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Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites
The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2013 | Matt Pearce

Posted on 07/15/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012: News coverage of the trial was almost ubiquitous in its closing days.

But not everbody took advantage. Fifty-six percent of the blacks surveyed said they followed the trial "very closely," compared to 20% of whites. The telephone survey of 1,002 adults was taken July 11 to July 14. The six-woman jury returned a not-guilty verdict for Zimmerman on July 13.....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blacks; florida; georgezimmerman; msm; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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You wouldn't know it to read their articles, Tweets, Facebook postings and comments on the Internet. Or am I wrong?
1 posted on 07/15/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 07/15/2013 5:05:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then why the hell don’t they have the least clue about why Zimmerman was found not guilty.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 5:07:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon was black, so blacks had skin in the game so to speak.

As much as the media tried to make it so, Zimmerman was not white.

Why are even whites part of this? Let the Peruvians and blacks have it out.

4 posted on 07/15/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only conclusion one could draw from this is that they think it is perfectly okay to smash peoples heads in.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My sisters from PA know very little about the case and any blacks and many whites I’ve talked to say that Zimmerman should have stayed in the car when he was told to do so. Doesn’t say much for either group. Apparently, following closely means not following at all.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 5:08:58 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cripplecreek

That means they’re not very bright as a people? This was a case of self defense and this man should never have been brought up on charges.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 5:09:12 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: cripplecreek

They watched it on Black and Whitey TV


8 posted on 07/15/2013 5:09:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And still they get it wrong?


9 posted on 07/15/2013 5:09:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

Not the ones that are calling in to the various radio talk shows.

10 posted on 07/15/2013 5:09:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those who followed the trial should know how weak the prosecution’s case was and how, if the prosecution possessed any true evidence, they did not present it.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that’s true then many blacks in this country have no or little understanding of the law and think emotions count, as the law was clear here. Zimmerman had the right to defend himself using deadly force if needed.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 5:10:03 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The other conclusion being that they don’t have jobs and can stay glued to the television all day.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 5:10:16 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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Apparently they got all of their news from Nancy Grace.
14 posted on 07/15/2013 5:10:58 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s very hard to believe that. .unless they weren’t listening. That is one of the things that bothers me. .how ignorant the GZ haters seem to be of the facts of this case.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:18 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 5thGenTexan

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


16 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liars.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:27 PM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. If they claim to have been following closely, it’s an indictment of their powers of reasoning. Never a more open-and-shut case.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:31 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: cripplecreek
cripplecreek ~:" Then why the hell don’t they have the least clue about why Zimmerman was found not guilty."

Because they all listen to the talking heads on Lamestream Media , who didn't know what they are talking about !
If it doesn't occur on TV, with a narrative , with talking pictures ~ they can't grasp it !

19 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:43 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

File this with the other lies.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:01 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...but they understood it less.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:16 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just because you pay attention doesn’t mean you comprehend.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:16 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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HA HA HA , Yea they really educated themselves, one black kid said to my oldest boy that Martin was just a small kid and had not got to high school yet, other blacks have come across as really stupid but then again they also vote for a party which brought them segregation and racism.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, he is everything but white it seems. Again, why are we in this?


24 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:39 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet, YOU are not wrong.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:02 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should have asked if they actually watched the trial, or got their info from MSNBC or HLN.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: cripplecreek

Those blacks who agree with the verdict don’t dare open their mouths.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:12 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: snarkytart

Angela & Bernie led the sheeple to their erroneous conclusions - disbarment is only the first thing that should happen to these two.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:22 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After all , like Jentell , all that they watch is the weather channel !


29 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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just because they said they followed it does not mean they did, even in their small protests it is mostly white guilt turds from the radical fringes of the left like the workers party


30 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Followed” is one thing...”Understood” is something quite different.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 5:14:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The only conclusion one could draw from this is that they think it is perfectly okay to smash peoples heads in.

No. They think it is perfectly okay to smash crackas heads in.

Not the same thing.

32 posted on 07/15/2013 5:15:18 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course since this was an “official” black issue, black Americans had a vested interest in telling people they followed it closely. Rather than asking some open ended question, someone might have asked:

1. Did you see the opening statements in this trial?

2. Did you see the police witnesses for the state?

3. Did you see the gunshot expert for the defense?

ect. