Ben Shapiro, editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, slammed the media over its coverage of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial.
Chauvin is being tried over the death of George Floyd in May of last year. Shapiro accused the media on Wednesday of “ignoring the prosecution’s difficulties” and giving a one-sided view of the trial to the public.
“If you watch the actual Chauvin trial and then watch the media coverage of the Chauvin trial, the gap is stunning. The media are paving the way for riots by ignoring the prosecution’s difficulties – and his acquittal is not a remote possibility based on those difficulties,” Shapiro said.
“WaPo headline: ‘Trial to resume after training officer says an unauthorized neck restraint was used on George Floyd.’ This ignores the actual takeaway from the use-of-force expert’s testimony,” he continued.
“The use-of-force officer admitted that Chauvin’s procedure (use of body weight and pressure) was a LESSER use of force than adopted in the past, that