Two Fox News employees faced two different types of attacks, one physical and the other political, this weekend in opposite parts of the country.
Meteorologist Adam Klotz, 37, was attacked on early Sunday morning in New York City, while he was riding a subway train.
Klotz was heading home from watching the New York Giants brutal 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at a Manhattan bar around 1:15 a.m., when he was just as brutally beaten by a group of teens.
The weatherman shared a video of his battered face, which had multiple contusions of both cheeks, eyes, and the left side of his nose.
Klotz detailed that while he was riding the No. 1 train, he saw “this older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens.”
Rather than turning the other cheek, he confronted the unruly teenagers.
“I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, ‘Alright, if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it.’ And boy did they give it to me,” Klotz recalled.
He said that the “children” definitely “got their hits in,” when they knocked him to the ground and battered him enough to bruise his ribs and bust up his face.
Due to his intervention, the older guy he was defending exited the train unscathed and is “fine.”
The “cops grabbed a couple” of the kids as they were attempting to flee the scene at the 18th Street subway station, according to the NY Post.
NYPD officers arrested two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old responsible for the attack, but they were released without being charged, due to their ages and because the beat down only amounted to a misdemeanor.
“Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up,” and NYPD spokesman said.
Klotz would have to file a criminal complaint against the juvenile attackers with the Department of Probation, before the Law Department could consider prosecuting them.
The meteorologist was received X-rays and treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at Bellevue Hospital.
He was clearly released on Sunday, when he gave his light-hearted take on the events in Instagram video from what appeared to be his home.
“You should see the other guy,” he chuckled, before wincing in pain. “My side is worse, so much worse in my face.”
“The thing is,” he continued. “The other guy, it’s not really a guy, it’s children, like five-six children.”
“Where are the parents? Don’t let your kids come beat me up in the middle of the night again, please,” Klotz joked. “Parents, watch your children.”
The same day as Klotz’s B-train beatdown, fellow Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell called out a Miami eatery for asking him to leave over his political views on Saturday.
The owners of Paradis Books and Bread in North Miami, Florida, said that Caldwell’s group violated their “safer spaces policy” with their “troubling” conversation.
“A lot of what they were discussing was very troubling,” the restaurant claimed in an Instagram post.
“Specifically when talking about women in degrading ways, as well as using eugenic arguments around their thoughts on Roe v. Wade.”
The restaurant said that after making staff and patrons “very uncomfortable” with their loud discussion for over an hour, the owner approached the group.
“Once it was clear that they were finished with their meal, we told them that our views don’t align, and the language they were using was unwelcome in our space,” the post detailed.
Caldwell told “Fox & Friends Weekend” host Rachel Campos-Duffy, that he was “targeted” by the owner, who asked how he liked working for Fox News, and if he was Conservative.
“This situation reminds me of something that MLK said in 1963, a very simple truth. He said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,'” Caldwell stated.
“And what I experienced yesterday, me and some of my neighbors, who I’m just getting to know, was an injustice. It was a grave injustice.”
He noted that the female owner had listened in on his table’s brunch conversation and “stared” him down the entire time he was in the restaurant.
“If this was not the Jim Crow South, I couldn’t tell how much of a difference,” Caldwell said during the interview.
“There’s a target on the backs of people who happen to be Black, who happen to be conservative, and it needs to come to an end,” he concluded.