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CNN’s Extremely Distasteful Segment About The Dead Hofstra Student

CNN’s gambit of programming dominated by salacious crime stories is paying off in the ratings, but the strategy can easily result in borderline offensive on-air moments, as exemplified by the following segment about the 21-year-old Hofstra student who was killed by police gunfire.

1. CNN used an Instagram photo of Andrea Rebello and her twin sister in Halloween costumes as a visual in a segment about the 21-year-old Hofstra student’s tragic death by police gunfire.

2. On top of the questionable choice of photograph, the production team’s use of the “Ken Burns” pan-and-scan to add movement makes everything about the segment a million times more offensive.

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