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Sunday Show Guests Agree on One Thing: Cops Need Body Cameras

Sunday show guests rarely agree on anything, and Sunday shows rarely consider solutions to problems rather than rehashing talking points. So it’s especially notable when both happen, as on this Sunday morning when guests across the spectrum and on a variety of networks all called for police to wear body cameras as a tool to help determine culpability in and perhaps even prevent situations … [Read more...]

CNN Guests Go At It Over Ferguson: ‘Don’t Call Me Ma’am!’

CNN guests Elon James White and Crystal Wright joined Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter to discuss whether white people “get” what happened in Ferguson. Stelter lamented the fact that there seem to be two different conversations about race occurring today — referring it to “white news, black news,” a spinoff of his usual segment “red news, blue news.” … [Read more...]

CNN Panel: ‘Very Cynical’ to Say Media Wanted Ferguson Violence for Ratings

Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter pointed out the massive increase in ratings Monday night for the Ferguson Grand Jury announcement and its subsequent discontents, and then posed the question of a thousand comments sections: did the media want a violent reaction for more dramatic television?* “That’s a very cynical thing to say,” George Washington School of Media and Public … [Read more...]

David Brooks: White People ‘Need to Acknowledge Legacy of Racism’ in Police Issues

New York Times columnist David Brooks told Meet the Press Sunday morning that the legacy of racism had to be confronted when discussing matters of white police forces and black communities, and that white people needed to see issues of race and law enforcement from the point of view of black communities. “We all have to have a new social compact on this,” Brooks said. “Whites … [Read more...]

New Yorker Writer Critiques Obama’s Ferguson Comments: ‘Not Everything Is Even’

Jelani Cobb, who has been covering the Ferguson case for the New Yorker, reiterated his critique of President Barack Obama’s comments on the Grand Jury decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, saying the president played too much into a false equivalency between acts of looting and violence in the town and the shooting of Michael Brown. “The president spoke in a very … [Read more...]

Texas Reserve Police Officer Shoots Woman in Face in Road Rage Incident

A reserve police officer in Houston has been charged in the shooting of a woman in an apparent road rage incident in which he shot her in the head. Kenneth Caplan, the reserve deputy, cut the woman off and she responded by honking her horn. Caplan then got out of his car and shot her; the bullet grazed her in the head. “I honestly got a taste of death. My heart was slowing down and I … [Read more...]

Deval Patrick: Schumer Wrong on Obamacare Comments

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) disagreed with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) over the wisdom of reforming the health care system in President Barack Obama’s first term, telling Meet the Press that the Affordable Care Act had made a demonstrable economic impact on people’s lives. “I respect Senator Schumer, but, no, I don’t agree with him,” Patrick said. … [Read more...]

ABC’s This Week Calls Rice Appeal ‘Another Black Eye for the NFL’

Cliché metaphors, man. This guy knows. Watch the clip below, via ABC News: Please enable Javascript to watch. [Image via screengrab] —— >> Follow Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) on Twitter … [Read more...]

Wilson, Brown Attorneys Square off over Whether Ferguson Prosecutor Tried for an Indictment

The attorneys for Ferguson officer Darren Wilson and the family of slain teenager Michael Brown both appeared on Fox News Sunday, where the former said the Grand Jury process was fair and definitive, and the latter cited the prosecutor and the process he led for being biased toward Wilson. “From his actions it appears that he does not want an indictment, thus they don’t indict,” … [Read more...]

Giuliani: Wilson Case Never Should Have Gone to Grand Jury

A comparatively muted Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that Attorney General Eric Holder’s federal investigation of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson would go nowhere, as anyone who had read the transcripts would conclude. “Having read the transcripts of the Grand Jury, and having been a prosecutor for thirteen years, I don’t see how this case normally would … [Read more...]

St. Louis Alderman: Wilson ‘Cold, Remorseless,’ More Resignations Are Needed

St. Louis alderman Antonio French was not impressed by Former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s first televised interview with George Stephanopoulos, telling This Week Sunday morning that Wilson’s answered came off as canned, and that his was only the first of several resignations that need to happen. “I found officer Wilson to be remorseless, cold,” French said, adding that … [Read more...]

Darren Wilson Officially Resigns from Ferguson Police Force

Several days after a grand jury decided not to indict him for the August fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has officially resigned from his position. For several weeks, speculation ran rampant as to whether the law enforcement officer would remain on the force if he were not brought up on criminal charges. Last week it was reported that Wilson was … [Read more...]

Uber Disciplines Executive Who Allegedly Tracked a Journalist

After coming under fire for allegedly launching spear campaigns against journalists who criticize them and then promptly apologizing and clarifying its privacy policy, Uber has disciplined the executive purportedly responsible for using an internal tool to track a journalist’s whereabouts. The company said late Friday that it had “taken disciplinary action” against Josh Mohrer, … [Read more...]

LEGO Enthusiast Re-Creates New Star Wars Teaser Trailer

A LEGO enthusiast has re-created the newly-released teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in a new video that was uploaded early Saturday morning — and is sure to go viral. Per the description of the video by YouTube user “Snooperking”: “This took forever…. hence the upload at 4:00 AM im excited for the movie ha ha I had nothing to … [Read more...]

NFL Player Reacts to His Facebook Post on Ferguson That Went Viral

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson made headlines all week after his Facebook post regarding the Ferguson grand jury decision went viral. Watson, who did not take sides, addressed many of the emotions felt by Americans of all racial and ethnic backgrounds nationwide. Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Watson talked about it more with host Andrea Tantaros. Watson said he was surprised at … [Read more...]

Concha: By Giving Janay Rice Content Approval, ESPN’s Hill More Stenographer than Journalist

So ESPN’s Jemele Hill landed a big interview somewhat recently by convincing Janay Rice–wife of Ray Rice and a victim of domestic abuse via an elevator video the world has seen over and over (and over)–to sit down with her first. At first glance, any journalist would applaud Ms. Hill for her hard work and hustle in landing one of the more coveted Q&As out there. At least … [Read more...]

Rand Paul Battles Savannah Guthrie: We Wouldn’t Be Here ‘If Harry Reid Had Done His Job’

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sparred with Meet the Press guest host Savannah Guthrie over whether the strategy to defund or delay ObamaCare via the continuing resolution had been a worthwhile one, with Paul arguing that it had actually forced a more responsible method of federal funding via smaller appropriation bills. “These are clean CRs, meaning there’s been no strings attached,” … [Read more...]

Behold the GOP’s Terrifying New Debt Ceiling Theory: Default is Inevitable

Before the fingerpointing over the government shutdown even had a chance to really get going, Representative Steve King (R-IA) found the real driver behind the coming battle over the debt ceiling: “The march of history got us here.” King is not the most articulate voice for the GOP’s anything legislative strategy, but in this case his penchant for tin-eared overstatement … [Read more...]