(Picture: Getty
(Picture: Getty

Fox News has worked itself into a lather with the claim that three "White House officials" were sent to the funeral of Michael Brown but none were sent to last year's service for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

This isn't the first time Fox has objected to the amount of coverage 18-year-old Brown's shooting at the hands of police was receiving.

But widespread demonstrations, the condemnation of police tactics and a renewed panic over the country's racial (in)equality mean that, whatever your views on the circumstances of his shooting, Brown's death has become a highly significant event in the US.

The circumstance of the teenager's death are still to be established (Picture: Getty)
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