July 17, 2017
Deray: The man who killed Chuck Johnson’s Twitter and infected @jack with HIV.
Okay so apparently he didn’t try to rob a bank in Idaho.
I guess that was a mistake.
We messed up. We mistakenly tweeted a photo of @deray with an unrelated story link about a bank robbery. We at KBOI are very sorry.
— KBOI 2News (@KBOITV) July 15, 2017
But he would have, if he had known there were banks in Idaho or that banks have money in them which can be used to buy dildos, poppers and HIV medication.
A TV station has apologized to a well-known Black Lives Matter activist after mistakenly attaching his photograph to a local story about a bank robbery.
Tweets posted to CBS-affiliate KBOI in Idaho showed police restraining DeRay Mckesson, an activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate, underneath the headline: “Would-be robber arrives early at banks to find doors locked.”
The image had been taken during a July 2016 protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mckesson later shared the tweet along with the caption: “I haven’t been anywhere near a bank robbery. FYI.”
I haven't been anywhere near a bank robbery. FYI. https://t.co/c7mWZlMLR8
— deray mckesson (@deray) July 15, 2017
KBOI then deleted the original tweet and posted an apology to its Twitter feed.
“We messed up,” the tweet read. “We mistakenly tweeted a photo of @deray with an unrelated story link about a bank robbery. We at KBOI are very sorry.”
American Civil Liberties Union executive Kristen Clarke also weighed in on the controversy, pointing out that the suspect in the robbery case was not African-American.
Asked for his reaction, Mckesson told Raw Story: “I’m confused as to how the image of my arrest in Baton Rouge was affixed to a story about a bank robbery in Idaho, especially given that the suspect wasn’t even black.”
It must be a conspiracy against you by the racist white-owned media, Deray. That’s the only answer.
No doubt Donald Trump was also involved.
KBOI is owned by Sinclair Media, which has ties to Trump.https://t.co/xkkS9y9YBl
— Lisa Garner (@lisagarner_lisa) July 16, 2017
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out Deray really did try to rob this bank and the media is covering it up.
Also, as to “wasn’t even black” – he was Mexican. Or Latino. Or whatever.
Actually he does look black, but has a Spanish name.
Just in case you were wondering about that.
OH, AND HEY
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) July 15, 2017
By the way, ACLU, while we’re on the topic of you: I notice you make a lot of comments in the media about such issues as someone accidentally getting their picture printed in a news story, so you must really, really, really care a lot about civil liberties if you view editorial errors for which a retraction and apology has already been issued as worthy of a public statement.
So theoretically, if a Jewish anti-First Amendment organization was suing a right-wing men’s health and lifestyle website for blogging, with the stated goal of silencing protected speech and establishing a legal precedent to further clamp down on protected speech, you would make a huge mess of noise in the media about it, right? Asking for a friend.