Rivera was trying to interview Maryland State Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh, but he was blocked by protesters before he could get to her. After he yelled at one protester to move, another one started to give Rivera a piece of his mind.
These protesters aren’t looting or provoking violence. They’re peacefully assembling, and they’re tired of the media exploiting black people.
“That’s the problem with the media,” the protester told Rivera. “‘Cause you want to report that we’re thugs and breaking shit down.”
When Rivera finally did interview Pugh, she too called out the media for being of the problem, and she shut him down when he fell back on the classic story of a crowd just wanting trouble.
“No, they don’t want trouble,” Pugh told him. “We want our people to go home, but we also need the media to move back, because this is just inciting people.”
Fascinating on Fox News to have Catherine Pugh correctly identify TV cameras as a source of tension in Baltimore.— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) April 29, 2015
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