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November 25, 2014

Media's New Theory: White Officials Deliberately Stoked Riots In Order to Distract from Wilson Verdict

Erin Burnett just trotted this insane theory out on CNN, claiming that there was arguably something to it.

So now even the rioting is also due to White Devil Police Men.

There's just a blame-shifting excuse for everything, huh?

Somehow, there's always an excuse for rioting in Ferguson. Remember the militarization of the police? Back in August, it was allegedly provoking otherwise law-abiding people into acts of mayhem because they were so angered by the sight of military-style equipment. Then, the police backed off and businesses were ransacked anyway. At another point, the authorities supposedly provoked more unrest by releasing video of Michael Brown robbing a store. Now, it is the timing of the announcement that Officer Wilson wont be charged that were told is responsible for all the property damage and arson. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post had a theory on Morning Joe this morning that the announcement was timed to maximize the rioting so as to distract from the non-indictment.

The same media which engaged in endless Conspiracy Theory Shaming with respect to birtherism is now actually pushing this hyperpartisan fantasia.



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posted by Ace at 07:13 PM

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