CNN failed to report key details on Saturday about the man who allegedly vandalized a New York City synagogue with anti-Semitic messages, leaving out his ties to Democratic leaders and his work on combating hate crimes.
“And a Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for anti-Semitic messages found in a New York synagogue on Thursday,” CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield said. “James Polite is also charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.”
“Police say the messages were on four floors of the Union Temple Of Brooklyn,” Whitfield continued. “Mayor Bill de Blasio calls the incident deeply disturbing to all New Yorkers.”
Whitfield failed to report that Polite was a Democratic activist, volunteered for former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and previously worked to combat hate crimes.
In a separate Saturday report on CNN’s website, the network mentioned that Polite had previously worked on combating hate crimes but failed to mention his association to Democratic leaders.
CNN’s Ana Cabrera reported the same set of incomplete facts live on air, which comes a couple of weeks after she blatantly lied during a broadcast about remarks made by President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.
CNN reports that police have arrested James Polite for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in NYC.
CNN failed to report that Polite:
-Was a Democratic activist
-Volunteered on Obama's presidential campaign
-Was a former City Hall intern who worked on combating hate crimes pic.twitter.com/otEGASg1bY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 3, 2018