A pair of CNN hacks shared an image Monday that allegedly depicted Tunisian citizens protesting a visit from Saudi Arabian government officials which turned out to be photoshopped.
“The [sic] IS the shot of the day as Tunisians, who managed to preserve their revolution against tyranny, protest the upcoming visit of #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. #Khashggi #Tunisia” CNN war correspondent Ben Wedeman said, sharing a photo of Tunisian man holding a chainsaw in a crowd of protestors.
Wedeman shared the fake photo with his 126,000 followers before CNN’s Jim Sciutto piled on.
“Wow,” he said, spreading the fake news to his 280,000 followers.
Shortly thereafter, a Twitter user called “samarkand” shared the real image, and alerted the esteemed purveyors of information over at CNN that their version was a fake.
“As much as I loathe Saudi Arabia’s government, it does appear that this is a photoshopped image, cased on one that tineye.com finds appearing as early as January, 14, 2011,” the user said. “(If you zoom in on yours, you’ll see hoe the hand blurs under the chainsaw.)”
Turns out, this was actually the photo of seven years ago – not the “photo of the day,” as Wedeman claimed. The Tunisian in the original photo appears to be holding a bird house. Hat tip to Fox’s Stephen Miller, who compiled the three images in a Tweet.
CNN really wanted to forward the narrative that Americans should be outraged over the death of a Muslim Brotherhood operative, and that we, too, should demand action against Saudi Arabia. Successfully conveying that narrative would make President Donald J. Trump, who has refused to go to war with Saudi Arabia over a the death of a terrorist. Jamal Khashoggi, a known Muslim Brotherhood-linked Washington Post columnist was murdered by the Saudi Arabian government.
“Deleted tweet about Tunis protest,” Wedeman later Tweeted. “Turns out it was fake.”
“Deleted my RT as well,” Sciutto replied.
“Turns out it was fake” would make an apt slogan for the fine folks over at CNN.
Fox News Castigates Former ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Writer to Satisfy the Left-Wing Mob
Blake Neff is finished at Fox News.
Fox News is throwing former “Tucker Carlson Tonight” writer Blake Neff under the bus after he was forced to resign for writing politically incorrect posts on an online message board.
CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace released a groveling statement to appease the left-wing mob in which they said that no “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” behavior would be accepted at their company.
“We learned that now former employee Blake Neff, a writer on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ made horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit,” Scott and Wallace wrote in a memo released to all FOX News Media employees.
“We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” Scott and Wallace added. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”
FOX News host Howard Kurtz also piled on during the Sunday edition of “MediaBuzz,” in which the host made it clear that Neff’s bawdy posts under a pseudonym have effectively unpersoned the writer, who will now be vilified forevermore.
“What Neff posted anonymously over five years is very ugly stuff, such as racist jokes including the N-word, derogatory slurs for gays and lesbians, denigrating the Mormon religion and mocking a woman’s dating life,” Kurtz said.
Big League Politics has reported on Carlson’s emergence as the voice of law-abiding Americans during a time when few have the courage to speak out against widespread leftist terror:
Tucker Carlson broke down the left-wing claim that America has a massive and institutional policing problem on his show on Wednesday night, pointing out that police violence has consistently declined against both black and white suspects every year within the last decade.
Tucker pointed out the circumstances of the 10 police shootings of unarmed African Americans in the United States in 2019, pointing out that in some instances the officers were attacked, and in five of the instances the officers were criminally charged. Any death is a tragedy, but the 10 shootings of unarmed black Americans are far lower in comparison to the 19 shootings of unarmed whites.
In any nation as populous as the United States, a certain level of law enforcement abuses and crimes will be inevitable. That doesn’t mean it’s the widespread epidemic that the liberal intelligentsia and race rioters have claimed police violence to be.
“Either way, this is a very small number in a country of 325 million people. This is not genocide… It is not even close to genocide. In fact, the number of police killings is dropping. In 2015, during Barack Obama’s presidency, 38 unarmed black Americans and 32 whites were killed by police. Overall totals have fallen since then, and they’ve fallen far more dramatically for African American men.”
Tucker pointed out that murder rates within the black community itself pale in comparison to the numbers of blacks killed during interactions with police.
“One final number for you, because it matters… In 2018, 7,407 African Americans were murdered in the United States. If 2019 continues on a similar trajectory, that means for every unarmed African American shot to death by police, more than 700 were murdered by someone else. Usually by someone they know.”
“Is our nation being ripped apart by a total and complete lie- a provable lie? A lie used by cynical media manipulators and unscrupulous politicians?“
The crucifying of Neff by the left-wing mob, enabled by the cowardly acquiescing of globalists at Fox News, is likely being done to hurt Carlson’s show and slow its power as a cultural force. Carlson is expected to address the controversy on tonight’s show.
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