Live TV of the Day: Fox News, CNN Reporters Face Angry Protesters in Ferguson

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Immediately following a grand jury's decision Monday night not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, protests erupted all over the country from New York to Seattle.

In Ferguson, Missouri, where the original shooting took place, violence escalated fairly quickly with rioters looting and setting fire to local businesses.

Both Fox News and CNN were there in the middle of the action to report live on the chaos, and as you might expect, things got pretty crazy.

CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo were near the police HQ in the city when cops launched a tear gas canister in their direction forcing them off screen (see video above).

Lemon also was paid a visit from this guy, who interrupted his report to drop an F-Bomb about the network.

CNN's Stephanie Elam got trash thrown at her outside a McDonald's, and while clearly irritated, she took it all in stride saying that the tosser was "just having fun."


Things were worse for CNN reporter Sara Sidner who was hit in the head with a rock while in the middle of her broadcast about a fire at a nearby store, but she kept on reporting and told Jake Tapper "I've been hit with much worse in my day."


And lastly, Fox News briefly turned into Fawkes News, when a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask appeared to knock out the camera during a report from Steve Harrigan before the connection cut out.

Protest of the Day: Today is 'The Day We Fight Back' Against the NSA's Spying

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Announced on January 10, 2014, a large online protest is happening today against the NSA's mass surveillance programs. This event was organized by U.S. congressman and executive director of the Internet activist group Demand Progress David Segal. The date coincides with the first year anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz.



Internet based protests have a precedence with the SOPA and PIPA protest in 2012 when websites went dark for 12 hours. Aaron Swartz was instrumental in the SOPA and PIPA protests.

You can get involved by clicking the image above and contacting your representatives about the importance of Internet privacy. Urge United States legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

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