CNN Quiet After Falsely Reporting ISIS Flag At Pride Parade
CNN reported on what appeared to be an ISIS flag at a gay pride parade in London, except the flag was actually a parody that featured sex toys.By Matt Moreno | June 28, 2015
"If you look at the flag closely, it's clearly not Arabic. In fact, it could be gobbledygook, but it's very distinctly the ISIS flag," CNN reporter Lucy Pawle says.
CNN is a bit red in the face after its correspondents thought a black and white flag that had images of sex toys on it was an ISIS flag. CNN's Lucy Pawle reported seeing the flag at a gay pride rally in London Saturday morning. CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen also commented on the flag but was a bit more skeptical, suggesting it could be a parody.
Still, it didn't take long for people to notice the mistake.