… The stunt Friday was the second of its sort pulled off by Matt Johnson of the group Direct Action Everywhere since late last year. He similarly tricked Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo back in December…
Newsmax tricked into interviewing animal rights activist posing as Tyson Foods CEO
By Andrew Blake, The Washington Times
September 4, 2021
Newsmax was pranked by an animal rights activist posing as the CEO of meat processing giant Tyson Foods during a live TV interview in which the purported executive played audio of pigs being roasted alive.
The stunt Friday was the second of its sort pulled off by Matt Johnson of the group Direct Action Everywhere since late last year. He similarly tricked Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo back in December.
Posing as Tyson Foods CEO Donnie D. King, Mr. Johnson began the Newsmax interview by blaming the Biden administration for causing “accelerated and unprecedented inflation” impacting the meat industry.
Mr. Johnson said on the Newsmax program “Cortes & Pellegrino that Tyson was “doing all we can to keep our costs down” and subsequently described a meat industry process known as ventilation shutdown.
“It may be a little unorthodox of me to be saying this, quite frankly, but one of our main pork suppliers […] went with the most economic option available to them and they literally loaded thousands of pigs into industrial sheds. And they pumped in heat and steam, and they were really just roasting pigs alive,” Mr. Johnson said during the Newsmax interview.
“These were pigs that were squealing non-stop for hours on end. It’s a little rough to watch, but what do you do?” Mr. Johnson said on Newsmax while impersonating the Tyson Foods executive...
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