CNN scrubs report on protester ‘calling for peace’ (she called for violence)

CNN has quietly removed an inaccurate and out-of-context portion of a report it posted online Monday, which said a woman calling for violence in the suburbs of Milwaukee was actually calling for peace.

Violent protests erupted over the weekend in Milwaukee in reaction to a police shooting of an armed black man. CNN’s initial report on the protests referred to the man’s sister, Sherelle Smith.

“Smith’s sister Sherelle Smith condemned the violence, saying the community needs the businesses affected,” CNN’s report said. “‘Don’t bring that violence here,’ [Kimberly] Neal, his other sister, said while sobbing.”

Sherelle is seen in a video posted elsewhere online, however, directing any rioting in Milwaukee to “the suburbs.”


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2 Responses to This seems like a non-random error to me.

  1. Pretty much irrelevant to what you just posted, but my wife and I were in Milwaukee last weekend. We got there Friday and left Sunday. We didn’t even know about the riots until our train had almost arrived to Big City and her friend texted her to see if we were all right.

  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    It’s all about the narrative these days, facts be damned.

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