With all the right-wing claims of the vicious pummeling Darren Wilson received from gigantic, superhuman thug Michael Brown, one would expect that his medical records and photographs would show some form of serious injury. In August, Fox News reported that Wilson was “beaten very severely” by Brown.
An unnamed source told Fox that “the officer had sustained a fractured eye socket in the incident, and repeated that assertion early Friday morning, in response to a conflicting report on the severity of the injuries.” The network claimed that Brown’s horrific assault left Wilson “traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified”
Other right-wing media sources took these claims a step further. The Gateway Pundit released chilling and “damning” photos “proving” that Wilson suffered an orbital blowout fracture at the hands of Michael Brown.
The only problem with these claims was that they were not even remotely true. Gateway Pundit’s “evidence” was a file photo from the University of Iowa with the information identifying the source removed, and Fox News flat-out lied to stoke the flames of hatred against Brown.
In Wilson’s own words, he felt “like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan” when he grabbed Brown’s arm during the altercation, and that Brown looked “like a demon” as the unarmed teenager repeatedly attacked him.
Given his terrifying description of Michael Brown and the claims about his injuries, one would expect Wilson to have more than…a small bruise on his right cheek.
Interestingly no one is asking why, if Brown was assaulting Wilson from the driver’s side of the car, which would make his right cheek a very difficult target, the bruise is on Wilson’s right side. If the assault was as vicious as Officer Wilson claims, why are his injuries not more severe? Was it even Brown who hit him?
It is not unheard of for someone to self-inflict injuries, or to have a trusted friend punch them, in an effort to push a narrative that they were attacked. The suspicious placement of Wilson’s injuries do not put this possibility out of the realm of reality.
Wilson’s visit to the hospital was rather routine. He showed up to the hospital claiming that he was punched twice, leading him to suffer from “jaw pain.”
Despite his obviously minor injuries, Wilson demanded an x-ray. Vital signs were normal, and the staff found no issues aside from an odd scrape on the back on the officer’s neck and a small bruise on his cheek.
Because of his horrific injuries at the hands of what Wilson essentially describes as a superhuman opponent he heroically fought off, he was prescribed some heavy medication — Naprosyn, a low level anti-inflammatory drug.
Wilson’s minor bruise must have been KILLING him, though, as he scaled the level of pain at 6 out of 10. [For reference, that’s the same number I gave when I injured my back at work in 2011 and was largely unable to move.]
Wilson’s x-ray results confirm that there was no fracture or dislocation. Just a small bruise.
Diagnosis: “Contusion of mandibular joint area.” In other words, a small bruise on Wilson’s face.
Wilson was advised to take his low-grade anti-inflammatory drug “as needed” for pain, and to apply ice. In case he was unable to figure out how to apply ice, the hospital advised him to place ice cubes in a bag, place a washcloth between the bag and his skin, and to keep it on for at least 20 minutes.
He was told to take over the counter pain relievers if he needs additional help for his oh-so-serious injury he suffered at the hands of Hulk Hogan’s demonic doppelganger.