It’s every cop-meets-black-man story they’ve ever told rolled up into one.
A cop has his gun drawn, pointed at his own reflection in bulletproof glass, and the ricochet hits himself in the groin.
There’s a memorable catchphrase uttered in the moment.
It’s caught on film. And it becomes a CNN story… complete with the logo and everything.
Then we get to see the story evolve from a simple misunderstanding.
To a story about a victim… To a story about a villainous cop… Followed by a lot of TV talking heads shouting at each other.
A lot like how it really happens.
(Fair warning, the clip has a lot of profanity.)
This captured the whole CNN fake-news experiment so brilliantly… and like most of the best art, it takes swipes at people on both sides.
The show, for anyone interested, is called Paradise PD.