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CNN Mocked For ‘Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests’ TV Chyron Shown In Front Of Kenosha Fire
KENOSHA, WI - AUGUST 24: People watch a the American flag flies over a burning building during a riot as demonstrators protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was shot in the back multiple times by police officers responding to a domestic dispute call yesterday.
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Social media users have been mocking CNN for its coverage of the violent unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake, particularly for the network’s insistence that the situation can still be described as “peaceful.”

During CNN’s coverage on Tuesday evening, the network described the situation in a news chyron as fiery but mostly peaceful” while a large blaze burned in the background.

After footage of the CNN chyron started to circulate on Twitter, other users started posting their own versions to mock the network.

James Lindsay, co-author of the new anti-Leftist academia book “Cynical Theories,” posted a meme of the CNN reporter standing in front of the Titanic with the chyron: “Ocean Liner’s First Voyage Mostly Successful.”

In another tweet, Lindsay posted a meme with the chyron “Issues Arise In Mostly Structurally Sound Bridge,” with a collapsed bridge in the background.

Clayton Keirns, another user, commented on a news story about protestors setting up a guillotine outside the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with a caption reading: “CNN: Guillotine would keep body ‘mostly’ intact.”

In a satire piece titled “14 Mostly Accurate CNN Headlines From The Last 6,000 Years,” the Babylon Bee included a thumbnail with a chyron “Watery But Mostly Peaceful Flood Destroys Earth.”

Titania McGrath, a satirical social justice account, tweeted: “It is the mark of a healthy democracy that protestors are able to peacefully throw bricks at police and burn buildings in a peaceful way.”

Former Evergreen State Biology Professor Eric Weinstein, making an observation about the nature of the phrase “mostly peaceful,” tweeted: “‘2 + 2 = 5’ is to math as ‘mostly peaceful’ is to journalism as ‘some men menstruate’ is to biology as #shutdownstem is to the academy as ‘intent doesn’t matter’ is to the law as #BlackLivesMatter is to equality as #DefundThePolice is to society.”

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