In a desperate attempt to collect as many harrowing stories of flood victims as possible, a CNN crew descended on a Houston shelter to interview those who had been rescued. Well, as the following video will show, that wasn’t the best idea.
The reporter, Rosa Flores, was set up to interview a woman named Danielle and her two kids. It would appear as though the woman gave her permission to be on camera, but it quickly went south as the justifiably agitated mother quickly regretted her decision.
Flores asked Danielle, who had just arrived, to describe how she was rescued. Danielle said they were trapped at home for 36 hours with no rescuers coming their way. Eventually she got her family to a gas station days later and they were brought to the shelter.
When Flores turned to question how the mother rescued her children, she became very emotional and exploded on camera:
“We walked through four feet of water to go get them 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.”
Flores leaned in with the microphone and apologized several times, touching the woman on the arm, but Danielle pointed out, “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 feed cut to Jim “Fake News” Acosta in the studio whose reaction to the spanking said it all:
The Daily Caller has the clip: