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Simon Ateba Justifies Briefing Outbursts During Interview With Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

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Throwing tantrums and continuous interruptions sounds like someone may have needed to excuse themselves. Simon Ateba, a correspondent for Today News Africa, showed out during Monday’s White House press briefing. Sources shared that Ateba interrupted the briefing with an outburst of claims that he and other journalists have been discriminated against, insisting he has never been called on to ask his questions. Ateba has been an annoyance to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in previous situations. Yesterday, as the cast of the comedy series Ted Lasso stood behind her to discuss mental health, she took time to address Ateba’s poor decorum in the room. “I understand that there’s going to be give-and-take,” Jean-Pierre said. “That’s the way the press briefing has gone for decades before me, and I will always, always respect that, but what I will not, what I will not appreciate is disrespecting your colleagues and disrespecting guests who are here to talk, who were here to talk an incredibly important issue which is mental health. And what has just occurred this last 10, 15 minutes is unacceptable.” Ateba dragged his excuses to an interview on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he tried to use the First Amendment...