This Week's Attack Dawg Bite Award Goes To
The New York Times
John Eligon, I read your article, ““Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise,” and I ask you, who is an angel? After reading the article I thought The New York Times’ timing was no better than that pot-belly chief of police down in Ferguson. Chief Jackson released that infamous video the same day he named cop Darrin Wilson as Michael Brown, Jr.’s killer. This article hit the stands the same day as the Browns’ had their son’s funeral. Tacky!. John, no one is an angel when you get right down to it. Certainly, no one deserves to be murdered out in the streets and their body left there in the blazing sun for four hours because they were no angel. The “no angel” comment is a flimsy attempt to justify a murder by a policeman. Was Phillip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini or Heath Ledger angels? Hardly, they all died from illegal drug abuse! Was Robin Williams an angel? Nope, he left his wife for the baby sitter and he took his own life. Why is Michael Brown, Jr. a kid with promise cut down in a vicious murder by Darrin Wilson singled out with the “no angel” clause? I understand you have apologized and admit that things were taken out of context from what you meant to say. John, I always subscribe to biblical advice when it comes down to writing about the deceased, just don’t speak ill of them. Especially, when they were gunned down for no reason and certainly not on the day of their funeral. All things considered John, even though I’ve focused on you for this badly timed and written article, you don’t get this week’s award. This week’s Attack Dawg Bite Award goes to your publisher, The New York Times for printing it. Especially when they make their 118 year old boast “We Print All The News That’s Fit To Print!”
The dog bite award for celebrities who say and do stupid obnoxious things.