There is no question that NBC News is hardly a paragon of conservative thought and principles in America today. They were covering the protests in Seattle after the death of local thug George Floyd in June, and one of their reporters ended up getting an instant dose of karma. She got hit by a flash grenade!
So much for thinking that Seattle was a safe place amid all of those protests!
Of course, NBC reporter Jo Ling Kent was already dressed to the nines in a gas mask to protect against the tear gas that police were having to use to disperse the crowd. However, if she thought that she was adequately protected when she was reporting from this sports complex in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood she was sadly mistaken.
It didn’t take long before her left arm was hit with an orange, fiery burst.
Of course, her working associates originally thought that the projectile was nothing more than just a firework.
However, once they reviewed the footage they were in for a tremendous shock. They realized that it was much, much more than just a set of fireworks. It appeared to be a flash-bang grenade that had likely been fired by the police.
Needless to say, Kent and the rest of her staff were not having any more of this, and they didn’t even take the time to switch off their cameras! They actually left the scene while they were still supposed to be on the air.
Kent made sure to let everyone on Twitter know that she was safe. She also apologized because she let out a few swear words when the whole incident went down. “I’m totally fine,” she said. “My jacket sleeve got a little singed, and that’s about all.”
She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all of those who shared their concern for her and the rest of her news crew.
Of course, the most well-known anchor for NBC would have to be Brian Williams, and he said that every news crew that goes to the protest areas has to have a full security detail going with them.
Moreover, it appears that the Seattle Police Department is having some difficulty with this neighborhood, so they declared it to be a riot area. They said that demonstrators were throwing “bottles, rocks, and fireworks at officers.”
Throughout the country, there have been dozens of reporters and TV crews who have been harassed or attacked while doing their newscasts and attempting to cover the protests after an unarmed black man named George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis.
One of the most notable and unfortunate attacks was at the expense of a 21-year-old weekend editor in Indiana. The man lost his left eye after being hit by a tear gas canister.
There have even been overseas news crews that have been attacked for just doing their job. This stuff is just pathetic, to say the least.