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Now That’s What I Call Television

A recent Jordanian news broadcast got a little out of hand:

A debate on media freedom in Syria between two journalists on a Jordanian television network grew heated Wednesday, developing into a set-wrecking tug-of-war.

The fight erupted on the “Bayn Etijihayn” (Between Two Ways) show between Shaer Al-Johari, head of the Electronic Media Association in Jordan, and Mohammed Al-Jayousi, editor-in-chief of the news Web site al-Mustaqbal al-Arabi.

The heated conversation turned physical when Al-Jayousi accused Al-Johari of being a “deviant” who supports the Syrian revolution. Al-Johari responded by accusing Al-Jayousi of supporting the Syrian regime in exchange for money.

This prompted the two men to start shoving the studio table toward one another, eventually flipping it over. The clip is not to be missed. The host then ended the program abruptly. ​

Here’s the video:

American television would be more interesting if this happened once in awhile.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. CSK says:

    Well, obviously “Bayn Etijihayn” is Arabic for “The Jerry Springer Show.”

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  2. Moosebreath says:

    What program did they think it was, Archaelogy Today?

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  3. al-Ameda says:

    “Bayn Etijihayn” is an international Fox affiliate.

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  4. Pinky says:

    You gotta love the crew for stepping in and breaking it up…after a while.

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  5. sam says:

    Well, there’s always this. Of course, it’s Americans, who played in Canada, showing their asses (as me sainted grandmother would say) in a Canadian TV clip being shown on the BBC. But what the hey.

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  6. JWH says:

    Next, on Fox News ……

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  7. Neil Hudelson says:

    American television would be more interesting if this happened once in awhile.

    Nah. We already have enough partisan fighting masquerading (or not even that anymore0 as serious discussion.

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  8. Dave Schuler says:

    Give the people what they want. I’d probably tune in and watch a program in which George Will and Paul Krugman duked it out.

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  9. Tim says:

    American television would be more interesting if this happened once in awhile.

    Doug, don’t give CNN any ideas to increase their ratings!!

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