Honest Media: Fire The Fox Producer
All I want for Christmas is for the Fox news producer to be fired.
Fox affiliate caight faking a “kill a cop” protest chant should be fired!
After the NYPD Police shooting, Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF played a misleadingly edited clip from the recent National “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.” We call on WBFF to fire the producer responsible for airing a deliberate attempt to fan the flames of violence.
Here’s the full video, with the complete chant beginning 27 seconds in:
Why is this important?
WBFF offered an apology, but the producer responsible for airing a deliberate attempt to fan the flames of violence should be fired! This was NOT a misquote. This was NOT a honest MISTAKE. It was a doctored propaganda campaign launched against peaceful demonstrators to support the irrational claims of NYPD Union President Patrick Lynch that blood is on the hands of those who dare to protest against police brutality and state sanctioned executions.
WBFF made this announcement on their FB page: “Fox45 is apologizing for an error made on Fox45. We aired a clip from a protest in Washington, DC where we reported protesters were chanting “kill a cop”. We received a phone call from Tawanda Jones, who is in the video, who informed us that the chant was actually “We won’t stop….We can’t stop…. ‘til killer cops…. are in cell blocks”. We here at Fox45 work hard every day to earn your trust and bring you fair and comprehensive news from around the country. Although last night’s report reflected an honest misunderstanding of what the protesters were saying, we apologize for the error. We have deleted the story on our webpage and we had Ms. Jones on Fox45 News for a live interview and had a constructive conversation with her.”
This apology is not sufficient and the Fox Affiliate Producer responsible for airing this slanderous attempt to incite violence should be fired.
After the NYPD Police shooting Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF played this deliberately misleadingly edited clip from the National “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop” three times over 24 hours.
“At this rally in Washington, D.C. participants chanted, ‘We won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop,’” WBFF’s Melinda Roeder said during the Sunday night report about the murder of two police officers in New York City, before playing a truncated version of a protest video from C-SPAN. “The anti-police sentiment reached a turning point this weekend in New York when two officers were gunned down in cold blood.”
We Act Radio’s Program Director Kymone Freeman, who is pictured in the video providing the sound and holding the speaker, has said, “Courts have already ruled that the media is NOT legally required to report the truth, but to purposely alter a peaceful protest into a case for inciting violence after a brutal police shooting puts every protester in jeopardy.”