On Monday, White House reporter Simon Ateba hilariously went off on KJP telling her “you’re making a mockery of the First Amendment!” The timing may not have been right, but Ateba continued to stand up for himself yelling at KJP for not answering questions. He explained, “This is not China! This is not Russia,” as the room turned into a frenzy.
The next day, during an episode of “The View,” host Sunny Hostin said Today News Africa reporter, Simon Ateba, is a “horrible person.”
Absolute chaos in the White House Press Briefing as @simonateba yells at Jean-Pierre for not giving him a question in seven months. Other reporters get very angry at him. pic.twitter.com/0g0nVwBQmU
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 20, 2023
“He’s clearly a horribly person, and maybe shouldn’t be in the White House briefing room. However, he does have what’s called a ‘hard pass,’ I believe, which means he doesn’t have a seat assigned. So when other people don’t show up, he gets to ask questions,” Hostin said.
Ateba clapped back and said: “About me – First and second degrees in journalism and mass communication, done only one job, never disrespected a woman in my life, love all people, never discriminated against anyone in my life. I have been attacked by pirates on the Gulf of Guinea with an AK47 to my head, arrested in Cameroon and kept in a dark cell during an investigative story, kidnapped in Nigeria and left for dead but survived and became a better person with a kind heart. I have written countless stories and asked some of the most profound questions at countless press conferences. I am a journalist and a true journalist.”
What a response.
BREAKING – DISGRACEFUL: @TheView attacks me. @JoyVBehar reads a post I never wrote. I have never written anything about a ‘woman’s fat ass! @Alyssafarah @sarahaines and Whoopi Goldberg berate me without checking my background. Only @sunny said something that was sensible. About… pic.twitter.com/8f8mTbSAOr
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) March 21, 2023
Interview with Tucker Carlson from January:
Attacked by pirates on the Gulf of Guinea with an AK47 to my head, kidnapped in Nigeria, dumped in the woods & left for dead, arrested in Cameroon during investigation & kept in dark cell only to be sidelined at the White House. This is how Tucker Carlson introduced me to America pic.twitter.com/bOLujRzKfi
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) January 14, 2023