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Who said public access television is boring?



While sparing over the current conflict in the Middle East on the political talk show "The Bleepin Truth," local Republican and frequent guest on the show Tony Katz accused fellow guest Joe Redner of lying about the issues.

Redner, the flaboyant, over-the-top Tampa strip club owner and Democrat running for a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission, responded by calling Katz fat.

As the show on the Tampa Bay Community Network public access channel closes, Katz exits stage right, yells "F&[email protected] you!," just before Redner is struck in the head by a chair.

And who said public access television is boring? Click here to see video.

This is the third time the pair has exchanged barbs on the show, though it is the first time there was violence. The show's host, Chris Krimitsos, told St. Petersburg Times reporter Bill Coats that Katz will not be invited back to the show because the station has a policy of non-violence.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:10pm]


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