Jun 11, 2021
President Biden and first lady boot BBC crew from pub garden to get their table
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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden kicked out the British media — to get the pub garden table they wanted, video shows.
Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, had been sitting on the patio of Treganna Castle Thursday in Cornwall when he was seemingly surprised by the unexpected arrival of the commander-in-chief and his wife.
“A first in my career. @POTUS comes and sits down at table in a bar next to me and orders a drink. Am trying to act nonchalant,” he tweeted alongside video of him shouting out, “How’s it going, Mr President? Are you enjoying it here?”
But the BBC team was soon forced to pack up their belongings to give up their table to POTUS and FLOTUS — even though they clearly had the pick of several other tables in the otherwise empty area.
BBC producer Morgan Gisholt Minard shared a second clip showing her gathering all of her belongings to leave the table, as the sneaker-wearing president stands holding a chair at one end, waiting for her to leave.
There are few instances I’d feel compelled to give up my dinner table… I suppose this is an exception. Welcome to Cornwall @POTUS ???????????????? #G7Cornwall pic.twitter.com/vrktEKk3PK— Morgan Gisholt Minard (@mgisholtminard) June 10, 2021
“I’m with the BBC, so … good to meet you,” she told the president, whose wife immediately walked up to the table once the booted-out producer had walked away.
Gisholt Minard did not seem too offended at losing what was presumably the best seat in the castle, built 1774.
“There are few instances I’d feel compelled to give up my dinner table… I suppose this is an exception,” she tweeted. “Welcome to Cornwall @POTUS.”
Sopel teased her for having “never, not once, stood up to make way for me.”The BBC staffers didn’t seem to offended at being asked to [email protected] via Twitter
They do not appear to have been moved too far, however, with Sopel later dishing that the president just drank a Coke while the first lady had a glass of red wine.see also
“Not a beer or cider or pasty in sight,” he said, referring to traditional fare in the seaside town.
While many followers teased the BBC team for not refusing to budge, others came down harder on their gushing response to the world leader.
“Try not to drool too hard over Sleepy Joe. I know you’re from the BBC, but you can do it,” tweeted Ben Kew, an editor at El American.
Referring to Sopel’s shouted exchange — in which he also said they “could do with more sunshine” — writer Austin Williams tweeted the reporter, “Penetrating questions. Holding truth to power.”
News Source: New York Post
Boozy men were so drunk they don’t remember being kicked off Swiss Air flight after yelling ‘don’t f***ing care’ at crew
A GROUP of boozed-up men were so drunk they don’t remember being kicked off a Swiss Air flight after they yelled “don’t f***ing care” at crew.
Contractors Jo Bendell, 31, Christopher Eglon, 48, Michael Marshall, 45 and Adam Dove, 35, all admitted being drunk on a Swiss Air flight from Heathrow to Zurich last month and have been fined a total of £3,500.3Michael Marshall, left, and Adam Dove, right, seen entering Ealing Magistrates CourtCredit: Mirrorpix
Appearing at Ealing Magistrates Court in West London, Eglon said he had not “seen the lads” because of the coronavirus pandemic and they had all “met up in good spirits” at the London airport.
Bendell had lost half his boarding pass and told cabin crew “I don’t f***ing care” before the sozzled group had to be removed from the emergency exit seats over safety fears, the court heard.
Marshall sent a photo of one of the group to his wife, writing “this t** is going to get us kicked off the flight”.
The captain made the decision not to fly with them onboard and called the cops before diverting back to the gate to boot the men off the flight.
The four men, who all work for Marriott Drilling, told police they “could not recollect the incident”, the court heard.
Prosecutor Izolda Gribbin said the four men had been drinking in the lounge before their flight on May 11.
Ms Gribbin said: "Members of staff noticed their behaviour was quite loud and disruptive.3Christopher Eglon was fined a total of £319Credit: Mirrorpix
“They were sitting in rows 11 and 12, and the cabin crew were concerned as those are emergency seats and passengers sitting there in case of emergencies are asked to assist.”
David Cusack, defending Marshall and Dove, said: "The defendants are both family men with family responsibilities.
"They work on drilling projects so they are going out to work in Switzerland, they have done this time and time before, they have taken hundreds of flights and there's never been any problem.
"That day, they did have too much to drink while waiting in the lounge.
"The captain is consulted and he says 'we are not having this' and goes back to the stand. There's no evasion of police, no difficulty whatsoever.
"They spent 18 hours in custody. There's never been any suggestion my clients were being abusive or swearing at anybody."
He told the court the defendants spent so long in custody because they were "intoxicated".
Ms Gribbins said: "They told police they could not recollect the incident."3Jo Bendell, pictured, pleaded guilty along with his palsCredit: Mirrorpix
Mr Cusack said Marshall and Dove were initially suspended but reinstated when their employer Marriott Drilling looked over the case file, the Daily Record reports.
Bendell and Eglon were sacked, the court heard, and Bendell has recently found new work but Eglon is currently on benefits.Most read in NewsVILE ATTACKShocking moment racist woman is caught kicking dog in face in disturbing attackExclusiveMAJOR REVENGEPrince Harry agreed to Oprah interview 24 hours after losing military titlesExclusiveBEASTS OF URBANGruesome moment crow and huge rat have fight in ‘worst streets’ of DerbyPictured'FULL OF LIFE'Family of girl killed in front of dad pay tribute to 'beautiful' daughterExclusiveGRACIE 'KILLER'Stalker 'who killed model, 23, in murder-suicide' pictured for first timeDRUG ARRESTBoy, 2, fights for life after 'eating cannabis' as 5 arrested for child cruelty
Dove was fined a total of £1,185, Marshall was fined £1,100, Bendell was fined £891 and Eglon fined £319.
Chair of the bench Nilla Varsani said: "You have been lucky in the fact we have dealt with this today. The reason we dealt with this today is largely the backlog in the crown court and, given what we have heard, it's unlikely you would have ended up in custody.
"It doesn't warrant the time it would take to send it to the crown court and for them to deal with this."