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Published On: Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

AP refers to Michael Brown as a ‘teen,’ others call him ‘boy’ and new photos emerge

Michael Brown robbing a store minutes before being fatally killed by police  photo/screenshot of video

Michael Brown robbing a store minutes before being fatally killed by police photo/screenshot of video

According to the press guidelines, which have been substantiated by Google News rules, ask journalists, reporters, bloggers all to report on an 18-year-old as an adult and not refer to them as a teen. This has not been the case with the Michael Brown shooting.

Mediaite reported two recent AP headlines and an excerpt on the controversial shooting death of Brown:

“Don’t know’ if Missouri teen shot with hands up,” reads one AP headline from Monday. “County autopsy: Unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times,” reads another.

And an excerpt from yet another AP story, emphasis added: “Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon lifted a curfew but ordered the National Guard to step in to help restore order. Holder over the weekend ordered a federal medical examiner to perform a third autopsy on the teenager, Michael Brown.”

Twitchy caught the Global Grind going further, noting Brown as a “Boy” just ten minutes after their editor referred to him as an “unarmed black teenager”

Now the bloggers have identified and released several photos and the robbery video which created a different look at Brown – check those out for yourself below. Source: social media, Facebook, Twitter, Clash Daily

NOTE: This is an area that we don’t necessarily agree with, but Google and AP are stickers about rules, so it is very hypocritical when they call out sources for improper reporting and then go unchecked themselves.

Michael Brown flipping bird

Michael Brown dressed up possible gang signs

Michael Brown and friend flipping bird

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