What Right Wing Racism? “This Is How We Feed Animals”
Two RNC attendees were ejected from the convention yesterday after they threw peanuts at an African American CNN camerawoman, yelling, “This is how we feed animals.”
The right wing base, comfortable in its closed loop echo chamber, lets it all hang out. These are the people to whom Mitt Romney is appealing with his false claims about Obama’s welfare policies and his Birther “jokes.”
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Two people were removed from the Republican National Convention Tuesday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”
Multiple witnesses observed the exchange and RNC security and police immediately removed the two people from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The convention released a statement saying, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”
CNN also acknowledged the incident, saying, “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.”
CNN “will have no further comment?” Really? No follow-up at all?
How in the world did a major news network become so appallingly incurious?