CNN camerawoman in RNC peanut-throwing incident comes forward

Journal-isms | Witches' Brew

Patricia Carroll is the CNN cameraperson who got peanuts thrown at her at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, Richard Prince reports. Carroll, who is black, told Prince "she does not want her situation to be used for political advantage."

"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," she said by telephone from Tampa.

Carroll also told Prince that no one got the names of the peanut throwers, who said: "This is what we feed animals."

She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.

Witches' Brew also has an interview with Carroll and a photo of her.

Carroll told Prince that she's not doing any more interviews about what happened.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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