Reports: Officer who shot Michael Brown suffered ‘orbital blowout fracture to eye socket’

Last week, Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson told KMOV’s Laura Hettiger the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9 “was hit” and the “side of his face was swollen” in the moments leading up to the shooting.

In keeping with Jackson’s report, The Gateway Pundit is now saying it learned “from a source within the “Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police” that the officer suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket” during his confrontation with Brown.

While the veracity of the report is still up for debate, this is yet another report that seems to disprove the initial information out of Ferguson that Brown was nothing more than an “unarmed black teen” who was shot execution style by a white police officer.

“The goalpost will continue to change as more information comes out because we were told this was essentially a white guy executing a black guy in the street for no reason,” Stu said. “Now, if this comes out and is accurate… [and] we find out this guy had the type of injury that this sounds like, and… if there's photos of this guy with his entire face caved in, we're going to move… away from ‘it was a racist execution in the street.’”

As Pat and Stu agreed, the media’s visceral reaction in these types of tragedies always seems to be: Blame the police. As this particular case continues to shake out, however, it appears as though there is a lot more to this incident than was previously reported.

“We're going to get to a point where the argument from that side is going to be so ridiculous. If this evidence and these sources hold up, it's going to be insane,” Stu concluded. “This is why it just pisses me off when everyone judges these officers immediately without any of the facts. Their job, after getting the crap beat out of them, is to go after the guy again. Their protocol is to do that, not to drive away, not to go to the Wendy's drive-thru as I would do.”

UPDATE: FoxNews.com reports that a "well-placed source" confirmed the officer was badly beaten and had to go to the hospital. According to their story:

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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