Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, August 16, 2016
CNN Cuts Sylville Smith Sister’s Call to Move Riots to Suburbs: ‘Burn That Sh*T down!’…Update: CNN Admits to Mischaracterizing Sisters’s Call for Peace
We shorthanded sister’s quote. Unintentionally gave the impression she was calling for peace everywhere. Correction: https://t.co/CUroBoxj60
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 16, 2016
A recent report by CNN features a deceptively edited clip of Sherelle Smith–sister to Sylville Smith, the armed man shot by Milwaukee Police–making it look as if she was calling for peace on the streets in her neighborhood.
But a closer look at all her comments–most of which were edited out by CNN–reveals that rather than merely calling for an end to the destruction in her own neighborhood, she also ordered rioters to take their violence and destruction to the suburbs.
Titling its report “Residents try to heal,” CNN slipped in a few seconds of the words uttered by Sherelle Smith, a sister of the 23-year-old black man shot by an African American Milwaukee Police officer on Saturday. The young woman’s edited comments make it seem as if she was calling for peace, Newsbusters noted.
In the clip CNN tells its audience, “Smith’s sister Sherelle Smith condemned the violence, saying the community needs the businesses affected.”
Then CNN cuts to Smith who is seen saying, “Don’t bring that violence here.”
It would have been a wonderful thing if Miss Smith were calling for a complete end to the violence. But what she actually said was something far different. Here are her comments in full:
Burnin down sh*t ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down sh*t we need in our community. Take that sh*t to the suburbs. Burn that sh*t down! We need our sh*t! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.
In other words, she was not just calling for an end to the violence in her own neighborhood. She was also calling for that same violence to be transferred to the suburbs.