RUSH: CNN is noticeably down today, and you can see it, see the reason why in their own headlines. It’s starting to return to normal in Ferguson. And you can see, I mean, the credibility of key witnesses in question. It’s beginning to dawn on them that the myth might not prevail here.
And the reason the myth might not prevail is because even the New York Times, ladies and gentlemen, even though they tried to bury this in paragraph 26 yesterday and then another story today. It doesn’t matter whether the police officer had a broken eye socket or not — and there’s some question about that, people are questioning the original reporting that the cop’s eye socket, orbital socket was shattered. But it doesn’t matter.
He was still beaten up. He was still taken to the hospital. His face was swollen. The original story is falling apart. The gentle giant walking innocently down the street on the way to grandmother’s house, eagerly thinking about the soon-to-commence college classes, shot in the back by a racist white St. Louis cop, which happens way too often. That was the myth.
And the myth began to break down within a couple of hours, but then they got the myth back. And then it began to break down again, and they were able to rebuild it. And then about five days later the video was released and the gentle giant was no longer gentle. He was a thief. Forty-four dollar box of Swisher Sweets, and furthermore, he was abusive to the clerk, shoving him away as the clerk attempted to keep him from walking out of the store with the stolen cigars.
Then we learn from an autopsy conducted by the myth makers that the gentle giant was not shot from behind. (gasping) And then we learned that the gentle giant actually did reach into the car and may have attempted to get the cop’s gun. And so then a number of witnesses came forward, but many of them are beginning to lose credibility. And so the myth is getting a little harder to hold onto, because if there was ever any real media scrutiny involved, the myth could not survive.
The media was there so much, I mean, it was 24/7. It was impossible for the media to miss elements of the story. It was just in the cards that they were going to learn of several facts that dealt serious blows to the myth. So now the grand jury has begun hearing the evidence. The authorities say there will not be any charges or any adjudication of any kind until at least October, which again, by the way, part of a myth that is right before the November elections. But you can see that watching CNN, there’s not this confidence that the myth, as originally created, is gonna hold up, simply because it can’t.