If you ask me about Ferguson, Missouri, I am tempted to say there is nothing to be learned but cynicism. Newsmen detected a delicate situation so they published lies, amplified the agitators, condemned the voices of moderation and condoned the violence. Their stories meet Canada’s definition of a hate crime but there will be no apology or acknowledgement, let alone punishment.
Finding a nugget of gold in a garbage pit was beyond me, but not beyond the Washington Examiner. Here is a good overview of the truth and a positive lesson. Good for them.
Oh, Ferguson had two reports.
(March’18) My links are going stale:
links and description of the Ferguson play where actors recite the Ferguson investigation verbatim.
MacDonald on what she has elsewhere termed the “Ferguson effect“