The lessons of Michael Brown’s death

By Tom Quiner

This advice is politically incorrect.

It comes from Rich Lowry, editor of the prestigious National Review.

He shocked a panel of liberals on Meet the Press with these common sense lessons from Ferguson:

“If you look at the most credible evidence [of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer], the lessons are really basic:”

1. Don’t rob a convenience store.

2. Don’t fight with a policeman when he stops you and try to take his gun.

3.And when he yells at you to stop, just stop.”

The liberal panel was aghast at such level-headed thinking. Watch the clip above to experience their collective angst.


  1. Dennis Wagoner on December 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    They really hate it when you start throwing evidence onto the table. I noticed the rebuttal was to mumble a lot and then change the subject and talk about Baltimore. Amazing.

  2. SGR Team on December 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    You beat me to it. It’s so interesting how Andrea can be so stunned at what Lowry said. It wasn’t the slightest bit controversial and the panel acted like he was out of his mind.

  3. Shawn Pavlik on December 2, 2014 at 6:37 am

    It’s all about race with these guys, race and/or identity politics. When that is a thing of the past, so will be their possible majority in any election, and they will have to move to the center with their policies. Look at the Democrat party; it is a conglomeration of “victim” groups along with a bunch of repressed white-guilt liberals.

    • quinersdiner on December 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Perfect analysis.

  4. alianah322 on December 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I would agree with your points. I think that this whole violent rioting is ridiculous. I just wrote a blog on ferguson, go check it out.

    • quinersdiner on December 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Yes, thanks for writing.

  5. Tricia on December 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I can’t stand Andrea Mitchell and Eugene Robinson and they seem just seem gob smacked when Rich calmly lays out the facts. It’s a strange time we live in where close to half of the country seems utterly insane when it comes to race and politics.

    • quinersdiner on December 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Lowry’s response seemed ridiculously logical to me.