SMH: CNN Fails… AGAIN
Oh.NO! They. Didn’t.
Amid the Baltimore riots and societal outcry over police brutality and an unjust system, while attending a Baltimore Town Hall, CNN anchor Erin Burnett referred to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. as gang members.
The comment came on the heels of reports that the Bloods and Crips gangs united in protest of police brutality and to decry rumors that they were plotting to kill cops.
As the ladies, who are part of the significant “The Divine Nine,” took part in the Town Hall, Burnett looked into her CNN camera and reported, carelessly:
Cnn!!! Really this is a historical African American organization part of the divine nine. This is not a gang. These are the ladies of ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC. you messed up on this one. Smh!! #cnn #zetaphibeta #baltimore #pray4baltimore smh please get your facts straight. @cnn #deltasigmatheta #alphaphialpha #alphakappaalpha #sigmagammarho #omegapsiphi #kappaalphapsi #phibetasigma #iotaphitheta #divinenine #hbcu
Judgement, much? I think so.
The statement comes off rehearsed. Regardless of who appeared on that screen, Burnett’s intent was to engage with negativity and highlight the words “gang bangers.”
This looks bad.
Come on, Erin! You’re in the business of information. If you’re going to report the news, you may want to do some research and educate yourself about the world and its people.
Such a shame.