega boldly disrupted the Policy and the Press panel at Columbia journalism school on April 25th,… pic.twitter.com/nuHJ3vI7UC
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) April 26, 2023
“And you know what? Tucker Carlson ain’t no Seymour Hersh, but he did something you guys are scared to do. Speak the truth and actually be critical of the war. Which is why he was actually fired from Fox because you all are cowards. Every single one of you. None of you have actually had any relevancy. And you know what? The mainstream press is now dying,” Vega asserted.
“Nobody’s ever going to listen to you again. You have no credibility with the public. The only people who care about what you have to say are elite a**holes who have nothing productive to say anymore and it’s dying off. So, will you at least say something either about Nord Stream or Ukraine or the fact that Zelenskyy brought us to the verge of World War III? And the only reason we knew about that was through leaks?”
Vega went on to excoriate the panel further during his confrontation. He even quipped that he was trying to get into some “good trouble” and told a “Karen” to get out of his face.
Vega’s confrontation was cheered on Twitter:
— Michael Goolsby (@MichaelGoolsbyV) April 26, 2023
A true journalist
— RayOfLight (@AnitaRayGallery) April 26, 2023
That speech was something to behold. It gave me great joy. I watched it multiple times.
— Lady Liberty (@WeDidItOnce) April 26, 2023
I nominate this man for big balls of the week
Congratulations brother. #WeThePeople #ComeTogether pic.twitter.com/wPq1Spuu5I
— SellsSolutions (@sells_truth) April 26, 2023
Omg!!! That was AWESOME!
— Dianna Erwin (@Dianna_Erwin) April 26, 2023
Jose Vega, thank you for your voice @JosBtrigga ….. We need more of you. America needs a lot of more like you and a lot of prayer. Hey! #Congress it’s getting “ clowney “ out here
— αℓмα ✷ (@AlmaMater07) April 26, 2023
Young man, that was nothing short of amazing & the truth! Salute, applauseand were you an actor in a movie, anfor your compelling role. Well stated!!! I have followed you, with great interest.
— Andromeda11711 (@Andromeda11711) April 27, 2023
Wow thank you sir!!! We the people have had it with these so called journalists.
— SazzygirlinCali (@RjbRocklin) April 26, 2023
GREAT!!! Awesome. He said what we all should be shouting.
— RLTHR (@RLTHR1) April 26, 2023
I probably disagree with 80% of his political views, but that guy has more backbone than every clown in DC combined and I hope he runs for office soon.
— JoMa (@joma_gc) April 26, 2023
Have to love the way he was dragged out of there. Had he been in a dress and demanding trans rights he would have had 100% support from people there! Just disgusting.
— IMSeekingtruths (@IMSeekingtruths) April 26, 2023
Great job!! How sickening that the rest of the cowards just stood there and no panel member had guts to answer. Loves the Karen being silenced
— Salma Aziz (@salmadpm) April 26, 2023
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