CNN In Hot Water: April Ryan Has Bodyguard Violently Eject Journalist, Steal Camera

NewsBusters | 8/14/2019 | Staff
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It’s been a bad week for CNN. Hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon both embroiled in their own scandals, one even caught on camera. Now CNN political analyst April Ryan is in hot water after a local journalist claims he was assaulted by Ryan’s bodyguard while covering an event she was speaking at, earlier this month.

Charlie Kratovil, a local New Jersey journalist and editor of New Brunswick Today, told his story on Twitter of covering the 4th annual New Jersey Parent Summit, where Ryan was speaking on August 3. You can see the thread below. He explained that he went through all the proper channels, documenting his story with evidence, along the way. According to Fox News, they also saw the emails showing “Kratovil had previously RSVP'd to the event and received confirmation.”

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As Ryan was about to speak, Kratovil was approached by Ryan’s bodyguard who refused to identify himself, but demanded the journalist stop filming. When he explained he had proper clearance to film and refused to shut off his camera, he was violently ejected from the event and his camera was stolen by Ryan’s security. The venue's surveillance cameras recorded the incident, and Kratovil took video of what he could capture, which he posted to YouTube.

While all this was going down, Ryan allegedly told...
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