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During a segment on CNN host Wolf Blitzer’s program Tuesday, in which a network correspondent was reporting on the rioting in Kenosha, Wis., producers stealth-edited the word “violent” from the accompanying chyron.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson made sure to point that out during his Tuesday program as part of a monologue in which he discussed Democrat and media dishonesty surrounding an officer-involved shooting Sunday that sparked the riots.

Carlson noted that most media outlets thus far have portrayed the shooting as another in a ‘series’ of allegedly racist incidents involving white officers and “unarmed” black men, despite the fact that few details about the incident have been released publicly by the Kenosha Police Department or the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the latter of which is investigating.

“If Jacob Blake had a gun, officers were right to shoot him, period. We should know that immediately before more buildings are burned and more 71-year-olds are beaten unconscious on the street,” Carlson said, in reference to an older man slugged by a rioter Monday evening as he attempted to defend his business against looters who were also trying to burn it down.

The host went on to blast Wisconsin’s Democrat governor, Tony Evers, who quickly condemned the Kenosha officers after the Blake incident before knowing any of the details.

“But we don’t know the answers tonight. Tony Evers, the Left-wing governor of Wisconsin, doesn’t want you to know the answer,” Carlson continued.

“He wants you to believe that Blake was shot in the back by a racist cop for the crime of being black,” he said. “Maybe that’s true, maybe it’s not. Maybe we have a right to know the details. But Evers doesn’t want the details public, he wants riots.

“CNN wants riots, too,” Carlson went on, adding that “for a few seconds” Monday evening, the network “actually told the truth about what is happening in Kenosha.”

“This is remarkable,” Carlson said, instructing viewers to “check out” CNN’s segment. “Watch as they scrub any reference to violence.”

Before Blitzer went to correspondent Omar Jiminez, the chyron read, “8PM ORDERED AFTER VIOLENT PROTESTS OVER POLICE SHOOTING OF UNARMED BLACK MAN IN WISCONSIN.”

As the network shifted to Jiminez, producers ‘swept’ the chyron off the screen, only to replace it with the exact sentence minus the word ‘violent.’

“Do you see it disappear?” Carlson asked, before remarking that it was “like one of those old Soviet photographs from the [Joseph] Stalin era.”

“It was a remarkably revealing clip. CNN accidentally committing journalism before the dwarf king catches wind of it and shuts it down — stop broadcasting telling the truth!” Carlson said mockingly.

He then points out that the CNN chyron described Blake as being “unarmed” both before and after deleting the word ‘violent.’

“‘Unarmed?’ Do we know that Jacob Blake was unarmed?” Carlson said. “No, we don’t know that. In fact, as we just told you, it appeared as though police believed otherwise.”

“We certainly can’t say tonight categorically he was unarmed — that’s a lie,” said the host. “CNN is lying to you. Why? You know why…they’re trying to manipulate you. They’ve got an election to win. Nothing is more important than that, nothing, and that would include democracy itself.”

Two people were shot and killed Tuesday during rioting in the city, while a third man was wounded. But on Sunday and Monday, rioters burned and looted businesses, destroyed public and private property, and assaulted people — all of which were acts of violence.

Also, few outlets are reporting that Blake fought with at least two officers prior to being shot.

Jon Dougherty

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