Ferguson, TV Media and Crying Wolf
So as some of you know, Ferguson, Missouri basically transformed into a third world village this last week.
Now I've been following it since before any major media outlets, through the tweets and accounts of people on the ground. I saw when journalists were arrested for filming. I saw when tear gas and rubber bullets were fired at peaceful protesters, before any looting had happened. Then the TV media jumped in, and today I got shaken to the bone.
The short form of what happened is once TV media got involved, there are people - I don't know what percentage of the population, but at least one person too many - who assumed off the bat that it was all just the news spinning a yarn. Eve...