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CNN Camerawoman "Not Surprised" by Peanut-Throwing
The Maynard Institute ^ | Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Richard Prince

Posted on 08/30/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by kristinn

Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who was assaulted with peanuts and called an animal by two attendees at the Republican National Convention, told Journal-isms on Thursday that "I hate that it happened, but I'm not surprised at all."

Carroll, who agreed to be named for the first time, said she does not want her situation to be used for political advantage. "This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," she said by telephone from Tampa.

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.

But Carroll, 34, said that as an Alabama native, she was not surprised. "This is Florida, and I'm from the Deep South," she said. "You come to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don't think I should do."

Carroll noted of the Republican convention, "There are not that many black women there."

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Everyone involved confirms the incident. Curious there is no video or photos, though. Also, still no IDs of the perps. My opinion is they were lefty infiltrators trying to make the GOP look bad.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

You can bet that a lot of people tried like hell to pin on delegates and couldn’t.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: kristinn

I want to know who the perps were, give me names, or it didn’t happen.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 8:46:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kristinn
This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," she said by telephone from Tampa.

IF this happened and if this was done by an RNC attendee and not a DNC infiltrator; I would say that it had nothing to do with her race, but because CNN has historically had a very pro-DNC bias in their coverage, comments and media-hype.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:01 AM 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: kristinn
Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor

Right. They threw them out, took their passes but didn't get their names to keep them from getting back in. /s

5 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: kristinn
I'm so reminded of that Reverend Congressman that accused the TeaParty attendees of spitting upon his precious flesh. IT did NOT happen....
6 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: AU72

I don’t want this to be political “There are not that many black women there.”


7 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: kristinn

Whoever they were, they were kicked out and fast, and the convention organizers apologized to the woman.

They were either plants or drunks.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by mojito
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To: kristinn
There is no doubt in my mind they were lefty infiltrators trying to make the GOP look bad. No names or ID's of those doing the throwing in a room full of people is key, IMO.
9 posted on 08/30/2012 8:49:22 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kristinn

She was struck, allegedly, with peanuts and now it’s a racial incident?

Wow. She’s one tough woman.

Ugh.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 8:49:28 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: kristinn
"I hate that it happened, but I'm not surprised at all."

 

 

"I hate WHEN THAT HAPPENS, but IT DOESN'T SURPRISE ME at all."

Has it ever occurred to this animal that the very fact she works for CNN could have warrranted the peanuts that were tossed her way?

11 posted on 08/30/2012 8:49:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kristinn

I suspect they were DNC operatives.............


12 posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:57 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: kristinn

“...said she does not want her situation to be used for political advantage.... She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security...”

No, not at all.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:28 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: stocksthatgoup

I don’t want this to be political.

So we will cut the sound when most minorities are at the podium.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kristinn

It isn’t about race....throwing peanuts to the peanut gallery is not all that new. This person was OBVIOUSLY press and since the lame stream treats us soooo well it is hardly shocking that they would be shown disrespect and contempt.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: kristinn

So were peanuts thrown at her because she was black or because she is from CNN or because she is a dem animal or a dem from CNN.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: kristinn

could it be that she works for CNN and anyone with CNN would be treated the same?

Seriously, If she thinks FL is not skin color divers then she has not be anywhere in fl.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kristinn

Considering what that fat lunk head from Yahoo was spouting on the RNC convention floor about republican’s partying while black people drown in New Orleans, I bet IF this did happen the remark was aimed at the liberal media and had nothing to do with the woman’s skin color. IF this happened. We know how the left loves to lie and make every conservative seem racist.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kristinn
If the incident is true could it just be possible that the reference to animals was pointed at CNN and not ethnicity?
19 posted on 08/30/2012 8:52:52 AM PDT by Baynative
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"THAT'S RACIST!"

20 posted on 08/30/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: kristinn

I call bullsh$t.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:29 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: kristinn
Tawana.

Brawley.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Nifster

I didn’t think it was about race at all, but blacks see everything in terms of race. It was a comment on the press, and, as you say, the peanut gallery.

Granted, it was stupid and whoever did it had probably had too much to drink when they got out their bag of peanuts, but I don’t see why it was considered “racist.”


23 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: kristinn
I was inclined to blame the peanut throwers because the cameraperson was just doing her job.

Now its obvious the cameraperson went into the convention with an attitude.

24 posted on 08/30/2012 8:57:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: svcw
I could see them making a racial connection if watermelons were thrown at her, but peanuts???
Sounds like another journalist trying to make a story instead of reporting it.
25 posted on 08/30/2012 8:57:39 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: kristinn
Sounds bogus -- so stereotypical of how the Left would set it up -- so it could used to smear Republicans (reminiscent of Pelosi striding across Capital Hill with the big gavel after the passage of ObamaCare and the blacks in her group being called out -- but NO ONE saw it or recorded it).
26 posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: livius

Racist = A person winning an argument with a liberal.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kristinn
“Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman”

she's a camera woman but didn’t get any shots of this behavior?

ISN'T THAT WHAT SHE GET'S PAID FOR?

28 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:16 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: kristinn
"There are not that many black women there."

As we all know, black men and black women vote along very strict racial lines when it comes to national politics. It's a choice they make due to their own racism or extreme bias. What would she expect to see?

