A local Fox station affiliate deceptively edits protest footage to show protesters chanting “Kill A Cop”
PrisonPlanet Reports: A Fox affiliate out of Baltimore has been accused of deceptively editing a video, making it seem as though protesters in the nation’s capitol chanted, “Kill a cop,” when they were actually calling for accountability.
Over the past 24 hours, while giving background on the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers, WBFF thrice aired footage of a protest that took place in Washington D.C., last week, where demonstrators were filmed drawing attention to police violence.
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“At this rally in Washington, D.C., participants chanted, ‘We won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop,’” WBFF reporter Melinda Roeder described while reviewing a video of protests posted last week.
This protest chant is “we can’t stop, we won’t stop, till killer cops, are in cell blocks.” FOX edited it to cut out the last line, and then said the protester is calling for police murder.
A statement was released today by Fox45 saying that they made “an honest misunderstanding of what the protesters were saying,” and that they apologized for the error.