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( Daily Caller ) Now the re-election of Mayor James Knowles III has upset NBC News, one of the outlets that hyped the riots and the #BlackLivesMatter movement that came out of it.

Ferguson is a majority black city, but residents who voted clearly didn’t seem to mind having a white mayor. Knowles, who is white, won handily, 56 percent to 44 percent over City Council member Ella Jones, who is black.

NBC News was not happy with the outcome, making the election about race by titling their coverage, “Ferguson, Missouri, Declines to Elect First Black Mayor.”

NBC News lamented the outcome, noting, “Jones, 62, would have become the first black mayor in the city’s 122 years had she been elected.”

“The fear now, with Knowles’ winning a third three-year term,” NBC News says, “is that residents, activists and protesters — already doubtful that anything will ever change — could harden their attitudes.” The story, however, cites no residents, activists or protesters expressing this sentiment or anything at all as reporters Ron Allen and Alex Johnson quote no one in the story.

Allen and Johnson use Brown as a descriptor for Knowles, describing the Mayor as someone “who rode out weeks of unrest after Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.”


Race-obsessed media coverage has become the norm in Ferguson since Brown’s death. In February 2016, after City Council elections, the LA Times wrote, “Now, Ferguson has passed a new milestone on its journey to reform: On Tuesday night, the City Council became majority black for the first time,” in a story entitled, “Ferguson officials, now mostly black like the city, still face federal suit over police reforms.”

The New York Times ran an op-ed entitled, “In Ferguson, Black Town, White Power,” and Slate wondered, “Ferguson Is Mostly Black. Why Is Its Government So White?”

Read more: NBC News Upset Ferguson Re-Elected White Mayor

Image: Ella Jones and Mayor James Knowles III