Now that we know — thanks to Eric Holder and the DOJ — that the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. was bogus from the start, what will happen to people who dared challenge it from the beginning?

You will still be called a racist, that’s what.

Case in point, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took a little victory lap on today’s “Morning Joe” where he pointed out that he had been correct in challenging the veracity of “hands up, don’t shoot” in the past and that all the people calling him a racist for it were in the wrong.

And now Scarborough is being called a racist — again! — for just being correct:

Actually, that’s not what Scarborugh said either. He was quoting this excerpt from today’s NYT on the overall narrative that took hold:

But in its final report this week clearing the police officer, Darren Wilson, of civil rights violations in Mr. Brown’s death, the Justice Department said it may not have happened that way. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. cast doubt on the “hands up” account even as he described Ferguson as having a racially biased police department and justice system.

“It remains not only valid — but essential — to question how such a strong alternative version of events was able to take hold so swiftly, and be accepted so readily,” Mr. Holder said Wednesday.

The hate continued:

But Scarborough was quoting the way Eric Holder saw it? Is Holder and Obama’s DOJ a bunch of racists, too?


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