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(Vanity) Connecting the Dots: The Media's Myths about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman
Based on various news reports

Posted on 03/27/2012 1:57:28 AM PDT by dangus

MYTH: George Zimmerman disobeyed orders not to pursue Trayvon Martin

REALITY: After being told, "you don't have to do that," when Zimmerman answered that he was pursuing Martin, Zimmerman quit pursuing him. The 911 respondent asked because he could hear Zimmerman breathing heavily as he was running. After Zimmerman agrees to stop pursuit, his breath immediately returns to nomal. (Recordings are available on Wikipedia.)

MYTH: Martin was fleeing from Zimmerman when he was shot. Jesse Jackson alleged Martin was shot in the back of the head; former Governor Jeb Bush characterized Martin as "someone who has turned their back."

REALITY: Martin was on top of Zimmerman, pummeling his head into the concrete. Witnesses confirmed this, but police didn't need to take their word. Martin had considerable amounts of his own blood on him, having received a broken nose, and multiple lacerations to the back of the head. Zimmerman's assertion that Martin came up to him is unproven, but uncontradicted.

MYTH: Are you serious? A little kid like Martin couldn't possibly have attacked and pummeled Zimmerman!

REALITY: The photos released by the family of Martin were several years old. The "little kid" was 6-foot-three, much lighter than Zimmerman, but towering over him.

MYTH: Martin should have retreated.

REALITY: That Martin had already evaded Zimmerman is made plain by Zimmerman's call to the police. So how did they end up in another encounter? Zimmerman complained that Martin attacked him. What's the alternative theory? That Zimmerman pulled his gun on a fleeing Martin? If so, how did they end up brawling? That Zimmerman was so much faster than Martin, despite being several inches shorter and much pudgier than him, that he caught up to Martin despite Martin's fleeing? More likely, Martin waited until Zimmerman was off the phone with police, and then ambushed him, as Zimmerman alleges.

MYTH: No matter what, Zimmerman didn't need to kill Martin.

REALITY: Zimmerman's head was being smashed on the concrete. He's probably somewhat lucky he's not a drooling vegetable. Even so, Zimmerman claims the gun came out because Martin had tried to take it from him. This is consistent with the state of the gun as it was found: The chamber was empty, despite the gun being fully loaded, apart from the one round which killed Martin. This suggests that something prevented the bullet from being replaced in the chamber, as would likely have happen if Martin had been grabbing the barrel.

MYTH: Martin was just an innocent kid, who had never been in trouble.

REALITY: Martin had received a lengthy suspension from school; he was a likely drug dealer. Martin certainly didn't deserve to be killed for criminality. But he was suspended when the school found him with an empty baggie containing traces of marijuana. The fact that he was not high actually hurts his case, since it means that the marijuana was likely dealt to someone, rather than having been for personal use.

MYTH: Zimmerman was simply a racist, Republican, tea-party white supremacist with no reason to confront Martin.

REALITY: Zimmerman, an Hispanic registered Democrat, son of Virginia judge, and trained in law enforcement, was patrolling the area due to a rash of thefts. Martin was seen shortly after dark, on a warm night, wearing a darkly colored, hooded sweatshirt, not the "angel white" hoodie that's been in the press. He did not confront Martin, but did attempt to approach Martin, before Martin, at first, ran away.

MYTH: This would never have happened, if not for Florida's gun rights.

REALITY: If Zimmerman had been unarmed, maybe he would never have been so bold as to attract Martin's ire, but maybe he would have ended up dead, as that tends to happen when your head slams into concrete too many times.

MYTH: Boy, the media blew it.

REALITY: The media might not have been aware of how soundly its race-baiting narrative would be disproven, but they certainly knew Martin was no longer the little kid that he was in the photos they still use, and that Zimmerman was not the white supremacist they made him out to be. They knew that Jackson's and Bush's characterizations were false, but published them without correction. They harped on the fact that Martin was "unarmed," but made no mention of the brawl, which renders that fact senseless.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; racehustlers; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/27/2012 1:57:30 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Well done!


2 posted on 03/27/2012 2:01:26 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dangus

Just a little reminder of what the true horrors of racist violence look like: http://floppingaces.net/2007/05/13/rape-mutilation-and-murder/ Of course, obastard et al and the media couldn’t care less about that type of thing...


3 posted on 03/27/2012 2:04:25 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: dangus

Didn’t this incident occur about a month ago?


4 posted on 03/27/2012 2:06:24 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, it did.

