Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Also, there are some pictures of puppies...

There's never an excuse for violence. There's usually a reason, sure, but never an excuse. A reason say, like Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson not facing charges for shooting Michael Brown-an unarmed teenager. It doesn't justify rioting or anything, but did I mention that Brown was unarmed? I did? Ok.
Because I think it's important to keep that in mind, I mean, the fact
that Brown was unarmed. Here're some puppies in a basket.
Aww...look, they're getting along.
Just...just remember to breathe.
Look, you and I weren't there when it happened, and we weren't there in the court room where the Grand Jury decided not to recommend an indictment, but we all know who's fault this really is: the media's. I know, I bet you thought I was going to say the aforementioned police officer who shot an 18-year-old who, again, wasn't armed, right? Nope, it's the media. At least that's what St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said in a press the press...whom he blames for making this whole thing difficult...

"That's the lamestream media for you...
Get it? I said 'lame' stream. It's a pun."
"The most significant challenge encountered in this investigation has been the 24-hour news cycle and its insatiable appetite for something, for anything to talk about, following closely behind with the non-stop rumors on social media..."

-Robert McCulloch,
scolding the news outlets for
reporting events that happened

So to be clear: the hardest part about investigating the events of August 9th isn't the fact that a young person is dead, or that police everywhere are viewed with even more fear and suspicion than ever before, it's that people are talking about it. Yup, this would have been a totally clear-cut case of he said/he shot until the media went and screwed everything up.
Thanks for nothing last 300 years of American journalism...

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