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Fox News Airs Dramatic Reenactment of Michael Brown Surveillance Video

20 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT

As cable news continues to search for new ways to cover the situation in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting for unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer 10 days ago, Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren tried out an unusual approach Tuesday night when it sent two reporters to the convenience store where Brown allegedly stole some cigarillos in order to recreate the surveillance video footage released by police last week. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Monday Cable Ratings: CNN #1 in Demo, Fox #1 in Total Primetime for Ferguson Coverage

19 August 2014 2:59 PM, PDT

CNN's heavy coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri helped deliver the network a victory over Fox News in the primetime 25-54 demo Monday night. CNN averaged 423K in the demo while Fox had 405K. MSNBC was a distant third with 194K. Fox News held on to its #1 spot in total viewers 2.136M. CNN was second with 1.027M and again MSNBC was third with 854K. »

- Mediaite Staff

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St. Louis Police Officers Shoot and Kill 23-Year-Old Knife-Wielding Man

19 August 2014 12:07 PM, PDT

Reporters are on the scene in St. Louis, Missouri, just miles from Ferguson, where police officers reportedly shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man wielding a knife. Initial reports indicate that the man entered a store with a knife and refused to leave after police were called. He was shot and killed after he allegedly lunged at police with the knife. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Fox’s Todd Starnes: Obama Admin ‘May Be Orchestrating the Michael Brown Tragedy’

19 August 2014 10:33 AM, PDT

Batshit interesting theory from Fox News commentator Todd Starnes. Starnes wrote on his Facebook Monday that the Obama administration “may be orchestrating the Michael Brown tragedy.” Starnes’ full post: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); [...] »

- Eddie Scarry

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Protester Live on CNN: ‘We Ain’t Worried About the Motherf*cking National Guard!’

18 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT

The chaos on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri was palpable on CNN Monday night as police attempted to clear the streets just before 10 p.m. Ct, despite the lack of official curfew in place. Reporter Ed Lavandera was in the middle of the protesting crowd when he broadcast was briefly hijacked by a shirtless man who had a message for viewers. »

- Matt Wilstein

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CNN Analyst Denounces Ferguson Speculation: ‘Everyone Becomes an Expert’ in Crises

18 August 2014 9:31 AM, PDT

CNN contributor and lawyer Mo Ivory wrangled with CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos on Monday morning following the Brown family's press conference on the independent autopsy performed on Michael Brown. Ivory lambasted Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot Brown, not only for the shooting but for reaction, causing Cevallos to caution against speculating as to others' psychological states in extreme circumstances. »

- Evan McMurry

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Brown Family Attorneys: Autopsy Shows ‘Officer Should Have Been Arrested’

18 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT

The Brown family legal team discussed the independent autopsy conducted on Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot by a Ferguson police officer over one week ago. The attorneys said that the autopsy report was consistent with eyewitness accounts that Brown was attempting to surrender, and that the back-to-front path of the two head shots should have led to the arrest of the officer. »

- Evan McMurry

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Fox Analyst: Capt. Johnson Too ‘Emotionally Overcome’ to Be Objective

18 August 2014 6:08 AM, PDT

Fox Legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. criticized numerous aspects of the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown and the subsequent clashes between police and protestors, telling Fox & Friends Monday morning that the second autopsy ordered by the Justice Department was "absolute garbage" and that Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, brought in to replace the Ferguson police chief, was emotionally compromised by his ties to the community. »

- Evan McMurry

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