On Tuesday morning, CNN’s “New Day” anchors Alisyn Camerota and John Berman omitted facts about the Eagles players’ actions during the national anthem.
Camerota and Berman said the Eagles did not kneel during the national anthem, which is true. They fail to mention that some players protested in other ways.
“And remember, it’s not because the Eagles kneeled, because they didn’t kneel,” Berman said when discussing the cancellation of Eagles’ visit to the White House.
Camerota then asked, “They didn’t stay in the locker room?”
Berman then answered, “They did not. This is because the Eagles disagree with the President of the United States.”
Just because Eagles players didn’t kneel during the anthem, however, does not mean they weren’t protesting in other ways that comply with the NFL’s new rules.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 23, 2016
Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod repeatedly raised their fists during the anthem.
Another Philadelphia player, Ron Brooks, who was cut prior to the beginning of the 2017 season, kneeled during the preseason.
— Jesse Thomson (@Braxo) June 5, 2018
“One senior White House official said that, initially, more than 80 members of the Eagles team requested security clearance to attend Tuesday’s event,” according to the New York Times.