Busted! CBS News used a photo of enthusiastic citizens waving American flags and smiling while the chyron across the screen reads “BIDEN PITCHES CRUCIAL LATINO VOTERS DURING FLORIDA CAMPAIGN STOP.” Only one problem; it is actually a photo from a “Latino’s for Trump” event in Phoenix. The misuse was caught by an eagle-eyed Twitter user:
— AZ_LD25FO_TDuc (@LD25_GOP) September 16, 2020
Fox News covered Biden’s actual event and a photo from it shows an empty room with five people, who by the way, are not socially distanced despite plenty of space. Twitter user @LD25_GOP tweeted the mistake with a screengrab of CBS News’ false accusation. “CBS stole a Photo from Latinos for Trump in Phoenix and tagged it as a Biden event. #fakenews.”
As The Conservative Treehouse news website notes, CBS’s manipulation is exactly in line with Terry McAuliffe’s admitted strategy for a Biden win. In June, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe raised eyebrows when during a campaign strategy call with DNC officials, McAuliffe said:
People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement…He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing…It’s hard for the vice president to break through…He’s not a governor, doesn’t have the National Guard. He’s not the president, doesn’t have a briefing room…And when he says something like he did on race relations two days ago, it needs to have a big impact – thoughtful, and that’s what we’re preferring that he actually do at the time.