Time and again, the mainstream media gets it wrong when it comes to police-involved shootings.
The latest example took place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on September 13th when a police officer shot and killed a man who started to attack the officer with a knife. As you'll see in the video below, the officer had less than three seconds to defend himself from serious bodily harm or death as the man with the knife comes at him.
Yet, as Drew Holden demonstrates in a series of tweets that we've provided below the video, the mainstream media creates a far different story of the attack - leading to protests in Lancaster that have had the city on edge.
Please watch the video. Look at the still picture of the man with the knife. Did the officer have any other choice other than to defend his own life? Then, look at the examples Drew Holden provides (there are many, many more on his Twitter page) of how the mainstream media portrayed the incident.
Is this a classic example of media bias? Please share your thoughts in the comment section further down this page.
?Thread?— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) September 14, 2020
We’re seeing a narrative evolve in real time in Lancaster, PA that omits the fact that the man who was shot & killed by police was actively trying to kill a police officer, even w/ bodycam evidence.
Enormously irresponsible, especially given the current climate. pic.twitter.com/BYgToAfFfG
Reporting from @AP got picked up all over, as it does, and recycled through the same lens.— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) September 14, 2020
Here’s @usnews, who manage to scrub the knife detail and focus instead on the trendy topics: police shootings and protests. pic.twitter.com/yc3oOSZHxE