The CNN journalist best known for reporting from the burning scene of "fiery but mostly peaceful protests" following the justified non-fatal police shooting of armed sexual-assault suspect Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., has been nominated for an Emmy award.
CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was one of five nominees in the "Outstanding Emerging Journalist" category. A Washington Free Beacon analysis determined that the word "emerging" is a euphemism for "non-white." Other nominees included Anna Kook of Al Jazeera Plus, the controversial media outlet funded by Qatari oligarchs, and Vice correspondent Paola Ramos, a "Latinx Communications Strategist" who worked on Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign in 2016.
The Kenosha riots in August 2020 lasted nearly a week and caused tens of millions of dollars' worth of property damage. Rioters took to the streets after a bystander posted a video of Blake's encounter with police. Mainstream journalists repeatedly spread disinformation by describing Blake as "unarmed." In fact, he was armed with a knife and was harassing his girlfriend who had previously accused Blake of sexually assaulting her. Blake survived the shooting, which occurred after two officers unsuccessfully attempted to subdue him with a Taser and repeatedly ordered him to drop the knife.