CBS, NBC Ignore Results of Michael Brown’s Autopsy

Curtis Houck | October 22, 2014
Font Size

See more in the cross-post on the Newsbusters blog.

On Wednesday, the results of the St. Louis County autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died after being shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, were leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper and largely supports Wilson’s claims that he had a physical altercation with Brown inside his police SUV. 

When it came to the major broadcast networks offering any mention of this big development, CBS and NBC failed to cover the story on both their morning and evening newscasts, respectively.Meanwhile, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir covered the story in its Wednesday night program with a segment from ABC News correspondent Steve Osunsami that lasted about a minute and a half. 

donate
mrc merch