Discredited “financial analyst” Ben Stein said on NewsmaxTV that Michael Brown was armed with his “ incredibly strong, scary self,” when he was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson, but judging from recent photos, Wilson was armed with his big scary self as well. A lot has been made of Michael Brown being 6’4, but recent pictures of Wilson indicate that he is also a tall man:
Unless everyone in this photo is abnormally short, Wilson is tall, so Brown’s height shouldn’t have entered into the discussion.
After his death, Michael Brown—who, according to a police report, stood 6-foot-4 and weighed nearly 300 pounds—was often described in the press as “gentle giant.” The issue of Brown’s size has been the subtext of the pro-Wilson faction’s claim that Wilson was “scared for his life” when he fired six shots into Brown, but in the photo below—one of the first in which we’ve seen Wilson to scale with other human beings—the officer towers over his guests, clearly not a small man.
Stein, whose inflammatory comments went viral, was considered a financial analyst before his assumptions about the 2008 recession were dis-proven by Peter Schiff.
“The idea of calling this poor man ‘unarmed’ when he was six-foot-four, 300 pounds, full of muscles, apparently — from what I read in the New York Times — on marijuana, to call him unarmed is like calling Sonny Liston unarmed or Cassius Clay unarmed,” Stein said of Brown.
As the Schiff incident proves, this isn’t the first time Stein has made a fool of himself: