CNN Refutes Rumor That They Altered Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer

CNN was accused online of altering a photo of Umpqua killer Chris Harper-Mercer.
On Sunday CNN Media correspondent Brian Stelter refuted the report.

Chris was the son of Ian Mercer from Great Britain and Laurel Margaret Harper.
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MotherLaurel Margaret on left and father Ian on right.

Chris lived with his mother Laurel.
He posted this selfie online.
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But, according to Conservative Treehouse, CNN altered the image to make Harper-Mercer look white.
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Via Conservative Treehouse: On the left is the selfie Christopher Mercer uploaded to his social media. On the right is how CNN presented the same selfie in broadcast stories about him. Why did CNN need to change the complexion (color) of their broadcast? Why is no-one showing pictures of mom, Laurel Margaret Harper?

His online profiles have been erased since the shooting.

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