A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask smashed a Fox News camera during a live broadcast Monday night from Ferguson, Mo.
Fox News’ Steve Harrigan was describing the unrest following a grand jury’s decision not to charge white police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. The protester entered the frame of the live shot and yelled “Fuck you, and fuck Fox News.” The camera then titled towards the ground and the live shot was lost.
Later on, Harrigan told Fox’s Shepard Smith that he thought protesters were angry that his crew was filming looting. He said none of the crew was injured.
“The only casualty was the camera,” he joked.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.