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How TV news failed Trayvon
Martin, George Zimmerman,
and American people

Christian Science Monitor, by Doug Spero

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 7/22/2013 1:58:28 PM

In the charade that became the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, and in the continuing aftermath of the verdict, there was one thing the American people didn’t get from much of the national broadcast media: fairness. In the hours of continuous coverage that I monitored and recorded, I couldn’t believe the lack of balance in coverage.(Snip)Some news organizations seemed to resist the temptation of balanced reporting from the onset. What happened to investigating stories thoroughly? What happened to balancing a report with all points of view? And what happened to keeping agendas and

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Spero has a long career in broadcasting. Now not proud to say he was formerly with NBC.

Missed here, however, is that the prosecution manipulated the case, in cahoots with the Fulton-Martin family and its lawyer Crump, so that the truth of the case was suppressed. But, when theconservativetreehouse.com and others began to question the squeaky clean TM image, the media was already too committed to the initial false narrative.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 7/22/2013 2:16:04 PM     (No. 9436784)

Spero mentions kindly Uncle Walter over 800 times in a 500 word article. What a feat! However, he fails to mention that this old communist goat was the perfect lying newsman; people absolutely believed his lies. See his comment on how the Vietnam war couldn´t be won, after the Tet Offensive which was an outstanding, 98 to 2 victory for us. I hate these creeps.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: right-turn, 7/22/2013 2:25:40 PM     (No. 9436797)

One paragraph cought my eye. The statement that Fox News was mostly pro Zimmerman.
When will they face up to the fact that Fox was only station telling the truth.

It wasn´t being pro Zimmerman. It was pro truth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hammock, 7/22/2013 2:27:31 PM     (No. 9436803)

Spero poses as being above the fray, but his article is also disinformation. He writes that the media is just sloppy and concerned for profits but does not entertain the idea that they are guided, encouraged and/or threatened to report lies. The article has other deficiencies, but what is most repulsive is Spero´s disingenuous, timid, self-serving pose.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 7/22/2013 2:31:43 PM     (No. 9436808)

We´ve always had agenda journalism. Yellow journalism, tabloid journalism. This was more RICO journalism. The crooked lawyers (Team Crump), lying parents, press, race hustlers and State Attorneys colluded to present a false narrative for their own individual motives. TCTH and Legal Insurrection were the only ones practicing journalism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 7/22/2013 2:37:14 PM     (No. 9436818)

News tried to create a race war and pursued their own agendas. Whether it was NBC or judge, they both muddled facts and worked to divide people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/22/2013 2:44:44 PM     (No. 9436830)

Tell us something we don`t already know. The CrapMedia has been failing the American people for decades. Expect no changes any time soon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TexasRed, 7/22/2013 3:29:38 PM     (No. 9436892)

TV news did not fail Trayon Martin - TV news told every lie in the book to save the 12-year old child from the fate he had manufactured for himself. TV news didn´t fail Trayon, TV deliberately misled the viewing public (dumb enough to keep watching) with a barrage of lies and misinformation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Malia2012, 7/22/2013 3:32:08 PM     (No. 9436895)

"How TV "news" failed....." These pearls of wisdom coming from the CSM?? Seriously?? That´s a joke, right? What #2 said.

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