Journalist admits he perpetuated a lie with ‘hands up, don’t shoot’: I was wrong

Nicole Haas
BizPac Review
3/17/2015

The revelations brought to light by the Justice Department’s investigations into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., prompted a liberal journalist to write an online confession Monday that he had been wrong.

Johnathan Capehart’s Washington Post piece was titled, “Hands up, don’t shoot was built on a lie.

The DOJ report released in early March exonerated former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations, and stated what many commentators on the right were already saying as the case unfolded – that the evidence showed Brown did not have his hands up in the air when Wilson shot him.

Yet, directly after the shooting, a media avalanche irresponsibly carried the false narrative that Brown was surrendering to Wilson when he was shot. Media propaganda perpetuated the “hands up don’t shoot” mantra that became the rallying cry for protests throughout the country.

Capehart himself made a statement on MSNBC the morning after the shooting that helped spread the lie and fuel the movement that at times has become violent

 

 

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