Bodycam footage released last night showed a police officer in Columbus, Ohio shooting Makiyah Bryant armed with a knife and attacking two other girls. Guess which part of that the kneejerk media (and others) left out of the story.
NPR was among media outlets immediately running with the desired narrative before all the facts were known, but they seem to think the media malpractice can be covered by a disclaimer.
Disclaimer from NPR on its article (which hasn't yet been updated with new information regarding the body cam video) regarding the Ma'Khia Bryant shooting notes that "facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong"https://t.co/mXDPbTS26Y pic.twitter.com/41AKRrTfrI
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) April 21, 2021
NOT the Babylon Bee:
This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene, and we will update as the situation develops.
“Credible news outlets”? Would a credible news outlet have published that disclaimer?
The body can footage was out really quick. So why the rush to get the story out.
— Fredrick Allen (@FredH85) April 21, 2021
We all know why.
"We will report hearsay regardless of the impact."
— Digs (@YesThatDigs) April 21, 2021
The media thinks this excuses their garbage reporting. https://t.co/h4JzobhBqh
— DQ ?? (@DQuesada) April 21, 2021
"Will" turn out to be wrong.
There, I fixed it for you. Every MSM outlet these days is an abomination to what real journalism is https://t.co/nb6kTdWxCj
— Mark Reifkind ?? ?? (@markrif1) April 21, 2021
They hit rock bottom long ago but continue to keep digging.
Editor’s note: We’ve changed the spelling of Ma’Khia Bryant’s first name from “Makiyah” in our headline and post to align with the correct spelling as reported by the media at large.