The smearing of Miriam Carey: How the media bungled the Capitol Hill shooting - Salon.com:
...For one thing, at least one part of the chaotic series of events was clarified: Carey was unarmed and shot after having gotten out of her car.
Ms. Carey managed to get out of the car, and was shot by several officers. According to a law enforcement official, she was not armed, and it was not known whether she presented an immediate danger.
Yet, with few exceptions, the media had little interest in exploring those two tiny details. In fact, they unquestioningly repeated the police narratives which—no surprise there—were intended to justify the shooting...