The black folks who are in attendance are of the freedom-loving intelligent kind. Too bad for blacks that those folks seem to be in such short supply. Bigots and racists are easy to propagandize, so the status-quo is perpetuated.

29 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:15 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: kristinn
Perhaps they mistook her for an elephant? I've never heard of black people being referred to as an elephant. If it was intended to play on racist stereotypes they might have thrown bananas, not peanuts.

I guess this will keep the already committed Democrats from voting for those elephant-hating GOP meanies.

I dunno, this stinks like another one of those phony liberal race hoaxes, is Sharpton standing in the wings?

30 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: kristinn

Please help me get this straight. She is a CNN camera woman. I assume that she was in position behind her camera attempting to do her job. If so, then why didn’t she turn her camera on her attackers and record as much of the incident as she could? It was a planned incident and she wasn’t surprised because she knew that it was going to happen. Now that the liberals have played it for all it is worth, she wants to forget the whole matter. Further investigation will reveal the truth. The perpetrators were plants. Case closed.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:23 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her

She was probably that kid in school who took names when the teacher left the room. This smells like a set up.

32 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: kristinn

Yep, if this wasn’t a lefty setup it would be all over every MSM headline. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be on their way to Tampa. We all know its true.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kristinn

This could only have been done by the DNC. People just don’t do those things, especially in a crowd. I live in rural South Carolina and I can tell you that this is a phony incident. You just know that there was going to be one. That is all the DNC has going for it. The media has been trying to cook something up about racism for weeks. They have gone so far as to take a comment about Obuma playing so much golf and the commentator stated that they were trying to connect Obuma with Tiger Woods.

THIS IS A PHONY INCIDENT!!!!


34 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Please don’t call her an animal. That only dehumanizes and feeds the bad perception created by whomever these miscreants were. I like to think they were infiltrators. Poeple shouldn’t act this way, and it shouldn’t matter what party one is. The delegation leader thinks they were alternates. So he must know who they were. I’m actually surprised how little coverage there has been of this. You’d think MSNBC, i.e., race card central, would be running with this. There must be more to the story. Very strange.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:40 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: bgill
“This smells like a set up.

Last time I smelled something like this I was in a porta pottie!

I know, too much information, sorry.

36 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:47 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: kristinn
She attributing an awful lot to two folks and she didn't even get their names.

This sounds a bit like the 'racist' spitting incident on the Capitol steps...the one that never happened.

Also...if she is from Alabama, she certainly knows how 'racism' works there. There are proportionally more racist blacks there than racists whites. By far...

37 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:52 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: kristinn
Consider the possibility that she was called an animal by a couple of drunk conventioners because of her employer, CNN, not because of her race. Obviously that doesn't excuse it and the correct response was to eject them.

But AFAIK some of the loudest cheering at the convention so far was for the Black speakers, none of whom had peanuts thrown at them.

38 posted on 08/30/2012 9:10:19 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: kristinn

This could only have been done by the DNC. People just don’t do those things, especially in a crowd. I live in rural South Carolina and I can tell you that this is a phony incident. You just know that there was going to be one. That is all the DNC has going for it. The media has been trying to cook something up about racism for weeks. They have gone so far as to take a comment about Obuma playing so much golf and the commentator stated that they were trying to connect Obuma with Tiger Woods.

THIS IS A PHONY INCIDENT!!!!


39 posted on 08/30/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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Everyone involved confirms the incident. Curious there is no video or photos, though.

The "victim" is a camerawoman and there is no recording of the incident?

World's worst camerawoman!

She's as good at camera operating as Wolf Blitzer is on Jeopardy.

This is BS.

Her original story probably had the perps throwing cotton balls until she realized there weren't any cotton ball vendors at the convention.

40 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:09 AM 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: kristinn

This whole thing stinks . . . no names of the perps . . . no videos of who they were even though she had a camera . . . and, if they got thrown out, who were they? I agree with fellow Freepers . . . this never happened by any of our own people.


41 posted on 08/30/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT by laweeks
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Patricia Carroll ... told Journal-isms on Thursday that "I hate that it happened, but I'm not surprised at all."

Who's being the racist now, Ms. Carroll?

42 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by SamKeck
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To: kristinn

I agree


43 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

Totally agree, leftist agit-prop right out of the playbook.


44 posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: kristinn
The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.

Not certain of the perpetrators' state? How can she be in the news business and not get such basic information, especially when it is so readily available--on the sign next to the delegation or on the delegate's or alternate's credentials?

45 posted on 08/30/2012 9:33:48 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: major-pelham

I gather there are REPUBLICAN witnesses to the vent. So who you questioning boy?


46 posted on 08/30/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: THE_RAIDER

They called her an “animal”. ~


47 posted on 08/30/2012 9:46:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fiji Hill

Not only that, but the head of the delegation apparently did not know who these people were...giving more credence to the theory that it was a setup, because I sure did not see anyone throwing peanuts at Mia Love or Condi Rice. In fact, they were only skewered by the foaming-at-the-mouth crazies from the left.


48 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: Ironfocus

Very good point


49 posted on 08/30/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

If there was any truth to this story, it would be the lead at the top and bottom of the hour on every liberal media outlet. It is not..


50 posted on 08/30/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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