Ferguson Irony

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Under ordinary circumstances, the mainstream media would be profuse with their mea culpas over this fiasco; but these are not ordinary times: [emphasis added to quotes]

One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.

St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.

Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents. …

The [St. Louis} Post-Dispatch, Bloomberg, USA Today and the Associated Press have quoted and photographed Williams. On Oct. 13, he was photographed walking arm-in-arm with author and activist Cornel West toward the St. Louis University campus where protesters staged a sit-in. …

Williams has been arrested at least twice during Ferguson-related protests for unlawful assembly as well as refusal to disperse. …

An MSNBC profile of Williams in September quoted him as saying, “We have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not, they’re going to just want us to act up so (police) can pull out their toys on us again.”

Later, he continued: “I learned that we have to stand up and that you can’t get nowhere with violence but you can always move people without it.”

Apparently, Williams has learned valuable lessons at the Barack Obama school of biographical narrative writing:

Williams appears to have told journalists and his fellow protestors conflicting stories about his past, and may in fact have been homeless and using those he met through the protests to survive. “I just keep getting different answers,” says J. B. Forbes, a photographer with the Post Dispatch who has captured images of Williams. “It’s almost as if he doesn’t really want you to know exactly where he’s staying.”

Tony Rice, one of Williams’s fellow protestors in Ferguson, told NRO that Williams stayed with him while protesting there. Rice did not know where Williams came from, but he had the distinct impression Williams did not want to return home when Rice met him at the protests last summer. …

He may have been glorified as a peaceful protester, but Williams’s story never added up.

As with Obama’s narrative, the mainstream media appears to have done little, if any, fact checking when it came to promoting black role models.

The narrative is the message; truth be damned.

This alleged arsonist, despite his  social media rhetoric, despite his unpeaceful actions, was praised by the mainstream media as a leader among the many young, admirable, “peaceful protesters.”

This media hero has allegedly confessed to the crimes, so there’s no question that the media were wrong in their initial evaluation of his character. It remains to be seen whether the mainstream media apologize to their readers and viewers for misleading them about this local hero.



39 responses to “Ferguson Irony

  1. Believe it or not, some of the protesters are protesting Williams’s arrest, AS IF he’s also a “victim” like Mike Brown and Antonio Martin. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ferguson-activist-arson-burglary-20141227-story.html

    “”Josh is one of the young activists, and all of us have taken close to him. We got to know his heart, and he got to know ours,” Bishop Derrick Robinson, of Kingdom Destiny Fellowship International told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “He’s a great kid, an educated kid, a child who knows what he wants and is very active in the community.””

    Oh, it sounds like it. It surely does. He’s a “great kid,” just like Mike Brown, who simply cannot be replaced (so said one protester, who was quoted recently).

  2. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/27/high-profile-ferguson-protester-and-advocate-for-peace-is-charged-with-two-felonies-after-a-not-so-peaceful-incident/

    The “peaceful” Mr. Williams also was recently videotaped cursing out the St. Louis police chief. His “signature” clothing, in another example of delicious irony, HELPED THE COPS TO IDENTIFY HIM. Karma is a b-word (despite that it begins with k).

  3. Maybe he’s a member of the New Black Panther Party or the Nation of Islam, two groups with definite though largely covert ties to Obama.

    • Entirely possible. Too many of these “protesters” are really paid agitators from outside MO. Interesting that he obfuscates where he’s from. There was one story where he spoke about how his mother inspired him to protest. THAT also sounds like an Obama-like fable. All we need is for Williams’s mom to be a white woman with “Kansas values.”

  4. This year is almost over.
    Some good days some bad days just like all the other years. 🙂

  5. Thank you Miri for all the work you do in keeping us informed. ❤

  6. And to all my fellow posters,
    Thank you. 😀

  7. ~ JoAnn Dolberg December 30, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    WOW! This article ought to be picked up by editors everywhere! I read about the younger blacks and wonder what on earth is going on in their brains. Everything you said is truth! Anyone who wants to argue over the blacks mistreating their own race has only to look at obama & sharpton & holder and etc., to see what they are presently doing & how they are doing it….no education is required for understanding their actions….just common sense! Respect for others & respect for law & order is a two-way street!

