A Huffington Post reporter covering the events in Ferguson, Mo., this week, asked a serious question of his followers this morning on Twitter:
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 17, 2014
Reilly is one of the reporters arrested this week at a McDonald’s in Ferguson while covering the riots.
He called the arrest “dehumanizing” in an article for his employer, but it may not have been nearly as embarrassing as the hilarious responses to his question.
Leave aside the general ignorance of firearms that kind of question puts on display. It’s even more telling that American journalism has reached the point where “crowdsources” have replaced “sources” as the place some reporters go for information.
When that kind of lazy thinking passes for reporting, is it any wonder the media’s liberal?
@ryanjreilly look like earplugs to me
— Patrick Dean (@PatrickDean) August 17, 2014
@ryanjreilly They look like foam ear plugs
— Todd Dietrich (@obsidianspider) August 17, 2014
@ryanjreilly lmfao this is hilarious. You people are nothing but clueless urbanites.
— Trent Flubbs (@TrentFlubbs) August 17, 2014
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) August 17, 2014
— DancesWithBratwurst (@HRatAOSHQ) August 17, 2014
— Jason Harris (@JasonLucky) August 17, 2014
— Daniel B. Reid (@danielbreid) August 17, 2014
— Busted Keystrokes (@bstdkeystrokes) August 17, 2014
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