Ultimately, and I'm sure after proding by journalist, RNC Convention officials released the following statement:
"Yesterday two attendees exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."In my mind, that's the end of it, and it's not a story. Many people are ejected from every major sporting even held in the U.S. The conduct of those ejected is never imputed to the host team and the incidents are never reported as news. So why is this any different?
The bloggosphere has been pushing this story all day. My friends at TPM are the ones who basically broke the story after seeing the incident twitted by David Shuster.
GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed animals."
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) August 29, 2012
This afternoon Josh Marshall posed some basic questions that I do think should be answered by the RNC. Were the two offending attendees delegates and if so, from which state? Finally, and most important in my mind, were their credentials revoked or are they back at the convention today?
If their credentials were not revoked, I do think it is a news story.