Sunday, July 14, 2013

RE: Zimmerman Case--Media Invented A False + Dishonest Narrative

"Approximately 11,000 black Americans have been murdered since Travon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman back in February of 2012."  Joe Concha, Mediaite

I'm not going to re-hash the trial.  Regardless of what your opinion is of the verdict, the justice system spoke. I'll leave it at that.

I'd rather focus on the media and it's impact on this trial. In my last post, I wrote about how shameful the media has been since the events of February of 2012. I'd like to delve into that further.

In short, the media's behavior throughout this entire event and tragedy has not only been shameful, but it's also been dishonest and false.

Allow me to reinforce this charge.
  • From the very beginning, the media referred to Zimmerman as being "white." In fact, that was followed by the likes of the New York Times, CNN and others who came up with the absurd assertion that Zimmerman was a "white Hispanic." As I wrote in my last post, then we might as well start calling the first black president, Obama, a "white African-American." The media used that absurd language for one reason only: to make Zimmerman out to be a racist.
  • Al Sharpton and other well-known race baiters entered the fray. As Sharpton's history shows, anytime he enters one of these episodes, he inflames racial tensions.
  • About a month later, Matt Gutman of ABC News reported Travon was shot "because he was black." He made that claim without a shred of evidence (Remember, this was just a month after the incident).
  • About the same time, CNN reported that Zimmerman uttered the slur "coon" when referring to Travon. That was false. The network retracted that claim a month later.
  • In March, Pres. Obama entered the dispute when he said, "If I had a son, he could look like Travon." What the hell did that mean?
  • Later that month, NBC News edited a portion of the 9/11 tape to make it appear Zimmerman was a racist. Several NBC producers were fired as a result and Zimmerman is now suing the network.
  • ABC News followed that with a report that Zimmerman was not injured that night (That genius on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, also echoed that false claim on his show, Hardball). ABC retracted the story a few days later.
  • Even though the airing of the edited 9/11 tape was proven false, The New York Times went ahead and posted  story on their front page several days later.
  • Throughout this entire episode, one network after another reported Zimmerman as being "white."
  • The Nation, a progressive rag, actually attributed the verdict to "white supremacy."
  • Social media doesn't get a pass either. There have been countless threats against Zimmerman. In fact, Victor Cruz, of the NY Giants proving head injuries turn some football players into nitwits, wrote: "won't last a year before the hood catches up with him."
  • There were other Tweets threatening the jury. One in particular: "Niggas coming for that bitch ass jury too." Another Tweeted: "Somebody should kill one of the jury members sons and let the killer free."
  • The punks and cowards who call themselves The New Black Panther Party put wanted posters up with Zimmerman's image.
As one observer remarked Zimmerman was guilty until he was proven innocent.

So I ask you: who are the real racists?

Sources: Mediaite, Brietbart, Twitchy, Twitter, ABC News, NBC News, CNN, NY Times