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welcome to the third annual fox nation patriot awards. [applause] i am your humble and grateful host, pete hegseth. [applause] i've got to be honest. i never ever thought i would host a hollywood awards show. [cheers and applause] it was never on my bucket list. i never expected to get the invites, but here we are, in the real hollywood, hollywood, florida. of [cheers and applause] live from the beautiful t hard rock hotel and casino in the free state of florida. [cheers and applause] right? come on. you see, you see, in the other
hollywood, nauseating award shows on their pompous actors who are famous only because they pretend to be heroes on the big screen. tonight, we honor the real heroes. [cheers and applause] in the other hollywood, diva actors, they like to walk the red carpet beard well come at the patriot awards, we walk the red, white, and blue carpet. [cheers and applause] in the other hollywood, fawning reporters asked kale-eating celebrities -- [laughter] who are you wearing this evening? right? well, at the patriot awards, we show them. [applause]e]
tonight, we honor ordinary americans who did extraordinary things, which has always been the story of our american republic. we are the united states of america, united -- [applause] amen. united around our flag, our love of freedom, under god. [applause] and guarded by those wearing badges or wearing camouflage, who put their lives on the line to defend us. [cheers and applause]. at fox nation, we understand the essential truths. america is the most exceptional nation in human history. [applause] it's not even close. and i have a pro tip. i have a pro tip. if you don't love it, you can always leave it. [applause]
america, as i like to put it, is simply the awesomest. because of we the people. [applause] because of you. that's why. not elites, it's you. but we also have some familiar faces in the house tonight. as i looked out into the audience, i see many friends of mine. and many friends of yours who visit you in your bedroom in the morning. or your living room at night. sean hannity is with us tonight. [cheers and applause]
call her show "the america angle," trust me. she will be on in a second. now, my ""fox & friends"" peeps are here, as well. [cheers and applause] i can think of no better crowd and no better cause, right here at the patriot awards, 4,000 strong. thank you so much. okay. y'all ready to get started tonight? are you ready for our first presenter of the night? you know her, you love her, please give it up for flora ingram! [applause] >> hi, guys.
you're beautiful. you all look beautiful. incredible. even hannity here looks beautiful. i am so excited to be here tonight, so great to see all of you, to present the first -- [applause] award of the night. now, think about most valuable players, okay? they are indispensable to the team, right? they put inis outstanding effor, usually make victory possible. without them, you are not going to have a victory. but our most valuable patriot absolutely radiates a positive, infectious attitude. that is what we all want, we want a positive, forward-looking attitude. while so many athletes, they choose to use their platforms to criticize america, but never china, only america.
our mvp uses hers to share her love for america. everyone meet tamyra mensah-stock. [applause] >> i love it, and i am so happy i get to represent usa! [applause] >> the first black woman to win gold in wrestling a 17 year history. >> she has inspired millions in her moving press conference where she talked about her deep love for this country. >> i did not plan to say that. >> immediately after winning, i was like, put your hands up, tamyra, tell everyone you love them. and after that, the coach was like, guess what? you are an olympic champ. >> that's when it hit me. >> the athletes up there, proud
of the country they represent. it is very important. a great ambassador for the usa and also understands it is a privilege to represent her country. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, tamyra mensah-stock, our most valuable patriot. [applause] [chanting "usa"] >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> so, tamyra, i know you won the gold medal and all that, but isn't this even cooler? [laughter] you inspired so many people just
with your love of country. should that be unusual? today, that seems unusual toir people, but should it be? >> it's not unusual to me. my father is an immigrant, so i made a way for myself. i was taught to love my country, that's why i am here representing the usa, thank you guys so much for your support. i wouldn't be here without my faith, my family, and my friends. you guys have a beautifuldn nig. >> pete: laura and tamyra, thank you so much. we freaking love you, too. [cheers and applause] >> announcer: coming up next, sean hannity with a special tribute. >> announcer: the patriot awards is brought to you by golden corral, probably honoring our nation's heroes for 20 years. golden corral, the only one for everyone.
