Noted political author Ann Coulter spoke up on her blog about the media's whitewashing of cop killer Troy Davis, who went on a shooting rampage in 1989.
Davis, 42, was executed by lethal injection last night after spending 22 years on Georgia's death row.
Coulter highlights the glaring inconsistencies and outright lies in the national media coverage of the high profile death penalty case.
It wasn't just that the media ignored facts in the case that pointed to his guilt, but they portrayed Davis to be a Saint in order to influence public opinion and inflame emotions.
Coulter wrote on her blog:
It’s nearly impossible to receive a death sentence these days — unless you do something completely crazy like shoot a cop in full view of dozens of witnesses in a Burger King parking lot, only a few hours after shooting at a passing car while exiting a party. That’s what Troy Davis did in August 1989. Davis is the media’s current baby seal of death row.
Coulter also commented on the national media's oft-repeated misinformation that 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony:
First of all, the state presented 34 witnesses against Davis — not nine — which should give you some idea of how punctilious the media are about their facts in death penalty cases.
The media also didn't mention the fact that Burger King restaurants are illuminated brightly by LED flood lights at night.
Among the witnesses who did not recant a word of their testimony against Davis were three members of the Air Force, who saw the shooting from their van in the Burger King drive-in lane. The airman who saw events clearly enough to positively identify Davis as the shooter explained on cross-examination, “You don’t forget someone that stands over and shoots someone.”
Among other facts that the media ignored was Davis fleeing to Atlanta in the back seat of his sister's car. A family friend who was also a pastor drove to Atlanta to urge Davis to return to Savannah and face justice.
Last night, justice was served.