Skip to comments.Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign
Posted on 05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
"Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism.
The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and to provide a framework for additional research and investigation. Whether or not George Zimmerman was justified in pulling the trigger is outside the scope of this analysis.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
This article deserves reading in its entirety.
Did the continent of Africa sink below the waves while I was at my doctor's appointment yesterday? If the United States of America is this hugely racist, oppressive, unfair and evil place, why not emigrate back to one's homeland? I imagine that a collection could be taken up or a congress member could put forth a bill to pay for the exodus.
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Good read. Thanks for posting!
The author of this comprehensive and informative piece is a long-time freeper.
Keep in mind that while this case shows how the media and left can create a campaign in alignment with their ideology, they could also do this in an effort to bait conservatives as well.
We all know the left wants violence. So far, we have shown every violent event to be perpetrated by a nutjob or leftist (or both).
It is a good lesson to keep your powder dry and your emotions in check.
I have several of Dr. Sowell's books, including The Thomas Sowell Reader, which is a great compendium of his essays. The man's a national treasure.
Good article, thanks.
All of this convinces me that the media wants a race war to report on.
Only problem is, as two reporters in Norfolk found out recently, their press badge is not going to save them from “Justice for Trayvon.”
Wisdom itself, FRiend.
That he is. But unfortunately, he will never get his due accolades as he is not a liberal.
Thanks for the tip on The Thomas Sowell Reader. I'll have a look.
That was tried a long time ago. Immigration to Liberia has since slowed.
“All of this convinces me that the media wants a race war to report on.”
This has become the “Gleiwitz Incident” for the negro nazi party running America.
Hitler had to make it look like Poland started the war to get public opinion behind it.
No argument, but who reads him except white people and a few black conservatives.
Apparently, many libs. Playwright David Mamet was an arch-lib for many years and mentioned Sowell as one of the key figures in his transformation from liberal to conservative. I'll bet millions of libs read Sowell's columns and deep down know he's right. But many of them don't have the integrity to admit they wrong, like Mamet did, and change.
It’s all disinformation and propaganda now, coming from ABCNNBCBS.
They are an arm of Gangster Govt Inc.
I am reading the next chapters in this upcoming novel already. A 13% minority can’t win a Tutsi/Hutu-level tribal/racial civil war. That much is clear.
So why are the MSM and the ‘Rats provoking Those Hip Urban Guys (thugs) into what will surely result in many shoot-on-sight situations?
If the “Reginald Denny” scenario is repeated often enough (whites dragged from cars and beaten to death), then proactive tactics will be applied to groups of blacks loitering at intersections. That is, firepower will be applied to disperse the mob before the mob is close enough to hurl bricks at a car. This will happen.
It will be very dangerous for groups of black men to be seen anywhere near a potential “ambush site.” Whites will not suicidally drive into ambushes. If they can’t make an early U-turn, they will drive full speed over the mob, or open fire from 100+ yards away to disperse the mob.
It will be this “white backlash” that will suddenly be the critical problem, and reason enough for a martial-law type clampdown.
Naturally, there cannot be elections during a race war. Naturally, the federal govt will have to do something about those white maniac murderers and their millions of guns.
So why whip up a race war that blacks will lose, badly? They are using black anger like the trim tab on a rudder, to power up the big move from the other side. According to the MSM and the Rats, the white reaction to black mob violence will be the main story, the main threat to civil society.
That’s my theory of “why.” And it fits with their “Fast And Furious” modus operandi, ie, cause a massacre over here, to effect a political result over there.
Black ops at their finest, by Gangster Govt, Inc.
Actually wasn’t the nation of Liberia created for just that reason? To re-patriate the freed slaves back to their homeland?
I remember well the Reginald Denny incident. I remember my first thought was "WTF did he get out of the truck?" If that had been me, they'd still be picking bones out of my front grille.
As it was, I had a little encounter of my own in Oakland during the Rodney King riots, and if I hadn't been prepared beforehand, I would be dead.
Yes and President Lincoln was putting together a colony somewhere in Latin America, I forget where. I tend to think that’s why he was assassinated.
Next step: Portray those who argue that the media narrative
was intentionally dishonest as tin foil hat lunatics.
