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Media Misrepresents Ferguson Riots, Fuels Hatred (1)

The lamestream media told you:

"Unrest exploded here, along Ferguson's downtown strip, after Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown."  -USA Today, 11/28/14

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

This story could just as easily say: "Unrest exploded here, along Ferguson's downtown strip, after Monday's announcement that a grand jury found no grounds for indicting police officer Darren Wilson after black teenager Michael Brown beat and attempted to disarm him. Forensic evidence convincingly showed Wilson shot Brown during the assault in his police cruiser, and in the aftermath confrontation."

"News media outlets subsequently produced saturation coverage and inflammatory reports presenting the incident as an apparent excess on the part of police, encouraging racial riots in the small predominantly black town. News-media ratings spiked as a result of the coverage. Television advertising rates for news shows are based on audience size."


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