Must-See TV: Philadelphia Eagles Visit Bully Victim On The View, Everyone Starts Crying

This is undoubtedly one of the worst cases of bullying I’ve read about.  Kudos to the young 13 year-old who hung in there and is now spreading the message about bullying and expressed his hope that maybe if it happens toanother kid, someone will step in and help.

Behind the Grid

Three members of the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson, Todd Herremans and Jamaal Jackson, visited a young bully victim on The View, and it took everyone about .5 seconds before they started crying. But in a good way – this was “awww” television at its finest, and a few things happen when you watch the below video clip.

First, you may tear up. I’m just warning you: it’s going to get misty. It’s impossible not to be touched by seeing a kid, who was beaten up by seven older teens, get to meet his idols (well, Jackson’s probably an idol of his; the other two guys are lowly, lowly linemen). Plus, this is when the transitive property of crying comes into play: the kid starts crying, so the mom starts crying, so then the hosts start crying, and pretty soon you might be crying as well, even if you have no idea what’s going on.

Second, you will like DeSean Jackson. No matter what you thought about him before (and unless you’re from Philadelphia, I’m about 95% sure you had a negative opinion of him), you will like him after watching the way he embraces this kid. It might be a total act (although I don’t think it was), and Jackson may have gone back to being a jerk right after he walked off the set of The View. But you will like him after watching this, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Here’s the clip, in which Jackson present the kid (whose name is Nadin Khoury), with his signed jersey.

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Tucker Carlson Backtracks On Michael Vick: ‘Of Course I Don’t Think He Should Be Executed’ (VIDEO)

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Tucker Carlson is such a jerk…

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Tucker Carlson returned to “Hannity” on Monday and walked back his statement that footballer Michael Vick “should’ve been executed” for his abuse of dogs.

He had made the statement on last Tuesday’s show after it emerged that President Obama had spoken with Vick. Sean Hannity joked that he’d read that Carlson was “destroying the show” during his break and asked him to explain his comments.

“This is what happens when you get too emotional,” Carlson said. “I’m a dog lover…I love them and I know a lot about what Michael Vick did…I overspoke. I’m uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don’t think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling.”

Watch (skip to 4:09 for Vick segment):

Hannity noted that Vick had gone to prison for what he did and paid a heavy public price, and that he has done work with many animal rights groups since his release. “Shouldn’t we believe in redemption?” he asked.

“A convicted child molester doesn’t get to adopt kids,” Carlson responded. He quickly added that he wasnt comparing Vick to a child molester, but wanted to point out that just because he worked with animal rights societies didn’t mean that people couldn’t be “disgusted” at his actions.

Tucker Carlson: “I Think Personally [Michael Vick] Should Have Been Executed”

Sometimes I believe that Tucker Carlson has this unending determination to say the most ignorant things just to assure he gets noticed.

If Carlson thinks Michael Vick should have been executed because of his abhorrent treatment of animals, how does he feel about the GOP and their equally disgusting treatment of the middle class?

And why all the uproar over President Obama calling the Eagles’ owner, Jeffery Lurie and commenting on the fact that Lurie gave Michael Vick a second chance at playing football AFTER a substantial probationary period and certainly AFTER going to jail and serving time  for cruelty to those animals?

Isn’t it time for America to forgive Vick for his past youthful indiscretions?


Tucker Carlson again filled in for Sean Hannity on Hannity tonight, and couldn’t resist, as others already had, delving into the issue of President Obama praising Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance following Vick’s prison sentence for dog fighting. And while Carlson said he “believe[s] fervently in second chances,” he didn’t in Vick’s case. At all.

Carlson differentiated between Vick and others because Vick “killed dogs…in a heartless and cruel way.” This is true. But what Carlson believed to be the proper punishment for Vick is sure to get some attention:

“I think, personally, he should have been executed for that.”

Whoa. The conversation eventually turned to whether it was appropriate for Obama to weigh in on this matter at all (although, as the White House said, the primary focus of Obama’s discussion with Lurie was alternative energy) – golfer Ben Crenshaw, on the panel for some reason, came off as a Vick supporter but sounded unsure of whether the president should be discussing the matter. Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez voiced similar views, whereas Fox News contributor Doug Schoen didn’t see an issue with Obama’s comments.

The most notable aspect of the discussion, though, was still Carlson’s “executed” line, for the sheer extreme nature of it. There’s no question Vick has done terrible things, but to hear a pundit openly opine that a prominent person should have received the death penalty – and being completely sincere in doing it – is not something you’ll see too often.

Video of the clip, via Fox News, below.