CNN got a date wrong in that story and corrected it the next day.
CNN literally IS "fake news"!!!!
NBC And CNN Lying About The George Zimmerman Tape: “We mentioned the
other day how during a Today Show segment NBC had edited the 911 phone
call of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
The edited version made him sound like a racial profiler.
Here's the transcript of the audio NBC played:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Here's the actual transcript:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or
something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
“NBC isn’t the only network slinking away from overcooking the case
against George Zimmerman’s alleged racism. On the March 21 edition of
Anderson Cooper 360, a CNN audio expert enhanced Zimmerman's 9-1-1 call
and suggested he had used a racial slur, 'f--ing coon,' as he was
following Trayvon Martin. Reporter Gary Tuchman asserted: 'It certainly
sounds like that word to me.'
...Two weeks later on the same show on April 4, CNN re-assessed the tape
with another CNN expert, and now felt it suggests George Zimmerman was
just chilly, muttering the words ‘f--ing cold’ under his breath. Tuchman
explained: ‘The reason some say that would be relevant is because it was
unseasonably cold in Florida that night and raining.’ Oopsy.
...Oddly, on other CNN programs, they’re declaring the word could be
‘punks’ instead of ‘cold.’ With this kind of analysis, if Zimmerman were
charged, it would be tough to talk a jury into reading Zimmerman’s mind.
CNN can’t seem to do it.”
Here are five examples of CNN reporting or pushing false stories:
False Story 1: CNN Reports Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
In December 2014, a CNN panel consisting of Margaret Hoover, Sally Kohn,
Sunny Hostin and Mel Robbins all put their hands up and displayed a sign
saying, “I Can’t Breathe,” a reference to the slogan “Hands Up, Don’t
Shoot,” which is based on the idea that Michael Brown had his hands up
when shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.
Sally Kohn said that “thousands of Americans are marching in New York
and Washington and across the country, demanding a justice system that
applies the same to everybody and honors our values, and we want you to
know our hearts are out there marching with them.”
This isn’t the first time CNN’s Kohn has repeated the claim that Michael
Brown had his hands up before being shot:
Many allegations swirling re #FergusonShooting. Only sure facts,
according to police, is Mike Brown was unarmed and fleeing with hands up.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 16, 2014
However, this claim has been proven to be untrue. Barack Obama’s Justice
Department investigated the shooting and concluded that the use of force
was not unreasonable and that Brown charged at Officer Darren Wilson
before being shot.
The Washington Post ran an article in early 2015 on its’ “Fact Checker”
blog entitled, “Hands up, don’t shoot’ did not happen in Ferguson.”
False Story 2: CNN Falsely Claims Sherelle Smith Was ‘Calling For Peace’
Sherelle Smith, the sister of Sylville Smith, a black male shot by a
black police officer in August spoke to news reporters after his
shooting. CNN deceptively edited the clip to make it sound like she was
calling for peace in response to the shooting, when in fact she was
encouraging violent behavior in the suburbs of the city.
CNN correspondent Ana Cabrera said that Smith was “calling for peace,”
and showed a clip of Smith saying, “Don’t bring the violence here and
the ignorance here.”
In the full video, Smith also says, “Stop burning down shit we need in
our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn they shit down. We
need our shit. We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”
When called out, CNN later updated a video clip on their website,
saying, “An earlier version of this story mischaracterized what the
victim’s sister was trying to convey.”
Rioters in Milwaukee attacked police, even hitting one in the head with
a brick. Eight businesses were burned and a squad car was destroyed.
(RELATED: Growing Number Of Race Riots Leave A Dark Mark On Obama’s Legacy)
False Story 3: CNN Says It’s Illegal To Look At Wikileaks
In one baffling moment from October 2016, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo claimed
that it was illegal to look at Wikileaks.
“Also interesting is, remember, it’s illegal to possess these stolen
documents. It’s different for the media. So everything you learn about
this, you’re learning from us,” Cuomo said during on television.
During that time, Wikileaks was dumping hacked emails from John
Podesta’s inbox on a day-to-day basis, many of which reflected
negatively on the Clinton campaign. (RELATED: The 44 Most Damning
Stories From WikiLeaks)
Emails released by Wikileaks also showed that CNN collaborated with the
DNC to make interview questions for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Of course, this isn’t true. It is not against the law to view Wikileaks
or possess hacked documents, as long as you are not involved in breaking
the law by hacking them.
False Story 4: CNN Says Rape Is Pre-Existing Condition Under ACHA
A headline on CNN.com from early May read, “Rape and domestic violence
could be pre-existing conditions.” CNN argued that the American Health
Care Act (AHCA) could make sexual assault a pre-existing condition,
preventing women who survive rape from getting health care.
This claim was contested by many fact checkers.
The Washington Post posted an article on its “Fact Checker” blog saying,
“Despite critics’ claims, the GOP health bill doesn’t classify rape or
sexual assault as a preexisting condition.”
Polifact, which has previously displayed some liberal-leaning bias, said
the claim that “[u]nder the House Republican health plan, sexual assault
is a pre-existing condition” was “misleading” and “mostly false.”
False Story 5: CNN Had To Correct False Comey Report
An example most closely related to Trump’s comments Tuesday can be found
in CNN recently having to correct their reporting about James Comey.
CNN reported on June 6th that Comey was going to contradict President
Trump’s claim that he wasn’t under FBI investigation in his Senate
testimony, a report which obviously was going to make Trump look like a
The article, originally titled, “Comey expected to refute Trump,”
featured in its byline Jake Tapper, Gloria Borger, Eric Lichtblau, and
Of course, this isn’t what Comey said in the Senate. Instead, Comey did
not dispute Trump’s claims that he told the president that he was not
under FBI investigation. (RELATED: Comey Confirms: Trump Wasn’t Under
The post was later updated with a correction, reading, “This article was
published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The
article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not
directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under
investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was