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thanks a lot, pete. it's always good to be with you. a hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealize for their courage, their outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. >> and this year's award recipient for heroism is all of them. this summer, during the chaotic scramble to get americans out of afghanistan, before the taliban took over, that might have been a good idea for biden to think about it, one decided -- one man -- one man decided to ask to save our friends and allies from being left behind. >> we are tremendously honored to introduce to you tonight lieutenant colonel scott mann. [applause] y ♪ ♪ >> retired special forces are taking matters into their own hands. >> veterans across the world have now united. there is no one else coming for them but us. >> been the most recognizable and the most effective of these
groups. >> we knew who they were. we knew where they were. and they trusted us. we were able to help prevent very highly vetted. individuals in the context of a sea of chaos, of tens of thousands. these folks that were manning the perimeter, that is what they wanted to do, anyway. >> it started with a handful of us who were friends with an afghan commando and special forces sergeant. we came together to help him get out of the country. we ask ourselves, okay, how do we leverage, you know, what we can do? d we knew the country very well, we had operated there for a long time. we build relationships or leverage pre-existing relationships with people we already knew inside the perimeter. >> the heavy lifting, often times the weight of effort, is done by local people who live in those areas, who were able to be at his eyes and ears and guide
him and get around to the taliban at the checkpoints. it was a madhouse at the airfield. he has used the word pineapple as a password to gain entry with the guards. we were frantically yelling in the phone, telling him to say "pineapple," and he did, and a few minutes later we got a picture of him on theer other se of the wire, and task force pineapple was born. >> i got on the phone with a couple of green berets and i ask, what do you guys want to do? and it was overwhelming, let's keepnk going. we took the chat room that we were operating in and we renamed it task force pineapple. we kind of set up some basic operating rules. your job is to be the eyes and ears of the afghan families that you areme guiding. you had former green beret who would type in the room, hey, my
family is over at abbey gate, it is closed, and this marine would say, all right, my family is at northgate. it just opened. let's get moving. and they got close, they would hold the phone picture of the pineapple. we were ableos to pull hundredsf afghan families through these various parameters in the final days. >> heroism to me means what the afghan partners and their families endured. >> people think the opposite of fear is courage. and it's really not. it'spe love. the love that the afghan people had for freedom, and the love that our veterans have for their afghan partners. i was just so grateful to see our veteran population show us what leadership looks like, and that is who we are as americans. [applause] >> please put your hands together and give a very warm welcome for retired green beret and tonight's heroism recipient,
years in afghanistan. this is for the men and women who went into the breach at kabul international when everything was falling apart. this is for the 13 that didn't come home.an and this is also for our afghan partnersth, who many people dont know, but the commandos, the afghan special forces, they fought for the last round, and they are still over them, many of them. it is forrc the ones who waited through the sewage-filled canals, who endured beatings. >> still being murdered every day, every day. >> this is for them. [applause] >> scott mann is someone who i am proud to call a friend, proud to call a mentor, great american. thanks, scott, for all you do in and out of a uniform. [applause] speaking of friends, and mentors, put your hands together for the one and only
sean hannity. [applause] >> thank you. are you all having a good time tonight? [cheers and applause] aren't we lucky to live in a with these amazing heroes, these people that risk their lives. we just saw the chaos at kabul airport, and we know what happened. we know the story. august 26th, 2021, is now known as one of thee deadliest days fr the u.s. military in the last decade in this 20 year war in afghanistan. the previous 18 months, we hadn't lost one single american in afghanistan. isis terrorists we know bombed the u.s. checkpoint at kabul international airport, killing
>> i want to now ask you if they are in the room tonight, the families of some of the 13 that died that day. i'm going to ask them, i met them, i went over and said hello to them, a number of them, i want you to know that this fox nation family, we love you, we are praying for you, we are brokenhearted over your loss. this should never have happened. and if we can ever help you in any way, this large, extendedy family wants you to know we love you and we pray for you every day. will you please stand so we may honor you? [applause]
[applause] may god be with all of you and may angels surround you at all times and grant you peace and mercy and the understanding, no greater love have any man then to lay down -- or woman -- their life for those, for others. they gave the ultimate sacrifice. our love and prayers are with you. fox nation, i love you. god bless you all tonight. [applause] >> announcer: when we come back, they present the modern warrior awards. ♪ superpowers from a spider bite? i could use some help showing the world how liberty mutual customizes their car insurance so they only pay for what they need.
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♪ ♪ >> welcome to fox news live and happy thanksgiving, i'm ashley strohmier. the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city returning to school today after last year's scaled-back version .giant balloons through miles of manhattan, causing tens of thousands of eyes to look upwards. some safety measures were still in place.
