The managing editor of CNBC has threatened a reporter from conservative Canadian website Rebel News after the reporter asked simple questions during an ambush interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Avi Yemini, Chief Rebel News Australia Correspondent, traveled to Davos, Switzerland to cover the WEF’s annual meeting with dignitaries and globalists.
Yemini wrote on his Twitter account that he was threatened by a CNBC official.
“I was threatened with being “punched out” by CNBC’s Intl. Managing Editor for politely asking simple questions,” Yemini wrote.
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“These are thugs who want to control the world. But he doesn’t scare me,” he continued.
The CNBC official was later identified as Patrick Allen, CNBC’s vice president and international managing editor.
According to WEF’s website, Patrick Allen:
BA in Economics Former mini cab dispatcher. Currently, Head of News and Programming, CNBC EMEA; Responsible for CNBC Business Day programs in the EMEA region; CNBC leads journalists, sets the news agenda, manages key external relations, budgets, live coverage and outside broadcast functions. Interests: Global markets and business, keen interest in finding solutions for youth employment.
“Sir, may I ask you what CNBC is doing here?” Yemini asked Allen politely.
“No, don’t put a camera in my face. Thank you,” Allen responded.
“Indeed, but you’re here as an invited guest and you’re an editor for CNBC. Don’t think there is some conflict of interest,” replied Yemini.
“I want you to go away. I have not agreed to an interview,” Allen said, pushing the microphone away.
Rebel News Reporter: Don’t touch the mic. You want to speak truth to power. Are you here to take your marching orders? Is that why you’re here?
CNBC: Do you want to go away?
Rebel News: Not really. I’m here to do what you need to do.
CNBC: I can take you through security.
Rebel News: Well, do that. There you go. CNBC. What they are complaining about me doing is supposed to be their job and they are calling security to escort me off the premises.
CNBC: You were very rude to me this morning. So, I want you to take off my camera.
Rebel news: I literally asked you questions politely, that should be your job. That is your job sir. I’m doing your job. I am not being paid by Klaus Schwab.
Avi Yemini spoke to Calum Smiles, another Rebel News UK reporter, about what Allen said when he walked into the building.
“You were in when he went in, a little upset. Heard what he said?” Yemini asked.
“I heard him say it, I’m going to paraphrase it because I have the exact thing. But he got so angry, he said I’d hit him. Paraphrasing there, right. I didn’t know it was about you until I came out, and then to your face someone else was complaining about you. I asked. At that point, I realized Avi had his say,” Callum said.
Watch the video below:
#breaking: I was threatened with being “punched out” by CNBC’s Intl. Managing Editor for politely asking simple questions.
These are thugs who want to rule the world.
But he doesn’t scare me.
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— Avi Praman (@OzraeliAvi) January 17, 2023