I watched the opening night of the RNC Convention on MSNBC. I grew disgusted as lie after lie after lie was told, but wasn’t surprised by it in the least. Nevertheless, I figured a family night of Negrospotting — yes, my entire family watched with me — among the sea of Caucasians in attendance would have been fun. Heck, as bad as the economy is now, and given the black unemployment rate, I just knew the Rent-A-Negro store in Tampa would have made such a task easier. Yep, I figured there would be more black folks in attendance, and I figured they would have been spoylioghted intentionally by network camera men. But lo and behold, I never knew network camera people would become the story — especially the black ones. Talking Points Memo is reporting that a black camerawoman employed by CNN, was assaulted by an RNC attendee .
This from Talking Points Memo:
An attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN and said “This is how we feed animals” before being removed from the convention, a network official confirmed to TPM.
The CNN official declined to confirm specific details of the incident to TPM but generally confirmed an account posted on Twitter by former MSNBC and Current anchor David Shuster: “GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”
It is not clear whether the alleged culprit was a delegate or attending the convention in some other capacity.
In a written statement, CNN addressed the matter but divulged few details: “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”
Jeez, and to think this was only day one of the
Klan rally RNC Convention.