November 15, 2014

Remember how we heard about Darren Wilson's terrible injuries received while he was trying to stop Michael Brown from the horrible crime of jaywalking?

Now we have living proof that there was nothing like that "fractured eye socket" injury the Dumbest Man on the Internet Jim Hoft claimed.

Little Green Footballs:

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.

You would think haters like Hoft would figure out that lying about something like this is a bad idea, but then again...that would require something like a moral compass.

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