Famed Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli took CNN and various media outlets to task over their inaccurate coverage of the Ferguson protests.
A heated argument ensued between Talib and CNN’s Don Lemon after the Brooklyn rapper accused the media pushing an agenda of the protesters being the aggressors in the protests
The media is doing a “horrible job making sure the stories getting out in the right way,” he said. “…I don’t think the intention is to not be fair balanced, but we live in a world that’s run by white supremacy. That’s the narrative and language of the oppressors taking over.”
Talib provided proof of his sentiment by citing an article that appeared on CNN’s website.
“On CNN.com, you have a story that says ‘Ferguson Calm Until Bottles Fly.’ That’s inaccurate cause I was there that night,” he continued. “First thing it says is ‘police chase down men.’ …It chased men, women and children down.
“…You know when the bottles flew? After the cops said they were going to blow my f’n head off. …The headline should’ve read ‘The Cops Agitated The People.’”
Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan was recently on the receiving end of backlash after referring to the Ferguson protests as “child’s play.”
A nearby protester passionately slammed the reporter for his comments.
“Motherf*ckers come at us with shots! Who heard shots? Them shooting at us!” he yelled. “We go through this sh-t everyday. You talking about it’s just child’s play. Who is is child’s play towards? Us or them!”
The death of Mike Brown sparked nationwide protests with many calling for an end to police brutality. Brown was unarmed when shot six times Aug. 9 by a police officer, including twice in the head.
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