Earlier today, CNN anchor Rosa Flores apparently chose the wrong mom to exploit in her futile effort to boost CNN ratings.
While it’s unclear exactly what happened off-air in the moments leading up to this interview, it became clear very quickly that this “shivering cold” mother of two exhausted children had no appetite for Flores shoving a “microphone in her face” to get a couple of sound bites for Jim Acosta’s show.
“We walked through four feet of water to get food on the first day. Yeah, that’s a lot of shit.”
“But y’all sit here, y’all 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 sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fuck 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.”
Not surprisingly, Kellyanne Conway immediately took to twitter to shame CNN for the failed interview.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 29, 2017
Of course, even though Conway’s tweet will be dismissed as a cheap shot, it does seem somewhat obvious from the jump that this mom is exhausted beyond belief and probably slightly more interested in finding some dry clothes for herself and her children than sharing her feelings with CNN. That said, maybe we’re just really good at picking up on subtle social cues…
Meanwhile, the whole episode left Jim Acosta noticeably ‘triggered’…