Of course the liberal media will take any sensationalistic splash they can on supposed ‘racism’. As during the Ferguson Riots, the media enjoyed high ratings and of course reported with all kinds of drama to boost those ratings even further.
Darren Wilson was ultimately acquitted, but that didn’t stop the daily character assassination found on your nightly newscast.
Now another officer is finding himself a ‘racist’ after being violently attacked by a criminal convicted of armed robbery.
Once again, in this case, the officer had no choice but to use his weapon in response. Top Right News Reports:
A black Wisconsin teenager–who turned out to be convicted of armed robbery–violently attacked a police officer, leaving the officer no choice but to use an armed response.
From Legal Insurrection:
Let’s take a look at how NBC covered this shooting in a post headlined: Black Teen Tony Robinson Shot Dead by Cop in Madison, Wisconsin, Was Unarmed. First, their lede:
The 19-year-old black man who was shot dead Friday during a confrontation with a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, was unarmed, police said Saturday.
A “confrontation,” eh? How wonderfully passive. Zero indication of whether this confrontation might have been the responsibility of the black man or the police, except for the observation that the black man was unarmed–so, right in the first sentence they’ve established the ” cop shoots unarmed black teenager” narrative with which we’ve grown so tiresomely familiar.
And the pattern repeated itself once again. Just a few hours after the incident, the family had an official spokesman, a media trumpeting their “story” and of course — as in Ferguson — protests and sit-ins at the City Hall in Madison.
NBC then dutifully tries to undermine the credibility of the officer involved, Matt Kenny, telling their audience how Kenny once shot and killed a man in what was later to be determined to be a “suicide-by-cop” situation.
Kenny had been totally cleared of any wrongdoing in that matter, so why bring it up? Because this is how America’s “enemedia” sels you Progressive, race-baiting propaganda: they craft a narrative painting the cop as an dangerous homicidal racist.
Utterly disgraceful, of course. But they weren’t even done.
NBC then breathlessly promoted quotes from the family to paint Tony Robinson as a sweet little angel incapable of doing wrong. Think Gentle Giant, Part 2…
Sharon Irwin, Robins’s grandmother: “He was a beautiful, beautiful soul and everybody that knew him knew that.”
Robinson’s aunt, Lorien Carter: “This is the type of child that you wanted to have in your life because he made it better.”
Um, not exactly. Unless you want a “child” who is a violent criminal “in your life.”
NBC completely left out critical details that would have provided context for viewers for Officer Kenny’s decision to use lethal force against Robinson.
Firstly, Robinson wasn’t the choir boy portrayed by the family and their drooling PR agents at NBC.
In fact, he was a convicted armed robber.
So, what do we find in The Smoking Gun post that was left absent from the NBC piece? As we did with the NBC piece, let’s start with the lede:
The unarmed Wisconsin teenager who was shot to death last night during a confrontation with a Madison cop pleaded guilty last year to armed robbery and recently began serving a three-year probation term for that felony conviction, court records show.
Oh and the other minor detail NBC did not see fit to report: Robinson bashed Kenny in the head, knocking him to the ground, and engaging in a struggle.
According to police, an officer responded Friday to a 911 call about a man who had assaulted a victim and was dodging cars in traffic. The cop followed the suspect into a nearby apartment, where the man allegedly struck the officer in the head, knocking him to the ground. During an ensuing struggle, patrolman Matt Kenny fatally shot the suspect.
Basically, give me a break. This isn’t a 13-year-old teenager, this is a 19-year-old grown man, convicted of robbery, that assaulted a police officer. Sorry, no sympathy here. If this was a white kid and a white officer, or a black kid and a black officer, this wouldn’t even be a conversation. This is why we cannot trust the media to report fair and accurate news, let alone facts. This is unfair to officers on the street trying to do a job no one wants. Let’s have a bit more respect for them at least and call these stories what they are – pure, unadulterated trash.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie
Wisconsin protests over fatal police shooting gain momentum
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hundreds of students marched to the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday as protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police
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