I have had these exact same conversations with Brits on Facebook. These people are painfully unaware of American culture and politics and yet spew forth their ignorance with a shocking amount of confidence. I suppose they think their plummy accents (at least on tv) and their “whilst” instead of “while” on the page will intimidate and shut up Americans.
Happily, their stupidity made me take down my Federalist Papers and am happily going through it looking for facts in which to pink them.
BTW, the interview is up on You Tube. Just watched it. Maddening. I don’t think Bob Tyrell handled himself all that articulately but then he was constantly interrupted by the condescending news reader and the novelist from Marxist hell. The Marxist novelist swam through the interview, uninterrupted. The highlight of the interview was Tyrell bringing up The Knights and Columbus and the blatantly stupid news reader responding “Is that another extremist group?”