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Neo-Nazi Greek Politician Beats On Lady Politician On Live TV (VIDEO)

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Well, this is great. During a live television debate on Thursday between a bunch of Greek politicians (its broke citizens go to the broken polls on June 17), Ilias Kasidiaris, a spokesperson for and member of the terrifyingly named neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, tossed a glass of water at a lady rival, Rena Dourou of the left-leaning Syriza party, THEN slapped another lady politician, Liana Kanelli of KKE, the communist party, twice. This after an exchange of insults including “you old commie!” (he to she) and “fascist!” (she to he). The bestest part of this is that it is ONLINE! The second best part is that the reason Kasidiaris attacked the women is because they were asking him about a 2007 mugging that he has been implicated in. The trial about that mugging is ongoing, but it’s safe to say, um, innocent until proven to be a violent freak on national television.

So, it appears that Kasidiaris slapped Kanelli twice and then threw a punch while she attempted to protect herself with her arms. But you be the judge. Here is the video!

After the incident, Kasidiaris apparently fled the TV studio, and is currently being sought by police. Golden Dawn is being given the time of day after winning some parliamentary seats in a May 6 vote. They only got about 6.9 percent of the vote, however, and rivaling parties are now using this debacle, understandably, to get the Greeks to change their minds by the June 17 election.

A British newspaper referred to this incident as “reminiscent of Jerry Springer trash TV” (don’t talk about our Jerry that way), and a spokesperson from the Syriza party says that we are finally seeing the true colors of Golden Dawn, which it believes is not actually a political party but a “criminal organization.” Apparently there is a distinction there. [Hurriyet Daily News/The Independent]

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184 comments

    1. MittBorg

      I prefer it when Geraldo gets hit. Repeatedly. By lots of people. Preferably with overripe fruit and vegetables. Which will leave him a squashy soggy mess of a spectacle on live teevee so all the maroons can finally see him for the ludicrous joke of a purported human that he is and laugh themselves smart again.

      1. viennawoods13

        Even better: When Stephen summed up Geraldo and his friend Billo:

        What are you implying, Jon? That O'Reilly and Geraldo are narcissists enthralled of their own overblown egos? Projecting their own petty insecurities onto the world around them? Inventing false enemies for the sole purpose of bolstering their sense … Itty bitty Nixons minus the relevance or a hint of vision?

    2. Rotundo_

      There are just so many moments in Rivera's storied journalistic career that have captured our dreams and imagination, getting it in the face was my personal favorite, but finding nothing but old hooch bottles and dust in Capones' vault (historical old hootch bottles, I will admit) was a close second. Self parody, thy name is Geraldo (Gerry?).

      1. nounverb911

        That's the space at Rock Center where everyone takes a picture of the big Channukah bush.

        OT: Did you take part in the big protest at Stuyvie yesterday?

        1. actor212

          No, I didn't read about it until after work on Facebook….fucking MIS department….you're talking about Slutty Wednesday, right? The whole dress code thing?

          1. actor212

            Well, yea, that too, but it was a summer dress code. I'm not sure the school even decided to "remind" students until this week

            School website's offline, at least from my office. I can't double check. I was hoping to get onto the Spectator page

            DEIT: I stand corrected. It was passed last November but the reminder was posted in April

      2. WhatTheHeck

        Because she was going to grease herself up like a pig to swim the English Channel.

      3. James Michael Curley

        "No, no. To Ancient Greece, where burning Sappho loved and sang and stroked the wine-dark sea, in the temple by the moonlight … "

    1. Not_So_Much

      Maybe she already went Greek with Glenn 'Big Dog' Rice and that's why her ass is so chapped?

    2. scvirginia

      Y'all got a hearing problem? The joke is NOT: "I went to a fight & a hockey mom broke out"…

    3. redarmyzombie

      I dunno Barb, she might get it confused with our North Korean allies instead…

  1. Beowoof

    A right winger bypassing rational discourse and going right to the beating. Their real agenda is showing again. Shut up girls and let us MEN handle this stuff.

    1. actor212

      Well, in fairness, that Kanelli broad was being a bit of a loud-mouth douche and ought to be home making sammiches or mousaka or whatever manly men of Greece eat.

    1. littlebigdaddy

      To me it sounds like a failed antipsychotic drug. Were you prescribed Syrizia? Contact our trial lawyers at 1-888-BADMEDS.

      1. scvirginia

        Probably all antipsychotics should be named for foreign delicacies. Problem is, I can't decide if syrizia has lots of grilled onions & feta or chopped pistachios & drizzled honey. But I'm sure phyllo is involved.

      1. Rotundo_

        Greek has always sounded like medications or technical nomenclature. Latin sounds like sex or food to me-Especially something sold from a cart: Come and getta you cunnilingus! Fellatio!, Fellatio here, Fresh offa da truck! Syrizia does sound like lamb wrapped in phyllo and mystery to me.

