Before watching the above video from Australia’s SBS 2, I had no idea who Lee Lin Chin was. Now I know that Chin is a beer-powered super warrior with a taste for blood who can take care of herself. In this Anchorman-inspired brawl between the assembled factions of Australian TV news, she does exactly that.
Chin also shoots a competing anchor in the head while an old man with a young hairstyle gets choked-out and a woman in a yellow dress eats a fallen colleague’s f*cking face off. If all of that isn’t enough, the video ends with a Dark Knight homage as Chin flees the scene. Because she’s Batman and the Australian news media is the best.
Can you actually imagine the US news media doing something like this? I can’t, but chances are it would be a lot more bloody. If history has shown us anything, it’s that you can’t put Shep Smith in a room and expect him to fight with kid gloves. The man has “No half-measures, y’all” tattooed on his back and he is a Krav Maga expert who trains Israeli Special Forces soldiers for three weeks each year in Haifa. He was also the inspiration for Patrick Swayze’s character in Roadhouse. “Pain don’t hurt,” but Shep Smith does, so it’s best that we keep him away from a fight.