|CNN humbled by Kenyans on Twitter|
|Written by Administrator on Monday, 12 March 2012 07:29|
Pissed of Kenyans on Twitter and FB vented their rage at CNN for airing a misleading story about the grenade attacks on Saturday. CNN hyped the story as 'Violence in Kenya' and made it appear that Kenya was spiralling into a Mogadishu of sorts. The graphics and video that CNN used in its broadcast portrayed a country that has been overrun by violence and not as a victim of a terrorist attack.
#SomeoneTellCNN become a trending topic on twitter with Kenyans blasting CNN for its errors, especially when airing stories on Africa. Eventually CNN couldn't ignore the social media onslaught, and they were forced to pull the video along with an apology from their Nairobi correspondent, David Mackenzie.
“Our reporting last night was accurate, the banner used in the bulletin was not. I contacted CNN for future bulletins. Apologies to all.. We’re having the offending video pulled. Again apologies for the mistake. It was changed on air, but not online"
Even Kalonzo Musyoka took to twitter on the issue,
Kalonzo Musyoka @skmusyoka
It is extremely irresponsible for CNN to paint Kenya as a nation in chaos while we are victims of terror. #SomeoneTellCNN
Seriously, someone really needed to tell CNN!