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Friday, May 29, 2020

Reporters at Risk

Mark Joyella at Forbes:
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called the arrest Friday of a CNN crew covering protests—and police response—a “mark of tyranny” and said the action by State Patrol officers demands a “complete investigation and repercussions.”
CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, who is black and Hispanic, and his crew were arrested on a public street while delivering a live report on protests over the death of George Floyd. CNN notes that while Jimenez was put in handcuffs and taken away, another CNN reporter, Josh Campbell—who is white—was working nearby and police left him alone.


At the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, Rather had an on-air run-in of his own.