CNN Reporter Gets Cursed Out on Live TV During Protest

Sara Sidner cursed out on air on CNN. Credit: YouTube/New York Post

A man cursed out CNN correspondent Sara Sidner on live TV this week, while she was covering protests in Minnesota.

Sidner was doing a live report in the city of Brooklyn Center following the police killing of Daunte Wright, when the man came up to her to complain about the media’s role in the unrest.

“Now you can see y’all be twisting up the story,” the man said.

“You want to talk to me? You want to talk to me? OK cool, don’t take my mic,” Sidner responded as the man reached for her microphone.

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Sidner then attempted to start a dialogue with the man, “Tell me what you think about this?”

“What I think about is this is all the press and all the extra s–t y’all do makes this worse,” the man said.

At another point in the video, he told her about the fireworks protesters were setting off in the background, “They shouldn’t be doing this in front of a f—ing police… courthouse.”

Sidner later posted about the exchange on Twitter. “These interactions happen to me OFF camera regularly. I’m used to it. It just so happened this was on live TV. I also have interactions with people all the time who thank us for being here and telling their truth. It is okay to question us. #DaunteWright,” she tweeted.

In another incident, a male CNN crew member was struck in the head by a water bottle, while covering the unrest. According to Newsweek, people standing nearby summoned a medic after the CNN employee fell down. Other protesters reportedly mocked the injured man.

The protests came after 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was Black, was fatally shot by White police officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop on April 11.

Watch the video with Sidner and the man below: