Humans are biased. That’s our nature. But it’s reasonable to expect news organizations not to broadcast lies.
The sister of the armed man the police killed on Saturday had some ignorant things to say. In CNN’s report about prayer vigils, however, the network said his sister called for peace.
“Don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here!”
CNN left out the rest of her remarks. This is what she said (emphasis added):
“Burnin down s*** ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down s*** we need in our community. Take that s*** to the suburbs. Burn that s*** down! We need our s***! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”
CNN reporter Ana Cabrera made a false statement…unless she didn’t know about the rest of the woman’s statements. She didn’t call for peace. In fact, she told the rioters to take the violence somewhere else.
How did CNN respond to getting caught in a lie?
We shorthanded sister’s quote. Unintentionally gave the impression she was calling for peace everywhere. Correction: https://t.co/CUroBoxj60
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 16, 2016
“Short-handed” a quote that stated the opposite of what CNN claimed? Unintentional impression? There was no impression. Cabrera said the woman called for peace.
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