Baltimore TV Station Apologizes for Deceptive Edit of Protest Chant

Baltimore TV Station Apologizes Deceptive Edit
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A Baltimore TV station issued an on-air apology Monday after airing a deceptive edit of a protest chant as part of news coverage of a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C., against police brutality.

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Fox affiliate WBFF-TV Baltimore carried a report on Sunday that made it sound as if a group of protestors at the Dec. 13 Justice for All march in Washington had chanted “Kill a cop.” The actual chant was “We won’t stop. We can’t stop ‘til killer cops are in cell blocks.”

A Baltimore woman, Tawanda Jones, led the chant, and her complaints about the WBFF report led news anchor Jeff Barnd to issue an on-air apology. Jones appeared on the station’s 5 p.m. newscast Monday in a live interview to discuss the situation, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.

WBFF reps have not elaborated on how the edit made it on to the air.

The Justice for All march (pictured) came in response to the recent string of deaths of black men in altercations with police officers. The Rev. Al Sharpton was among the speakers.


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  1. Mas says:

    An apology is not enough in this case. Everyone involved / responsible should be fired.

  2. TOM says:

    I would’ve expected this from an NBC affiliate.

  3. netiebee says:

    Reblogged this on netiebee and commented:
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” — Mark Twain

  4. Sue Karr says:

    And they’re the Fox affiliate! Imagine!!

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