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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:08 PM

RNC Attendee Tossed for Harassing Black CNN Camerawoman ('This is How We Feed Animals')

Source: Raw Story / CNN

RNC attendee tossed for harassing black CNN camerawoman

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 22:58 EDT

Tuesday night in Tampa, an attendee at the Republican National Convention was escorted out of the building for allegedly harassing an African American woman.

Talking Points Memo reported that a man threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman while saying, “This is how we feed animals.”

“CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment,” the network said in a statement.

The incident was first reported by Current TV host David Shuster.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/28/rnc-attendee-tossed-for-harassing-black-cnn-camerawoman

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Reply RNC Attendee Tossed for Harassing Black CNN Camerawoman ('This is How We Feed Animals') (Original post)
Hissyspit Aug 2012 OP
itsrobert Aug 2012 #1
IDemo Aug 2012 #2
ManiacJoe Aug 2012 #4
IDemo Aug 2012 #7
L0oniX Aug 2012 #17
IDemo Aug 2012 #23
L0oniX Aug 2012 #29
TeamPooka Aug 2012 #45
Tunkamerica Aug 2012 #50
yardwork Aug 2012 #60
gopiscrap Aug 2012 #22
L0oniX Aug 2012 #20
ManiacJoe Aug 2012 #61
PatrynXX Aug 2012 #40
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #49
99th_Monkey Aug 2012 #41
tularetom Aug 2012 #3
TeamPooka Aug 2012 #46
maindawg Aug 2012 #5
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #6
99th_Monkey Aug 2012 #42
baldguy Aug 2012 #8
L0oniX Aug 2012 #12
tularetom Aug 2012 #9
L0oniX Aug 2012 #11
IDemo Aug 2012 #13
FourScore Aug 2012 #14
Politicalboi Aug 2012 #15
FailureToCommunicate Aug 2012 #32
Ken Burch Aug 2012 #25
jaysunb Aug 2012 #38
L0oniX Aug 2012 #10
alp227 Aug 2012 #26
L0oniX Aug 2012 #31
Monk06 Aug 2012 #56
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #65
Raster Aug 2012 #27
Marie Marie Aug 2012 #16
enki23 Aug 2012 #18
IDemo Aug 2012 #19
Coyotl Aug 2012 #34
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #21
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #24
Raster Aug 2012 #28
alp227 Aug 2012 #30
sarcasmo Aug 2012 #33
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #48
steve2470 Aug 2012 #35
tularetom Aug 2012 #36
steve2470 Aug 2012 #37
LovingA2andMI Aug 2012 #39
sakabatou Aug 2012 #43
AllyCat Aug 2012 #44
DallasNE Aug 2012 #47
Mopar151 Aug 2012 #51
onehandle Aug 2012 #52
tanyev Aug 2012 #53
durablend Aug 2012 #54
Sivafae Aug 2012 #55
wordpix Aug 2012 #57
grantcart Aug 2012 #58
durablend Aug 2012 #59
mojo2012 Aug 2012 #62
Roland99 Aug 2012 #63
texshelters Aug 2012 #64

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:09 PM

1. CNN "will have no further comment"

COWARDS!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:11 PM

2. "No further f^&%ing comment"??

One of their employees is the target of a hate attack and they can't even make note of it?

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. Reporters are not supposed to BE the news.


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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. They're not supposed to seek attention in a manner unrelated to the job

That does not mean that when a newsworthy event happens to include them, that they must step into the shadows.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

17. So uhm ...being black draws attention in a manor unrelated to the job?

WOW

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:29 PM

23. Not even close to what I said or implied

Were you trying to defend CNN's decision not to publicize this event? You're the one who said reporters aren't supposed to be the news. My response was to meant to agree that they are not generally supposed to step outside of their professional status to create publicity for themselves unrelated to the job. This incident was totally the fault of the attacker and in no way constitutes the falsehood you suggest.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:38 PM

29. It wasn't directed at you. It's directed to the supposed CNN policy.

"You're the one who said reporters aren't supposed to be the news." hmmm Did I say that? Nope. I didn't suggest any falsehood but you can bet that CNN wants to continue to make big money from the RNC and GOP and won't let this incident of racism towards their employee get in the way of that profit. Sorry you took what I said the wrong way. No attack toward you was intended.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:42 AM

45. well you weren't replying to CNN's post were you?

seemed to me like you were replying to IDemo's post too.
You did not offer a real apology for what many of us would construe as an unprovoked straw man attack.
Sorry if you take what I say the wrong way...in advance.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 04:50 AM

50. you took that in exactly the opposite way the poster meant it

they're right and you seem snippy.

