Media foment a race war over Trayvon shooting

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The fatal shooting last February in Sanford, Florida, of a black teenager Trayvon Martin by a half-Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has inflamed racial tensions in the United States.
Blacks across the country demonstrated in outrage and, in North Miami Beach, a mob numbering 80 to 100 used their sense of aggrievedness as an excuse to loot a Walgreens store. Instead of calming racial passions, black politicians and self-appointed spokesmen pour fuel on the flames with incendiary rhetoric, such as Jesse Jackson calling Martin a “martyr” and hysterically proclaiming “blacks are under attack.”
None other than the President of the United States joined in the race hustle by saying that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Imagine the hue and cry if a white President had said that about a white victim of a black shooting.
Instead of objectively reporting the news as the media are charged to do, mainstream media organs of television and newspaper, are resorting to tricks to make Zimmerman appear a rank racist and Martin an angelic child-victim.

Exhibit A:

NBC and the Dispatcher Call

NBC selectively deleted some of Zimmerman’s words to the 911 dispatcher on the night of the shooting, the effect of which is to make Zimmerman into a racial bigot. NBC’s deception was exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters.
NBC “Today” quoted a key part of the dispatcher call as Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black” — which makes Zimmerman appear a racist because he’s equating “looking black” with “looking like he’s up to no good.”

But NBC selectively left out many words Zimmerman had said. This is how the actual conversation went down:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

As pointed out by Erik Wemple in his blog for the Washington Post, March 31, 2012, there’s a vast difference between what NBC “Today” put on its air and the actual tape. In the “Today” version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person “looks black,” a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In reality’s version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry.

Exhibit B:

ABC and the Police Tape

Zimmerman told police he had shot Martin in self-defense, after being punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground by the teen. ABC World News obtained and broadcasted a police surveillance video taken on the night of the shooting, showing a hand-cuffed Zimmerman being brought to the police station. Along with the video was this summary observation by ABC reporter Matt Guttman:

“A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman.”

Thanks to the scrutiny by The Daily Caller, it turns out the surveillance video does show Zimmerman had been injured. This still image from the video shows what appears to be a vertical laceration several inches long on the back of Zimmerman’s head:

Exhibit C:

Misleading with Photos

The media first used this old photo of a smiling Trayvon Martin taken when he was a child, instead of the 6′ 3″ adult-sized young man he was, side-by-side with a photo of a beefy sullen Zimmerman. Reportedly, some versions of this now-iconic photo duo had Zimmerman’s skin a lighter hue to make him look more white and less Hispanic.

Then the media fiddled with a photo of an older Martin in a hoodie to make him appear less negroid (an anthropological term) looking, with lighter skin, smoother complexion, higher forehead, and doe-eyed. The net effect of which is to make Martin appear less threatening and more like a kid.

The image on the left is the original unaltered photo, first published by the Miami Herald on March 22, 2012. The image on the right is the widely-published photo-shopped image that we’ve all seen.
If you think media manipulation of photo images is preposterous, think again. They’ve done it before. Remember this?

Time magazine shamelessly darkened O. J. Simpson’s visage to make him appear more menacing.
Then, more up-t0-date photos of both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman surfaced. Imagine the public’s reaction if this photo duo had been used when the media first reported the shooting:

It is no wonder that the American people’s trust in the media is at an all-time low. That low reputation is well deserved.

H/t beloved fellows Terry and May

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Media foment a race war over Trayvon shooting

  1. Your last comment says it all, Dr. Eowyn. “It is no wonder that the American people’s trust in the media is at an all-time low. That low reputation is well deserved.” Without a responsible, objective, unbiased media our country faces turmoil. Most people have lost trust in government (except those who sponge off it) and media. That’s not a good omen for democracy.

