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Attacked Black CNN Camerawoman Speaks
The Root ^ | 8/30/2012 | Jenée Desmond-Harris

Posted on 08/30/2012 12:33:47 PM PDT by castowell

The black woman who was harassed by Republican National Convention attendees says "I know racism when I see it and when it's being thrown at me."

Everyone's been talking about the horrifying, is-this-seriously-happening-in-2012 incident at the Republican National Convention, in which two attendees threw nuts and taunts at an African-American CNN camerawoman, telling her "This is what we feed to the animals at the zoo." Everyone, that is, except the camerawoman herself.

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I smell a Rat!
1 posted on 08/30/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by castowell
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To: castowell
And it smells like desperation.

They. Have. Nothing. Else.

2 posted on 08/30/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: castowell

I wonder how much the DNC paid those guys to do that.

I have to think that is what happened, otherwise we’d have their names and party affiliation cast in our faces around the clock by now.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 12:38:31 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: castowell

Pathetic liars...Lets see the proof...Can’t you fools come up with something real and besides who cares..


4 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by PLD
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To: castowell

She was undoubtedly taunted by the same invisible people who spit on the Congress critters. A camerawoman assaulted and there’s no tape?


5 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: castowell

From the stands. Ron Paul people were handing passes to Code Pink. Any photos??


6 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:27 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: castowell
This is so contrived it's hilarious.

Only a Left-wing zealot could come up with a caricature of a Republican saying something as dumb as this.

7 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: castowell

“Everyone’s talking about it”. Hilarious.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: castowell

Yo, Tawana! Tell Rev’rund Sharpton we know he’s around here somewhere!


9 posted on 08/30/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: castowell
“Are you kidding me, Jamila?” She asked. “I’m from the Deep South! I know racism when I see it and when it’s being thrown at me. No black person would have done that!”

And I'm sure she is absolutely the final authority in stating what no black person would have done just like I am the final authority in stating what no Native American would have done.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 12:41:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: castowell

It’s a good thing they were the older Republicans. The younger ones would have dragged her behind a pick up by chains......./sarc....

These people are caricatures of themselves....you would think it’s 1939 to hear them speak.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 12:42:16 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: castowell

If the victim was a camerawoman, then why doesn’t she have film proof of the incident?

How does she know that the alleged perps were RNC members and not protesters stirring up trouble?

...just askin’.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: castowell

I wonder why the camerawoman didn’t video the incident.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 12:44:02 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: castowell

Next she’ll say they gave her a fat lip . . .


14 posted on 08/30/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by trailz
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To: castowell

Of course, it could be she was attacked because she was CNN.....


15 posted on 08/30/2012 12:44:25 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: castowell
This is what we feed to the animals at the zoo

Both attendees said the exact same thing? Did they say it in unison? Witnesses? Video?

16 posted on 08/30/2012 12:48:20 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: castowell

Give me names of the peanut throwers, or else it didn’t happen.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

She was not attacked at all.

This is a RAT stunt.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Give me names of the peanut throwers, or else it didn’t happen.

You'll never hear them, because then it might be possible to track them down and see whether they donate to Dems.
19 posted on 08/30/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: castowell

You mean they through “peanuts” at her and the CNN crew? Oh, the horror!

Peanut reacism is what it is for sure.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A camerawoman, huh?

OK

SHOW ME THE TAPE !

21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:54:07 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: castowell

Some Democrats here told me that they were going to try and set up some embarrassing situations and make false claims at the RNC convention. They told me there was a underground movement to raise false or exaggerated claims and that I would be hearing about them soon on the major media.

What? You want proof of what I am saying! LOL


22 posted on 08/30/2012 12:54:42 PM PDT by 728b (Never cry over something that can not cry over you.)
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To: trailz
Next she’ll say they gave her a fat lip . . .

And a black eye.
23 posted on 08/30/2012 12:55:12 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Positive
I heard from a reliable source that this 'camerawoman' was 'doing' whomever would feed her peanuts.

Really.

That's what I heard

24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: castowell

Interesting timing...


25 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:22 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: RebelTex

I agree, this appears to be a staged event, made to make the RNC look bad. Why isn’t CNN talking this up since it happened to one of their own employee? Something tells me that CNN knows it either was a setup or not true.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 12:57:45 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: castowell
"I smell a Rat!"

BIG RAT.
Lets see CNN they do have cameras right? Let's see the video. . . . . .

27 posted on 08/30/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: arrogantsob

False flag op. There’ll be more. A lot more.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 1:01:44 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: castowell

“I know racism when I see it and when it’s being thrown at me.”

