In Ferguson, the media’s "long vigil" is welcomed by some but wearing on others, report Wesley Lowery, Chico Harlan and Kimberly Kindy for the Washington Post. Lowery calls it "our self-aware attempt to write on Ferguson's complicated relationship with the media horde," while co-author Harlan explains, "We finally wrote about the easiest-to-spot topic in Ferguson: the media." The Post's Erik Wemple also reveals that Darren Wilson has been meeting with network anchors, which prompts him to ask: "What the heck?" On that note, the judge on the Wilson case hasn't agreed to release Ferguson grand jury evidence if the officer is not indicted.
Then former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani went on television to say "White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other." Cue immediate web backlash. "This has always, always been the real Rudy Giuliani," warns Glenn Greenwald. Lastly, CNN recounts that a woman allegedly killed herself with gun by mistake when she was preparing for the predicted Ferguson unrest. Then again, freelance journalist Staci D. Kramer adds, "Boyfriend allegedly claims gun went off in her hand; police are treating it as suspicious."