CNN Host Actually Apologizes For Inaccurate Coverage

CNN doesn’t apologize often, but they actually did apologize for selectively editing video from the sister of the guy who got shot by police in Milwaukee. Their selective edit totally changed the meaning of what she was saying. An outrage ensued and CNN finally said they were sorry.

Check it out, from Buzzfeed:

In a CNN report which aired Monday morning, journalist Ana Cabrera only aired the first part of Smith’s quote and said she was “calling for peace.”

Cabrera tweeted a correction on Tuesday, acknowledging the quote had been “shorthanded.”

“Unintentionally gave the impression she was calling for peace everywhere,” Cabrera wrote.

On Wednesday, anchor Carol Costello issued a rare on-air apology for the editing of the clip.

“I want to take a moment to clarify something from Monday,” she said. “We had a report that inadvertently and wrongly characterized the plea from a Milwaukee woman whose brother was killed by police.

“As our viewers saw, she demanded the violence stop in her community, but in fact, she also said that protesters should instead take their violence to the suburbs.

“I regret that second part of her statement was not included,” Costello said.

Watch the apology here:

Don’t expect CNN to apologize for attacking Republicans unfairly, that’s just par for the course. However, it’s nice to see CNN actually get called out on some of the incredibly shoddy “journalism” they do over there.

Watch the misleading CNN report here: