Much too quickly after the death of big Mike Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, the Trayvon Martin dream team — ambulance chasers Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, media hound Al Sharpton — descended on his still warm body like so many turkey vultures.
One would have hoped that their twisted performance in Florida during the previous two years would have taught America’s liberals something — prudence, restraint, skepticism — but it did not. Led by their media, liberals once again rushed in where wise men fear to tread.
As expected, the media insisted on telling the same embarrassingly fraudulent story they had told in the Martin shooting: innocent teen, academically ambitious, minding his own business, profiled by racist white vigilante — this time a cop — and shot for no reason other than his race.
Consider the Washington Post’s August 12 article on Michael Brown. Over the picture of Brown in his cap and gown was the sappy headline, “Mike Brown notched a hard-fought victory just days before he was shot: A diploma.”
At first glance, the article looks like it might have come from the Onion or some other satirical site. Brown had been shot three days prior, and, appallingly, the Post reporters could conjure an image of Brown no more accurate than this.