Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In case you missed this last night, a pair of Republican National Convention delegates decided to demonstrate their racist side towards an African-American CNN camerawoman. CNN initially did not want to report on this story, not wanting to become the news (and fearing a conservative backlash). Other news organizations commented that CNN has an obligation to report on this because it is news. CNN should reveal details of nut-throwing incident.
Today, CNN briefly addressed this ugly incident. Via TalkingPointsMemo, CNN Goes On Air With Story About RNC Incident:
On air this evening, CNN's Wolf Blitzer called attention to the network's earlier report on two Republican National Convention attendees throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "This is how we feed animals." The attendees were removed from the Tampa Bay Times Forum after the exchange.
Blitzer called the incident "truly shocking" and said it "hit home" for everyone at the network. CNN political analyst Donna Brazile said during the segment she hopes the two attendees have their convention credentials revoked.
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