Fox station apologizes to protester for editing in 'kill a cop' chant
This week, a Baltimore Fox affiliate station apologized to a Black Lives Matter protester after the station deceptively edited a chant by protesters to say “Kill a cop.”
WBFF was caught slicing up footage of a protest chant to sound like incitement to murder police. The chant went, “we won’t stop, we can’t stop, ’til killer cops, are in cell blocks,” according to C-SPAN footage. But the station cut the audio short and told viewers that the words were in fact, “we won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop.”
The Fox station apologized to the protesters and to Jones both on its Facebook page and in an interview with Jones. The Facebook post claimed that the station’s engineers misheard the protesters and called it an “honest misunderstanding.”
The interesting part that really gets to me is, where you guys edited it and stopped. Like, how could that be a mistake? Once you play that whole thing, you would know that’s not something that’s being said.
At the end of the day, people’s lives are on the line. Now, even though we’re doing this, I still don’t feel safe because I still feel like the message is out there. What if a crazed-out cop or a crazed-out supporter thinks I’m trying to get cops killed?
Watch the interview below.