Earlier this year with a fire raging in the background, MSNBC host Ali Velshi declared the protest was peaceful even though fires had been started:
MSNBC reporter just now: "I want to be clear on how I characterize this. This is mostly a protest. It is not generally speaking unruly."
The guy is literally standing in front of a burning building in the middle of a riot. pic.twitter.com/IzCV6On4sF
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 29, 2020
Both he and MSNBC was mocked for that immensely.
Well now CNN is doing the same thing. Note the chyron:
You have got to be kidding me pic.twitter.com/UDCSbHI9ZM
— Payton Alexander (@AlexanderPayton) August 27, 2020
“Fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting”??? Who wrote this chyron, Don Lemon? I guess if they can’t make the riots go away, they’ll just tell people there are no riots!
Seriously, if it’s mostly peaceful, then why did the governor just accept Trump’s help to send in many more National Guardsmen? Why have we seen fires raging each night around the city and then the night before last we saw people getting shot? Why have armed citizens felt the need to come to the city and protect it from the destruction we’ve been seeing all week? CNN’s chyron writers are just willfully deceiving people and it’s pathetic.
CNN has also been mocked heavily for this. Instead of posting a bunch of tweets, I’ll just post this one which made me LOL:
— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) August 27, 2020
Below is the actual video segment from CNN. The reporter does a better job at describing what’s happening than the chyron writer, so it’s not all bad:
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
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 27, 2020