A Ferguson Story on ‘Conflicting Accounts’ Seems to Say ‘Trust Us’

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By: Margaret Sullivan | New York Times

Want an object lesson in the problems of dubious equivalency and anonymous sources?

Look no further than Wednesday’s Times, where a highly fraught question — precisely how, in Ferguson, Mo., a black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson — is the subject of the lead story.

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