For nearly forty years, Paul Harvey provided his huge listening public The rest of the story. Harvey, in his unique style, would report on popular news stories, but would tell a side of the story that was not being covered by the other news outlets. I find myself wishing he were still around to tell us the rest of story about the events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, because I have a lot of questions:
_ What percentage of the Ferguson population are participating in the riots?
_ Do all black people in Ferguson support what the mobs are doing to their community?
_ Do all black people in Ferguson take the side of Michael Brown?
_ How many outside agitators are helping to stir up violence in Ferguson?
_ Does anyone care what the peaceful residents of Ferguson think?
Okay, I could go on and on. You see where I’m going with this line of questioning. I do not know Ferguson, Missouri, but I suspect, like most anywhere in America, the majority of folks there are peaceful law abiding citizens who are heartbroken over what is happening to their community. Why isn’t their story news worthy?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?