Have you ever wished you could walk up to a Fox News crew, rip the camera out of the cameraman’s hands, and smash it on the ground? Well, this lucky gent wearing a Guy Fawkes mask did exactly that on Monday night after the Darren Wilson verdict was announced.
Bob McCulloch was one of the few prosecutors in history to fail to recommend charges to a Grand Jury. It’s rare for a Grand Jury to fail to return an indictment. Former prosecutor Judge Sol Wachtler famously said that any prosecutor who wanted to could get a Grand Jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” Unfortunately, to McCulloch, Brown’s worth did not equal that of a tasty piece of meat and cheese between two slices of bread.
In 2010, U.S. attorneys, as FiveThirtyEight points out, “prosecuted 162,000 federal cases in 2010, the most recent year for which we have data. Grand juries declined to return an indictment in 11 of them.”
Understandably, Ferguson residents, who want an actual trial with an actual jury, are furious with the Grand Jury’s failure to return any charges. As peaceful protest and an outpouring of public anger did not work, effectively gave Wilson’s cheerleaders the riot they have been requesting. Businesses and police cars lit up the night like candles as the community’s outrage manifested physically in the only way that is left after the justice system failed Brown.
One protester showed Fox News in a very personal way how people feel about the misinformation and lies the network has dutifully spread to its rabid, right-wing followers. As Steve Harrigan was detailing the unrest and, in some cases, outright carnage that followed the grand jury’s incompetent decision, a Guy Fawkes mask-clad protester ran up and yelled, “F*ck you, and f*ck Fox News.”
The camera then smashed to the ground and the feed was lost. When Harrigan was back on the air later, he told Shep Smith he thought the protesters were angry that they were filming looting. In reality, the public is sick of Fox’s ‘fairly unbalanced’ coverage of the murder of Michael Brown. “The only casualty was the camera,” Harrigan told Smith.
Watch Fox News lose one of its precious cameras, below: