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.”

TPM’s calls to RNC and convention officials were not immediately returned.

  • Zuluphile

    This story maybe true false or even staged but every time republicans get cast as racist it is priceless.


    same ol’ game of divide and conquer. dont fall for the race baiting. republican and democrat are names of teams to get you choosing one side or the other. they both understand that if people dont care about politics, then money talks and corporations have the most money so they are the real bosses. until we all realize this and wake up and start caring, the american citizen will never be the boss of the president, senate, or congress.

    • MoorFedayeen

      Yea I was gonna say the same. Dems are toxic to blacks too. Romney doesn’t stand a chance in this election. Its kinda scary to see just how these elite move out here. Much like in 08, the Rep party will lose by default once again.

      • navybluesilk

        Wait a second…what are you talking about? Dems are toxic to blacks too? Did you forget our current president is Black? At the very least, this should serve as some form of inspiration to you (if you are indeed black). You need to shut the fuc# up and get out and vote and stop pretending that you know how the world works. Because guess what? Corporations pull all our of strings – at least one man had the courage to step up and offer folks an alternative.

  • Teddy Rosevelt

    Fcuking Rednecks for yah, group them together and they feel bold.

  • presto 2.0

    Damn racist azz crakas…”shyts about to get serious”…”civil war is around the corner”

    **Prest slaps the shyt outta random whyteboy**

    • Voice_of_Reason

      @presto, If there is a civil war what would we as black people gain? I hear a lot of us talking about revolution and civil war. Most people do not know that those things start off with one agenda, but in many cases the agendas are not met and there are many needless deaths and tears.

      • TYBO2020


        • antn

          + 1

      • presto 2.0

        we would gain nothing @Voice…and as long as the “needless deaths and tears” are those of the poor…”they” dont give a fuk…look at the N.O. after Katrina…”Niccas still standin on they roof waiting for help”

        and your right they do have an “Agenda”…”To cripple the middle and low class…to separate them from unity cause unity is the only answer…

        They create the problem…then offer the solution

        i.e….blowup the trade centers(created problem)…War(only solution) or create civil unrest(problem)…Martial Law (solution)…jus me

        • Voice_of_Reason

          @presto, you make some good points, but to impose martial law would be bad for those that are causing civil unrest. I say this because when there are rules of engagement given in the op orders it it much more deadly than with normal law enforcement. In 1968 back in watts we burned up our own shit, the same can be said for Los Angeles. Question….if there is a civil war or revolution what would u want for us as black people if you were st the negotiations table? Just curious because it is a means to and end.

          • MoorFedayeen

            Blacks don’t want beef with white folks so kill all that civil war sh1t. They would mop the f*cking floor with us real quick. We have no numbers, training or the weapons-they do. They could starve us all right now with out firing a single shot ans watch us tear each other apart. They did the same thing in Libya and in Syria just recently.

          • too_funny

            @moor…..most black folks dont have that fight in them. most of those under 30 are 2 generations removed from the civil rights era so their connection is thru there grandparents instead of their parents like most over 30 who’s parents were kids and teenagers during that time.

            So most blacks aint fighting for shyt bc the struggle now is MONEY, as long as black ppl have their electronic devices, costly cloths and shoes, and pretend “who u living” on the internet with sites like Facebook…..then everything is good, not great but good.

          • presto 2.0

            @Moor…”you sound foolish once again…you think its bout black vs. whyte…and its so far from that… peabrain!…they dont give a damn bout the poor/middle class whytes neither…you said…

            “They would mop the floor wit us”…”Us” meaning who?…jus black folk?…nah…last i remember whytes and Hispanics…was a Major contributor in Obama’s last election…i was seeing more whytes at the Occupy Wall street than blacks…so my point…”they would have to take “US” all out…but they have to make “us” instigate the action each other first…(Killings,riots,ect)

            “No numbers…”….refer ^ ….We got a black pres…nuff said..thats #’s fo yo azz…we can start revolutions on the internet…with the click of a button

            “”Starve us all right now”….Already hapnin nicca…economy is in the shytter…niccas is starvin and “tearin each other apart”

            let me stop…Pardon @Hahz

            and @Voice one word…”Sovereignty”…even if we have to die for it….jus me…whatup @2bummy!…lol

        • too_funny

          wassup fellas…..

          The Agenda is “Self Dependency, Community Economic and Education Development”

          Build the Black Community up to respectability amongst our ppl, support us, and educate our children properly.

          a Revolution would only be good for overthrowing the power structure and taking control. The time for the Revolution past when we left the 60s.

          • presto 2.0

            “Overthrowing the power structure and taking control”

            Ahhhhhhh…now you talking my G!!!!…”Where do i sign up?”

            and i cant believe you say Revolution is in the past @Bummy…and said “WOULD ONLY BE GOOD FOR…”

            **@2bummy’s name removed from the “#TakeBackOver Draftee list”** …lol

  • DonkRida®

    Damn crackers been gettin out of hand every since Obama was elected, and it’s getting worse

    • MoorFedayeen

      Well seeing that they use to lynch hundreds of us annually I’d say they’ve calmed down actually. They’ve always been a wild bunch.

      • DonkRida®

        Good point Moor. I guess they getting verbaly reckless. It’s been some direspectful shit being said in the past 4yrs. I guess since they cant lynch us nomore, they feel like they can cause us mental anguish to make up for it.

  • B*tch a*s move from a bunch of trailer trash.


  • Voice_Of_Reason

    We as black people have to create leverage. The keystone pipeline was shutdown becuase the environmentalists hold influence and money. The LGBT held money back until the president gave his position on gay marriage. The latino community has influence with their numbers and the takeover of labor and the construction markets. This influence garnered them a quasi-amnesty act. Supposedly the president has 94% of the black vote so he does not have to do anything our of the ordinary becuase it is in the bag. There is one industry where we can gain leverage through money, education, and self-efficacy. This is health care, there is a world wide shortage of health care workers and the void is there to be filled. This move would put a great deal of high paying jobs in the black hands and competent health care personnel in the black community. We as a people need to have an intellectual revolution because rioting and civil disobedience is in many cases counter-productive.

    • too_funny

      +1……an intellectual revolution for a self sufficient community.

      • DonkRida®

        +2… That’s what they’re hoping we react to (rioting & civil disobedience). We gotta think before reacting

        • 1luv

          +3….. All that fighting first will do us no good. We have to put structure in our plans and be more innovative to insure that we have more control over our lifestyle and not buy into all this consumerism bs. Believe it or not consumerism is a big problem in America to the point that we can’t even see it.


    That’s those Devils for ya!….