A woman named Danielle, whose family was just rescued after five days with no food or electricity in the flooded city of Houston, pushed back Tuesday at a CNN reporter who didn't seem to understand the gravity of the situation, in a must-watch news clip:
"Some guys called our phone and asked where we were. We were waiting for the police for 36 hours and nobody came.... We decided to leave the house and walk to the gas station with the kids, and they came to pick us up... We walked through four feet of water to get food on the first day," the mother said, in response to a banal question from the reporter. "Yeah, that’s a lot of shit."
"But y'all sit here, y’all trying to interview people during their worst times -- like, that's not the smartest thing to do. Like, people are really breaking down and y'all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fuck is wrong with us," she continued.
"And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face? With me shivering cold, with my kids wet, and you still putting the microphone in my face," she said.
CNN's Jim Acosta comments that this must be "a very upset family."