That’s the first time I heard about the colony in Latin America but I’m not surprised. I know it’s useless to speculate on how different things would be today if all that had worked out.
There have been some interesting developments lately which further displays the duplicity and bias of the media. Like those two reporters in Virginia attacked last week-end and others scattered around the country. If it wasn’t for Fox News and otehr sources I don’t think anyone would have known about them.
Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)
The term "disinformation" is not strong enough and doesn't reflect the evil being done.
Yep, an 18 wheeler should be used as it’s own weapon. That won’t work for little cars, but maybe SUVs, with sufficient clearance. In any event, I’d rather drive over folks than get pulled out and beaten to death. Just don’t stop, no matter what.
So when do we fight BACK? Never?
That doesn't sound like a "winning" scheme....
Good points but if they're reading him and know he's right I'd say they were already in a state of transition.
And if it isn't actually raining outside
you, of necessity, have to ever after
question the veracity of everything
the speaker of such lies says else you
will always go about umbrella in hand.
America has been there, done that, see the histor of Liberia.
America has been there, done that, see the histor of Liberia.
They were similarly surprised in Egypt. All for a newsworthy revolution, then the on-the-street reporters were stunned that they, not being one of the revolutionaries, were targeted.
“A 13% minority cant win a Tutsi/Hutu-level tribal/racial civil war. That much is clear.”
They can when only 13% of the other side opposes them. Nearly 100% of blacks would ban together. Maybe 13% of the remaining population would stand against them. It would be nearly an even match as far as numbers but just who would perform the most violence to win is another matter. All hypothetical, of course; just saying not to discount a 13% minority if they act together against an opposing force where only 13% participate.
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
WHERE IS THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE?
Great article — thanks for posting.
The very last part about how a trial now might not be in the best interests of the race-hustlers is intriguing.
I did not say we should not fight back.
We destroyed the Martin-Zimmerman lies.
We destroyed the Dan Rather National Guard lies.
We destroyed the John Kerry war hero lies.
So, we are fighting back.
However, violence on our part is not an urgency....yet
But Rich Lowry, Editor of Natinal Review, stated authoritatively on March 23rd, that "Al Sharpton is right", the prosecutors are wrong, and George Zimmerman should be indicted. It was very impressive and Lowry promoted the virtue of his opinion on other sites, so all could see how serious National Review is about attacking white racism where it exists. Surely Rich Lowry, head of the conservative thought leader National Review, would not be suckered into believing Marxist propoganda manufactured by the same disreputable machine that created the Tawana Brawley and Duke Lacrosse lies. Or, is it the case that today's establishment conservatives in fact covet the acceptance of the very mainstream media that manufacture the Marxist propoganda Scott Swett so accurately describes in this post. Can political correctness be so powerful that it now determines National Reviews opinions on matters like this? And maybe even Presidential politics. Very sad to see the mighty and good fall so low.
Yeah... About that...
I'll believe it when I see Al Sharpton in cuffs for inciting a riot and penniless after losing a defamation case along with the Media Matters and crew.
Thanks for the ping. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this article.
I don’t think most countries on the dark continent offer EBT cards and such.
Disinformation analysis ping...
Best article I have seen on this whole debacle. Thanks for writing it IT... I have to say, I read the article posted elsewhere first and only saw the author at the end of the piece. I wasn’t surprised to see it was IT. ;-)
“It will be this white backlash that will suddenly be the critical problem, and reason enough for a martial-law type clampdown.”
Are there enough people in the police and military with the values like the group Oathkeepers to not confiscate firearms?
No wonder Obama wants a civilian police force as strong as the military.
Perhaps he will deputize New Black Pampers and the rest of “Holder’s people” as Federal police to create his own ghettostapo.
Crackers are the new Juden in America’s Warsaw ghetto.
If the war turns Civil, the side fighting for state’s rights will be on the right side this time.
I do not see another election fixing this Republic anyway, so such a good crisis should not go to waste.
Inspector Callahan said:
“There is nothing wrong with a little shooting, as long as the right people get shot.”
The problem with war is that too many of the wrong people end up getting shot. Jefferson understood this when he commented on the watering of liberty’s tree.