Shouting 'F*ck CNN' live on CNN is becoming a thing in Ferguson

People aren't happy about the station's one-sided coverage

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 26 November 2014 09:54

Ferguson residents and protesters are taking out their frustrations over CNN's coverage of the grand jury verdict by heartily shouting "f*ck CNN" in the background of correspondents' pieces-to-camera.

It all started with Don Lemon's disastrous reportage in the St Louis suburb, during which he said "Obviously, there's a smell of marijuana in the air", leading one man to lean over his shoulder and shout the slur into the camera.

Now a whole group of protestors in New York have picked up the chant, repeating it over and over and forcing the reporter to lament that CNN doesn't seem to be particularly popular at the demonstration.

Back in the studio, anchor Anderson Cooper tried to palm off the chant as people "playing for the cameras", but given how widely these videos are being shared, it's probably going to become a recurring theme in the network's coverage for the next few days.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in