Carol Costello Takes Atlanta’s Mayor to Task [VIDEO]

    January 31, 2014
    Daryl Nelson
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By now, most people have probably heard about the city of Atlanta coming to a halt after it snowed earlier this week, and believe it or not, the snow accumulation was only two inches, but it still caused plenty of havoc.

To this day, people are still fighting traffic, kids are still out of school and some folks are just now reuniting with their families after a tumultuous commute.

One of the people who had to combat the weather and traffic was CNN anchor Carol Costello, who lives and works in Atlanta, and when she sat down with the mayor, Kasim Reed, things got heated pretty quickly.

Especially when the CNN anchor mentioned that people could have died after leaving their cars and walking on the highway. “That’s easy to say from your anchor seat,” said Reed.

“No! I was out stuck in the traffic,” Costello replied. “I was one of those people…..I’m just expressing the frustration of a city, as a person who was stuck in traffic for hours and hours and hours.”

And when Costello asked Reed how come schools remained opened after weather reports indicated there would be snow, he said that it’s not his call to close the schools, it’s the Atlanta Public School System, and throughout the interview, the Mayor remained combative and chose to pass the blame instead of taking it on himself.

“I was amazed that he kept passing the buck,” said Costello after the interview was over. “Pointing fingers everywhere but at himself. I think that’s where my frustration came from. I wanted him to say, ‘I’m angry and frustrated at the response and I’m going to get to the bottom of it.’ He didn’t say that. Being a citizen of Atlanta and caught in the mess, I know what it felt like…I wanted to get answers from the man who was supposed to be protecting me from that and I didn’t get that.”

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  • All You Need to Know

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