CNN airs chyron reading "violent protests" for 15 seconds before changing to remove "violent" when reporting on Kenosha pic.twitter.com/GpDA0NmQVh— Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) August 25, 2020
Once again, CNN has been caught changing a chyron – the message at the bottom of the TV screen – to downplay the seriousness of an event. In this case, the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
As Breitbart reported, “CNN quickly changed an accurate chyron describing the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as “violent” during Monday’s broadcast of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
“‘8PM Curfew Ordered After Violent Protests Over Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man In Wisconsin,’ the screen briefly read during Monday’s broadcast as Blitzer introduced CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, reporting from Kenosha…
“The chyron briefly disappeared as Jimenez responded to Blitzer. Seconds later, it reappeared, excluding the word “violent” before “protests.””
You have to wonder what CNN thought of the riots. If that wasn’t violence, what was it?