had to be vaccinated and most required to wear a mask. the streets are jam-packed with young and old, block after block. new york's finest were all out in force, especially after last sunday's horrific incident in waukesha, wisconsin, that left six people dead. and president biden and the first lady getting into the holiday spirit, wishing americans a happy thanksgiving. they chatted with coach coast guard personnel on nantuct island and greeted service members around the world. i'm ashley strohmier. and now back to the fox nation patriot awards. ♪ ♪ >> pete: on next patriot award is for the modern warrior. you may have seen the series, modern warriors come on fox nation, where we meet more fighters were taken the fight to the enemy since 9/11, and one show that highlights the real 1% like no other, is "fox & friends." please welcome my friends and yours, a host of "fox & friends," steve doocy,
ainsley earhardt, and brian kilmeade. [applause] take it away. [applause] >> good evening. can you see me? [laughter] >> who gave you this? >> they promised me at the store -- gave me this tuxedo, thanks to him. thanks to all of you for coming. fighting for our freedom never stops the battlefield. the impact, it lasts a lifetime. >> yes, more than 53,000 u.s. troops were injured in the past 20 years of war. and those are just the physical wounds. >> yep, one of those men is retired u.s. army sergeant first class john coody, who was nearly killed during an insider attack in afghanistan, known as a green
on blue attack, he lost his leg, shattered his arm. but that does not stop him from wantingac to be back in the fig. >> despite his injuries, sergeant first class goudie, he deployed again on another combag mission to afghanistan. can you imagine? >> no doubt about it, he is this year's modern warrior recipient. >> april 25th, 2012, we were prepping to go out. we had an insider threat. one of the partner forces had turned on us, resulting in multiple casualties. i have a prosthetic humerus, write humorous, missing deltoids, shoulder muscles, biceps, extensive nerve damage in my arm, multiple gunshot wounds, two in and around the body and one to the left leg, resulting in a below the knee amputation. there is a grieving.
back after being injured. you think that your life is over. you think you are not going to have the same quality in life. i had to deal with that. sitting in a hospital room by myself, with nothing but your thoughts. you start rationalizing and prioritizing things in your life. you set obtainable goals. when you build goals like that and you can start reading them, it takes away thepr negativity f the healing process. >> sergeant goudie, just a year later, he was ready to deploy again. >> when i came back from walter reed after all the surgeries in 2012, i signed back into work on january of 2013. i think the difficulties of deploying with an injury first starts with your mental outlook, being able to prove to yourself that you can do it, instill the confidence and trust in your teammates that you are an asset, not a liability. i think that was the most difficult. >> john is always the person who
is going to tell you, it's going to be okay, we are going to get through this, we can figure it out. he is the most optimistic person in the world. it can be the smallest thing that you and i take for grantedo he keeps pushing. even though it is something that is so easy, that he has to try really hard to do. i watched him in so much pain in the hospital after he got hurt. i never wanted to see him like that, but overcoming that and being able to continue serving his country, i am just beyond proud of him. [applause] >> what a story. let's hear it for our modern warrior, sergeant john goudie. [applause] f
>> john, how is it to feel back? >> at first, it was something to prove to myself that i was able to do. [indistinct crowd noise] thank you. return back to the life i absolutely love, and the brothers and sisters, left and right, the teammates, and just the overall cost. to be able to gain control ofnt the life that you had, i think
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♪ ♪ >> pete: up next is a woman that needs no introduction. you know her on the channel, "justice with judge jeanine." [applause] you know the hit show on fox nation, judge jeanine pirro. [applause] >> what a great night to be with friends tonight. this year marks 20 years since the september 11th terror attacks. a day that none of us will ever forget.
but from the devastation, amazing stories of courage have emerged. among those were the passengers of flight 93. [applause] they were -- they were a group of strangers who not only came together to fight back against the hijackers, but they kept the fourth plane from hitting our nation's capital. and one of those strangers, one of those strangers was todd beamer. and he is this year's courage award recipient. ♪ ♪ >> todd and his fellow passengers on flight 93 understood, we are not going
back to new jersey. we are guided missile number four. they rushed the cockpit with a food card. they didn't have any weapons. they grabbed what they could. noise, emotion, sounds of the counterattack beginning. [indistinct shouting] and then he was dead. >> you have information on -- >> he is down. >> he is down? where did he land? >> he did not land. >> down? >> yes, close to camp david. >> passengers on this flight may have taken down their plane to save the lives of others on the ground, now being hailed as heroes. >> courage and optimism led the passengers onn flight 93 to rush their murderers to save lives on the ground. some of our greatest moments have been acts of courage for which no one could have
prepared. >> todd was a hero in our family for so many reasons. because of the young man that he was. he was a provider for his family. a major blessing was that telephone call that todd had with a wonderful lady named lisa jefferson. he was able to describe the nature of the enemy, talk about their plans, sent his love to his family, note we are probably not going to make it out of this, pray together with lisa jefferson, and then todd's last words, "are you guys ready? let's roll." fico it was -- this really can't be. my comfort, my assurance of todd's faith. >> he was a christian. and i think that is what gives us peace.