          1. MittBorg

            My experience with GoogleTranslate has shown me that it is not always accurate. How do you know you haven't just promised to ravish my lobster's knees?

  2. littlebigdaddy

    Yeah, but the chick in the orange seemed to be making the "you are sucking your boyfriend's cock, mmmm" gesture.

      1. BornInATrailer

        Yeah, think how different the news would be had she just dropped him with a single right across the jaw. There is an alternate universe where this story had a much funnier ending.

        1. Fairtackle

          A quick pop to the middle of his face and he would have dropped like a sack of potatoes. He had no defense whatsoever.

    1. Callyson

      He was the distraction. You know, the person who causes the mugging victim to stop and observe what an idiot he is, while the real muggers grab their loot.

  3. SorosBot

    After inventing democracy, you'd think the Greeks would have managed to get it right over the past 2500 years; but apparently not.

      1. MittBorg

        I live for the day. I don't always like the esteemed Ms. Pelosi, but I do respect her. She is one smart lady. I love how she set Newt Gingrich up over his ethics investigation. It was so skillfully done, he didn't even know she drew the sword till his head fell off. I want to see her hold the speaker's gavel again, if only to rap Boehner smartly on the nose with it.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Hell, our version here in the USA has been fucked up to a fare-thee-well, and it only took us a couple hundred years.

    2. MissTaken

      LIES! The Founding Fathers® invented democracy, aka: Teh Bestest Government System Teh World Has Ever Had™

      1. SorosBot

        Yes, of course; how thoughtless of me to forget that everything worthwhile was invented in America, The Greatest Country There Has Ever Been Or Ever Will Be!

        1. bagofmice

          DAMN RIGHT! The words of Jesus are written in English!, not Greek. Oh wait. Hi mormons!

          1. Negropolis

            Don't tell them about the inspiration for all of the architecture in central Washington.

            "What, you mean Ionic and Doric columns aren't American?!"

    3. OneYieldRegular

      On top of that, this kind of behavior is seriously harshing the buzz of my dream of blithely enjoying ouzo and grilled barbouni while cavorting on Super Paradise Beach.

      1. MMathS

        I believe it was decided in this very forum that he was a founding member of the Plantation Republican Party.

    1. WIDTAP

      Looks like HBO's Rome to me, only for some reason Titus Pullo is wearing a dress and forgot to bring a sword.

  4. anniegetyerfun

    Is Greece like the US, in that slapping a woman on national television actually increases your popularity among the conservative voters?

  5. randcoolcatdaddy

    "A British newspaper referred to this incident as “reminiscent of Jerry Springer trash TV” …"

    Or the North Carolina legislature before they've had their afternoon nap.

    1. Mumbletypeg

      That's what lies at the bottom of our (your neighbor, Virginia's) temper tantrum fartsackery afflicting our legisators. It's not gentlemanly disagreement in particular; just inaptitude in general!

    1. WIDTAP

      Of course. Thus the immortal Three Stooges lines:
      "Euripides?"
      "Sure, you menda these?"

  6. BloviateMe

    To quote House of Pain:
    I'll serve your ass like John McEnroe, your girl steps up I'm smackin' the ho.

  7. Goonemeritus

    Snark off— I truly believe there is a natural cycle that governs political thought and economic activity. Every 80 to 100 years we find our selves back in the same spot. I don’t know that I am strong enough to live the last 30 or so years of my life dealing with Fascists.

    1. GortRay

      I totally know what you mean. I'm in my 60's and I am not up to dealing with that crap. But it's coming like a freight train.

    2. LionHeartSoyDog

      Hear ya, G. I think it's a reality.
      I've got 10 or 15 to see how this plays out.
      There are many young people throughout the world with great heart and intelligence, so i'm hopeful.
      (and i hate fascism with a passion, and don't see how it can prevail).

    3. PhilippePetain

      Meh. The middle class is squarely on our side now. Plus, the fascist leaners are all older, fatter, and even more stupid this time around.

  8. coolhandnuke

    These Golden Dawn guys must wake every morning either really pissed off or pissed on.

  9. Joshua Norton

    After the incident, Kasidiaris apparently fled the TV studio, and is currently being sought by police.

    They seek him here, they seek him there, / Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. / Is he in heaven? Or is he in hell? / That damned elusive Pimpernel!

    1. not that Radio

      Where is Lisa Wines? She hasn't posted in two weeks. Was she swallowed by the new French Socialist Gulag system?

    2. lisawines

      Chet! I'm sitting here in Mexico, recovering from jet lag, trying to take a nap before teaching for three hours, surfing the tubes and found this video and rushed right over to Wonkette to do a "Hey, remember these guyz?" and there it was, right on top! I was actually happy that Mizz Lizz got it in there AND with a closing line that made me green with writer envy: Apparently there is a distinction there. But I'll be back soon, after sleep therapy.