But most racial crimes in this country are black against black, or black against white; the press and black communists have difficulty finding any crimes where the perp is white and the victim black.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 2:15:05 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: dangus

I really appreciate you doing the work to get this information. MSM might mention some of this someday..


6 posted on 03/27/2012 2:29:54 AM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: dangus
I ditto what tigers eye said:
Very well done.
I live in central FL not far from Sanford. As I have stated on other post our local news is the one that blew this out of proportion. Mainly the ABC local channel 9 in Orlando.
It then went national Jackson & Sharpton got involved and the rest is history.
I will be very surprised if we don't have some more blood shed over this before it is over. The blood will be on the local TV stations. The people marching are too stupid to accept the truth. In their minds Zimmerman shot the kid in the back and murdered him in cold blood. They won't accept the truth. . . . .
7 posted on 03/27/2012 2:40:19 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: 56newblog
The news here (in Orlando) just said that Zimmerman shot Travon after Travon punched him.
They still won't tell the truth. Zimmerman shot the kid as he and the kid were struggling over the gun. The kid saw it when he pulled Zimmermans shirt over his head. Zimmerman had no choice it was him or the kid. Zimmerman won.
To all doubters this is all in the police report. . . . . .
8 posted on 03/27/2012 2:45:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: dangus
Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”

“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.

Looks like the truth is slowly coming out. Mama trying to make $$ off dead son doesn't help.

9 posted on 03/27/2012 3:10:35 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: piytar

Also the Wichita Massacre:
http://www.wichita-massacre.com/

The Strait murder:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html

List of Black on White murders never talked about:
http://blackpeoria.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/list-of-black-on-white-crimes-never-talked-about-in-the-mainstream-news/


10 posted on 03/27/2012 4:06:55 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: dangus

Bookmark flr


11 posted on 03/27/2012 4:15:43 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: dangus

“MYTH: Martin should have retreated.”

Shouldn’t that have been Zimmerman?


12 posted on 03/27/2012 4:18:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: dangus

Has anybody else noticed that since the story of Trayvon Martin’s death became an overnight viral race baiting lightening rod non news story, what happened to Fast and Furious? Is this what Holder needed to get the heat off- a discussion about race? What about Obamacare? $4 gas? I think we’ve been set up by an expert con. The media and political pundits are creating divisiveness for a wag the dog scenario, that if we’re not careful and lose focus.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 4:25:35 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: dangus

mark


14 posted on 03/27/2012 4:30:41 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Every public commentator from the president on down should be ashamed of the way their public comments have inflamed the situation. I hope Zimmerman is either not charged or found not guilty and sues every one of them for defamation.

TC


15 posted on 03/27/2012 4:50:48 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: dangus

The Today Show walked this story back this morning. Ann Curry looked put out. They even showed a nice photo of Zimmerman.

It has now been reported that the police report was leaked by a whistleblower. Love it!


16 posted on 03/27/2012 4:51:58 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: dangus

The city of Sanford has a site and they have provided a set contemporaneous reports of the Sanford Police Department documents and 911 calls that can be found:

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.html

Under “Trayvon Martin Investigation” Consolidated information with regard to this tragic incident.

The police reports include burglary and home invasion reports. Also a 21 page document regarding Neighborhood Watches.
Particularly frightening to me was the home invasion of a young woman. It looked like the “gated community” was under siege by the Hoodlum Community.
Report re victim named Bertalan,Oliva dated 8/3/2011.
Address is 1840 Retreat View Circle. The Bertalan report has a good number of pages but the Narrative Section summarizes action.

Of course such information is not presented by the MSMerde nor the “Negro Community” because it does fit their political purpose.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 5:00:19 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: dangus
One mistake: "More likely, Martin waited until Zimmerman was off the phone with police, and then ambushed him, as Zimmerman alleges."

Zimmerman was not ambushed. According to his OWN statement, He and Martin exchanged words, then Martin punched him.

18 posted on 03/27/2012 5:06:23 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: dangus

According to the neighborhood twitter account, the Neighborhood Watch (presumably George) solved four burglaries leading to an arrest just one week before the shooting.

It’s a myth that George was calling 911 for no reason prior to this incident.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 5:13:04 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: dangus

Thanks for the post.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 5:14:41 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: dangus

It’s also a myth what the two parties looked like. Recent picks show the story and should included in your list.

George’s picture was “whitened up” - reverse OJ - and is an unflattering mugshot from 7 years ago. Trayvon’s childhood pictures are used to make him look more innocent and non threatening.

