The time and place may have been questionable, but an anonymous pedestrian interrupted a live broadcast from Anderson Cooper and guests to shout “CNN is fake news!”
The man interrupted with the statement several times while the broadcast was discussing a possible martyrdom video for the suspect in yesterday’s terror attack in New York City.
Some guy just walked through Anderson Cooper’s live shot yelling “CNN is fake news! CNN is fake news!”
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 1, 2017
Cooper asked his panel of guests, “How likely is it that there could be a video, kind of a martyrdom video so-called, which is what we saw in, I think when the Charlie Hebdo attacks, if memory serves me, there were some, and some of the attacks in Europe that we’ve seen…”
Just then a man could be heard shouting “CNN is fake news! CNN is fake news! Anderson Cooper is fake news!”
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 1, 2017
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Fact check: True.
Just yesterday evening, CNN’s Jake Tapper got into a social media spat with viewers over the use of quotation marks, in which the anchor claimed it was A-okay to put ‘rough translations’ of Allahu Akbar, the phrase shouted by the NYC terrorist, in quotes.
— Cari Kelemen 🇺🇸 (@KelemenCari) October 31, 2017
CNN kept putting “God is great” in quotes which A) is not what he specifically said, and B) is not the actual translation.
— Jenn (@JennJacques) October 31, 2017
Tapper struggled to understand why people were upset about a bad translation of words never spoken being put into quotations when reporting on a terror attack.
I guess because you don’t put rough translations in quotes. Ever.
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) October 31, 2017
CNN’s anchor also took the opportunity to call the phrase Allahu Akbar “beautiful” shortly after the terror attack.
CNN’s Jake Tapper responds to Islamic terror attack: “Allahu Akbar” is “sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances.” pic.twitter.com/0YOWgfsJxG
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) October 31, 2017
It’s hard to imagine why the average viewer dismisses CNN’s coverage as ‘fake news.’
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