‘Close but no cigar’: Sheriff Clarke corrects left’s distorted headline on last night’s Ferguson shoot-out

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has had it with American media — but coverage of Sunday night’s violence in Ferguson, Missouri, really set him off.

News accounts surrounding the incident generally agreed that a man shot by police officers Sunday had fired on the cops and was wounded in the return fire. As CNN reported Monday, a gunman “unleashed a ‘remarkable amount of gunfire’ against the officers using a stolen handgun, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.”

The Washington-based online news site Politico twisted this around, however, and tweeted:

And Clarke noticed. He fired back on Twitter.

And other Twitter users replied to both Clarke and Politico. Here are a few examples:


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