Sheriff Clarke: Liberal Media Created Fake News With ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Lie

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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke criticized liberal hysterics about fake news on Tuesday, pointing out that liberal journalists ought to take a good look in the mirror over their reporting on the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The outspoken critic of Black Lives Matter argued on Twitter that “‘Fake news’ was born in August 2014 in Ferguson MO. when MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post “all propagated the Hands up, Don’t shoot lie.”

Liberal journalists and activists spread far and wide the myth that Michael Brown had his hands up before being gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. That claim was the origin of the Black Lives Matter movement and eventually lead to violent rioting in Ferguson. (RELATED: Growing Number Of Race Riots Leave A Dark Mark On Obama’s Legacy)

The facts of the case showed the ‘Hands up don’t shoot’ claim to be false and that Wilson was justified in shooting Brown. (RELATED: Holder Admits ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Claim Was Bogus)

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