Harvey Victim Rips CNN Reporter to Shreds for Insensitive Interview


On Tuesday, a Hurricane Harvey survivor berated a CNN reporter for her insensitive interview.  Reporter Rosa Flores asked a victim named Danielle to recount rescuing her children.  That was when the victim unleashed an expletive-riddled rant.

Over the years, reporters have become desperate for dramatic news.  Unfortunately, they forget that their interviewees are trying to wrap their heads around tragedy.  It ends up causing them to come off as insensitive.  Moreover, many of the questions are too invasive or just plain dumb.

Initially, the interview with Danielle went well.  However, as she began to relive the horrors of that day, Danielle became visibly more upset.

Her recount describes waiting over thirty six hours for the police, but they never came.  The children and she had to tread through 4 feet of water.  They were soaking wet and freezing.

The reporter continued to press her in the hopes of getting a good story.  That was when Danielle cracked.

From her interview:

Like people are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f— is wrong with us…And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face? With me shivering cold, with my kids wet, and you still putting the microphone in my face.

The woman uttered several expletives on television as the reporter began to back away.  Finally, the network realized the woman was too upset for an interview.  The language was too raw.  They cut back to Jim Acosta in the studio, who simply said that Flores clearly found a family that was “very upset”.

Is it any wonder that the family is upset?  The victims of Hurricane Harvey have lost homes, their livelihoods, and family members.  14 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm.

Perhaps this was a bad judgment call from the reporter.  Rather than interview a woman who had just gotten to the shelter, it was probably a better decision to seek someone out a little more settled in.

Watch the video below. *Warning* Strong language:


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1 Comment

  1. CPH

    September 20, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Better yet the reporters should stay away from the areas affected by these disasters. All they really care about is getting their own face on camera.

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