Apparently, the news cycle is a harsh mistress. Nevertheless, this is a time when we need to be cognizant of devious manipulations that are taking place with regard to the news cycle and political influence thereupon, as well as key stories that have the potential to affect the day-to-day lives of Americans on an ever-increasing basis.
Like the “humanitarian crisis” that was precipitated by the flood if illegal immigrant minors on our border with Mexico, for example. Set aside the fact that it was wholly orchestrated by the White House; the press has been happy to set aside the story in favor of more timely issues. The fact is however, that the “unaccompanied minors” are still coming, and the effects of the phenomenon are more far-reaching than we are being told.
As is apparent, the story of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has fallen off of the press radar to a large extent as well. Brown is the black 18 year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Despite overwhelming evidence initially available that Brown was a thug wannabe who likely precipitated the unfortunate events leading to his death, the fact that he was black and Wilson was white made the shooting a “murder by default” in the eyes of liberals and much of the black community in Ferguson who, like many blacks in America, are positively inured in the prevailing leftist racial orthodoxy.
The shooting gave rise to weeks of protests, riots, and exploitation by the melanin pimps of record, most notably Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Black Ferguson residents called for the arrest of Wilson on the charge of murder.
Inasmuch as charging someone with murder generally requires actual evidence, following much political pressure, the state impaneled a grand jury to determine whether Wilson’s actions merited criminal charges.
Like the “unaccompanied minor” immigrant crisis that hasn’t gone away, neither have the protesters in Ferguson. They’re still calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, but they’re going to have to wait awhile before determining their next move. This week, it was announced that the grand jury investigation has been extended until January 7, 2015.
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