Add the info on the stolen merchandise Trayvon had at school. Where did he get it?


21 posted on 03/27/2012 5:15:30 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: BilLies

>>>because it does NOT fit their political purpose

Sorry; got a “D” in college business law examination because I left out the “NOT”. Still painful to recall.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: dangus

Just to add: “the media blew it?” Hardly, the media intentionally waited a month before blowing up this story. I suspect that’s because they knew how much harder it would be to debunk the story which, in reality, didn’t quite fit their needs.

But, you realize......the truth is irrelevant at this point; its all about the narrative of the white opressor/racist class in the U.S. and the innocent black man. Its all about........the 15%....... because everything in the U.S. is all about the 15%. And its all about, the poor opressed and persecuted innocent black people for whom we are all to feel regret and to aussage white guilt, whites are supposed to vote for their president to prove whites are not racists. And, if its at all possible, its about rolling back concealed carry, castle doctrine and stand your ground laws such that progress can be made in disarming the evil, racist white people.

What a friggin’ crock!


23 posted on 03/27/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Beagle8U

Zimmerman did retreat, after losing visual contact. Martin chose to approach Zimmerman to adminster a beating.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 5:18:09 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Beagle8U
Zimmerman did retreat, after losing visual contact. Martin chose to approach Zimmerman to adminster a beating.

Nevermind, I see your point - the MYTH is ....

25 posted on 03/27/2012 5:19:02 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: eccentric
-- Zimmerman was not ambushed. According to his OWN statement, He and Martin exchanged words, then Martin punched him. --

Yeah, I'd change "ambushed" to "sucker punched." But all of that was at Martin's initiative, including approaching Zimmerman with the intention of administering a beating, asking "do you have a problem?" then saying "You do now!" as his slammed Zimmerman hard enough to knock him down.

26 posted on 03/27/2012 5:22:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: dangus

There are myths, and then there are damned lies. HLN network, with its hyperventilating, attention-seeking show “hosts”— like that shrew Nancy Grace— is engaging in obscene lying.

Someone needs to file a lawsuit against those people for spreading misinformation and fanning flames of racism.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 5:25:41 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Cboldt
Yeah, I'd change "ambushed" to "sucker punched." But all of that was at Martin's initiative, including approaching Zimmerman with the intention of administering a beating, asking "do you have a problem?" then saying "You do now!" as his slammed Zimmerman hard enough to knock him down.

I wouldn't. If Zimmerman was walking to his car, and was surprised to see Trayvon appear all of a sudden, it's still an ambush, even though several words were exchanged before the beatdown started.
28 posted on 03/27/2012 5:30:46 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: ZX12R
-- If Zimmerman was walking to his car, and was surprised to see Trayvon appear all of a sudden, it's still an ambush, even though several words were exchanged before the beatdown started. --

I'd change it, just to keep the subject from becoming one over the definition of "ambush." Some people will successfully change the subject from Martin's savage depravity, to whether or not a person who is aware you are there can be ambushed.

29 posted on 03/27/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
But again, we do not want the facts interfering with the story. Nor their agenda. Their agenda? 1. Repeal Florida's”Stand Your Ground Law”. 2, Repeal Florida's Concealed Carry Law. 3. Repeal of the “Stand Your Ground” Laws of each State that has them. 4. Repeal the Concealed Carry Laws of each State that has them. That in and of itself is not surprising to me. what is surprising to me is the support, intentional or unintentional they are getting from members of this forum.
30 posted on 03/27/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT by sport
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To: dangus

We will have none of that truth stuff here. /s

Excellent post though.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 5:47:02 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBBP Mob Justice!)
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To: dangus

Great job!


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:48:15 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: dangus

Excellent run down. We are being screwed by the democrat media.


33 posted on 03/27/2012 8:56:27 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: dangus

Uh-oh.

The media was so full of lies, and the truth of Zimmerman’s counter-claims would be so easy to prove, I presumed his lawyer and the police department were telling the truth. Only a fool makes easily disproven lies. Or someone with the media able to cover up their lies for them. But this does not look like a man who had been recently having his head smashed in:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294738/does-police-video-contradict-zimmermans-lawyer-daniel-foster


34 posted on 03/28/2012 6:44:14 PM PDT by dangus
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To: piytar

Thanks for that link.

I hope you can post articles about that or that article.

They tortured and raped that couple for 2 days and then brutally murdered them. And the media didn’t report that story because the perpetrators were black and the victims white.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 1:42:51 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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