Two videos released today by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show Officer Darren Wilson (in a white T-shirt) at the police station immediately after he shot Michael Brown to death in Ferguson; the first shows him leaving the station to go to the hospital, the second shows him returning from the hospital.
These videos are the final word on St. Louis hate-blogger Jim Hoft’s “fractured eye socket” hoax — because there are absolutely no visible injuries to Wilson’s face, and when he returns from the hospital there are no bandages, either. If he was indeed struck by Michael Brown, it could not have been severe enough to fracture his eye socket; by this time there would have been severe pain and swelling, but here we see Wilson walking casually with no assistance and in no apparent discomfort. Hardly the behavior of a man who had just suffered a “savage beating,” as Jim Hoft (and other right wing media) claimed.
So how does Hoft react to this definitive proof that his story was false? By linking to his “fractured eye socket” post and repeating his claim that Wilson was “severely injured,” of course — right under the video that shows it to be a lie.
Officer Darren Wilson was severely injured during his confrontation with 18 year-old rapper Mike Brown. Darren Wilson was treated at a local hospital after the shooting.
“18 year-old rapper.” Nice.
The Stupidest Man on the Internet is also the most relentlessly dishonest.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch article also includes a newly released timeline from police, showing that Wilson was not taken to the hospital until two hours after the shooting. It goes without saying that if Wilson had received head injuries severe enough to cause facial fractures, he would have gone to the hospital much sooner.