RNC Attendees Throw Nuts at Black CNN Camerawoman: “This is How We Feed Animals”
By Michael Allen, Wed, August 29, 2012
During New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's speech, Tuesday night, at the Republican National Convention, two unidentified people were escorted out of the Tampa Bay Times Forum for allegedly throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman, reported TalkingPointsMemo.com.
One man involved reportedly said “This is how we feed animals.”
It is unknown if the attendees were delegates or spectators.
According to Slate, "The first account of the incident, unsurprisingly, came via Twitter in the form of a tweet from 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.'"
CNN said in a statement: “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."
Meanwhile, convention organizers released this terse comment: "Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."