Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Name the names!

According to the Huff Post, two attendees - not participants but audience members - at the RNC threw peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman and said, "This is how we feed the animals."

The two people were removed from the convention, but their names weren't given. Which is a pity, because I'd like to know who they were. Were they actually Republicans, or were they Occupy Wall Street-type folks who wanted to embarrass the RNC by pretending it was full of racists by verbally abusing this camerawoman?

Because how stupid is that - to make racist comments to a black newswoman (I assume a cameraperson would count as a newsperson - they've got a camera after all) at the RNC when you're fighting to replace a socialist President with a Republican president and you're accused all the time of being racist because the socialist President is also black!

I would be very interested to know these people's names. They are either cretins - in more ways than one - or plants. Saboteurs.

From HuffPost: Republican Attendees Threw Nuts At Black CNN Camerawoman, Called Her An 'Animal'

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "this is how we feed the animals."

CNN reported that multiple witnesses saw it happen, and police immediately removed the two people from the premises. Former MSNBC and Current host David Shuster, who is attending the convention, tweeted about the incident earlier on Tuesday:

Talking Points Memo then reached out to CNN, which confirmed that an incident had taken place in a statement it later sent to The Huffington Post.

"CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon," the statement read. "CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment." There was no immediate mention of the attack on CNN's air.

The convention condemned the incident in a statement, saying, "Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

The incident would be ugly anywhere, but it is especially troubling for a party whose nominee attracted 0 percent of the black vote in a recent NBC poll.

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