RNC Attendee Tossed for Allegedly Throwing Peanuts at Black CNN Camerawoman and Yelling ‘This Is How We Feed Animals’ [Updated]

By
Photo: Dan Amira

Sometime Tuesday afternoon, an attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa threw peanuts at a black female CNN camerawoman and shouted at her "This is how we feed animals," according to David Schuster of Take Action News, who's attending the RNC and first reported the incident on Twitter. CNN confirmed to Talking Points Memo that an incident indeed occurred and that a person was booted from the convention, although the identity of both the CNN worker and the person who made the slur (and may have also committed an assault) has not yet been revealed. CNN wrote in a brief statement to Talking Points Memo: “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.” Update: The Secret Service, which has jurisdiction inside the convention venue, told the Washington Post that it's referring questions about the incident to the Republican National Committee. In other words, it's horrible, but not criminal.