By now you’ve probably seen the viral video of Sherelle Smith, the sister of an armed man who was killed by Milwaukee police this weekend.
In it, as reported Monday by Independent Journal Review, she calls for rioters to take their burning and looting to the suburbs:
But what we originally covered as a minor point in the article has become a much larger story.
CNN had the clip, and didn’t use it. As first reported by Independent Journal Review, in footage CNN ran on Monday, they described her as peaceful. That was clearly inaccurate, as she was urging people to “burn” the suburbs.
Now the news network is confessing their mistake.
Ana Cabrera, a reporter involved in the story, says they “shorthanded” the quote, and that it was unintentional.
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