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‘Hands up, Don’t shoot’: David Clarke turns ‘fake news’ outrage on its head

Sheriff David Clarke just turned the tables on the mainstream media when it comes to fake news. (Photo via AP)

Sheriff David Clarke just turned the tables on the mainstream media when it comes to fake news. (Photo via AP)

Of the many excuses that liberals like to make about why Hillary Clinton lost the election, fake news has to be one of the silliest.

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s victory, the mainstream media has been crying foul to the American public about the impact that fake news has had in shaping our perception of the world.

That was until Sheriff David Clarke held up a mirror and told the mainstream media to take a good hard look through this tweet.

In case you don’t recall, back in 2014, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. The protests and ensuing riots helped usher in the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the biggest narrative that the mainstream media pushed as fact was that Brown was on his knees, with his hands up in the air, begging Wilson not to shoot him. It produced the catchphrase chant “hands up, don’t shoot.”

That was a lie.

As forensic evidence pointed out, Wilson’s account of the shooting turned out to be the truth. Brown charged at the officer and tried to reach for his gun, and Brown ended up dead as a result. It’s sad, but the truth still matters in the criminal justice system.

While the controversy over whether a pizzeria is at the center of a Hillary Clinton child trafficking ring came from a fake news source that was deemed pro-Trump, the mainstream media shouldn’t be throwing stones from their own glass house.


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