If the a legitimate news story happens to a reporter or part of the crew it is perfectly legitimate to report on it. I think we all agree on that. Why you lashed out at a poster who agrees is beyond me.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:31 AM

60. I think that you misunderstood the poster to whom you are replying.

You might want to consider self-deleting your post.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:28 PM

22. They're a fucking corporation

and to them Repigs can do no wrong. Also they were probably intim idated by the RNC that they would be kicked out of the convention hall if they reported on it!!! Now the rest of the MSM needs to grow a pair and do some reporting..this needs to go viral! Post it on all social networking sites!

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:23 PM

20. So they should be white!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:54 AM

61. Sincerely hoping you forgot the sarcasm tag.

Short of that, there is no way you could reasonably interpret what I said do imply your nonsense.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:43 AM

40. they were in 2008

when the cops went after any reporter including Faux... But this actually happened inside. Hate crime occures and indeed CNN has no comment. o_O well I guess technically maybe thats why they weren't really airing the convention while Faux and MSNBC were.. Since Mitttens is openly inviting KKK members to show up... maybe Rachel will be wrong it'll be a negative 0 % in the +- error

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:36 AM

49. This was not a 'reporter.' This was a camera person subjected to

 

a blatantly racist attack by a national delegate to the Rape-publican National Convention. CNN can choose not to cover it but they're not violating some canon of journalistic ethics if they do choose to cover it. FWIW, I think CNN should be reporting it.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:48 AM

41. That's what jumped out at me too

damn cowards at CNN, the can't even manage to stand up on
hind legs for their own reporters and camera peeps, to call out
the RW creeps?

Shame on CNN.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. Inquiring minds want to know

Who was this asshole?

And

Did any of the on screen "talent" at CNN lift a pinkie in defense of their fellow employee or did they merely sit there in silence and allow one of their co workers to be abused by an ignorant piece of shit?

Forget the second question, it was rhetorical.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:48 AM

46. who we don't know...but clearly CNN reacted and went to RNC officials as it says in the..

article so it sounds like they did do their job in protecting their employee because the offender was kicked out right?
Did it have to be on air talent or is it okay if a producer did the job?
While I do wish CNN would follow up and give us more info sidebar style, they probably appreciate the RNC throwing the guy out and don't want to insult the "host" after coming to their aid.
Sometimes manners do come into play in life after all.


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:15 PM

5. they presumed that the color

of her skin was objectionable.

its shocking , really .........

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:15 PM

6. The best political team on television silenced?

Shocking.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:49 AM

42. Hopefully Tweety and Rachael will be all over this tomorrow? ~nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:17 PM

8. Can't have delegates showing their true prejudices, can we?

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:20 PM

12. Ya think it's just the delegates?

I include them all.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:18 PM

9. "CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter"

Translation:

"CNN wishes to apologize to the RNC for bringing a Negro camerawoman into their convention and to assure the convention organizers that such an oversight will never happen again. The Negro has been terminated along with the liberal who hired her. Again we apologize for the disruption our thoughtless action has caused."

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:19 PM

11. +1000000000

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:20 PM

13. Such an announcement would get a standing ovation there, I'm afraid

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:21 PM

14. That's what it sounds like. n/t

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:21 PM

15. LOL!

I can just picture Wolf saying that.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:56 PM

32. 'But...we'll have to leave it there'

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:32 PM

25. Shouldn't that be "along with the Gay Jewish Muslim liberal who hired her"?

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Response to tularetom (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:11 AM

38. Amen...

you "get it."

