NYT Excuses Ferguson Violence, Treats Mo. Gov. Nixon Like a Republican

November 25th, 2014 10:57 PM
New York Times reporters covered in (mostly) fair fashion the grand jury announcement from Ferguson, Mo. announcing that no charges would be brought against the white police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown. But a racially charged profile of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's response was so hostile, you'd think he was a Republican.

CNN Wonders If Ferguson Prosecutor Should 'Overrule the Grand Jury'

November 25th, 2014 7:00 PM
Two CNN anchors channeled the supporters of Michael Brown's family on Tuesday's Early Start, as they played up how St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch presented the Brown case to a grand jury, instead of pursuing charges himself. Chris Cuomo pointed out that "the prosecutor could still bring charges even after the grand jury." Deborah Feyerick later forwarded her…

Rudy Rebukes 'White Supremacy' Jab: 'I Said the Same Thing' Obama Said

November 25th, 2014 3:50 PM
Rudy Giuliani fired back at Michael Eric Dyson on CNN's New Day on Tuesday for the MSNBC analyst's "white supremacy" attack on the former New York City mayor. When anchor Alisyn Camerota raised Giuliani's supposedly "controversial comments" from Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, the former Republican politician underlined that he had "said the same thing the President of the United States said, and…

CBS, NBC Ignore Results of Michael Brown's Autopsy

October 22nd, 2014 10:15 PM
On Wednesday, the results of the St. Louis County autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died after being shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, were leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper and largely supports Wilson’s claims that he had a physical altercation with Brown inside his police SUV.  When it came to the major broadcast networks offering any…

Would It Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? Actually, Y

August 28th, 2014 9:41 PM
As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up.

WashPost Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Persona

August 21st, 2014 11:25 AM
Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death.  On Thursday, August 21, during his “My Take with Clinton Yates” segment on WTOP, which is the main news radio station for the political class in…

Esquire Columnist: 'We Are All Complicit' in Ferguson

August 20th, 2014 10:35 PM
You had to know this was coming. The only question was who was going to be the first to do it. On Tuesday, echoing the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," wherein the devil slyly tells listeners that "it was you and me" who "killed the Kennedys" (making everyone responsible ensures that no one is truly responsible, allowing evil to advance), James Joiner, the Special Projects Editor at…

At Least Seven AP Reporters Violated Their Own Stylebook in Describing

August 19th, 2014 2:40 PM
Kudos to Ed Driscoll at PJ Media, Eddie Scarry at Mediaite, and likely others in pointing out that the Associated Press has frequently violated its own stylebook in describing Michael Brown, the 18 year-old who was fatally shot in a scuffle with police in Ferguson, Missouri, as a "teen" or "teenager." The AP's latest stylebook, in sync with the one I have from over a decade ago, states that…

MSNBC Reporter Reticent to Admit New Information Complicates Simplisti

August 15th, 2014 3:00 PM
Despite new details revealed by the police that provide additional context to the Michael Brown shooting, at least one MSNBC reporter seemed to dismiss the new information as largely irrelevant. On the August 15 edition of NewsNation, guest host Alex Witt invited msnbc.com reporter Trymaine Lee to the program. He has been reporting on the ground from Ferguson, Missouri this week. Witt…