Skip to comments.WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman
Posted on 07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Floridas thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJs Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a referendum on racial privilege in America. Theres a word for a trial that is held as a referendum its a show trial, Taranto said. We dont do show trials in this country.
Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that Trayvon was the victim of racial profiling? Kessel asked.
Well, it fits this sort of narrative of blacks as victims of white cops or, in this case, a rent-a-cop, Taranto replied.
He noted that the local police should have taken the investigation into Zimmermans seemingly unwarranted killing of Martin more seriously. Taranto said that the initial outrage over Zimmerman not being charged with a crime was justified, but then the state went too far and overcharged him with second degree murder. The prosecutions case is just falling apart, he observed.
Taranto observed that the racial profiling narrative has been turned on its head after the testimony of Rachel Jeantel who testified that Martin racially profiled Zimmerman too when he called him a cracker.(continued)
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We dont do show trials in this country.
In the Age of Obama, we do.
Actually the media would LOVE it if this country erupted in riots..that is what they really want..anything to deflect attention away from Obama..that is what this is all about
The trial agitated enough minorities and bleeding hearts to keep coming out for Obama.
It served its purpose.
I disagree. We do show trials regularly in America
A trial to make a point...duke lacrosse, scopes monkey, black sox, oj Simpson, etc
“Actually the media would LOVE it if this country erupted in riots..that is what they really want..”
The Marxists also want armed citizens to hesitate blowing away thug obuma voters. The racists want Castle Doctrine and self-defense laws repealed. Those laws are cutting into the commie voter base and preventing them from collecting reparations on the street.
Similar to the Media’s emotional investment in obama.
Headline News is still pretty much in the tank for the Persecution. Even today they talked about how the today’s witnesses “scored a lot of points for the prosecution” and similar propaganda.
It’s willful ignorance. Last night, Michael Savage screamed over and over — I lost track at eight times — that “they told George Zimmerman not go follow him!”. Please note that he played the famous “we don’t need you to do that” clip as “proof”.
Riots, hurricanes, floods.... whatever it takes to sell more laundry detergent.