"Creating a narrative through deception won't help victims or change the minds of skeptics.
When people see the media lying to them, it makes it difficult to believe the narrative being crafted.
Take the recent examples of CNN.
The network has now twice edited videos to create alternate narratives in regards to the recent shootings of two different black men by cops.
Just this week, the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter charged that the network deceptively edited video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
The full video, taken by his wife Rakeyia, featured officers repeatedly telling Scott to "drop the gun." In the video aired on CNN, no such demands were shown.
"The editing was clearly intended to give viewers the impression that Scott wasn't armed.
By intentionally excluding information to promote the false narrative that the officer-involved shooting of Keith Scott was unjustified, CNN directly contributed towards inciting violence and destruction in the Charlotte riots," the group said in a statement.
"Innocent citizens were hurt during the Charlotte riots, but editing like this also incites violence against police officers long after the riots are over."
...In August, CNN also deceptively edited footage of a shooting victim's sister. Sherelle Smith's brother, Sylville Smith, was shot by a police officer (who is also black). Sylville was armed when he was shot. Sherelle told reporters shortly after the shooting that rioters should be "burnin' down" wealthier neighborhoods instead of their own.
"Burnin' down s—t ain't going to help nothin'! Y'all burnin' down s—t we need in our community," Sherelle said. "Take that s—t to the suburbs. Burn that s—t down! We need our s—t! We need our weaves. I don't wear it. But we need it."
CNN ended the clip after Sherelle told her neighbors to stop burning down their own neighborhoods, and added a chyron that claimed she was "calling for peace" when she was in fact encouraging them to take the violence elsewhere..."