The mainstream media is just covering itself in glory reporting the police-involved shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus Tuesday. The Daily Beast, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others, offered up hot takes. CNN is being extra-careful in its reporting though, with anchor Wolf Blitzer reporting that the police bodycam footage “appears” to show the girl wielding a knife as she “seems” to lunge at another girl.

Even leftist activists are admitting Bryant had a knife, noting that teen knife fights have been happening for eons.

If they just admit the bodycam footage shows Bryant was lunging at another girl with a knife, that would suggest that the cop was justified in shooting. But there have to be questions, right?