Yeah. Was all primed for it, and this stuff sells newspapers (and/or eyeballs).
The mainstream press has been setting this up all along. Even after evidence supporting the cop's story started dribbling out, serious, professional columnists for well-established publications were asserting as fact that the deceased* was murdered by a cop while attempting to surrender.
The spirit of William Randolph Hearst is alive, if somewhat attenuated.
When you ponder who might benefit from unrest and war, remember who distributes the divisive propaganda, and observe that they also profit from covering the tragedies they help to incite.
And they don't even need stealth warships.
* Invariably referred to in terms which implied a harmless child.