    ~ Tango December 30, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Mr. Massie, I believe a race war is EXACTLY WHAT Obama, Sharpton & company have been working TOWARDS. If they can foment sufficient Discord & Violence, they can Manufacture the Circumstances Necessary to provide the excuse to declare martial law, suspend elections, disarm the people, & establish a communist dictatorship. This is HOW……………. communists operate…………
    One has only to look at the militarization of law enforcement, the gutting of our military, & the Ferguson style protests backed nationwide by the Revolutionary Communist Party of the US, & it is clear that at the first hint of a WHITE……. “back-lash” Obama will make his MOVE!!!!!!!!
    He was Sired by Communists, Raised by Communists, & guided by Communists all his life. He will do what- EVER it takes to establish it here. Think Vladimir Lenin, & U understand Obama.

  8. SO ^^^^ ” WHAT IF “….. WHITES …. FIGHT B A C K ? ? ? @ MM

    • ~ wigone ….. – Dec. 30, 2014 at 1:28pm ~
      …it’s called Black Liberation Theology…a twisted “Progressive” religion preached to …mr.O’bama most of his LIFE…any semblance of Christianity
      or Christ Like behavior is Long Gone…1 doctrine is “Reparations” by “Redistribution”…it Preaches “White Privilege” & allows “Discrimination”
      at it’s very Core…African American achievements through personal responsibility & hard work are considered not to be equality, rather
      ~ “Uncle Tom” ~ sellout behavior…”Reparations” are only considered through the “forced” redistribution by the Central Authority & equality is NOT judged by the “Content of their Character”…

      …why is anyone surprised?

  9. In discussing the Cyber Warfare which erupted following the Sony hack & the net neutrality debate, Mark Allin declared that, “I think it’s the Biggest Con-spiracy of the year.” According to him, in the weeks that followed

    …..Sony being initially hacked, a surreptitious global internet battle took place which took down numerous websites & generally disrupted cyberspace. While this may have been a retaliatory effort against those who hacked the entertainment giant,
    Allin suggested that it also could have been a test run by the ‘powers that be’ to test the Internet’s vulnerabilities. On that note, he warned that if the Internet continues to be rendered unstable, it could give way to the populace being more amenable to regulations which would ultimately lead to the suppression of independent voices. During his appearance, Allin also discussed the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 as well as the Ebola outbreak.
    @ coasttocoast.com …O’ such interesting stuff 2 KNOW ABOUT !!! yep!

    • An editorial in the WSJ recently pointed out that Obama’s myIRA is ALSO extralegal. It cannot be instituted without Congress passing legislation, and yet Barry is instituting it, anyway. The editorial pointed out that any financial planner who recommended to clients to ONLY invest in government (like myIRA) would be sued for malpractice.

    • “Obama recalled a high school career that was, for the most part, ordinary — “marginal report cards and calls to the principal’s office; part-time jobs at the burger chain; acne and driving tests and turbulent desire.”

      “I’d made my share of friends at school, gone on the occasional awkward date,” Obama wrote. “And if I sometimes puzzled over the mysterious realignments of status that took place among my classmates, as some rose and others fell depending on the whims of their bodies or the make of their cars, I took comfort in the knowledge that my own position had steadily improved.””

      Say no more.

  10. N Y TIMES….. shout OUT?… BUTT’ lets take a Good LOOK at
    Mr. de Blasio’s action … ON NON-ACTION……


  11. this jumped on 2 my screen while looking at some-thing else….
    great info …”WE” did not DO IT …as “THEY” TODAY do not shoot the
    the White or other Race… that get MURDERED…BUTT’ some 1 does


    • What is it that Bill O’Reilly says? You don’t excuse “bad behavior” by pointing to other bad behavior. You got it, Zen. WHITES as a whole group and Christians as a group are “guilty.” Just because there are Christians living in Waco, then it must be that Christians are guilty for that murder. Did this writer (Bill Moyers) take a poll to find out whether or not the lynchers/burners were allegedly Christian (or white) and did they loudly proclaim that they did this in the name of Christ, as Obama alleged at the so-called prayer (more like hate and resentment) breakfast?

      Note, however, that these same people take pains to point out that all Muslims aren’t responsible for ISIS atrocities. Nor are all blacks responsible for the “peaceful protesters” who looted and pillaged. Nor are all blacks and “Native Americans” responsible for black and “red” slave owners. Nor are all blacks responsible for the murders perpetrated by blacks during the “knockout game” or the numerous assaults blacks commit against whites just because they’re white and “comfortable.”

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