As we reported earlier, CNN Headline News interviewed a retired New Jersey police officer named Steve Eckel who rescued a baby left inside a car while her mother was shopping. During the interview, Eckel was wearing a “Trump for President” shirt. When the interview was replayed later on, it was noticed that the t-shirt was blurred out so as to be unreadable.
Media bias in action: Check out how Headline News censored this hero's Trump shirt https://t.co/fg39Tds4oK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 1, 2016
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 1, 2016
HLN claims this is the reason it happened:
HLN spokeswoman's response: "We blurred the logo and shouldn’t have; it was done in error." https://t.co/a3tn26RwKv
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 1, 2016
Anybody buy that one?
They tripped over the blur shirt lever in the control room. https://t.co/ptYZ2tlAhN
— Lenard Pepe (@lenardgamergate) September 1, 2016
@DLoesch someone probably tripped and fell on the blur button.
— sarah (@mamaswati) September 1, 2016
Hey, could happen.
How does someone blur a logo in error? https://t.co/oFHpTBnr0E
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 1, 2016
@DLoesch "error of judgment" is how they ought to have phrased it
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter You don't "accidentally" just blur something.Someone had to manually place the blur effect over the specific area of his shirt
— Clayton Bigsby (@PrivilegedMan) September 1, 2016
— Linda Rarey (@LRarey) September 1, 2016
Someone doesn't. Someone blurs it purposefully and then says "It was in error" when caught. https://t.co/qNiPU3mUyl
— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) September 1, 2016
Just accidentally blurred a trump logo huh? https://t.co/DzbpaRkkeG
— Real Trent Flubbs (@RealTrentFlubbs) September 1, 2016
These errors always ALWAYS go one way. Why is that? https://t.co/PsqBGNJxkf
— Agent Anglo, KGB (@SirAnglo) September 1, 2016
Oh? How about that! If it had been an "I'm With Her" shirt they would have gone in for a loving close-up. https://t.co/T6HXDG0BVG
— Mrs. BACCV (@BACCV) September 1, 2016
Uh huh. CNN/HLN can't possibly show a Trump supporter doing something positive. Goes against their narrative. https://t.co/WEeej8W0Dd
— Chris Velcro (@Velcro108) September 1, 2016
— Suz Stone (@suz_stone) September 1, 2016
— (((4chunat1))) (@4chunat1) September 1, 2016