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National Review: Media 'Complicit' in Stirring Racial Tensions

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014 01:28 PM

Media outlets such as The New York Times, which report on the Ferguson shooting but fail to mention Michael Brown's violent attack on police officer Darren Wilson, are lying by omission and guilty of ideological bias, according to the National Review.

"Leaving out such a crucial element in the shooting is tantamount to willfully distorting the facts," said the National Review.

"There is no dispute about Brown's felonious attack on Wilson; unambiguous forensic evidence supports eyewitness accounts detailing Brown's attack. Knowing those facts is essential to understanding the shooting incident; they are now an integral part of the record."

The Review also noted that the account of the incident by Brown's friend and accomplice Dorian Johnson has been discredited.

Specifically, the Review said, Johnson lied about Brown's initial altercation with Wilson when he said Brown never hit Wilson, never reached his hands into the car, or never came into contact with the officer's gun. All of those statements have been proven wrong.

Johnson also claimed Brown was shot in the back when an autopsy shows otherwise. And blood tracks proved that Brown was moving toward Wilson before being shot again, the Review noted.

"Nowhere does the Times even hint that the mythology around the Brown shooting has been at the very least seriously contested, if not fully discredited. The press is as determined to hold onto a false but incendiary narrative about the shooting as the protesters.

"In so doing, it is complicit in the dangerous racial tensions that continue to boil over the shooting, and shows itself to be more committed to ideology than to objectivity," the Review concluded.

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Media outlets such as The New York Times, which report on the Ferguson shooting but fail to mention Michael Brown's violent attack on police officer Darren Wilson, are lying by omission and guilty of ideological bias, according to the National Review.
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