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Two RNC Attendees Threw Nuts At A Black CNN Employee And Said, 'This Is How We Feed Animals'
TBI ^ | 8-29-2012 | Brett LoGiurato

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'

Brett LoGiurato
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:

There’s 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, they’re under almost constant assault from conservatives for alleged (and basically mythical) liberal bias.

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KEYWORDS: blacks; cnn; politics; race; racism; rnc; tampa
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 8:46:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I call BS. This never happened.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 8:47:59 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: blam

Rat plants?


3 posted on 08/29/2012 8:48:11 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: blam

Sounds like a set-up to me...


4 posted on 08/29/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news

This is a joke, right?

5 posted on 08/29/2012 8:49:23 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Hotlanta Mike

That’s what happens when you Send Joe Biden anywhere without supervision.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 8:50:02 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: TigerClaws

First thing that came to my mind!


7 posted on 08/29/2012 8:50:28 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

to me, too.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: blam

And being called an ‘animal’ could NEVER be because they are members of the Commie News Network?


9 posted on 08/29/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: henkster

in a tweet @evalongoria This is shocking and horrible. http://say.ly/kcE441P

She is speaking at the DNC next week.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: blam

This sounds as fishy as a Sunday morning on Bourbon Street................


11 posted on 08/29/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: blam
Next --- CNN will report that some GOP convention attendees strapped an old lady in her wheelchair and threw her in Tampa Bay.

CNN's 24 viewers have a combined IQ a couple points less than a dog biscuit.

12 posted on 08/29/2012 8:53:18 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: TigerClaws

Or, Pualtards....


13 posted on 08/29/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: blam
"CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news"

It has?? Seriously? since When? They are not called the "Clinton News Network" for nothing

14 posted on 08/29/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: blam
In other news:


15 posted on 08/29/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: blam

$10 says this is phony.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 8:55:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: blam
Dear CNN hack,

You lie!

17 posted on 08/29/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: blam

They should screen out the Occuturds and ACORNtrash.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 8:55:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: The_Media_never_lie

just of late.
Before lately, they admit to being biased.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT by madison10
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To: TigerClaws
Rat plants?

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).

21 posted on 08/29/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: blam

Sounds suspicious...if they were GOPe members, they probably didn’t have any nuts.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: blam

Do they have it on tape?

Were the “attendees” affliated with the RNC, or were they “credentialled journalists”, from say, Democratic Underground?


23 posted on 08/29/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: blam
CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news


24 posted on 08/29/2012 8:57:42 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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A friend of mine at the convention overheard a CNN reporter talking to another CNN person and calling Mia Love a "House N*****".

You read it here first. It's on the internet now, so it must be true, just like CNN's story is true.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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"CNN did not have any further official comment beyond its short report"

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.

26 posted on 08/29/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: blam
I do not believe this at all..Lets see the footage of it..Being CNN they would not get anything like that go they would be showing a slip ever five seconds on CNN..Go back to hell you liars...
27 posted on 08/29/2012 9:00:29 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TigerClaws
Rat plants?

There is no doubt in my military mind this is a RAT SETUP!
28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:00:36 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: blam

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.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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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.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 9:02:40 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: blam

They were “spectators”?
or “attendees”?

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


31 posted on 08/29/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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It's the perfect political crime...hit and run. Smear the Republicans as racist at their own convention, using CNN as the “victim”. This is likely a Paul goon or OWS loon, but we'll probably never know. But MSNBC would much rather talk about this than Mia Love. Mission accomplished.
32 posted on 08/29/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: blam
Classic Alinsky tactic.

"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 University’s 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 Administrations’s 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 Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined–not 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."

33 posted on 08/29/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VRWCarea51

lol


34 posted on 08/29/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: blam

Like I believe this.

More bull Obama from the masters of sleeze.


35 posted on 08/29/2012 9:06:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: All

36 posted on 08/29/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Da Coyote

...could be team obama


37 posted on 08/29/2012 9:09:19 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: blam

Not peanuts, Elephant boogars.


38 posted on 08/29/2012 9:10:28 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: blam

Let’s see some proof!


39 posted on 08/29/2012 9:10:32 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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[ 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.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 9:11:08 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: henkster

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!


41 posted on 08/29/2012 9:11:21 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: blam

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.

Several features:

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.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: henkster
"I call BS"

I call Macaca on this.

43 posted on 08/29/2012 9:12:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Zebra denies having stripes story.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 9:13:31 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: blam
No pictures from a camerawoman... then it NEVER happened. She is black so the odds are 94% to 0% that she is a racist cracker hater. dim polling tells us this fact.

LLS

45 posted on 08/29/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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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..


46 posted on 08/29/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: blam

I smell a (democ)RAT


47 posted on 08/29/2012 9:24:30 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: blam

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.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 9:24:48 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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Two spectators at the Republican National Convention

Spectators, not delegates... I say they were part of the Occupy crowd, trying to make it look like republicans were behind it.

49 posted on 08/29/2012 9:25:16 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: blam
In the report it says security escorted the attendees out. Surely, they would get their names and information on their credentials. We need to know who these dirt bags are. If they are with the RNC they need to booted out and sent home. But I am guessing they are plants. This election is going to be about race and it is all planned.
50 posted on 08/29/2012 9:26:14 AM PDT by martinidon
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