July 18, 2016 4:43 pm ET
WBAL-TV distorts the truth, edits out comments
Photo credit/WBAL TV 11: Live, local and misleading!
I wonder what the great leader of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King (the “King of Peace”), would say about the recent ambush and murders of three police officers in Baton Rouge.
Maybe Dr. King’s words might be similar to those from a black police officer—one who was gunned down in these vicious, senseless, UNWARRENTED & COWARDLY attacks.
Here is what the African American officer posted on his Facebook page right before being killed by another man—one who, coincidentally, also used Facebook to openly post messages, but hateful messages instead of hopeful and peaceful ones:
One of the more profound quotes from the now-deceased officer is this one:
“I swear to God, I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me,” Montrell Jackson wrote.
Yesterday morning, I turned on the TV to see the weather report before deciding what to do that day. I turned on WBAL TV, which has the earliest weather report. This was 5 am on July 17.
Two words: BIG mistake.
I did get the weather report, but I also happened to see a report on the arrest of protestors who were blocking parts of I-83.
Here is what WBAL posted on its website:
But (and it is a big but) that is not what the station showed on Sunday morning. The Sunday morning video had a more detailed interview with the organizer of the protest, who spewed his views about police being responsible for, in his version of the truth, targeting blacks in Baltimore.
If you look at the link I posted it was updated at 10:26 am and that is what I am questing. The update is not the same as the one I watched at 5 am.
Now, in fairness, I can’t recall the exact words, which is why I went to the station’s website to look at the video. Also there is no direct link to the BLM movement that I can recall and WBAL’s edit took care of the tone of Mr. Lawrence Brown’s full context remarks.
I was shocked when I saw that the video posted online had been edited, leaving out much of what the protest organizer Lawrence Brown actually said.
How could I tell? Just view the latest video and hear how WBAL cut the remarks of the protest organizer, Mr. Brown. The reporter fills in the blanks rather than use Mr. Brown’s own words.
What I do recall is that I was shocked that the reporter did not question the facts of Mr. Brown’s statement. I also recall that Mr. Brown placed blame on the police for the perception that law enforcement is targeting blacks.
I have repeatedly asked where the protests for killings in Baltimore and Chicago are. Where are the protesters against the cowardly ambush of the blue line that separates society from these domestic terrorists?
As you know, there are none.
Where is the media on the actual facts regarding encounters between all races and the police?
Where is WBAL’s statement regarding the African American Professor from Harvard who proved that there is no truth to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) claim that police are killing blacks as a part of racial bias.
The real truth is that whites are more likely to be shot by police than blacks.
I bet you won’t see this on WBAL:
That last link highlights the social media rants in the aftermath of the Louisiana officers being gunned.
Ironically (or not), the first post I saw was from our great state of Maryland.
Do you think we will hear from Gov. Hogan on this issue? Hogan has pleaded the fifth. So much for his leadership, which backs up what I just wrote about this “rhino.”
Now back to the spin of false information from those with a liberal agenda who are fueling the flames of homegrown terrorism.
Here is a comment by one of the most respected police commanders in the country, David Clarke—an African American Sheriff:
You won’t get lies form Sheriff David Clarke—just the facts!
Speaking of facts, it took a great deal of courage for Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams to rule on the evidence rather than rhetoric in the latest trial stemming from the death of Freddie Gray.
One of my personal mottos is, “The truth is the truth.”
I’m not afraid to say that one of the evillest men in the history of the world was a WHITE MALE CATHOLIC.His name was Adolph Hitler.
I’m not afraid to say that one of the most prolific killers in the history of world was another white male named Joseph Stalin.
The truth is the truth, and the facts are the facts.
As I was writing this column, I was listening to Hillary Clinton deliver a message to the NAACP; a message filled with more rhetoric than facts.
Her pandering was sickening.
What happened in Baton Rouge and Dallas reeked of exactly the same type of tactics used by ISIS. They are cowardly acts against defenseless targets.
How can any group argue that such cowardly acts are justified? How any group can let its own people suffer at the hands of those who precipitate a lie over and over without a word of rebuttal that might reveal the facts?
What I saw on WBAL was a direct attempt to distort the news and spin an agenda of liberal lies.
If those in the left-wing “lamestream” media can’t at least challenge the false narrative being put forward, then perhaps they are not really fit to be in the news “biz.”
However, they definitely qualify for spots in the propaganda industry.
So much for the President’s remarks of diplomacy and love.