( 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.”
FAKE NEWS ‘FERGUSON’ FILMMAKER JASON POLLOCK SHOUT DOWN FOX NEWS MARTHA MacCALLUM ON LATEST MICHAEL BROWN VIDEO
( Fox News ) A documentary filmmaker engaged in a heated debate surrounding his new film, which contends that Michael Brown did not rob a Ferguson, Mo. convenience store prior to his ultimately fatal 2014 encounter with Officer Darren Wilson.
A documentary shown at film festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas suggests that Brown traded a bag of marijuana for the cigarillos he was alleged to have stolen. It claims he left them behind on the counter and came back to pick them up the day he allegedly robbed the store. Filmmaker Jason Pollock states, “Mike did not rob the store.”
Attorney Jay Kanzler said the interaction shown in the film was edited down from 4 minutes to 30 seconds and disputes the claims made by filmmaker Jason Pollock.
The unedited surveillance footage appears to show store clerks rejecting Brown’s offer of marijuana in exchange for sodas and cigarillos.
The footage, which was shown from four different angles, shows Brown leaving the store with the marijuana and leaving sodas and cigarillos behind on the counter. Clerks were seen putting the items back before closing.
“The entire story is preposterous and laughable,” said Kanzler. “(The filmmaker) owes an apology to the store owner, the community of Ferguson, and the police officers who put their lives on the line because of his recklessness.”
Jason Pollock said on “The First 100 Days” the footage he features in the film “Stranger Fruit” would change the narrative about Brown, who was shot and killed by Wilson after an altercation in the street.
Law enforcement officials said the footage used is irrelevant because Wilson stopped Brown for walking in the middle of a street, not for suspicion of committing a robbery.