Scarborough Says Cop Would Shoot Him If He Behaved Like Michael Brown

November 26th, 2014 7:10 PM
During Wednesday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Joe Scarborough asserted that if he behaved like 18-year-old Michael Brown did during the August 9 incident in Ferguson, Mo., a police officer would have reacted the same way Darren Wilson did even though the co-host is “a white guy.” “There are two criminal justice systems in America,” Scarborough claimed at the start of the segment. “…

Sean Hannity Blasts NYT for Revealing Ferguson Cop's Address

November 26th, 2014 2:13 PM
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity and his guests on Thursday night slammed the New York Times for printing key details about Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's home address. An angry Hannity attacked, "If anything happens to that man, his family, or that home...the culpability is with them." 

NAACP President: ‘Burn This Bi*** Down’ Not ‘A Call For Violence’

November 26th, 2014 8:18 AM
On Tuesday night, Cornell Brooks, president of the NAACP, appeared on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown and dismissed calls for violence by a member of Michael Brown’s immediate family as inciting violence. Burnett played video of Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, telling a crowd of protestors to “burn this bi*** down” after the grand jury decided not to…

Stop the 'Blame the Media' Thing, Politico's Dylan Byers Demands

November 25th, 2014 7:45 PM
The media's coverage of the chaos that resulted after police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for any crimes after shooting black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August has drawn a tremendous demand for reporters and journalists to do a better job in such situations. That call for people in the mainstream media to be more “fair and balanced” in their work led Dylan Byers…

Ronan Farrow: Ferguson Grand Jury Made ‘Incendiary Announcement’

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…


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…

Sharpton Praises Holder, Says He's Helping Pick Next Attorney General

September 27th, 2014 2:45 PM
It looks like the Rev. Al Sharpton is taking Eric Holder's resignation pretty hard. Not only did the liberal activist praise him during Thursday's edition of the Politics Nation program as the first African-American to serve as attorney general, the host of the weekday MSNBC series called him the "best" one in history when it comes to civil rights. In addition, the liberal activist noted in a…

Sharpton: Ferguson Police Chief's Apology 'Too Little, Too Late'

September 25th, 2014 5:45 PM
On Thursday morning, Thomas Jackson -- the chief of police for the city of Ferguson -- released a video in which he apologized for many things, including the death of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Later that day, Rev. Al Sharpton – host of the weekday afternoon PoliticsNation program on the MSNBC cable…

Rachel Maddow Tells David Letterman Ferguson Situation Seen as 'Terrif

August 27th, 2014 8:04 PM
During Tuesday evening's edition of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, Rachel Maddow -- host of her own eponymous weeknight program on MSNBC – told the retiring host/comedian that the problems in Ferguson, Missouri, are the result of a number of intersecting conflicts. People in the community feel “very unrepresented” in the government, she stated, which is in part due to the large…

Rush Limbaugh Levels Gwen Ifill's 'Is That America?' Piety on Ferguson

August 27th, 2014 7:40 PM
Among the things that conservative firebreather Rush Limbaugh deservedly loathes, it's sanctimony from an ostensibly neutral news anchor. Gwen Ifill, moderator of "Washington Week" and co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour," was among the panelists who appeared on "Meet the Press" this past Sunday. The discussion inevitably turned to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the civil…

CBS’s Duthiers on Missouri State Law on Police Use of Force: ‘Soun

August 26th, 2014 11:30 PM
Reporting on the latest in Ferguson, Missouri for Tuesday night’s CBS Evening News, CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers interviewed a St. Louis detective on what Missouri state law says regarding the ability of law enforcement to use deadly force. After reading from the law directly, Duthiers opined to the detective that it “[s]ounds to me as if the cops are protected no matter what…

Liberals Force Black NY Times Reporter to Disavow Calling Michael Brow

August 26th, 2014 9:11 PM
People on the Left rarely complain about news coverage by the New York Times, but it took only two words to generate a torrent of criticism -- which is usually reserved for conservative Republicans -- regarding an article that profiled Michael Brown, the young African-American man who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. In a front-page…

Rush Limbaugh: New Media Kept Press From Turning 'Gentle Giant' Into R

August 25th, 2014 10:32 PM
Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh declared during his radio show on Friday that the “mainstream media” was unable to transform “gentle giant” black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, into Rodney King -- the black man who became famous for a high-speed pursuit by the police and later asking “Can't we all get along?” 22 years ago --…

MSNBC's Kornacki Clams Up as Guest Calls Michael Brown Death 'Murder

August 23rd, 2014 9:55 AM
Dial MSNBC for Murder . . . The Lean Forward network is the place to go if that's the way you want to hear the death of Michael Brown described.  On August 12th, NB'S Ken Shepherd noted that Chris Hayes didn't utter a peep of protest when a Missouri state senator called Brown's death an "execution-style" killing.  Three days later on MSNBC, Luke Russert called Brown's death "murder" before…