Angry at Trump, media going insane

Friday, August 28, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Kenosha riots - flagThe media, both national outlets and local papers, have resorted to wildly – and obviously – inaccurate headlines that are both hilariously funny and sad.

A reporter on CNN was reporting from the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, standing in front of a roaring fire with burned-out husks of cars in the background. The chyron at the bottom of the screen read, “Fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting."

Radio talk show host Jeff Crank says it's not the first time that CNN has beclowned itself like this.

“I mean, it's such a simple thing,” Crank says of the fiery scene. “If there's fire, it's not a protest. It's a riot. If there's shots fired, if there's violence.”

In a report from Kenosha, CNN also got caught swapping out its chyron to drop “violent” from a description that read "8PM curfew ordered after violent protests over police shooting of unarmed black man in Wisconsin."

Reporting on the shooting of Jacob Blake, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper headlined a story that read:

Jacob Blake had knife in car, but was otherwise unarmed

The shooting of Blake by a police officer, who opened fire after the black man reached into his car, has been condemned as "murder" by many, including prominent Democrats. So a story confirming Blake was reaching for a weapon, after wrestling with police only moments earlier, would turn that narrative on its head.  

It appears, Crank says, the media hopes the public is dumb.

“They act as though they have some kind of ethics by putting in there that he even had a knife,” he says. “They might as well have said that Jacob Blake was unarmed --- and just lied about it."

It appears to be getting more difficult for the media to report honestly, Crank adds, when they are busily sharing their biased opinions on Twitter.

That is because their goal, he concludes, is to get Donald Trump out of the White House.

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