On May 29, CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his camera crew were arrested by Minnesota State Police on live television and were later released without charges. While covering the arrest on America’s Newsroom, Fox News credibly repeated the police claim that “the crew was asked to move and they refused,” even though Jimenez was clearly heard on live television telling officers, “We can move back to where you’d like. … Just put us back where you want us. We’re getting out of your way. So, just let us know. Wherever you’d want us, we will go.”
Instead of stating the unambiguous facts of the situation, the Fox “straight news” anchor presented the unjust arrest of a journalist as a “he said, she said” between CNN, which is commonly demonized in conservative media, and the police, who are regularly lionized in the same media sphere.