CNN’s #AskACop Backfires. Hard To Believe, Huh?
CNN’s idea for a hashtag backfired as spectacularly the NYPD’s tone deaf #WeHearYou hashtag in light of the recent protests over police brutality.
[su_center_ad]CNN called onTwitter users to offer up questions for a panel of police officers on an upcoming segment called “Cops Under Fire,” but as Mashable notes, the network garnered sarcastic responses.
The panel on CNN which will air on Tuesday night will consist of five officers who have used deadly force in the course of their job. The cops are to take questions from social media users responding to the campaign, and boy oh boy, do they have some ‘splainin’ to do.
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) December 16, 2014
#Askacop I have a math question: if 1 Black man has zero guns, zero knives and 2 hands, how many bullets does it take to disarm him?
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) December 17, 2014
— #FreeBarrettBrown (@kevthetab) December 17, 2014
#AskACop is a hot dog a sandwich, and whats the deal with the institutionalized racism
— D.Ecember 25th (@DougExeter) December 17, 2014
— Screw the NRA (@Richpf) December 17, 2014
#AskACop why St. Louis Police Union spokesperson, Jeff Roorda, was fired as a police officer for falsifying reports then hired by them
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 17, 2014
— GoddessAmaraDec8 (@ReeSieButtaCup) December 17, 2014
Seriously CNN, it’s like you don’t even know the Internet.[su_csky_ad]