5 Of The Grossest Ferguson Reactions

by
Lauren Burgoon
Surprise! Donald Trump, beacon of thoughtful discourse, makes the list.

Everyone has a theory on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown. You expect the typical clueless chatter from a certain subset, but these take the cake.  

Kevin Sorbo

Hercules has something to say about those "animals" protesting Mike Brown's death. Just in case he removes his Facebook post, here's Sorbo's take on Ferguson:

"Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man. It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It's always someone else's fault when you give up. Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the voted in has only made things worse for them, not better."

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Donald Trump

The Donald continues to live in his bubble. Racial tensions form the crux of so much Ferguson coverage, but Trump obviously is getting his news from some other source (than reality.) 

"This is a racial situation," he said on "Fox and Friends." "It’s not covered that way in the press. It’s not even discussed in the press. They don’t want to discuss it. They stay away from it."

OK then. If Trump believes it, it must be so.

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Columbia Daily Tribune

The Missouri newspaper, headquartered about two hours from Ferguson, published a gem of an editorial cartoon Aug. 20 equating the protesters to looters. 

The newspaper's managing editor called the cartoon "provocative" and certainly not racist "in intent," Jim Romenesko reports

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Larry Klayman

It'd be quicker to count up anything non-racist Klayman spewed from his mouth about President Obama or Ferguson. There are simply too many quotes to pick from. Maybe it's his surprise Obama hasn't renamed it the "Black House." 

Then there's this

"But what makes my blood boil is that our so-called president and his attorney general jump to judgment, on a consistent and regular basis, against 'whitey' and in favor of their black brothers. A president and his attorney general were elected and appointed and confirmed to represent all of the American people, not just their people."

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Sgt. Mike Weston

A Velda City, Missouri, police officer responsible for maintaining order in Ferguson apparently isn't happy with Attorney General Eric Holder. 

Weston, tweeting under the now-disabled handle officeranon2, posted about wanting to punch Holder. Not just punch him, but track him down to punch him. Classy.

Riverfront Times grabbed several screenshots of Weston's confirmed Twitter account before it was disabled.

Weston also went on a social media tear -- playing fast and loose with the truth -- about why it's OK to tear gas people in their own backyards. Check out the Riverfront Times' report.