My dog has more journalistic integrity in one paw than CNN’s entire staff.
This trick is not a new one, but it is one of the worst: omitting a person’s own words to change the meaning of their message.
CNN was caught doing just that with the recording of shooting victim Sylville Smith’s sister, Sherelle Smith. CNN would have you believe that Ms. Smith called for a stop to the violence, but despite the butchered sound-bite, her actual message didn’t end there.
While the rest of us know that Smith ought to be arrested for inciting a riot, the liberals in the media want to make it look like the family members are different from the armed man who was shot by police after refusing to put down his stolen weapon.
Listen for yourself below [STRONG LANGUAGE]:
— DeeconX (@DeeconX) August 15, 2016
“Burnin down shit ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down! We need our shit! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”
Twitter user @DeeconX then posted this picture, showing the obvious bias at CNN.
CNN twisted these words and reported the situation as the sister “calling for peace.” They conveniently left out the part where she calls for violence in the suburbs, instead of their own community.
Watch the reporting below:
It is worth noting that Carol Costello incorrectly identified the sisters, and claims that Kimberly Neal was the one speaking. Neal was standing to the side of Smith.
What I want to know is how on Earth did they think they were going to get away with this in the age where everyone and their donkey has access to the internet? This isn’t the day of three major news networks that can decide what gets covered and when it gets covered. Bloggers and internet journalists have access to all of the same information as the big leagues, and a desire to provide ALL of the information to the public.
This was a rookie move on CNN’s part. They should be ashamed of themselves, but that would require a conscience, and this situation makes it very clear that they don’t care about the truth. The fact that anyone in the world watches their drivel blows my mind.