Decoder Voices Obama's Michael Brown address: I won't do stupid things

President Obama's remarks on the Michael Brown killing didn't light any fires. But maybe that was the point. Maybe the president does want to wait until all the facts are in, rather than following the Twitterverse into a headlong rush to judgment.

By , Decoder contributor

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The sense of disappointment among many progressive pundits yesterday, particularly denizens of the twitterverse, to what they viewed as President Obama’s tepid remarks on the Michael Brown killing was palpable. Rather than attempting to condemn the actions of the white police officer who shot Brown, or to place Brown’s death in the larger context of police shootings of black men and race relations more generally, the president gave a decidedly more measured response, stressing the need to maintain the peace in Ferguson while the facts are gathered. Perhaps the most noteworthy takeaway from the press conference is that he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Missouri.