>> it was a blessing. it was great news for the country that todd and others had a chance to fight back and they did and they won. what i would hope people remember about todd beamer, his legacy -- remember what kind of a man he was, what kind of a dad he was, what kind of a leader he was. he did what needed to be done. >> we have our marching orders. my fellow americans, let's roll. [applause] >> and here to the courage award on todd beamer's behalf are his parents, david and peggy beamer. [applause]
>> god bless you. wonderful parents. >> do i get a hug? >> of course you get a hug. >> look at this wonderful familg here. come on up. come on up. >> i can't tell you how happy i am to be amongst so many great americans. [applause] we are thankful that fox nation remembers 9/11, remembers our son, and what others did on that day, and what thousands of
others have done the day after 9/11, the weeks, months, the years, the decades after 9/11, to keep us free and safe. [applause] i am so happy to see those honored this night for their sacrifice on what they have done. thank you. thank you to fox nation. we really appreciate the opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> david and peggy, on a personal note, i know that no technical words have inspired me more than "let's roll" and i know i am not alone in this room. [applause] god bless you. >> announcer: don't go
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friend, tucker carlson. [applause] you got it, brother. >> thank you, pete! oh, come on. thank you! thank you for having me. i don't really go anywhere anymore. i am usually hummed over my ipad banging out a script with two fingers, so to be in a room full of people so obviously decent, who keep fox going -- i'm serious. kind of blowing my mind. doesn't happen to me everyg da. i find that really inspiring, and i really appreciated pete's -- oh, i love you, too. [applause] the people on the stage, all of whom were heroes, i thought, wow, that person is a lot more impressive than i am, and so is that person and that person, then it got to 100% of people,
which is fine. yeah, right. [laughter] but i thought to myself, yes, these people have taken greater risks than i have, they are more impressive than i am, but they are still recognizably american in the way that they are impressive. they are not like some person from outer space who arrived here to outshine the rest of us. they are americans raised up ino the culture we are all products of, who are exhibiting essentially american attributes. so what are they? they are humble.e they are not that interested in talking about themselves. they are confident. that is one thing i always notice when i leave washington and new york. people outside the big cities actually have skills. no, i'm serious. i am not being mean. but they can actually do stuff. they can make things. if it breaks, they can potentially fix it. they don't have to necessarily order another one from china overer amazon. they have usable skills.
which, by the way, at some point, might come in handy. there is no other place like that. there is no other place where countrymen root for each other so passionately as they do here. americans love to see other americans succeed. your success is my success. you are impressive, and i am thrilled by that. i am not envious. because the fact that you are succeeding says something great about this community that we call the country, the united states. there is something wonderful about that. that is not universal at all. it is uniquelyca ours. so i have to say, having seen this my whole life, sometimes i hear people describe a country that i just don't recognize at all . living in some angry, filthy, crumbling city, that would be my view of america. but even in the angry, filthy, crumbling cities, there are a ton of nice people, so i actually don't recognize the description of the country that
i hear so very often, that it is deeply rotten or it is terrible and we need to burn it all down and build back better -- no, we don't, actually. it is already pretty great. ind fact, it is the best expression -- this country is the best expression of human decency in the history of the world. and if you don't believe that is true, tell me what is. i'llue give you my cell phone, call me when you figure it out, and you can't. so it is not even a political question. it is a much more basic one then that. i really divide the group into two groups, people who that obvious, but is it fundamentally great? the people are fundamentally great? of course it is. i live here. i know that. and the people who for some reason, whatever it is, clearly they are mad at their dads, that is always the core problem, can't see that or pretend not to
see that, and that is honestly, i think i had i will stop at this -- but this gives me heart and hope. as i sit there banging out my apocalyptic scripts every evening, i can't believe how bad it is! and then i think to myself, actually, this isn't most people. in fact, this is not 85%-95% of people. this is like a super tiny subset of people who went to westland, and that is it. so i just -- i really want to thank you for coming, for celebrating the best our country has even as we remember there are a lot of people like this wandering around our country. a lot of them. and i hope it gives you as much hope as it does me. >> announcer: we will be right back with more patriot awards. c. only from discover.
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golden corral, the only one for everyone. ♪ ♪ >> i'm sad to say that pretty much does it for us tonight. it has been a true honor posting the third annual fox nation patriot awards. hold on. thank you to our sponsor golden corral and thinker to all my friends at fox news, fox nation, for helping us honor these incredible patriots here. thanks for watching, everyone! i'm pete hegseth, god bless you and good night t america. ♪ ♪ >> come and! here's our singer right here. ♪ ♪ >> come and! ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ >> god bless america! ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to a special edition of "tucker carlson tonight." happy thanksgiving. we've got a lot to be thankful for this year. thanks to fox nation without an amazing opportunity to dive much more deeply than we ordinarily would on some of the most important issues in the country. we are grateful for it. as far as tucker carlson today, we've had a chance to speak to a lot of fascinating people. one of them is michael flynn