CNN’s Newsroom reported what it termed the ‘unnerving sight’ of the black-and-white flag of the terrorist group Islamic State flying over an LGBT Pride march in London. The news channel apparently failed to notice the flag featured sex toys.
The sighting of an ‘ISIS flag’ in ‘a sea of rainbow colors’ at one of London’s busiest shopping streets was ‘flagged’ by CNN International’s Lucy Pawle.
CNN has had its moments of drifting from news reporting towards outright and arguably ridiculous speculation. In April last year, it ran a panel discussion on whether missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 could have fallen into a black hole, for example.
The Saturday gaffe came a day after a series of terrorist attacks around the world. It includes a tourist massacre in Tunisia, in which almost 40 people, mostly Britons, were killed by a gunman with alleged ties to IS.