CNN anchor on Ferguson: 'Why not, perhaps, use water cannons?'

Oh dear. CNN anchor Rosemary Church, asking a live guest about police response to mostly black protesters in Ferguson, MO:

“Talk to us about what police are saying to you. Why they are using this strategy? Why the use of tear gas, stun grenades? Why not perhaps use water cannons?”

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Co-anchor Errol Barnett's facial expression, which suggests an unspoken reaction, has become an internet meme.

American civil rights protestors are attacked with a water cannon, 1963. Photograph: Getty Images


American civil rights protestors are attacked with a water cannon, 1963. Photograph: Getty Images

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