One Shooter, No Snipers: Grossly Inaccurate Police and Media Information About Dallas Killings


When authories are providing facts on an occurring event and reporters are using these facts all have to be aware how accurate these facts are.

For to report false facts can lead to an extension of the aggression and its verocity. Accountability needs to be noted on all occasions.

Stop Making Sense

Steven Rosenfeld writes for AlterNet:

The mainstream media in the U.S. and abroad badly botched the reporting of the Dallas police shooting that killed five officers Thursday, egged on by speculation by police sources that a team of snipers was bent on avenging the killing of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana by white cops the day before.

Even after the Dallas Morning News changed its headline Friday afternoon to read, “Dallas sniper was loner, Army vet with stash of arms, bomb parts at home,” the article’s second paragraph said, “Four Dallas police officers and a DART officer were shot and killed in a coordinated sniper attack that followed a Thursday night protest.”

The incorrect sniper meme was repeated internationally, such as this headline from the British Mirror, “Dallas police shooting: ‘Black Power group’ claims responsibility for police killings and warns of more assassinations to come.”

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