Following the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation about “making progress” on the issues at hand in Ferguson.
Specifically, the president pointed out that progress could not be made by “throwing bottles” or “smashing car windows.”
However, simultaneous Fox News cameras showed protestors rocking a police car back-and-forth in a split-screen alongside the president’s comments.
“These are real issues, and we have to lick them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down. What we need to do is to understand them and figure out how do we make more progress, and that can be done. That won’t be done by throwing bottles. That won’t be done by smashing car windows,” Obama said as the split-screen showed just that happening.
“That won’t be done by using this as an excuse to vandalize property. And it certainly won’t be done by hurting anybody,” Obama added.