When a black police officer shot and killed an armed criminal, the New York Times characterized it as the shooting of an unarmed man, setting off the initial chain of events in Milwaukee. CNN continued the mischaracterization with deceitful headlines and articles portraying the rioters as an “angry crowd” and the riots as “protests”.
They then mischaracterized the statements by an irrational sister of the so-called victim, Sylville Smith.
This is how they reported her comments:
But listen to what she actually said — she told them to burn the suburbs down thinking they are all white:
It wasn’t only CNN, it was a number of outlets that lied in support of the rioters and now the black police officer’s life is in danger — he is receiving death threats — and his career is probably over.
The journalists responsible should have been fired but we allow anything now.
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 17, 2016