Ronan Farrow: Ferguson Grand Jury Made ‘Incendiary Announcement’ By Not Indicting Darren Wilson

November 25th, 2014 4:13 PM

On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC host Al Sharpton conducted a news conference with attorneys for the family of Michael Brown. Immediately following the news conference, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow expressed his outrage at the lack of charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. 

Speaking during his Ronan Farrow Daily program, the MSNBC host proclaimed “Reverend Al Sharpton along with attorneys for Michael Brown’s family, Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray, giving their first remarks since the incendiary announcement in Ferguson last night.”  

The MSNBC host continued with his comments: 

And as you just saw, we heard from those attorneys speaking with Michael Brown’s father by their side. The first news conference, as we mentioned, since last night's violent protests erupted in that community of Ferguson and since the St. Louis county prosecutor made the announcement that there would be no changes, no trial for the police officer who killed that family's son.

Farrow never explained what exactly made the grand jury’s decision “incendiary” but seemed to have no hesitation in making such an editorial decision. Rather than expand on his comments, the MSNBC host decided to further promote his colleague Al Sharpton’s controversial role as activist/television host by airing more footage of the news conference before turning to protesters on the ground in Ferguson to conduct a sympathetic interview with them. 

See relevant transcript below. 

MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily

November 25, 2014

RONAN FARROW: Reverend Al Sharpton along with attorneys for Michael Brown’s family, Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray, giving their first remarks since the incendiary announcement in Ferguson last night. Welcome to the program everybody. It’s 1:00 p.m. on the East coast, 10:00 a.m. on the West coast. And as you just saw, we heard from those attorneys speaking with Michael Brown’s father by their side. The first news conference, as we mentioned, since last night's violent protests erupted in that community of Ferguson and since the St. Louis County prosecutor made the announcement that there would be no changes, no trial for the police officer who killed that family's son. 

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Today's news conference happened near Ferguson’s police station where just last night the scene look like this. Reactions pouring into the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with local businesses set on fire, looted.