Fake News CNN Falls for Hoax Chainsaw Photo In Effort to Smear Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has enough reason to be smeared as a nation, but CNN went the fake news direction by falling for a fake, obviously photoshopped photo that tried to make the country look bad.

The faked photo shows a Tunisian being hoisted into the air by protesters but, strangely, he is holding a chain saw in the air.

Despite being an obvious photoshop job, Ben Wedeman, CNN’s senior international correspondent, tweeted the image out praising Tunisians in the quest to oppose the Saudi government.

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“The [sic] IS the shot of the day as Tunisians, who managed to preserve their revolution against tyranny, protest the upcoming visit of #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. #Khashoggi #Tunisia,” Wedeman tweeted on Monday, November 26.

Here is a screenshot of that tweet:

Another CNN fake news man, Jim Sciutto, re-tweeted the faked image adding “wow” to his tweet. Obviously, Jim Sciutto thought it was a real image.

But, it turns out that both CNN fake newsers got schooled. The image is faked.

Indeed, the original photo is seven years old (and the chainsaw was crudely photoshopped into the image).

Here is the original photo:

One of the first to notice CNN’s fake news was Peter J. Hasson who slammed the “news” network:

Unsurprisingly, both Wedeman and Sciutto quietly deleted their fake news tweets.

But it was too late to avoid being noticed. As Daily Wire notes, Twitter wags jumped on CNN’s idiocy and started a whole new batch of faked images:

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