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Bending the Trayvon
Martin tragedy to fit

Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Drive, 7/30/2013 7:45:50 AM

I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 7/30/2013 8:18:52 AM     (No. 9449293)

When is the last time any normal person could say our media was objective? 1950? 1960?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rustycfc, 7/30/2013 8:19:27 AM     (No. 9449294)

Just a simple case of self-defense nothing more nothing less-move on.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/30/2013 8:31:47 AM     (No. 9449306)

If the Trayvonites argue it is a "stand your ground" case, they are conceding that Trayvon was the aggressor, and Zimmerman should have been under a duty to attempt to retreat(if no stand your ground law existed).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Libertygal, 7/30/2013 8:38:16 AM     (No. 9449321)

Move on? But the Black Grievance Industry still sees dollah sjgns! There is still money to be made, t-shirts to sell, and whites and blacks to denigrate! They cannot move on until they embarrass and humiliate themselves on the international stage.

You know, they think they are fooling people, which, granted, they are. The LoFo´s. But, they must realize, by the responses that anyone above half-wit intellect sees through their scam. Not only on a national level, but an international level. People across the country are laughing at them, as are people across the globe. Just read the responses to their articles.

Then, go look at their ratings. The only people watching are 1. The LoFo´s and 2. The people the LoFo´s elected and their groupies, cheering on the lapdog media, and checking on them to see if theyare still keeping up their end of the bargain.

Yep, National Barrack Channel keeps on plugging away, while the LoFo´s slowly start to wake up.

This is a threat to National Security, doncha know? Edumacatin´ dem lofo´s, why we jus caint hab dat. Dey might change dey vote.

Keep plugging away Lucianne.comers, keep telling the truth. I feel like giving up sometimes, but something just won´t let me.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/30/2013 8:39:35 AM     (No. 9449323)

I have seen all sorts of legitimate information via the autopsy and Martin´s record at school et al. that, if they ARE true, paint a really iffy picture of the young man, as well as of his parents. E.G. the skittles and soda (NOT ice tea as reported) when added to Robotussin , make for a get high drink that also causes aggression, and Martin´s liver showed signs of use. Martin Sr. has FOUR kids, three out of wedlock, and Martin was not raised by his mother but by the 2nd girlfriend. Etc. None of this, including why Trayvon was kicked out of school, are never mentioned.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 7/30/2013 8:43:18 AM     (No. 9449329)

Trayvon Martin was killed during his commission of a crime...PERIOD.

One sentence is about all the MSM attention this case should have gotten.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/30/2013 9:06:43 AM     (No. 9449367)

The Media does not report. It SELLS prepackaged Outrage. And, it is happy to change the ´facts´ in order to close the sell.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/30/2013 9:12:30 AM     (No. 9449377)

Somewhere there must be a city bus with Sybrina Fulton´s name on it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/30/2013 9:29:09 AM     (No. 9449403)

By now most people know the truth about Trayvon being a thug; his mother knows it too, but she will milk this tragedy for every dollar she can get. Neither of Trayvon´s parents were there when he was growing up; he became a ruthless teenager in trouble with the law. That night he wanted to show this "Creepy-ass Cracker" who was tough, and unfortunately it cost him his life. Yet, the media wants to paint a different picture, and Trayvon´s parents are giddy with their Million Dollar settlement from the homeowners, and they want to promote this fraud as long as they can until every last buck is squeezed out for them. Neither of them had any money until Trayvon died, now they are both wealthy beyond their dreams.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: joew9, 7/30/2013 9:29:48 AM     (No. 9449405)

#1 In the 1930´s The New York Times covered up the Soviet purges of up to 30 million people and praised their communist revolution. They got a Pulitzer for it. They still have it on display even though everyone knows today that the reporting was a lie. Actually, most informed people knew the reporting was a lie back then.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/30/2013 9:36:10 AM     (No. 9449415)

