It seems that more and more people across this nation are waking up regarding the duplicity of the mainstream news media. With their credibility and trustworthiness already down the drain, these once venerable institutions in American society have been losing influence over the hearts and minds of the American people.
When a CNN reporter tried to interview a woman and her children after being rescued from the flooding in Houston, she was in for quite a surprise. “But y’all sit here, trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do. Like, people are really breaking down and y’all are sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f**k is wrong with us. And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face. When he’s shivering cold, when my kid’s wet, and you still putting the microphone in my face!”
The reporter in question, Rosa Flores, asked the woman what it was like trying to save her children from the flood waters, just as she arrived after rescue efforts saved her.
Visibly upset, the woman recounted how she had to wait over 36 hours for the police to come to save her and her children, including the ordeal of facing over five days with no food or electricity.
“Four feet of water to get them food on the first day,” she said. “Yeah. That’s a lot of s**t. But y’all sit here, trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do.”
After cutting away from the CNN reporter’s interview, the reporter visibly upset and frustrated, the network took a break before returning to the scene, trying their best to brush off what just occurred.
It’s not surprising why this lady was infuriated. Here we have a mother and her children just barely surviving what many call one of the worst natural disasters in this nation’s history. Going days without food or water, she most likely lost her home and everything she owns, only to be greeted by a CNN reporter thrusting a microphone in her face.
If the reporter was more genuinely concerned about these people, she could have been doing anything else–making sandwiches, handing out blankets, etc. Instead, she was trying to interview people whose lives had just been turned upside down, not caring about how they might feel, knowing their plight is being used for ratings.
Talking about the loss and shock of such a tragedy can be therapeutic, but there is a time and place for that–but it’s certainly not moments after arriving at a shelter.
CNN‘s Jim Acosta went on to refer to the interview as a “very human moment.”
A flood victim condemned a reporter for “trying to interview people during their worst times.” Is CNN exploiting these hurricane victims?
He even had the gall to suggest that “if you see that nice lady again, please give her our best and tell her that we’re thinking about her and thanks for sharing that with us. We appreciate it, thank you.”
With over $160 billion in damages so far, Hurricane Harvey is still wreaking havoc in Texas, and now Louisiana, with many more people still waiting to be rescued. These Americans need all of our support and concern – something that these reporters are sorely lacking.