Mind you, I will forever believe that the death penalty is morally wrong and undeniably racist. But that still doesn't the MSM a right to flat-out lie and portray Troy Davis as being some kind of saint:
Good Morning America's Steve Osunsami on Thursday skipped or spun key facts while reporting on the execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis in Georgia. The ABC reporter also played up the race angle, asserting that "supporters are asking difficult questions about the legal system, whether Davis' case would have gotten a greater re-examination if he were white and not black." However, he ignored the execution of a white man in Texas-- on the same day.RELATED: COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL
In that state, white supremacist Russell Brewer was put to death for the brutal murder of James Byrd. Osunsami left out other details in the Davis case. He noted that the "murder weapon was never found." However, the journalist didn't mention that Davis' gun had been used in another crime on the same day of the shooting and that the cartridges match.
News anchor Josh Elliott began the segment by claiming, "seven of the nine witnesses whose testimony helped convict Davis have now recanted their stories."
However, there were actually 34 witnesses, not nine. (See page 41 the Georgia ruling.) As Erick Erickson wrote on Red State:
Remember as well that there were 34 witnesses, not the 9 as claimed. The defense claims seven witnesses changed their testimony. That’s actually not true. Only two materially changed their testimony and Davis’s attorneys refused to present those two in federal court in 2010 to be examined in the evidentiary hearing even though they sat outside the courtroom door.
Osunsami has inserted race into his stories before. On the August 29, 2006 World News, he highlighted a conspiracy theory that levees in Lousisiana were blown up by a bomb.