You cannot make this up… A CNN reporter is standing in front of a building engulfed in flames and CNN’s chyron reads:
“FIERY BUT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER POLICE SHOOTING” pic.twitter.com/4OHvKnh63u
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 27, 2020
A CNN reporter characterized protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last night as “mostly peaceful,” even while standing in front of raging fires. What appeared to be gun shots also rang out in the background.
There has been widespread civil unrest and violence in Kenosha over several days in protest of an African-American man, Jacob Blake, being shot by police.
Blake was shot in the back after refusing officers’ demands and walking around the side of his car and opening the door.
The Wisconsin DOJ confirmed yesterday that the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake, Rusten Sheskey, said Blake “admitted that he had a knife in his possession” and in his car.
This is the second time a major cable news network has tried to convince us that what viewers were seeing on their screen wasn’t really happening.
“Reporting live from the residence of Sharon Tate, the site of a mostly peaceful quadruple homicide.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 27, 2020