You don’t see this often — an angry guest on a TV talk show jumping to his feet, ripping off his microphone and storming off the set right in the middle of a segment.
It happened Thursday night during the Fox News show “Hannity,” when a civil rights attorney got so steamed that he declared, “I’m done,” and left his chair empty as another guest kept talking.
The contentious debate that led to the abrupt exit of civil rights attorney Leo Terrell centered on the recent shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, by a white South Carolina police officer — the shocking incident was caught on a cell phone camera by a bystander.
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Terrell became enraged when Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson remarked that people needed to “stop overreacting” to the Scott shooting, then proceeded to compare the way the South Carolina killing is being handled with what happened in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
At one point before he left the set in a rage, Terrell shouted, “I am not going to sit here and listen to this hate.” He didn’t explain what it was in Peterson’s comments that was hateful.
One might consider it fortunate that Terrell and Peterson were in different locations, or the discussion might have devolved into a brawl resembling an episode of “Jerry Springer.”
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