CNN got caught for making a bad edit and now they have admitted to it.
You’ve probably seen the viral video of Sherelle Smith, the sister of an armed man who was killed by Milwaukee police this weekend, when she tells rioters to take their violence to the suburbs.
“Burning down shit ain’t going to help nothing. Y’all burning down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down. We need our weave. I don’t wear it, but we need it,”Smith said.
But by the time that quote hit CNN it was edited down to make it appear that Smith was telling people to stop the violence completely, when in fact she was urging people to “burn” the suburbs.
CNN Reporter Ana Cabrera admitted to CNN's bad reporting, but claimed it was unintentional.
Give CNN credit for admitting to the mistake, but you have to wonder, if they didn't get all the backlash, would they have ever done so?