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Joe Scarborough Lambastes Conservative Websites For Posthumous Vilification Of Trayvon Martin
Mediaite ^ | March 30, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 03/30/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough delivered a devastating critique of conservative sites that have engaged in a coordinated effort to tarnish the reputation of Trayvon Martin in death.

“Why is it that some on the right are actually taking this up as a cause,” asked an incredulous Scarborough. “As National Review said almost immediately after it happened, ‘this has nothing to do with gun rights, this has nothing to do with the second amendment, this has nothing to do with stand your ground laws, this has nothing to do with the NRA. This has everything to do with a guy who is trying to play security cop, who is unhinged, who chased down and shot a 17-year-old kid armed with Skittles and iced tea.’”

Scarborough warned those yet-unmentioned conservative sites to heed the voices of more enlightened Republican opinion journals, like National Review, to “not take this up as a cause.” Scarborough refrained from naming Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller, but he was clearly referencing their publication of Tryavon Martin’s Twitter feed.

Scarborough took particular issue with the efforts to posthumously paint Martin as a thug who deserved to be killed by virtue of his social media interactions. He lamented that “some racist websites, but also sadly some fairly mainstream websites are actually going into Trayvon Martin’s social media pages, be it Twitter or MySpace, and their trying to find ominous looking picture while skipping over pictures of him holding up a birthday cake smiling, him fishing with his dad, him standing outside proudly of his home dressed in a tux ready to go to prom.”

“This is beneath contempt,” said Scarborough. “These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

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KEYWORDS: mediabias; mediamalpractice; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 03/30/2012 10:16:18 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But prehumous vilification of Zimmerman is OK?

2 posted on 03/30/2012 10:18:42 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I get it.

The Left can portray Trayvon as a martyr killed by conservatives, but conservatives are not allowed to defend themselves because it is disrespectful to the dead.

Glad we have that cleared up.

3 posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s okay to slander Zimmerman, but not okay to slander Martin, then?


4 posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joe Scarborough is a tool. He has already convicted George Zimmerman. What makes him judge and jury?
5 posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT by exist
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To: BitWielder1

“But prehumous vilification of Zimmerman is OK?”

As is posthumous deification of Martin.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, Joe, what are these bad things that Martin is accused of doing? Can you be a little more specific?


7 posted on 03/30/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Joe is pathetic.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT by Politics4US
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To: mvpel

> It’s okay to slander Zimmerman, but not okay to slander Martin, then?

In Martin’s case it’s not slander.

The Twitter page, his tweets, the photos of him giving the single-digit salute, all of those are real.

The Left are upset because they can’t find a racist rant on any of Zimmerman’s accounts, nor can they find any shred of evidence that he was a racist.

The Left slanders indiscriminately with impunity.

The right tells the Truth about one of their “martyrs”, and they call it “slander”.

They really are a Bolshevik mob.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Could Lori Klausutis be reached for comment?


10 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Joe’s funniest quote: “These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”


11 posted on 03/30/2012 10:28:06 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is too funny. Scarborough is upset that folks "on the right" have been publishing true things about Trayvon.

Hey Joe, you ever think maybe it's because Trayvon wasn't all Skittles and iced tea like your ilk have made him out to be?

12 posted on 03/30/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: Westbrook

The allegations that Trayvon was a gangsta talking, drug using, womens’ jewelry burglar, who maybe fought a bus driver and was on suspension for drugs....

Is relevant to two issues:

1 Whether Zimmerman in observing Trayvon may have had a basis to suspect Trayvon of being up to no good. A pot smoking gangsta burglar tends to present differently than a choir boy honor student.

2 Whether it’s possible that Trayvon was the aggressor. Again, it’s more plausible that a guy who sells or uses drugs, is into the gangsta scene, and already was in trouble at school, would strike out at someone calling the police on him.

Not sure anyone has put together the school suspension with Trayvon being in an agitated, hyper sensitive mood. Duh, he already was in trouble and may have over reacted.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scarborough is almost as big a moron as Matthews.

Which is actually impressive.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joe ignores the fact that Trayvon’s Thug Twitter posting had direct causation as to why Trayvon was out so late at night and likely give us insight as to why Trayvon was out that late wearing a hoodie.

Neighborhood Watch Captain Zimmerman was able to quickly identify Trayvon’s motives and acted to protect his body and property from a thug who Zimmerman determined was up to no good.

15 posted on 03/30/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
a guy who is trying to play security cop, who is unhinged, who chased down and shot a 17-year-old kid armed with Skittles and iced tea.’”

Well, not according to the witnesses.

some fairly mainstream websites are actually going into Trayvon Martin’s social media pages,

Where they find him trying to look and act like a gangster. Since a witness saw him on top of Zimmerman beating his head in, and the press keeps showing us pictures of a 13 year old, its a rather necessary corrective. It would help if the press would do its job, and if folks like Scarborough would stop trying to railroad Zimmerman ahead of any investigation.

