Social media has taken the Cable News Network (CNN) to the cleaners today over its news report on President Obama’s visit to Kenya.
In its report, CNN referred to Kenya as a “Hotbed of terror”. CNN’s Barbara Starr said reported; ““President Barack Obama is not just heading to his father’s homeland, but to a hotbed of terror,”
This immediately sparked the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN which is currently trending worldwide on Twitter. The ill thought out headline has generated sarcastic knocks for a news channel which is generally perceived to be partial and skewed in their reporting.
The last known terror attack on Kenya by the militant group Al-Shabaab was in 2013.