Like the race-baiting locusts from Hell they are, the mainstream media descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to exploit a vacuum of information with rabid speculation intended to foment violence and divide along racial lines. One area where the media did fail to divide, though, was how black and white residents of St. Louis view the media. Both agree the media made things worse.
In a new poll, 81% of whites and 50% of blacks agreed that the media presence in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, made things worse. Only 12% of whites believe the media made things better; only 37% of blacks said the same.
This comes as no surprise. Without any facts to back up their black vs. white narrative, the media intentionally whipped up racial animosity and offered the imprimatur of ABC, CNN, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The New York Times, to looters, vandals and rioters.
Outside of the shooting incident that gave the media an excuse to light the racial fuse, the victims here were the perfectly innocent everyday residents of Ferguson who lived under siege for more than a week.
The properties that were robbed, vandalized, looted, and burnt down were owned by Ferguson residents. The people locked in their homes during the riots, blocked from going to work, and unable to send their kids to school, were Ferguson residents
And for what?
Because there was an injustice?
Well, as far as the Brown shooting, we don’t know that yet.
The media didn’t care about facts, so injustices was manufactured — just so a bunch of elite, rich, predominantly white, leftwing cable news anchors and reporters could grandstand and pretend they are Down With The Struggle.
This poll won’t matter. No one in the elite media gives a damn about the residents of Ferguson. The media storm was never about making anyone’s life better. It was about preening and politics and pretty pictures of burnt out buildings. The media fed the mob at the expense of the people. And they can’t wait to do it again.
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