Donald Trump was enjoying a rare moment of positive media coverage on CNN, Fox and other networks Saturday as a black Christian bishop from Detroit was bestowing his blessing with a powerful symbolism that included the laying on of a Jewish tallit or prayer shawl.
“There are going to be some times in your life that you’re gonna feel forsaken,” Bishop Wayne Jackson told Trump. “You’re gonna feel down. But the anointing is going to lift you up. I prayed over this prayer shawl and I fasted over it. And I wanna just put this on you … .”
The bishop placed the prayer shawl over Trump’s shoulders, then gave him a Jewish Heritage Bible and instructed him, when things are going badly, to read Mark 9:23 “If you can believe … .”
That’s when a voice can be heard saying, “Shut it down!”
As the shawl was placed over Trump the black congregants cheered and clapped loudly.
After some brief resistance from the cameraman, the order to “shut it down” persists and the feed is suddenly dropped. The screen went to a “blackout.”
It was a stunning example of media censorship as Reuters ordered its cameraman to cut the live video feed of Trump receiving a joyful reception from a major black church in Detroit. They seemed to be anointing him as the next American president.
But the media wanted to focus instead on the handful of anti-Trump protesters outside the church and asking pundits whether the “racist” Trump’s overtures to the black community could possibly have any positive outcome.
The cameraman shooting the event did offer some pushback against the shutdown order.
“I’m shooting this, I don’t care what they say … I’ll take a demotion for this … you?” he said.
“Shut it down,” insists the director,” followed by another voice asking, “Shut this down?”
“Yes, Michael, do it,” orders the director.
We then hear the word “blackout” and the camera shakes before the live feed is cut.
“Reuters was primary video feed for the event, all other video delivery services were coming from the Reuters feed. When Reuters shut down, all other outlets lost the broadcast,” reports the Conservative Treehouse.
Right Side Broadcasting responded to the controversy by offering the cameraman a job, promising to pay him much more than Reuters.
To the cameraman who told Reuters you’d take a demotion rather than cut feed at #TrumpInDetroit, contact us- we will pay you much better…
— RSBN TV (@RSBNetwork) September 5, 2016
As Justin Raimondo revealed in an article for the Los Angeles Times, the establishment media are no longer even trying to hide their anti-Trump agenda and have openly dispensed with the pretense objectivity during this election cycle.