In a report about the rioting in Milwaukee airing on CNN (Clinton News Network), the network selectively edited the footage of the sister of an armed man shot by police to make it seem like she simply called for peace, when in-fact she also called for violence.
In the segment airing on Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” with correspondent Ana Cabrera, her report portrayed the protesters as peaceful, holding a vigil “marked by prayers.”
Cabrara then said the deceased’s sister was “calling for peace” followed by a brief clip where she said, “don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here.”
Media watchdog Newsbusters notes that Sherelle Smith, the victim’s sisters also called for violence.
Smith said, “Burnin down shit ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down! We need our shit! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”
Here is the clip where Smith is calling for violence.