Skip to comments.Two RNC Attendees Threw Nuts At A Black CNN Employee And Said, 'This Is How We Feed Animals'
Posted on 08/29/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by blam
Two RNC Attendees Threw Nuts At A Black CNN Employee And Said, 'This Is How We Feed Animals'
Aug. 29, 2012, 9:32 AM
Two spectators at the Republican National Convention were kicked out Tuesday after allegedly throwing nuts at a black CNN employee and saying, "This is how we feed animals," according to a CNN report this morning.
CNN did not have any further official comment beyond its short report. The convention released this statement this morning:
Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."
The story was first extensively reported by Talking Points Memo. And TPM editor Josh Marshall notes that CNN didn't report on it until almost 8 a.m. this morning:
Theres a normal and correct tendency for a news outfit not to want to make itself into the story. But this goes way beyond that and puts CNN in an exquisitely awkward position. CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news, as Fox and MSNBC play to more clearly partisan audiences. Meanwhile, theyre under almost constant assault from conservatives for alleged (and basically mythical) liberal bias.
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I call BS. This never happened.
Sounds like a set-up to me...
This is a joke, right?
That’s what happens when you Send Joe Biden anywhere without supervision.
First thing that came to my mind!
to me, too.
And being called an ‘animal’ could NEVER be because they are members of the Commie News Network?
in a tweet @evalongoria This is shocking and horrible. http://say.ly/kcE441P
She is speaking at the DNC next week.
This sounds as fishy as a Sunday morning on Bourbon Street................
CNN's 24 viewers have a combined IQ a couple points less than a dog biscuit.
It has?? Seriously? since When? They are not called the "Clinton News Network" for nothing
$10 says this is phony.
They should screen out the Occuturds and ACORNtrash.
just of late.
Before lately, they admit to being biased.
Sounds like a person has been added, at first it was just one person throwing peanuts. Tomorrow we’ll have the whole state of AL in on it. Agree that’s the creeps were probably either Dem plants, or Paul-tards.
I'd bet a payceck on it. The Tea Party had similar infiltrators who would carry signs designed to make the TEA Party look racist. People who engage is such deceptions are beneath contempt (i.e., Liberals).
Sounds suspicious...if they were GOPe members, they probably didn’t have any nuts.
Do they have it on tape?
Were the “attendees” affliated with the RNC, or were they “credentialled journalists”, from say, Democratic Underground?
You read it here first. It's on the internet now, so it must be true, just like CNN's story is true.
I call BS. If they were really republicans then CNN would be orgasmic in reporting on this story 24/7 and digging into their past and how they were directly related- no- they were TOLD, yeah, thats the ticket- they were TOLD to do this by the Republican Party- no Mitt Romney HIMSELF told them...
I think they don't want anyone looking too closely into it.
Troublemaking at GOP gatherings is usually the work of Dem agents. Last time around the SEIU others were very busy at such activities. One of their favorites was to try to make the Tea Party look racist.
Alternatively, if it was actually conservatives throwing nuts at this guy, was it because the newsman was black, or was it because he was being a typical CNN stooge? Did they really care what color he was, or did they react to his CNN badge? Conservatives certainly have few reasons to love CNN.
I wonder who these people were? Were they using someone else’s credentials? Somebody must have their names..anymouse doesn’t hack the credibility test.
They were “spectators”?
OWS and any number of provocateurs are “spectators” if they can get passes
They should have been arrested and charged with hate criems so we could get good bios on them...I’m guessing this was a set up or a couple of drunks or dum dums looking for giggles
"College student activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought out Alinsky for advice about tactics and strategy. On one such occasion in the spring of 1972 at Tulane Universitys annual week-long series of events featuring leading public figures, students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest for a scheduled speech by George Bush, then U. S. representative to the United Nations, a speech likely to be a defense of the Nixon Administrationss Vietnam War policies [Note: the Nixon Administration was then negotiating with the North Vietnamese Communists to arrive at a peace agreement-DH] The students told Alinsky that they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bushs address. Thats the wrong approach, he rejoinednot very relative and besides, causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school [Not very likely-DH] He told them, instead, to go hear the speech dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards, reading The K.K.K. supports Bush. And that is what the students did with very successful, attention-getting results."
Like I believe this.
More bull Obama from the masters of sleeze.
...could be team obama
Not peanuts, Elephant boogars.
Let’s see some proof!
[ CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news ]
Sure they have.
CNN chose not to broadcast speeches made by the governors of three crucial swing states: OH, VA, and WI. That id as biased as biased gets.
As for this story, I don’t believe a word of it.
I call BS. This never happened.
Exactly! More of the same...make it up if you can’t debate the facts. Dem’s panicking and going down!
OK. I call BS as well. This reminds me of when they ran with the story that John Lewis was spit on and called the N word when Tea Partiers were rallying against 0-Care.
1. No ID of perpetrators
2. No ID of “multiple witnesses”
3. No ID of “victim”
4. No statement from “victim”
5. No statement from any of the “multiple witnesses”
6. The “victim”, a camera operator, did not get any footage of the “crime”
7. CNN reports a “statement” by the RNC, but there is no link to the statement and no attribution to any particular press office contact, etc.
8. The report comes from CNN
9. David Schuster confirmed the report in a tweet.
Yes, these last 2 are intentional. Any report by CNN or David Schuster about republicans automatically loses credibility based on their track record.
I call Macaca on this.
Zebra denies having stripes story.
CNN at the pubbie convention?... WHY?..
Course they could have a “Jackwagon” room.. with Kool Aid refreshments..
and make them wear armbands... and Phantom of the Opera masks..
I’d pay to see that... i.e. CNN, MsNbc, Rooters etc..
I smell a (democ)RAT
Many nuts are good sources of vitamins E and B2, and are rich in protein, folate, fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium.
Spectators, not delegates... I say they were part of the Occupy crowd, trying to make it look like republicans were behind it.
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