Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's with the "alleged"?

On NY news stations, each time they refer to the murder of Eric Garner by NYPD officers, they say he was killed by an "alleged choke hold".

"Alleged"? We've all seen the video of him being taken down by the use of a choke hold applied by an NYPD officer. And the medical examiner has said this was a homicide caused by a choke hold.

So what's with the alleged? I swear, this drives me nuts. Everyone can see the obvious...except the news broadcasters? This use of the word "alleged" by the media is inaccurate and cowardly.

It seems the media is letting us down again. Surprise, surprise.