     
  2. This is really grasping at straws at this point. NBC’s (agreed, inappropriate) edit of the 911 transcript was never in any way central to the case, or the outcry. It’s telling that Zimmerman’s apologists have latched onto it and tried to create a broader conspiracy rather than simply accept NBC taking responsibility for the mishap.
    And it’s pretty pathetic that someone who killed a kid in supposed self-defense was so uninjured immediately afterwards that a video would need to be “enhanced” to even see a scratch on his head.
    Bottom line is that a killer almost walked away from a heinous crime; without the media we wouldn’t know conclusively that he lied about being the one screaming in fear of death, as we now know. And we wouldn’t know about the life of an unarmed, typical teen, senselessly stolen by a fool.

     
    • “And we wouldn’t know about the life of an unarmed, typical teen”
      Actually we do know, nor was Trayvon Martin a “typical teen”:
      * Martin was suspended from school three times.
      * He was on suspension when he was shot in February, after officials caught him with a ‘marijuana pipe’ and a baggie with drug residue.
      * He was kicked out of school in October for graffiti after he was caught with a ‘burglary tool’ and a bag full of women’s jewelry.
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120504/Trayvon-Martin-case-He-suspended-times-caught-burglary-tool.html
      And if you think that gash on the back of Zimmerman’s head is a “scratch,” you’re the one who’s “grasping at straws.”
      You’re pathetic.

       
    • Dude, look who’s talking… He’s white (okay, half) get him anyway! What kind of logic is that? (Oh, I’m sorry, that’s liberal logic… facts have no place, just group membership.) White guy shoots a black dude therefore AmeriKKKa sucks and, so, Al Sharpton and various liberals agitate for more policies that benefit themselves.

       
    • “You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked an outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”
      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=204244
      https://dailycaller.com/2012/04/02/zimmerman-family-member-calls-naacp-racists-says-there-will-be-blood-on-your-hands-if-george-is-hurt/

       
      • Wow. I didn’t know that.
        Thank you, Daniel!

         
      • Harald Sigurdson

        Yes it IS ironic. Even Jesus said don’t throw your pearls before the swine. This is the case of a kind and well intentioned man throwing his pearls before the swine. At least in the sense of the general mood of the black community.

         
    • Typical teen? Yeah, right. I see the SRM has you fooled as well.

       
    • Harald Sigurdson

      Did you even read the article? 6 foot 3 inch Martin pounded Zimmerman and slammed his head into the pavement! Martin was guilty as sin! If that is a typical teen, you are a monkey’s uncle! Martin was a brutal thug. By the way, Zimmerman was not white. So if you are out to get whitey, you’ve got the wrong guy!
      Are you insane? You sure appear to be. This is hardly grasping at straws to prove that the criminal traitor corporate media whore orgnaized crime cartel is purposely attacking a man who is claimed by them to be white (THEY are grasping at straws to try to attack whites) in order to ignite racial tensions against whites. There is all kinds of evidence of that in the article.
      I only wish that Abraham Lincoln had attained all of his goals and then this would not be happening. As things stand, I do not believe that reconciliation is possible because blacks and other supposedly aggrieved miniorities are so full of racist hate. Even though the elitist crime network is practicing a divide and conquer strategy, minorities are swalling it hook line and sinker and are so full of hate and violence toward whites that reconciliation is impossible. Minority racism exceeds that of whites by an order of magnitude and is indeed immense. https://www.trueblueliberty.com/index.php?topic=8550.0

       
  3. Thank you, Dr. Eowyn, for exposing the LIES OF THE MEDIA BY THEIR CHANGING THE FACTS TO MOTIVATE IMPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT EXIST! The tape is substantial evidence that this had nothing to do with racial hatred. The omission of the actual conversation puts an entirely different slant on Mr. Zimmerman, which is an outright lie. The fact that a picture of Trayvon was provided at age 12 as opposed to his 6 foot 3″ status at his actual age also is substantial evidence that the media is attempting to stir up a race war. Zimmerman is also Hispanic, but what happened to this fact? Why are they not mentioning a war against Hispanics? The king behaves like an idiot because he speaks before he has any facts which is par for the course for him. (Obama behaves like he is a narcissistic king, and certainly does not behave like he is the President of our great country.) Nevertheless, in any event, what he said was not appropriate as he attempts to draw himself into Trayvon. Once again, it is the king’s attempt to motivate a race/culture war-he must be very desperate! I am sick and tired of the major media lying by taking things out of context, creating lies by making their own contexts to assist their Leftist attempt to control our American society. Hypocrites! Liars! I have found that the greatest lies arise from deliberate contextual omissions. I AM UTTERLY SICK OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA. You are like sepulchres full of dead men’s bones!!!!