    1. CommieLibunatic

      Word. We've reached a new low when we have to continually explain why Nazis are bad news, and it's not even been a century since the Second World War. Sometimes, it's a miracle that people remember to breathe and wipe themselves.

    2. DemmeFatale

      Yep.
      Keep shavin' your heads, boys!
      Makes you easy to spot.

      Bring on the knarly, WWII vets, (and their sons and grandsons), to kick some ass!

  10. owhatever

    He had some good punches, but I give the round to Kannelli. The Koch Brothers are interested in his political prospects.

  11. BaldarTFlagass

    Through all this Greek foofaraw, I can just hear the Turks over there across the Aegean, smirking like a motherfucker.

  12. elburritodeluxe

    He's just tired of being called a Nazi and Fascist all the time just because he wants to beat up women and kill foreigners.

  13. Chet Kincaid

    Allen West's Unedited Blog: "American politicians should turn to the Cradle Of Civilization for a sterling and upright example of how female legislators like that big-mouthed Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should be lovingly corrected when they have spent too much podium time in their rhetorical man-slacks. If her cheeks are not red with embarrassment, I shall happily redden either pair for her!!"

    1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

      There were three Republicans beating up on a weak willed or liberal in name only liberal?

  14. BaldarTFlagass

    Ilias Kasidiaris will be playing the role of Derek Vinyard in the upcoming film "Greek History X."

  15. widestanceromance

    Who do I have to _______ to get a good Greek buttsechs joke in this post?

  16. SoBeach

    That guy has obviously never thrown a real punch. Any of the chicks I used to kickbox with would have dropped him like a sack of rocks with one shot.

  17. Callyson

    I love how the guy in the red striped tie is just sitting there, thinking "oh Christ, here we go again…"

  18. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    She was as big as a girl from Mississippi, but he kept missing. What a sissy he is.

  19. SudsMcKenzie

    The first rule of Neo-Nazi Greek Politicians is don't fight ladies on live teevee.

  20. BarackMyWorld

    So, it appears that Kasidiaris slapped Kanelli twice and then threw a punch while she attempted to protect herself with her arms.

    I can't be the only one who read that first name as "Kardashian."

  21. pdiddycornchips

    Are Greek politicians like ours in that they have handlers and spokespeople? Can we get some video of them during this melee? Or is it like a baseball fight when the benches clear and everyone stands around scowling at each other?

  22. CthuNHu

    Gotta love Rena Dourou (moistened Syriza member/spokeshotness in orange) at 1:16-1:17.

    No "Aagh, I'm wet!" or anger or shock or disgust, just a serenely smug relishing of a Nazi's self-demolition.

    Why can't we have awesome politicians like this?

    Also, "Kasidiaris, 31, who served in the military's special forces".

    Nice to know that an actual NATO member could be conquered by a half-strength Girl Scout troop with improvised slingshots and stale Do-Si-Dos.

  23. Antispandex

    "…a spokesperson for and member of the terrifyingly named neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn…"

    Does Aleister Crowley figure in here at all? No? OK, never mind. I'm sure the Tea Party will be importing an American branch soon, because fascism is cool with the conservatives, but that devil worshippin' stuff? No way!

  24. M. Szyslak

    Birth Place of Democracy! Whew! Showin' the rest of us how to do it right (Crash and burn a "political party" via viral video in one day)! And jeezus he punches like a sissy.

  25. mavenmaven

    Imagine that here, the guy would have shot everyone with his gun and then proclaimed "standing my ground".

  26. CivicHoliday

    Kasidiaris is still too moderate for the Republican teatard base here in Amurika

  27. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    That straight arm, flailing slap was pretty awesome. I almost expected him to start helicoptering in circles And scream/cry "YOU CAN'T TOUCH ME!!!"

  28. ElPinche

    Ladies and gentlemen, I think conservatives have just found themselves a new Tea Party candidate.

  29. glamourdammerung

    These folks are awesome. Our Nazis can only manage this stuff if they outnumber a 100 pound girl 5-6 to 1. RAND PAUL!!111!!!

  30. rickmaci

    You know what other political party is notorious for its unrelenting beat down on women?

  31. LionHeartSoyDog

    Golden Dawn is named after the delightful color of the fat that drains from the ovens.
    After Socialists, Communists, homosexuals, Gypsies and all others with tanned skin receive their appropriate due.
    Gawd i'm disgusted typing that, but Holy Smokes, kids, we've got to fight back against the horror.

  32. Negropolis

    I'd like to see Boehner try this shit with Pelosi. I dare him. He'll be pulling back a stump.

    BTW, watching that video has sent me into a seething rage. I want to deck that guy.

  33. Negropolis

    I shit you not, but guess what Greek constituency this guy holds, currently?

    Attica.

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