Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has had it with American media — but coverage of Sunday night’s violence in Ferguson, Missouri, really set him off.
News accounts surrounding the incident generally agreed that a man shot by police officers Sunday had fired on the cops and was wounded in the return fire. As CNN reported Monday, a gunman “unleashed a ‘remarkable amount of gunfire’ against the officers using a stolen handgun, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.”
The Washington-based online news site Politico twisted this around, however, and tweeted:
Police shoot man who allegedly fired at officers near Ferguson protests http://t.co/gxleFC7TJR
— POLITICO (@politico) August 10, 2015
And Clarke noticed. He fired back on Twitter.
@politico @NickGass Close but no cigar. Say it Politico. MAN SHOOTS AT POLICE, POLICE RETURN FIRE. Go ahead tell the truth Politico — David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) August 10, 2015
http://t.co/MPPJH8QYMs Wrong headline by lib media as usual. Early report is that SUSPECT FIRES SHOTS AT POLICE, POLICE RETURN FIRE.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) August 10, 2015
And other Twitter users replied to both Clarke and Politico. Here are a few examples:
@ozarklady76 @SheriffClarke @politico @NickGass You’re probably right. — Lee Thompson (@SlidinDelta) August 10, 2015
@politico <- why do you word things to try and produce hate? The media is America’s enemy #2 behind ISIS.
— Jim (@WontComply) August 10, 2015
@politico No “alleging” about it. It happened, report it as being factual, and stop covering up the #Ferguson thuggery. — FeistyMonk (@FeistyMonk) August 10, 2015
@joeleyare @SheriffClarke @michellemalkin you forgot about waiting 6 weeks to issue a retraction.
— Sailor Chick ’95 (@strinam) August 10, 2015
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