     
  4. Homeschool Mama

    How do you win when the other side doesn’t want to play fair? Honestly, this is why I feel so hopeless about the state of things. I can appreciate a difference of opinion when it is thought out and seeking to do what is right. We will not ever be a unified country because of the evil in peoples’ hearts that lead them to lie, steal, cheat, to accomplish their own agendas. The ends do not justify the means. Of course, in this case, I do not agree with the ends or the means!

     
    • Harald Sigurdson

      Good question and I uderstand how you feel. They are not playing is the answer. This is brutal real world warfare. The goal? Your subjugation. Keep resisiting.

       
  5. The Mainstream Media IS the problem when it inserts itself…
    but you only have to follow the money. Who owns and controls
    the Media and has a vested interest in the politics of hate and
    division …. it’s divide and conquer,after-all.

     
  6. What we have here is a bunch of Communist doing what they do best Divide and conquer!!

     
  7. Until Americans comprehend the fact that FOX is as biased and degenerate as is MSNBC/CNN/ABC/CBS (and vice versa) and the people then determine that NO media in 21st Century America should be trusted at any level;
    we’ll continue to have one side fooled and tricked by the supposed ‘conservative’ news outlets and the other side fooled and tricked by the supposed ‘liberal’ or ‘mainstream’ news outlets…. because in reality BOTH sides push and spin to prop up the evil degenerate system that successfully overwhelmed the America that used to be.

     
  8. Harald Sigurdson

    Good point Terry. Next thing you know they will be attacking us because a martian came here to help the poor but defended himself against the attack of a black thug. Any excuse to attack a white or a conservative will do. They live in a fantasy world that has no connection to reality. I mean that literally. They are insane! They have also become what they have always CLAIMED to abhor. They are fascists! They are insane fascists and that is no exagertion.

     
  9. Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, is not only alive and well but he’s been cloned by the score!

     
  10. Megyn Kelly is covering this EXACT story on Fox News right now! At least someone is covering it. She is showing all the Real pics of Martin.

     
  11. Winston Smith

    It’s so sad it’s PATHETIC! Civil rights activists form King to Sharpton are, in one way or other, trying to say: “We blacks are valuable, ADULT human beings! We are worthy of being treated with justice and equality!” BUT, events like this, the Rodney King riots, and back to the Watts riots SCREAM: “We are wild, rebellious little CHILDREN and will throw a (sometimes deadly) TEMPER TANTRUM if we DON’T GET OUR WAY!”
    What’s the old truism? “What you DO speaks so loudly we can’t hear what you SAY.”

     
  12. Harald Sigurdson

    Repatriation is the answer.

     
  13. i agree repatriation see ya’ll later don’t let the door hit you in your ass as you leave…. they want to be african-american lets erase the american part and you can be african and we will send you back to the country that enslaved you in the first place…

     
    • Repatriation’s been tried. That’s how Liberia got founded. Didn’t work.

       
    • “we will send you back to the [blacks] that enslaved you in the first place…” and then maybe they’ll sell you to the Middle Eastern Muslims who were buying black salves from the 7th to the 19th century – now THAT’S something they probably DON’T teach in the “Black History” books! Or that some of the early American BUYERS of black slaves were blacks who were successful European businessmen who moved to the Colonies.

       
  14. Ack!! yankee media is th e worst!! tryink to provoke race clashes ov er tragic shooting !?! yankee media makes russia today seem honest!! even though th ey to have agenda!!!

     
  15. I think this whole thing was a bunch of bullshit,One was black and the other was Hispanic so how an the hell do you call this raisesIt don’t take a God damn rocket scientist To figure this shit out,But I still think if Zimmerman was in the wrong and was out looking for trouble than they should have convicted him.

     

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