CNN was exposed again for its blatant manipulation of the news by a black Trump supporter ahead of the president’s Oklahoma rally.
The unidentified man was being interviewed in Tulsa ahead of President Trump’s rally on Saturday when he pointed out a CNN headline from earlier in the day which reportedly featured a misleading photo of himself.
CNN is the absolute worst. pic.twitter.com/QZ3PmeQf43
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 20, 2020
Wearing a shirt touting the “Black Men Will Vote In 2020” project, the man, who some on Twitter identified as possibly Bruce Carter, asserted his support for the president while speaking with a Right Side Broadcasting Network reporter.
“I solely stand where I was in 2016, I don’t change,” he said.
“But you just mentioned the news,” he continued, pointing to his cell phone and the story someone had sent him that was reported by CNN with the chyron, “Tulsa braces for clashes, COVID-19 risk at Trump rally.”
He noted that despite CNN’s claims that “the unrest is here,” he had seen nothing of the sort.
“I’ve been here five days. I don’t know what it means,” he said. “The news is saying there’s so much unrest in Tulsa and it’s just the opposite. It’s been calm all over the city.”
“That is not ethical journalism,” the reporter, Liz Willis, remarked, noting that the photo CNN chose to use made the man look like an angry rioter.
He shrugged it off saying “that’s why you have to know who you are,” adding that he has turned down about seven requests for interviews from the network.
“It’s supposed to be the news network that supports African-American communities, but they come out here and take a photo of you and basically make you look like a rioter at a Trump rally,” the reporter interjected.
“Then people see me and I’m smiling all the time, and they know it’s wrong,” he shrugged.
His info for anyone interested in learning more! He was a pleasure to interview pic.twitter.com/xvgOaPuMZQ
— Liz (@LizWillis_) June 20, 2020
CNN has been laser-focused on bashing the president’s rally in Tulsa, with report after report blaring warnings and condemnation. The same network that cheered on rioting, looting and mass demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has been having a meltdown over Trump supporters gathering in one place, and many — gasp — without masks.
“Trump tempts fate with Tulsa rally during a pandemic and a national racial reckoning,” read one headline Friday.
— RH_Patriot 💥🇺🇸 (@patriotpride8) June 20, 2020
The network continued to beat the drum about the mask-less Trump wearers.
Many attendees waiting for Trump’s rally in Tulsa are not wearing masks or social distancing, CNN’s @martinsavidge reports. Most tell him they are not concerned about the risk of contracting coronavirus. https://t.co/CwqUwBysJd pic.twitter.com/k3lAksjENu
— CNN (@CNN) June 20, 2020
And almost gleefully reported Saturday that six Trump campaign staffers working on the rally tested positive for coronavirus.
Twitter users slammed “Fake News” CNN for manipulating the narrative – again.
— Freebird (@Bird2020Free) June 20, 2020
Thank you sir for calling @CNN out. So ridiculous! You should sue their butts for using your likeness to cause division! 😡
— TheSherQ🙏🏼🇺🇸 (@mommy794) June 20, 2020
Wow… “that’s why you have to know who you are”… very true words 🇺🇸🇺🇸 good for him
— ConservatinaLatina (@ConservatinaL) June 20, 2020
Explain that @CNN
— Gerard Malamisura (@gmal20) June 20, 2020
He should sue them for libel,defamation of character
— Aria 🇺🇸 🇬🇷 (@Garifalo) June 20, 2020
this was a great interview. Lots of real talk and common sense. The CNN fake news hit was just icing on the cake.
— Incidental pony (@killerpony159) June 20, 2020