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Victor Davis Hanson offered a refreshingly candid appraisal today of the content of the character of Michael Brown, along with a concise summary of how Brown’s death was the direct result of his unlawful, and foolish, actions — a useful counterpoint to the mass-media coverage which has focused more on the color of his skin, and on his family’s loss. (more…)
Here’s a video clip of Rush Limbaugh (running 6:42) from his August 22 show, in which he summarizes how the new media prevented CNN and other mass-media outlets from perpetuating the myth of Michael Brown being a “Gentle Giant” who, while walking in the street, was supposedly shot in the back for no good reason by a racist white cop.
In his August 19 program, Wisconsin conservative talk-radio pioneer Mark Belling (who regularly guest hosts for Rush Limbaugh) of Milwaukee’s Talk/Radio 1030 WISN, condemned as “morally indefensible” the “lynch-mob attitude” of many in the mass media, and many others, toward Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who on August 9 killed a black teenager, Michael Brown.
A six-minute clip of Belling’s remarks (culled, in chronological order, from about 30 minutes of discussion between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) appears below. A twelve-minute extended version, providing more context (which is highly recommended for those closely following events in Ferguson), is available here. (Note: Belling had nothing to do with the images and video added to the clips to illustrate Belling’s discussion.)
Here is a brief summary (a full transcript appears below the video). (more…)