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:18 PM

10. Do ya still not want to call the GOP racists?

I think we should attack them all for racism and watch them try to defend themselves. Keep them on the defensive.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:35 PM

26. "No, that guy was a Democrat plant!" --Dumbass freepers

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Response to alp227 (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:39 PM

31. Stupid moran freeps would think and say that for sure.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:56 AM

56. Yep false flag op by one of those Chicago Amish Alinskiite Union Thugs. Oh and Holder's people.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 07:27 PM

65. Many posters don't have a lot of room to criticize there

 

given that every broken window at an OWS protest is undeniably (!!) the work of paid republican agent provocateurs.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:36 PM

27. Racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic bigots.

We should attack every fucking chance we get.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:21 PM

16. And just when I thought that nothing could surprise me any more with these knuckle draggers - this!

Despicable.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

18. And here I was thinking we were supposed to throw peanuts at the all fat fucking grey elephants

.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

19. This just in: Southern Poverty Law Center declares Republican party a wacked group

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Response to IDemo (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:59 PM

34. In case you stumble into their zoo

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:26 PM

21. Newt Gingrich thinks we're all racists for assuming that attendee was white

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:31 PM

24. CNN isn't reporting on this?!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:37 PM

28. I'm sure they don't want to rock the boat....

...you know, the slave galley.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:38 PM

30. They've got to abide by journalistic standards of objectivity

and recuse from reporting on incidents involving their own staff pending actions (or the lack thereof) by the RNC. Ironically Republicans would've demanded coverage in a case like the Virginian-Pilot journalists attacked by a mob of teenagers, because that incident feeds into the right wing racist "black on white crime" narrative.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:57 PM

33. The R in RNC stands for Racism.

Stay classy republicans.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:07 AM

48. RNC=Racist Neanderthal Con-Artists

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:02 AM

35. story at Politico now:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/08/an-ugly-incident-in-tampa-133600.html

UPDATE: GOP convention spokesman Kyle Downey tells POLITICO, "Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:06 AM

36. wink wink nudge nudge

Suuuure that kind of behavior will not be tolerated.

"GOP convention spokesman Kyle Downey" is probably buying the peanut thrower a lap dance at one of the nearby titty bars as we speak.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #36)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:07 AM

37. yep ! nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:25 AM

39. So they have NO FURTHER COMMENT....

I say

Because if I say anything else, it would not be appropriate for this forum.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:03 AM

43. Just your normal, everyday, racist stuff for the Republicans

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:14 AM

44. OMG. These people don't even TRY to hide it anymore.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:02 AM

47. Well, What Can We Expect

When the dog whistle blows every single day. And it continues to blow even after all fact checkers demonstrate the untruthfulness. Not much difference between what Romney is saying on a daily basis and the act of this white man. Racism drives the Republican Party.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #47)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:07 AM

51. Tea Partiers = The Real "Mud People"

Poorly socialized, lacking grace and manners. Need to be taught how to behave off-lead.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:49 AM

52. The Party of Workers, Women and Minorities. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:36 AM

53. Escorted out of the building, around to a back door, and up to the VIP seats?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

54. Keep it Klassy, Kids!

All hail Grand Wizard Romney!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:49 AM

55. Goodness. Who's the animal?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 09:32 AM

57. hoping there's a video of this incident

the racists have taken over the repuglics

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 09:42 AM

58. CNN now confirms the incident

Two people removed from RNC after taunting black camera operator

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Response to grantcart (Reply #58)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:28 AM

59. But has "no further comment"

Seeing as it could have the detrimental effect of causing Republicans to lose the election.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 11:50 AM

62. 50 Shades of White

Although David Letterman was joking, when he referred to the GOP convention theme as: "50 Shades of White", it holds more water than one would think.
This should be an embarrassment to the GOP, but I wonder how many people there when it happened thought it was "funny". I want no association with a party who displays such bigotry, arrogance, and lack of tolerance or intelligence. This is disgusting.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:20 PM

63. plastered all over Yahoo's What's New now.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:15 PM

64. Some confirmation of the story from Sam Seder

PTxS

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