Michael Brown Autopsy: Curmudgeon Scoops CNN by Three Months

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A quick step back in time to August 22 with your faithful Curmudgeon: Independent Experts Autopsy Results on Michael Brown: SHOCKING

To refresh your mind, Michael Brown’s ill advised family brought in an “independent pathologist” to perform an “independent” autopsy on their son.  The likely point of all this was to have testimony that “proved” Michael Brown had been shot multiple times in the back.

The “pathologist” they brought in was a guy named Dr. Michael Baden and they also brought in a guy who called himself “Professor Shawn Parcells.”  From all appearances Baden didn’t do anything but sign the paperwork, in fact, as our article points out, he likely wasn’t even present when Parcells performed the “autopsy.”  He certainly had nothing to say in the presentation of the results, other than “Here’s Shawn!”

Parcells, as we reported at the time, is a fraud.  He bills himself as a “medical investigator” but is not a doctor and has had no formal medical training other than watching or “helping” at a number of autopsies.  Our original article detailed the fraudulent resume he’s put together.

This “independent autopsy” got a lot of lefty press even though Parcells noted that all shots that hit Brown came from the front.  They focused on what Parcells said were inconsistencies and unknowns from the official autopsy.

Well, it turns out that CNN finally either did some journalistic work, or simply read our article and didn’t give us credit.

Parcells became an overnight media star in August when he assisted in an autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family. He appeared time and again on major media outlets as a forensic pathology expert. He said over the years he’s testified in court dozens of times in several states.

But an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn’t the expert he seems to be.

Parcells was featured on CNN, Fox, and lots of other cable and traditional news sources.  Information about Parcells was readily available when they were going out of their way to put him on a pedestal, they just didn’t bother to do even a little research to find out who they were dealing with.

Guys in Pajamas = another win.  “Professional journalists with highly paid editors” = still at zero.


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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