Ferguson: New York Times Buries News of Officer Wilson's Injury
The New York Times has big news on the biggest story in the country today, but as Noah Rothman at Hot Air discovered, the Times buried that news 26 paragraphs deep. According to the Times' own police sources, "witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the struggle in the car."
However, law enforcement officials say witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the struggle in the car.
As Officer Wilson got out of his car, the men were running away. The officer fired his weapon but did not hit anyone, according to law enforcement officials.
Mr. Johnson took cover near a parked car as he saw the officer confronting Mr. Brown, Mr. Bosley said.
A man who lives nearby, Michael T. Brady, said in an interview that he saw the initial altercation in the patrol car, although he struggled to see exactly what was happening.
Obviously, the news that Wilson was injured during his struggle with 18-year-old Michael Brown is highly relevant to the ongoing investigation, not to mention the racial furor being whipped up by those uninterested in facts -- chief among them the media and racial grifters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
If Wilson was indeed injured, it doesn't automatically make the fatal shooting of Brown appropriate, but it does help to fill a yawning fact-vacuum with a piece of relevant information.
The fact that the Times hid its own scoop, and no other mainstream media outlets are reporting on it, is also informative. The news of the officer being injured would further upset and muddy the hysterical black vs. white narrative the media so desperately desires, along with the obvious political upside for the left that comes with it.
While we don't know how this story will ultimately play out, the media's behavior in Ferguson is looking an awful lot like the reprehensible and corrupt behavior we saw during the Trayvon Martin affair.
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