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The George Zimmerman trial is over. There are no winners. Only tragedy.
A 17-year old is dead. Two families are forever shattered.
This shouldn't have been a national news story. But our race-obsessed media made this something it wasn't. The Zimmerman and Martin families didn't make this about race. The media did.
[**7/18/13 Update: Parents of Trayvon Martin began blaming their son's unfortunate death on racism.]
[**7/19/13 Update: President Barack Obama delivered race-baiting remarks on the death of Martin.]
[In fact the national media studiously ignored statements from eye witnesses and instead promoted a disgusting narrative. This brought out the worst in society including race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the bigoted Louis Farrakhan and the criminal New Black Panther Party.]
[All of this occurred because the political left derives power from racial strife. They promote it. And the national media are their willing partners.]
Many are to blame. But some deserve special mention. CNN, NBC to include MSNBC and the New York Times. Those three organizations altered, doctored, selectively edited and/or manufactured audio recordings and/or transcripts to fabricate false events (here, here, here, here, here).
[Other news organizations such as ABC News also made patently false and easily disprovable claims such as reporter Matt Gutman tweeting Martin was shot “bc [because] he was black." More false Gutman tweets are here.]
The New York Times created an entirely new ethnic group – white Hispanic – to support its white on black racism theme.
[Reuters was quick to use the new "white Hispanic" ethnic group moniker. CNN did the same. Meanwhile, AP, CBS News, PBS Newshour (and here, & here), Boston Globe (owned by the New York Times Co.) falsely reported Zimmerman to be white nearly two months after it was known he was Hispanic.]
Many news outlets used old photos rather than available newer ones in order to demonize Zimmerman and make Martin more youthful. Some news organizations used a digitally altered photo of Martin.
CNN was caught fabricating audio analysis and was forced to retract it in April 2012. Yet, a CNN talking head perpetuated the falsehood the night of the verdict.
[ABC News falsely reported Zimmerman did not suffer any injuries from the attack by Martin even though his bloodied injuries were apparent in the video possessed by ABC News. MSNBC reported likewise.]
[Longtime friend, Joe Oliver, who is a black man, spoke publicly in defense of Zimmerman and denied claims Zimmerman was a racist. MSNBC, the New York Times and Washington Post were quick to attack Oliver (here, here). A popular ploy of the political left is to brand such defenders as race traitors.]
[CNN broadcast Zimmerman’s personal information including social security number, home address and telephone number.]
[The US Justice Department made matters worse by funding protest activities that increased racial tensions. President Barack Obama who was in the midst of a reelection campaign and desperately needed to win Florida made the inflammatory statement, “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”]
Al Sharpton has raged over Zimmerman’s accountability.
[Sharpton was an early public figure who was falsely claiming this was a racist episode. He even held a rally in Florida to buttress his false claims and inflame racial tensions.]
Yet, this race hustler was never held accountable for the Crown Heights Riot and the Freddie’s Fashion Mart fire – which killed 10 people – and the Tawana Brawley hoax.
Sharpton’s a weeknight star on MSNBC.
[Sharpton is not alone. Nearly every prime-time MSNBC host makes racism allegations on a regular basis. Examples are here, here, here & here.]
[In a post-verdict press conference, a reporter identifying herself as representing the Los Angeles Times attempted to goad Ben Crump, a lawyer representing the Trayvon Martin family, into suggesting the trial outcome may have been different if "the races were reversed." Crump refused to take the bait.]
Most young black men die from black-on-black violence. Look at Chicago on any given day. Race-obsessed national media could care less. It doesn't fit their narrative.
What national media is doing is unethical, corrupt and shameful. They've poisoned race relations.
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