Live During Minnesota Protests Man Speaks Truth To Power – CNN Reporter Melts Down

CNN reporter Sara Sidner found herself scrambling to get control of an interview she did not plan. While covering the Minnesota protests over the recent shooting death of  Daunte Wright. Suddenly a man looking like he was in his late 40s /50s approached her in a camouflage vest and interrupted her live remote.

Y’all be twisting up the story,” he said in a video clip that has since gone viral online. What followed was an awkward reporters responses to a tense and heated  nut not threatening exchange.

Tell me what you think about what’s going on here,” Sidner asked the man, as protesters and police clashed in the background.

“What I think about this? It’s all the press and all the extra s— y’all do, makes this worse,” he said, later accusing the press of trying to “make people look all crazier than what the f— they are.”

The man continued by accusing media of exploiting these incidents and not trying to be part of the solution only gaslight. “Get away from here ,” He chided.

This was an extraordinary two minutes of live television which sadly will be lost on many. For many, it will be assumed the man was venting only that media paints protesters in a bad light. But for others, like me, I think the man’s angst and frustrations were more nuanced. He seemed to be pointing out that the media’s interest is in driving a narrative rather than just tell the facts of the story as known. This would include first reporting on the news and accurately following up to keep the public informed as new information is verified.

This man spoke truth to power – Media whips up a narrative filling in facts they do not know and leaving out facts that they do. Then they show up at the scene that is exploding around them in chaos their failing news reports have sparked only to then create a narrative on the ground in the same way. Telling who, what, where, how, and when is not the goal. This man seemed to expose that CNN and other media outlets are not on the scene to get candid interviews with protesters, other citizens, police, or politicians. They are there to build on their chosen narratives.

 

 RWR original article syndication source.

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Written by Bekah Lyons

"The simple step of a courageous individual is to not take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I was born and raised in the enigma known as "The Big Easy." There, rooted along the banks of the great Mississippi River between the creeping bayou and Lake Pontchartrain, I was conscripted on all things pertaining to human nature.  I am the quintessential southern woman, that is to say, I defy most could never accurately define what that label truly represents.  Brined below sea level where one respects; the haunts lingering about, the force of storm surge, the ethos of Mardi Gras, and the sanctity of generational family-I know what it is to belong to an organically diverse culture.

Early on in life, my career path serpentined and led to brief stints of living abroad in Europe as I indulged my passions for painting, musical theater, and the culinary arts. My young experiences evolved my purpose and honed my intuitive skills and I became a Medical Professional specializing in mental health with a focus on child/adolescent needs. After living decades in NOLA, and after hurricane  Katrina unearthed the realities of modern-day inner cities, I made the pivotal decision to relocate to where my family and I spent our summers in a quest to find security and civility in my life.

High up on one of the "grandfather mountains" I now perch in a Smoky mountain community in East Tennessee. Although, I would not trade my formative years in Louisiana, unfortunately,  that era of  America  is  no longer obtainable in the times we live - changing course was the best decision "Evah!"

I am a warrior  for freedom and truth , steeped in my ancestral history ,I am constantly reminded that stillness and introspection expands the mind and heart to possess a more nuanced understanding of all things in our internal and external world. We are all destined to bash ourselves against the rotted cultural rocks of humanity's unraveling until we recognize that a shared moral tone is essential for a free society. A healthy culture is one comprised of many unique people who offer shading and depth to the experience of living, yet all choose to accept basic truths that bind us all together-a societal moral tone. Intolerance  , censorship, intersectionality, cancel culture, apathy ,and ignorance will only groom oppression and tyranny.  Critical thought, differentiation, and dissent is your individual right granted not by government -and must always be protected, championed, and defended.

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