CNN has devolved into something that is beyond parody.
While covering rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week, one of their reporters stood in front of a burning building while the graphic below him described ‘fiery but mostly peaceful’ protests.
When the image began circulating on social media, many people didn’t even believe it was real.
The Hill reports:
CNN ridiculed for ‘Fiery But Mostly Peaceful’ caption with video of burning building in Kenosha
CNN was ridiculed for a video caption Wednesday night that read “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting” during a report from national correspondent Omar Jimenez in front of a building engulfed in flames during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.
Jimenez reported that the daylight protests “were largely peaceful,” but the situation quickly changed at night.
“What you are seeing now, these images, came and come in stark contrast to what we saw over the course of the daytime hours in Kenosha and into the early evening, which were largely peaceful demonstrations in the face of law enforcement,” Jimenez said.
“It wasn’t until nightfall that things began to get a little bit more contentious. Thing were thrown back and forth; police started using some of those crowd dispersal tactics like tear gas, even playing very loud sounds to push them out,” he continued.
This is just amazing.
CNN chyron: pic.twitter.com/dfP3N8OnsQ
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 27, 2020
Check out the video:
CNN ran the chyron tonight: "FIERY BUT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER POLICE SHOOTING" while a fire raged in the background. pic.twitter.com/nEIKhTrepE
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 27, 2020
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
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 27, 2020
It’s amazing that anyone even watches this clown show anymore.