In “1984”, his classic book on CBS…er…um…on totalitarian “newspeak”, George Orwell predicted how a socialist news agency would manipulate the news to meet the political requirements of their repressive ideology. A little late, but welcome to CBS.
FNC: “CBS News is facing heat over a video the network shared on Twitter Thursday that critics say crops out a critical part of body camera footage showing the police chase that led to 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s death in Chicago last month. Extremely graphic footage shows a Chicago police officer pulling up to a location on the city’s West Side on March 29 and immediately encountering two people, one of whom appears to be Toledo, running away from the area. Toledo stops for a moment before he turns toward the officer, at which point the cop tells him to, ‘Show me your f—— hands.’
“Toledo appears to have his hands up when he is shot once in the chest. He ultimately died from his injuries. Also shown in the footage is a brief glimpse of Toledo holding a gun, which he apparently discarded an instant before the fatal shot was fired. CBS News, however, tweeted a video formatted for mobile devices. As a result, both sides of the bodycam footage were cropped and the image of Toledo holding the gun was omitted…The backlash from the tweet is the latest controversy to hit the network. CBS News started a political firestorm earlier this month with its botched ’60 Minutes’ report on Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, which accused him of a ‘pay-for-play’ scheme with the grocery store chain Publix. Not only did Florida Democrats speak out in defense of DeSantis, ’60 Minutes’ was caught editing an exchange between the governor and correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi that omitted his explanation of what led to a coronavirus vaccine distribution deal with the company.”
“Newly released bodycam footage shows Chicago police chasing and fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo, as he appeared to comply with orders to raise his hands,” CBS News dishonestly tweeted. They knew the truth and they intentionally edited it out. Anyone who relies on CBS for news has to be a stone-cold cretin.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 16, 2021
“Yeeeesh, dishonesty in these extremely tense times is exactly the kind of thing we should avoid …” Daily Caller editor in chief Geoffrey Ingersoll reacted. He’s on point. CBS has become a hard left propaganda arm. Nothing more than that now, if it ever has been anything different in the modern era.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on April 16, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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