CNN didn’t have the greatest night last night while reporting from the chaos in Ferguson, Missouri. Tear gas, getting hit in the head with rocks, and having protestors yell “Fuck CNN!” pays a toll after a while.
A pretty disturbing video of Michael Brown’s step-father emotionally yelling to “burn this fucker down” was captured right by the New York Times after the news was announced. The violence unfolded pretty quickly after that declaration, despite the family’s call for calm and peace previously.
Flash forward to this segment this afternoon, where CNN’s Jack Taper tried to recall that declaration to riot. Jake Tapper sounds SO AWKWARD while trying to reproduce that moment. The Vine, captured by the great Andy Isaac and posted on Uproxx.com, is fantastic: