Skip to comments.CNN Camerawoman "Not Surprised" by Peanut-Throwing
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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You can bet that a lot of people tried like hell to pin on delegates and couldn’t.
I want to know who the perps were, give me names, or it didn’t happen.
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.
Right. They threw them out, took their passes but didn't get their names to keep them from getting back in. /s
I don’t want this to be political “There are not that many black women there.”
Whoever they were, they were kicked out and fast, and the convention organizers apologized to the woman.
They were either plants or drunks.
She was struck, allegedly, with peanuts and now it’s a racial incident?
Wow. She’s one tough woman.
"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?
I suspect they were DNC operatives.............
“...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.
I dont want this to be political.
So we will cut the sound when most minorities are at the podium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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