Florida has a Parental Responsibility Law.
Black racists Tracy and Sabrina should be sued by Zimmerman and his parents for all the damage their son did to a concerned Hispanic citizen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: K620, 7/30/2013 9:44:10 AM     (No. 9449431)

I very much disagree with Jonah on this one; I think the Trayvon deal is a very big thing. It is based on a false narrative and is designed to stir racial division. Our President and Attorney General are key players in both the false narrative and racial divisiveness. That´s intentional and very disturbing. They don´t mind breaking a few eggs, whether the egg is George Zimmerman or the Benghazi scapegoat filmmaker. Our leaders are vile.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/30/2013 9:51:36 AM     (No. 9449451)

Kinda hard to retreat when you´re on the ground with some punk on top of you beating your head on the sidewalk.

This was pure self defense and nothing more!

Love, Honor, Truth

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 9:59:47 AM     (No. 9449459)

The immediate cause of "the Trayvon Martin tragedy" was his own bad judgment in not going into the condo where he was supposed to be staying (which he had reached, according to his cell phone conversation with Rachel Jeantel) rather than deciding to go back - all the way to the far other end of the green belt - and show George Zimmerman a lesson. What Rachel called "whoop-a**".

His physical attack on Zimmerman caused Zimmerman to act in self defense with the only weapon he had.

In a nutshell...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 7/30/2013 10:34:06 AM     (No. 9449522)

Jonah - - you´re much too polite - - too nice a mensch.

"Bend the facts"? My foot. The leftist media are evil, lying, America-hating SOBs.

We´ll never win the war unless we acknowledge it exists.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/30/2013 10:47:55 AM     (No. 9449544)

Jonah gives us two unforgettable phrases: (1) the media will "bend facts to fit desired story line" (2) "letting misinterpretation stand, is the hallmark of media´s coverage of this story". Our corrupt, agitating, media works overtime to distort and censor the observable truth. It´s easy and not unreasonable to imagine that mainstream media are all communists. It’s actually more enjoyable to pretend they are commies. Why? Because they purposely agitate, when they should be reporting. They copy Sharpton, Jesse and Farakhan. That´s their format, agitation. Anybody they choose not to like is presumed guilty. Not exactly All American presumption of innocense, the media. Along with Jonah here, Jack Cashill has done prize winning, clear reporting on this case. And PJMedia´s Bill Whittle did an amazing ten minutes wrapping up all the truth versus distortion on this case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebu6Yvzs4Ls

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Reply 17 - Posted by: fb2002, 7/30/2013 10:51:58 AM     (No. 9449553)

The media totally ignored the dysfunctional TM family. He was not raised by his mother. His primary caregiver mother was his father´s girlfriend, who left his life suddenly when the father and her broke up. She raised him from being a toddler to a young teen. TM biological mother never mothered him. This whole story was the media´s fabrication. Now the parents are cashing in on their son´s death. A death that could have been avoided if he was raised in a stable home.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 7/30/2013 10:57:08 AM     (No. 9449560)

As quickly as travon´s parents(?) became enriched off his tragedy is just how quickly they will waste the money and embrace their poverty again. Except when their usefulness wains and poverty returns, they will still have the horrible habits of being wealthy and all its associated problems. Yet, I find it hard to feel sorry for them because it was never really about the death of a son they didn´t really give a damn about until his passing.

