MSNBC reporter Mariana Atencio was forced to apologize after she was called out in a now-viral Facebook post for blocking a handicapped parking spot while she did a live shot for the network:

The Facebook post from James Berrie originally accused MSNBC of voter suppression, writing “If I couldn’t park I couldn’t vote. Also note Atencio’s behavior here after she was asked to move:

Went to vote, and found this waiting for us. The only van accessible spot and they’re filming in it. We asked them to move, pointed out how it was wrong, then went to vote, because it takes time to load up. But came out and still there. Not even packing up, still getting ready for their shot. Then Sarah made a big scene and did not back down. They claimed they had a live shot, so Sarah walked into the shot. They cut the feed and got pissed. Fortunately other people joined in, plus firefighters who where there for Prop B. We finally left once their van was loaded. But there were plenty of witnesses and pictures/video taken by others.

This is suppression. If I couldn’t park I couldn’t vote. Their van had no handicap placards. And this happens all the time. Handicap spots are not loading zones for gear and equipment. Figure something else out. Especially at a public event where people are going to need the spots. This is not ok, and the station needs to be made aware. All of them.

Original post here, with the receipts as the kids say:

Great job, MSNBC. Great. Job.

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