“This is what we feed to the animals at the zoo.”

So were they throwing peanuts, or bananas at her? Does it even matter now that the race card has already been thrown?


29 posted on 08/30/2012 1:01:44 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: castowell
in which two attendees threw nuts and taunts at an African-American CNN camerawoman

Ummm didn't the CAMERA WOMAN know how to document this sort of thing? One would imagine the last person you would do this sort of thing to, would be one that uses a camera for a freakin' living.

And yet, mysteriously - there is no video of this action.

30 posted on 08/30/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: RebelTex

Yes, it seems odd. Not only is she a camera operator but these days virtually everyone has a phone with a camera (and I bet lots of folks at the convention are carrying cameras and video recorders as well. And we have NOTHING? Not a picture or video of the event. Not a picture or video of the perps? Not their names? Not a description? NOTHING? That is why I think this story is bogus. Something here doesn’t sound quite right. Just like those always fuzzy, ever at the right angle photos we get of the “monsters” that wash up on the New Jersey beaches.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: castowell

“Are you kidding me, Jamila?” She asked. “I’m from the Deep South! I know racism when I see it and when it’s being thrown at me. No black person would have done that!”

Really? They call each other nigger all the time, I grew up in the south too, don’t think for one minute that blacks won’t use racial attacks on others. In fact, you want to see blatant racism, go see how jamacian and other blacks for the west indies etc are treated by American Blacks... Don’t give me that garbage.

I am not saying this event didn’t take place, but don’t tell me blacks won’t be racist toward each other.. its a flat out lie.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 1:01:59 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: thread

This is hysterical. Black people play the knock out game and kill random victims for fun but no black person would throw peanuts. Got it.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by JayGalt
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To: castowell

If this happened Mizz Cameragirl, where’s the video?

Surely you wouldn’t be in a hostile environment without a secret camera recording all of the eeeeevil Republicans menacing you.

As the gamers say, “Screenshot or STFU!”


34 posted on 08/30/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Total nonsense.
A Donk “victim” in a GOP convention ?
Too rich...


35 posted on 08/30/2012 1:10:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: castowell

If she wants to speak about it, then we demand that the names of the perps are released.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 1:13:17 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: JayGalt
This is hysterical. Black people play the knock out game and kill random victims for fun but no black person would throw peanuts. Got it.

Silly me. I thought this was about individuals and their behavior and their claims about other people's behavior.

If you've "got it" I hope nobody else catches it.

37 posted on 08/30/2012 1:13:36 PM PDT by x
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To: castowell

Pictures or it didn’t happen.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 1:13:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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Two people removed from RNC after taunting black camera operator

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/29/two-people-removed-from-rnc-after-taunting-black-camera-operator/


39 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay
Multiple witnesses observed the exchange and RNC security and police immediately removed the two people from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

And their names are?

40 posted on 08/30/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: castowell
For your perusal...
CNN Camerawoman "Not Surprised" by Peanut-Throwing..."People Think We've Gone Further Than We Have" "I was hoping this story would go away," she said. "I'm not interested in talking to any other media about this."
41 posted on 08/30/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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"I was hoping this story would go away," she said. "I'm not interested in talking to any other media about this."

Translation: "It was staged, and we don't want people to find out."

42 posted on 08/30/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: philman_36

Their “Passes” were taken away. NOT their “Credentials”. That means they aren’t Delegates.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 1:33:45 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: arrogantsob

Yes, I know she was not really attacked. I was just playing along with their absurdity....


44 posted on 08/30/2012 1:34:39 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Noumenon; Lazamataz; TigersEye

See #41.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Lazamataz
(If you want, save a copy Laz!!)

46 posted on 08/30/2012 1:35:47 PM 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: massgopguy
Their “Passes” were taken away. NOT their “Credentials”.
Where did you read that?
47 posted on 08/30/2012 1:37:17 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: castowell

But aren’t the racists suposed to carve racial slurs on her skin?


48 posted on 08/30/2012 1:38:32 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Java4Jay

Circle jerk journalism. CNN reports it. 92 other media outlets pick up the CNN report with no verifying details in it. No one does any independent investigation or fact check of the CNN report. They all report it as if true and verified. The only outlet to get an actual statement from the alleged victim is an organization designed to advance racial grievances. Hmmmmmm. BS!!!


49 posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:09 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor and told her, "This is what we feed animals." She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.

No one took their names? I don't believe it.

She doesn't remember which state? I don't believe her.

Neither RNC security nor the police took their names? They didn't get their passes either? So what did they do to ensure they wouldn't come back?

50 posted on 08/30/2012 1:42:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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