We’ve all done things that we wish we could take back. Embarrassing things, dumb things, even stupid things. Often the faux pas plays out when we’re young and/or oblivious to how the world truly operates around us. Usually the moment is one big failed attempt of misunderstanding as an isolated individual tries desperately to connect to those around us. Luckily these ill-fated expressions happen between one or a few others in very private settings that allow the awkwardness to be worked through and thankfully left to the vagaries of memory. But sometimes these awful episodes are played out in front of those who reinforce and contribute to bad human behavioral indulgence. And even worse, sometimes these instances of inhumanity are not only captured for posterity on video but also critiqued by one superbly skillful observer.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is leading an effort in New York City to raise awareness about funding for the federal food stamp program. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell takes on the Fox News host going after Batali for his efforts.
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