How many parents have children today that only matter when a potential lawsuit presents its self?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TJ Jackson, 7/30/2013 11:13:51 AM     (No. 9449600)

But Robin Roberts has health issues, so we have to celebrate her and never question her judgement!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 7/30/2013 11:23:56 AM     (No. 9449615)

Attorneys do this every day. Who runs the country?
Attorneys. We let liars run the nation. Think about it...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/30/2013 11:24:05 AM     (No. 9449617)

Nothing news worthy here, the media lies all the time, about everything. The opposite is always closer to the truth that the so called facts that are being reported.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 7/30/2013 11:42:46 AM     (No. 9449658)

When the esident´s MO is to perpetually lie with impunity, is it any wonder his lapdog disciples in the media go out of their way emulate him?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fairplay, 7/30/2013 11:48:32 AM     (No. 9449674)

The MSM loves their riots!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/30/2013 11:55:41 AM     (No. 9449691)

More BS from the BS Mongers, the MSM.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: alcuin, 7/30/2013 12:14:58 PM     (No. 9449725)

Why has this become such an important issue? Read up on Horst Wessel.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 7/30/2013 12:44:58 PM     (No. 9449776)

The Facts! The media distort them. The media omit them. The media invent them. If only the media would report them. If only…

Well, maybe it’s high time the corrupt (Facts? We don’t need no stinkin’ facts.) media get what’s coming to them. I’d like to see George Zimmerman lawyer-up with the toughest, meanest, take-no-prisoners law firm on the planet and go after all who lied, until all they have left is pocket change. NBC, ABC and whichever additional media are relevant in this matter. Obama and Holder as well, for insinuating themselves where it was inappropriate to do so; a long-shot, of course, but what’s the downside? Make this a high-profile, boisterous, once-and-for-all cause célèbre targeted at America’s fast-and-loose-with-the-facts media; long overdue to be exposed. Tiny retractions buried on Page 18 are no longer enough. Get ‘em in their wallets! That’s so they’ll be absolutely sure to notice, just in case they might ever want to try it again.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: Judge, 7/30/2013 3:23:53 PM     (No. 9450008)

Sadly, Im old enough to remember when Jouralism was an honorable profession

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 7/30/2013 4:58:56 PM     (No. 9450121)

Jonah´s still whitewashing. Zimmerman was not standing his ground - he was retreating. All available evidence (Jeantel´s testimony, the police tape of the call, the physical evidence, Zimmerman´s statements to the police, and the eyewitness) indicates without contradiction that he was attacked without chance to retreat At that time, he wasn´t confronting anyone, he was on his way back to his car - retreating.

There were at least two laws broken - assault and battery (state crime) and a federal hate crime (crazy a** racial epithets with life-threatening beatings guarantee a conviction of certain races)by Trayvon. I´m not sure if the death threats are a separate crime and I haven´t heard enough evidence yet to prove Martin was also publicly intoxicated.

Besides that, everybody leaves out the extreme martial arts interest and participation.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 7/30/2013 5:42:06 PM     (No. 9450178)

It truly is sad that the "facts" about Trayvon Martin and his "family" were purposely withheld not only from the jury by the judge but also the public by the media. The drugs identified in his system during the autopsy should have been "evidence". Just like George Zimmerman´s swollen head, bruises, and broken nose should have been "evidence" but seems to be ignored. The millionaire Martins will keep trying to profit from their irresponsible parenting. Too bad George Zimmerman couldn´t turn around and sue them. He does need to got after NBC & ABC bigtime.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ArtieC, 7/30/2013 7:34:30 PM     (No. 9450292)

These facts weren´t "bent" by the media. They were carved to a custom fit to the intended narrative.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 7/30/2013 8:21:53 PM     (No. 9450353)

All of this proves only George Z is not the aggressive money grabbing after the fact victim who demands cash to ease the pain of
losing the former unwanted neglected tween( in transit to full grown menace.)

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/30/2013 9:32:54 PM     (No. 9450413)

All it would take is for ONE journalist to ask Sybrina exactly what does Stand Your Ground law have to do with Trayvon´s death, then listen for an answer.
A useful tool of the left is all she is.
Florida will never repeal the SYG law. So I suggest she move to Chicago.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TexasRed, 7/30/2013 9:57:05 PM     (No. 9450429)

Check Out Mallard Fillmore´s take on biased reporting
http://www.chron.com/entertainment/comics-games/comic/Mallard-Fillmore/

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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