The Crap News Network has come under fire yet again – this time for its mischaracterization of the largely violent anti-capitalist protests in Hamburg. Germany during the G20 summit.

As reported previously, the riots became so intense that attendees of the summit – including Melania Trump, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo – were temporarily unable to leave their hotel rooms.

Video from the riots show cars set ablaze…

Police officers attacked…

And local businesses looted.

That’s apparently all of little consequence to CNN, which chose to make the violence a mere footnote in its article on the protests.

“An eclectic and international mix of demonstrators peacefully tramped through the streets of Hamburg on Saturday, a show of anti-capitalist muscle in earshot of the world’s top leaders who were finishing up at the G20 summit,” the outlet’s piece states.

It continues, “a festive and communal feel pervaded the crowds, with people holding climate change signs and feminism posters and grooving to music.”

The outlet goes on to share several photos of peaceful protests carried out in Hamburg.

The only mention of violence and rioting comes in a few odd and out-of-place sentences right before the end of CNN’s article.

“Security in the city of 1.8 million has been bolstered with 1,000 police officers from around Germany after Hamburg police asked for more help as tension grew Friday.”

“Protesters set bonfires in the streets, looted shops and stacked up blocks of pavement to use as projectiles. At first, police stayed back, while demonstrators threw rocks and bottles and then retreated.”

“But shortly before midnight, police moved forward. They fired tear gas and water cannons and set off flash-bang grenades. Protesters hurled bottles of looted champagne into the fires, causing popping noises that sounded like fireworks. At one store, residents tried to stop people from stealing from the shop windows.”

CNN subsequently goes right back to talking about the G20 summit and how “climate change, terrorism and migration were among the issues during the two-day meeting in what is the birthplace of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”

People have noticed CNN’s glaring idiocy – and they’re pointing it out.

Source:
CNN

  • Isa Guy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Yo! CNN!

    First Rule of Holes: “When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging!”

    {SMH}

  • tz1

    CNN is pausing with a more limited self-immolation this weekend by simply failing to report fires, vandalism, looting, and riots, or calling it a peaceful protest.

  • Robert Eder

    Germans hate America. Did that blow up inside their own ASSES? Think about that.

    • Germans do not hate America. Germans like Americans (and we them) but they do resent America. America is the great continental and world power that the Germans would like to be. Of course they resent that. I would too.

      • Robert Eder

        And your point is??????? Germany hates America. OK, say RESENTS what the fuck is the difference. Germans are the most UNLOYAL assholes. Boycott GERMANY forever. Fuckers !!!!!!

        • AKLads

          I think you need to be more clear about how you feel! lol

      • DaisyToo

        You sound deeply confused.

  • William R Bourne

    David Burge @iowahawkblog said,

    “Nothing says ‘anti-fascist’ like guys dressed in black uniforms smashing windows and starting fires in Germany.“

    • fugly

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who appreciates the irony.

  • Rob Patriot

    If these were “peaceful protests”, it’s time for Republicans, nationalists, libertarians, and people tired of leftists to “peacefully protest” every Democrat gathering for the next half century until they move back to Venezuela.

  • mike

    Yahoo News didn’t even mention the violence.

  • Greggore

    Global corporations do not what people to know there are protests!

  • Samual Hill

    This is a propaganda technique called stacking the deck.

  • Teadermin

    Can any smart guys here tell me how this compares to the G20 “””””demonstrations”””””” during Obummer and Dubya’s visits?

  • HT

    Congratulations to CNN for being ranked #1. #1 in situation comedies and fiction..

  • DaisyToo

    The Left loves calling their riots “protests’.

  • glamdeluxe

    Sad!

  • LazyReader
  • rergerger

    So peaceful that they beat a man up just because he appeared in a photo standing near Lauren Southern, whom he had never met.