Kenyans are upset about a news report that appeared on CNN International. The report–about the deadly grenade attacks in Nairobi last week–said that the violence was “widespread” throughout the country, and featured a graphic with what looked like a scorched Kenyan flag (photo right via).
The correspondent in the CNN piece, David McKenzie, apologized for the “banner” on Twitter, but said that the reporting in the piece was accurate:
Our reporting onlast night was accurate, the banner used in bulletin was not. I contacted CNN for future bulletins. Apologies to all.
— David McKenzie (@McKenzieCNN) March 11, 2012
In a separate Tweet he said that CNN had pulled down the video from its website.
One of Kenya’s largest newspapers, The Daily Nation, reports that Kenya’s ambassador to the U.S. has asked the channel for a formal apology: