CNN's journalism is often appalling, for example this article explaining how Mohamed is the most popular boy's name in England (strange, I thought it was Harry). But whoever it was who put together the coverage for the Occupy Oakland skirmishes has managed a really amazing level of awfulness.
"CNN Wire Staff" (yeah you might well hide your byline on this one you lazy bastard) asserts that:
Protesters tossed metal pipes, bottles and burning flares at Oakland police, who responded with tear gas, smoke grenades and bean bag bullets.
and presents the police line that "Oakland police said they used only smoke and tear gas" as though it's an equally valid line to that of the protestors that several people were injured by flashbangs and baton rounds.
Care to point out the burning flares in this video Mr/Ms Staff? Perhaps you could point to where the police "responded" as opposed to initiating and escalating? Maybe you could show how the police aren't lying through their teeth when they say they weren't using flashbangs and only one person was injured?
Do your job as you originally envisaged it Ms/Mr Staff, you didn't go into journalism to lie for the pigs, so find yourself a backbone and criticise them for this crap rather than acting as their free PR service.