A shock example of anti-Trump media censorship was caught on tape when Reuters ordered its cameraman to cut live footage of Trump receiving praise from African-American Bishop Wayne T. Jackson in Detroit.
The incident occurred as Jackson presented Trump with a shawl, a bible, and offered his prayers as the black audience cheered and clapped.
Perhaps aware of the devastating impact the optics of this moment would have on the mediaâ€™s efforts to demonize Trump as a racist bigot, a voice is heard off-camera saying, â€œHeâ€™s getting a shawl!â€
The cameraman then says, â€œIâ€™m shooting this, I donâ€™t care what they sayâ€¦.Iâ€™ll take a demotion for thisâ€¦. you?â€
â€œShut it down,â€ insists the director,â€ followed by another voice asking, â€œShut this down?â€
â€œYes Michael, do it,â€ orders the director.
We then hear the word â€œblackoutâ€ and the camera shakes before the live feed is cut.
Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.