On Tuesday September 20, 2016, The Talk, on CBS
showed some video of a guy being shot by police near Tulsa OK.
They showed him with his hands up,
and they showed him after he was shot.
They made no mention of the fact that,
after the police told him to stand still,
he kept walking toward his truck.
They EDITED OUT the part of the video
that showed the guy reaching into his truck,
which of course is why the police shot him;
he looked like he was reaching for a gun.
And of course the hostesses expressed outrage about
the police shooting a guy with his hands up
and "not making any kind of threatening gesture in any way"
and how it's yet another example of "blacks being killed by racist cops."
I rather doubt that the hostesses have ever
heard the true story of that incident.
Propagandists are much more believable when
they sincerely believe the narrative they are to propagate.
It seems more likely that the hostesses themselves
were manipulated by their own network,
who edited the video dishonestly,
to get them to react the way the network
is trying to train everyone to react.
Julie Chen, as a newsperson, is the one who should be
the most vigilant about watching out for this kind of deception.
Videos edited dishonestly to create the illusion of
"racist cops gunning down black victims for no reason"
are MUCH more common than actual incidents of
"racist cops gunning down black victims for no reason."
The Talk airs live on CBS, weekdays at 2pm Eastern.