I don't know if we'll ever find out the identities of the racist louts who did this:
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."But I predict that if they ever are identified, they're going to insist that they threw nuts at her and referred to her as an "animal" not because she was black, but because she works for CNN.
If I'm correct, this explanation will instantly be accepted by many on the right. And, well, wingers do also, inexplicably, hate CNN; many refer to it as the "Clinton News Network" (yes, still, and even as they sometimes praise the Clintons in order to bash Obama). The obvious explanation for this incident is the correct one -- but there may be a hint of CNN-hate thrown in as well. I'm sure they wouldn't have tossed food at a black camerawoman from Fox.
UPDATE: Excellent point from Dan Savage:
I'm sure they will.