Come on, Joe, show some nerve. Come out against lynching.

“These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

See, it would take nerve Joe doesn't have to point out that its the Obamists who are making this political.

16 posted on 03/30/2012 10:43:37 AM PDT by marron
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To: VeniVidiVici
Skittles? I believe you are mistaken. ‘Rev’ Al said Trayvon had ‘skillets’.
17 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: EEGator

Exactly right.

Scarborough constantly chiming in on mysterious deaths is like the serial murderer who can’t keep from circling back to the crime scene.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“This is beneath contempt,” said Scarborough. “These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

Barfborough must be getting a paycheck from the DNC...

19 posted on 03/30/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This TM thing is just a ploy to divert attention away from Barry Soetoro fantastic three years in office.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 10:59:32 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: BitWielder1
Well, he is a "White Hispanic" after all, so he probably had it coming....
21 posted on 03/30/2012 11:01:47 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Uncle Slayton

The incident happened a little past 7:00 PM.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by ironman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joe Scarborough Lambastes Conservative Websites For Posthumous Vilification Of Trayvon Martin

Joe can KMA.

I will drop any Trayvon who assaults me with two in center mass.

23 posted on 03/30/2012 11:13:07 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The attacks on Zimmerman by the MSM is fine though?


24 posted on 03/30/2012 11:21:45 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

(Cause we leftists are smarter and better at it.)

25 posted on 03/30/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who?


26 posted on 03/30/2012 11:24:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Scarborough warned those yet-unmentioned conservative sites to heed the voices of more enlightened Republican opinion journals, like National Review, to “not take this up as a cause.”

Scar and NR can both bite me.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about the dead girl in your office Joe? What about her?


29 posted on 03/30/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pretty bold for a guy who was involved in Laurie K’s death in Florida! Wanna relieve your soul about this now Joe before God condemns you to HELL!?


30 posted on 03/30/2012 2:00:15 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let me see here, Martin was in a place where he does not reside. No one knows why he was there. Challenges the one who asked him why he was there. Also started beating up a resident of the area. If he was just passing by why the hard words and violence
31 posted on 03/30/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by Moonbug
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
“These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

Joe, maybe you hadn't noticed but the Democrat President of the United States made this a political issue in the most personal way.

The press is refusing to use the recent photos of Trayvon, opting for a younger innocent look, while using the mug shot of Zimmerman. It's propagandizing.

I've read NBC edited audio of the 911 call to make Zimmerman appear racist by clipping the operator's request for a description of the suspicious person.

We have ABC News using blurry "security video" to "prove" Zimmerman wasn't injured while we know differently from the documentation.

We have our bedrock media outlets engaged in the most damaging kind of yellow journalism.

32 posted on 03/30/2012 10:02:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scarborough warned those yet-unmentioned conservative sites to heed the voices of more enlightened Republican opinion journals, like National Review, to “not take this up as a cause.”

Is this NBC scumbag serious? Scarborough thinks it is conservatives who have pumped up this story into a national "cause"?? All I'm seeing from conservatives is an attempt to get at the truth and all sides of the Trayvon Martin story rather than just roll over with the rest of the guilty white cowards who helped elect the current POS-in-Chief to take their spanking from Democrat race hustlers.

33 posted on 03/30/2012 10:14:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“This is beneath contempt,” said Scarborough. “These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”

I wouldn't be caught dead watching Scarborough's show, but it is very difficult for me to believe he actually uttered the above sentence. NOBODY could say anything so ludicrous. Nobody. People "on the far right" made the story "a political issue"?? No. He couldn't have said that. Sorry. I have to see the video to believe it.

34 posted on 03/30/2012 10:23:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only a looney bin like MSNBC would think Joey is a conservative.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 10:28:13 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Joe is a politically correct house cracker for the klan with a tan and his race baiting for black rage against the “white” hispanic man is getting innocent people lynched and murdered by black racists. Joe has blood on his hands.

He should either call his klan wannabe dogs off or at least stop adding fuel to the fires of socialist race hate. He thinks he’s on that liberal “high moral ground” while he spills the blood of innocent people.


36 posted on 03/31/2012 7:39:13 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: newzjunkey
I've read NBC edited audio of the 911 call to make Zimmerman appear racist

NBC’s actions are almost straight out of the Schwarzenegger film Running Man... Arnold was ordered to fire on a group of citizens from his helicopter. He wouldn't do it and became a fugitive. Later the video was cleverly edited to make it look like he was a villain who had killed a bunch of innocent people. The mob was then demanding retribution. If people are killed or injured by violence related to this situation... NBC and MSNBC should be held accountable for this blatant manipulation.

37 posted on 03/31/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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