CNN has learned why you don’t let your average idiot upload a “news” report to their website after someone uploaded video of Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson making hand gestures with a couple people and said he was sending “gang signs.” Turns out they’re the equivalent of the “secret handshake” for his fraternity.
Conservatives and a CNN iReport incorrectly concluded that Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in a gang after seeing photos of him making hand gestures to support his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi.The Washington Post on Wednesday fact checked the assertion made by a CNN iReport that photos of Johnson, who was appointed by the governor to take over security operations following protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, proved that he had been a member of the Bloods gang.
The iReport, which CNN had scrubbed from its website, was circulate on Twitter by user DixielandDiva, who tweeted, “BLACK Capt. Ron Johnson and his gang signs needs to resign.”
The misinformation reportedly spawned a Facebook page calling on Johnson to step down, and also spread to other websites.
I bet he was doing “terrorist fistbumps” too.