In obvious dismay at Trump attorney Jay Sekulow’s insightful interview responses on Thursday, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos was caught on camera making a throat-slash gesture. The anchor’s intent was to cut away from Sekulow’s Senate impeachment trial perspective.
The studio producer’s quick trigger finger created a classic meme-worthy snippet that is destined to forever be part of Stephanopoulos critics’ go-to clips.
Watch the defining journalistic moment of the former press secretary for Bill Clinton (watch to the end) …
Shortly after 3 pm Eastern this afternoon, @AoSHQ noted Stephanopoulos was shown on camera making the slit-the-throat “kill” gesture to cut away from Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow taking press questions. These guys are NOT going to like hearing the Trump side of this trial. pic.twitter.com/5QazRGHosV
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) January 24, 2020
Before the abrupt cut to the throat slash, Sekulow was telling reporters that the Trump team would be presenting multiple views on impeachment that would show that the president’s actions are not impeachable.
“We’ve got lawyers that are going to be put forward when our side of the case goes, that represents multiple schools of thought on what is and what is not an impeachable offense,” said the attorney. “But they have one thing in common, that the actions alleged and the actions of the president do not reach that level. No matter what school of thought you’re on … our position is, you still have to meet basic, fundamental constitutional obligations and they haven’t.”
As Stephanopoulos realized he was busted mid-slash on camera, an unguarded sneer crossed his face before he recovered and went on doing whatever fake-news professionals do for the money.
Stephanopolous has made a career out of being a meatless wiener–
— Matrix Surfer SAM (@USAlivestrong) January 24, 2020
Fox News reported that Stephanopoulos’ deep connections to Democrats and the Clintons have proved embarrassing for ABC as they try to pretend they are an impartial news organization. “His ties to Clinton also became a source of embarrassment to ABC during the presidential campaign, when he was caught secretly giving money to the Clinton Foundation,” the Fox story recalled. “He had to recuse himself from hosting any presidential debates.”
As far as the style with which the throat slash was delivered, it rates a pretty low score, given a number of competing displays …
the throat slash and the hip thrust.. how am i still alive ?pic.twitter.com/pTw8lYKKb6
— diya (@wangsadorbs) December 5, 2019
FIU kicker does a throat slash after making an extra point. pic.twitter.com/226Nw1qO1T
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 24, 2019
— Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola) July 3, 2018
Of course, the internet is forever and social media has already deeply engraved users’ reactions to the Stephanopoulos misplay.
So shocked to see a major network anchor doing whatever he can to make sure the President’s counsel points are not heard by Americans. ? https://t.co/13CiGKYT86
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 25, 2020
Pathetic. Stephanopolous is the biggest dem boot licker on television
— Rev Hand Grip (@deeka_deek) January 25, 2020
Stephanopolous: “And let’s bring in our panel.” Doesn’t sound to me like he was ending a segment because of time limits.
— BJAlexandria (@BJAlexandria) January 25, 2020
Stephanopolous or whatever I’m not even looking up his name cause it’s longer than he is tall and his single synapse brain and it’s limited output fill me with the urge to defecate.
— Allow Me To Retort (@MeRetort) January 25, 2020
Are we surprised by any vile gesture from Stephanopolous?
After he corrected BHO telling him ..you mean about your
Christian Faith ?.. no action surprises me. He seems biased, acts biased and always promotes his leftist ideology. https://t.co/OvdaewVt6s
— Rebeca Koch (@RebecaKoch) January 24, 2020
MANIPULATIVE MASSIVELY MALACE MEDIA A B C & ironically~ George stephanopolous himself the Clinton crooner. pic.twitter.com/vESOcvAix6
— SEEKW (@skwright91) January 25, 2020
“Hi, I’m George Stephanopolous. This is the face I made when I realized the world learned I am a hack fake news stooge. Oh, and I am also a “Rhodes Scholar”. But this face everyone, come on, can you see the look of me pooping my pants? I just shat my pants.” pic.twitter.com/pGqDugWB9m
— Laura (@thelauraledford) January 24, 2020
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