USA Today Reporter Says She And 'Other' Protesters Stung With Tear Gas

August 22nd, 2014 8:11 PM
Look no further for an example of why police in Ferguson, Mo., don't trust the media. USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor appeared on MSNBC shortly before midnight on Aug. 18 for an interview with Rachel Maddow on the chaotic situation in Ferguson since the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer two weeks ago. (Video after the jump)

'Where's Officer Wilson?' Headline Demands

August 22nd, 2014 4:45 PM
In the center of's front page right now is a headline demanding, "Where's Officer Wilson?" "As Ferguson calmed after nights of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, the question remains: Where's the police officer who pulled the trigger?" a caption below a file photo of Wilson added. Yes, now that things have calmed down and returned to normal, what's the harm 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…

Spike Lee Claims ‘War on the Black Male’ Is 'Tearing This Country

August 20th, 2014 9:19 PM
Ten days after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, black filmmaker Spike Lee added his voice to the tumult over the incident. During Tuesday night's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, he told the CNN anchor: “Something smells bad in Ferguson, and it’s not just tear gas.” “I do not think you should be…

Coulter Column: In the Michael Brown Fiasco, It's No Facts, No Peace

August 20th, 2014 8:52 PM
It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right." Early accounts are especially unreliable when reporters think they have a white racism story.…

Only NBC Acknowledges Gov. Jay Nixon Calling For ‘Vigorous Prosecuti

August 20th, 2014 11:36 AM
On Tuesday, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week.  Despite the highly charged rhetoric by the state’s Democratic governor, NBC’s Today was the only network morning show to acknowledge Nixon’s comments, giving it a mere 41 seconds on its Wednesday morning broadcast.…