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“SHUT IT DOWN!”: Reuters Orders Cameraman to Kill Positive Trump Footage

  • “SHUT IT DOWN!”: Reuters Orders Cameraman to Kill Positive Trump Footage
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    Shock example of media censorship caught on tape
    UPDATE: Reuters blames “third party” for shut down. 

    “The Detroit Trump footage being circulated on Twitter and elsewhere was not filmed by Reuters. Reuters obtained the footage from third-party providers and the voices heard on the video are not Reuters staff or contractors.”

    A shock example of anti-Trump media censorship was caught on tape when Reuters ordered its cameraman to cut live footage of Trump receiving praise from African-American Bishop Wayne T. Jackson in Detroit.

    The incident occurred as Jackson presented Trump with a shawl, a bible, and offered his prayers as the black audience cheered and clapped. Perhaps aware of the devastating impact the optics of this moment would have on the media’s efforts to demonize Trump as a racist bigot, a voice is heard off-camera saying, “He’s getting a shawl!”

    The cameraman then says, “I’m shooting this, I don’t care what they say….I’ll take a demotion for this…. you?” 

    “Shut it down,” insists the director,” followed by another voice asking, “Shut this down?” “Yes Michael, do it,” orders the director.

    We then hear the word “blackout” and the camera shakes before the live feed is cut. 

    “Reuters was primary video feed for the event, all other video delivery services were coming from the Reuters feed. When Reuters shut down, all other outlets lost the broadcast,” reports the Conservative Treehouse.

    Right Side Broadcasting responded to the controversy by offering the cameraman a job, promising to pay him much more than Reuters.

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September 6, 2016 - Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , ,

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