Whether you are a friend, stranger or casual observer, the truth will always be slanted in one direction. Subsequently, stories will often exaggerate, highlight or mislead the public to what is actually happening behind the scenes. Such is the case of the recent protests, riots and violence following the Grand Jury verdict of officer Darren Wilson.
The media is portraying a natural outcry of support. Civil Rights leaders are calling Michael Brown a victim of police brutality. Although anyone involved is emotionally charged up, the other side of the story is missing, swept under the rug by the main stream media. According to a report yesterday, the participants of Occupy Wall Street, paid protestors, have re-emerged to incite violence across the United States. This drama is a real life Wag the Dog scenario.
Unfortunately, the truth is relative for these ambulance chasers trying to push forward their political agenda. It doesn’t matter that accurate eyewitnesses have collaborated officer Wilson’s story and surveillance cameras prove Michael Brown held up a convenience store. This evidence doesn’t fit the script the media wants to portray, thus the message several cable news networks are communicating is far from the truth.
In the end, justice will provail and lies will be exposed, but how much damage has to be done to business owners and residents of Ferguson, Missouri before real leaders emerge. Like my parents always said, “actions speak louder than words!” Who will speak out for liberty and justice for all? While I am just another blogger in a massive internet world, I felt compelled to share the other side of this story.
by Jay Mankus