Liberal Entitlement Mentality or “LEM” puts an entire plane full of passengers in risk. Someone should have snatched that Blackberry out of her little hand and destroyed it on the spot.
An airline passenger has a beef with liberal commentator Arianna Huffington, but it’s her BlackBerry use — not her politics — that’s apparently ticked him off.
Huffington was on a United Express flight operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines from Washington to New York on Saturday night when a fellow traveler became upset when she allegedly continued to use her smartphone after the pilot asked passengers to turn off electronic devices before takeoff.
The New York Post identified the man as Ellis Belodoff, 53, of Plainview, Long Island.
“She was putting the use of her BlackBerry ahead of the safety of the entire plane. It was purely her own self-interest she was concerned with,” Belodoff said, according to the New York Post.
Belodoff told the newspaper that a flight attendant finally asked Huffington to turn off her BlackBerry after he repeatedly tried to get the crew member’s attention.
” ‘He tells me, ‘Calm down, sir!’ I told him I was calm. If I wasn’t calm, I would have ripped it out of her hand!’ “
Huffington, the founder of the Huffington Post website, is the latest air traveler to face the ire of another passenger upset by pre-takeoff phone use.
Last month, a 68-year-old Idaho man was charged with misdemeanor battery after police say he struck a teen who would not turn off his iPhone while the plane they were in was taxiing for takeoff.
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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.