Brown Shooting Audio Might Be a Hoax

If you’ve been watching CNN at all over the last 24-hours, you’ve no doubt heard the audio clip purporting to be the exact moment Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. This morning, CNN had two former law enforcement officials on the program to comment on the validity of the audio. They were skeptical.

“I’ve told your producers that for all I know this is one of Howard Stern’s punk people,” former LAPD officer David Klinger said. “It came out, what, two weeks after the event, and so I don’t have a high degree of confidence in it.”

“But, it could be real,” he added without much enthusiasm.

Klinger noted that his first inclination is “someone is trying to punk CNN.”

CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes seemed to share Klinger’s opinion. He left open the possibility that the audio, which to him sounded dubbed, may have been manipulated by CNN’s producers before it was aired.

“My producer says that’s all we were given,” Pereira said.

“When I heard this yesterday, I thought the exact same thing: it’s a hoax,” Fuentes added.

He went on to note that, even if the tape is real, it supports the claims of both Brown and Wilson’s supporters and is not of much evidentiary value.

CNN used to be authoritative. Now, they’re just one of many mainstream news organizations trying to be first with everything, even it it’s fake.

Civil War II

There is going to be a second Civil War in the United States. This one won’t have confederates and rebels. There won’t be battlefields and cannon balls. The war will have multiple factions. Whites, Blacks, Hispanics; Rich, Middle Class and Poor, each one fighting a war of words against each other, and the weapon of choice will be the media, and who wields primary control over it.

This weekend, thousands of Americans plan to take the streets in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Many claim the mainstream media is fueling a “false narrative” 

Americans plan to take to the streets in nearly 100 U.S. cities this weekend in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson as well as a U.S. Marine being held since March 31 in Mexico and the families of two slain Border Patrol agents.

William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, one of the groups organizing the rallies, said police, veterans and Border Patrol agents are “under siege” in America.

He said the mainstream media are promoting a “false narrative” regarding the teen killed while “surrendering” to police in Ferguson, Missouri, the imprisonment of U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexico and the killing of border agents Brian Terry and Javier Vega Jr.

Gheen charged “widespread defamation and abuse” against the men by a biased media and politicians.

“The abuses of the truth and ethics that we’re seeing by liberal politicians and the mainstream media are exacting a price for our citizens and that price is spilled blood,” he said. “Deaths and injuries all across America, where Caucasian Americans are being retaliated against. Because the media suppresses the largest and most frequent kinds of attacks while fostering the false narrative that what’s wrong with America is evil white male racists with guns hunting down minorities and executing them in the streets.”

Right now, the mainstream media is being powered by liberal guilt. That’s why some stories gain traction more than others. Of course it’s political too. The Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Sean Bell stories are perfect stories for the mainstream media to latch on to. The circumstances behind each one are grist for their media mill. People like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton get heavy camera time. Talking heads banter on incessantly on cable news channels over race issues that haven’t been solved since the founding of this country. Meanwhile, the streets of Chicago are filled with the bodies of murdered Black men, victims of Black-on-Black crime. Those stories get buried because of the people who run Chicago. People like Rahm Emmanuel, and of course, President Barrack Obama.

I think most American are sick of all of this. Whites are growing tired of the same race baited stories propagated by the media. Blacks are sick of living lives filled with day-by-day evidence of both silent and blatant racism. Hispanics are tired of being portrayed as lazy, illegal immigrants who live their life on the dole of the government. The media plays into each of these narratives.

We’re now in a “Cold Civil War” of sorts. The past few weeks have given us demonstrations, limited rioting, strong words, arguments, and hightened tension between the races. The media amplifies all of this, and in some cases, instigates it.

This Cold Civil War will not remain cold. It can’t. Something will give. President Barrack Obama stood up and presented himself as a healer, among other things. He has failed on all accounts. He has picked his side in this war. Now, Americans like William Gheen are standing up and taking their turn in front of the cameras. Soon there will be others. Who’s side will the next president be on?

We’re on the brink of a second Civil War in America, and there will be no winner.

Harry Reid: "I have a problem keeping my Wongs straight"

Wow.

If a Republican said this, the Left would be going completely crazy right now, calling for a resignation, rallying protesters, boycotting anything that senator may have touched in the last 6 years.

Not so when a Liberal says these things. All they need to do is issue a simple “I misspoke” statement, and that’s it. Case closed. The fact that Harry Reid has a history of saying racist things doesn’t seem to matter either.

Hypocrisy.

Ferguson: Not About Race

Ferguson mo back off

DrJohn @ Flopping Aces makes a point about how the Michael Brown issue was framed with a racist portrait.

Rumor: Officer Darren Wilson Will Be Cleared of All Charges

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There’s a rumor out there tonight that Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. Wilson, the policeman thrust into the public eye after a confrontation with Ferguson resident Michael Brown which resulted in the death of the 18 year-old, will not face charges after it will be determined that Brown attacked Wilson and attempted to take his gun. 

The rumor was put out there by radio station 100.7 The Viper, after a post appeared on its Facebook page. Additional reports have indicated that Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket” sometime during his face-off with Brown.

If this rumor becomes fact, I can only imagine what will happen in Ferguson.

Sgt. Kevin Ahlbrand of the St Louis Metropolitan Police believes there will not be an indictment.

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STILL MORE: Darren Wilson suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun.

In Ferguson, MO This is How They Remember Michael Brown

A shrine, made to honor the memory of Michael Brown, the 18 year-old Ferguson, MO resident who was shot by police after a confrontation in front of a convenience store. Mad Dog 20/20. Cough syrup. Various liquor bottles.

This is what is important to Michael’s friends. What a great way to be remembered.

Maddog

NYT: Never mind…

No one can find evidence that Tea Party demonstrators hurled racial epithets on March 20, 2010, at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. And you can bet people have tried. Andrew Breitbart has even offered to give $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund once evidence is found. Even though members of the MSM, liberal pundits and the Democrat party state the offense as fact, no video or audio of the event exists. Finally, the New York Times gave up.

The Political Times column last Sunday, about a generational divide over racial attitudes, erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members.

Does the debate over this unfortunate rumor end here? Of course not. The “Tea Party is filled with racists” narrative is widely disseminated as a factual event. No evidence is needed, apparently.

Still, it’s nice to see a little crow on the menu at The Gray Lady.