On Monday, CNN ran an unverified audio recording of the Michael Brown shooting reportedly captured during a video sex chat session in Ferguson.
It sounds like six shots were fired and then after a lapse of a few seconds four more shots were fired.
The video was unverified but CNN ran it anyway.
Via Badger Pundit:
Did you notice the man in the video did not even flinch when the shots were fired?
On Tuesday The Gateway Pundit questioned the authenticity of the sex chat audio.
Rush Limbaugh also questioned CNN’s Ferguson mystery audio.
Today, on Wednesday, CNN experts believe the breaking audio they played earlier this week of the “Michael Brown shooting” was a hoax.
When CNN first broadcast the unverified audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, it was with all the sturm and drang of breathless breaking news. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day.
What a difference a day makes. The language coming from “New Day” anchor Michaela Pereira Wednesday morning is much more cautious. “Do you think it’s authentic?” she squeaked to two law enforcement experts, both of whom believe it is a hoax.
Even if the audio ends up being authentic, the fact that CNN is now concerned over its authenticity and laying the groundwork to claim they were always skeptical, tells you how irresponsible the network is. The prejudicial audio never should have been aired prior to authentication.
UPDATE: CNN says the company behind the video messaging service that allegedly captured audio of Michael Brown’s shooting this month said Thursday the recording was created at about the time Brown was killed.