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The Left-Wing Media Is Calling Out Warren and Harris for Lies About Michael Brown's Death in Ferguson

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When a Democrat’s lie is so egregious that even uber-left Vox Media has called them out, it’s got to be a monster fabrication.

Take, for example, the blatant untruths told last week by presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

The two senators both tweeted special messages to remember the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, five years ago.

And by special, I mean they told some big, fat, pandering lies.

When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, protesters and activists claimed he was innocent of any wrongdoing and that the killing was a racially motivated murder. Subsequent investigations by President Barack Obama’s DOJ proved both claims to be false.

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“5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,” Sen. Warren tweeted.

Except that he wasn’t.

I guess getting paid over $400,000 to teach law at Harvard doesn’t mean Warren can be expected to tell the truth about law and justice.

Maybe the brilliant legal mind of former prosecutor Kamala Harris could get it right.

“Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America,” Sen. Harris tweeted.

Zero for 2.

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Nice job, Democrats.

You could probably hear the face-palming across the nation after those inaccurate, desperate tweets were posted.

The sentiment was so strong and lies so obvious that Vox ran an article diplomatically titled, “Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris’s controversial Michael Brown tweets, explained.”

Are you surprised Vox fact-checked this false claim?

(Can you imagine the media running a headline claiming to “explain” a Donald Trump tweet? Yeah, me neither.)

“The tweets claimed a police officer ‘murdered’ Michael Brown,” Vox wrote. “But that’s not what investigators, including those from the Obama administration, concluded.”

“[T]he evidence, including a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, says otherwise,” Vox added.

“The Justice Department’s 2015 report contradicted many of the protesters’ claims, finding that Wilson likely did have reason to fear for his life and didn’t violate the law in shooting Brown,” Vox explained. “The Warren and Harris campaigns did not return requests for comment.”

Of course they didn’t.

To be clear, federal inquiries into Ferguson law enforcement found many problematic practices.

But those were relevant to Brown’s death.

“This wasn’t a murder or a federal civil rights violation, based on the evidence we have,” Vox wrote.

“This is interesting, even Vox is calling bulls— on Warren and Harris’s Michael Brown tweets,” wrote Geoffrey Ingersoll, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller.

And that’s exactly what Vox should have done.

Because both tweets were exactly that: complete and utter bunk.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birthplace
South Carolina
Education
Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Culture, Faith, Politics




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