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ESPN’s Mark Jones Spread Lie on NBA Broadcast That Jacob Blake Was Unarmed

After a two-week break from spreading lies on Twitter, ESPN’s highly-promoted broadcaster Mark Jones interrupted his call of last night’s Lakers-Bucks game to falsely claim that Jacob Blake was “unarmed” when he was shot by police last year. “Of course,” to use his words, that is wrong. Blake admitted that he had a knife in his possession, video footage showed Blake carrying a knife, and investigators found a knife on the driver’s side floor of Blake’s vehicle. Jones’ claim has been disputed for months. Even The Washington Post corrected its story to note Blake was, indeed, armed: We’ve deleted a previous tweet that incorrectly described Jacob Blake as unarmed. While his family has said he was not armed when shot by police, prosecutors on Tuesday said video evidence depicts him holding a knife. The story has been corrected. — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 6, 2021 Despite all the reports and evidence, ESPN’s Mark Jones still spread this false narrative to millions of viewers during a live sporting event. Thus, Jones either lied or is greatly misinformed about a topic he is discussing with the country. Both scenarios are equally believable and troubling. Over the past year, Jones has repeatedly displayed […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.