WBBM Knowingly Distorts Interview

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WBBM Distorts Child Interview: Chicago CBS Outlet's Misleading Editing Of Kid's Remarks (VIDEO)

From the article:

"WBBM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Chicago, has come under fire in recent days for broadcasting an interview with a four-year-old boy, and deliberately taking his quote out of context to completely pervert its meaning." ...

... "When asked, "What are you going to do when you get older?"

the boy responds: “I’m going to have me a gun!” ...

(What a shocking thing for a 4-year old to say, but it makes great news, IF you edit what he said.)

What was actually said and edited was:

Reporter” “You are! Why do you want to do that?

Boy: “I'm going to be the police!” (emphasis added)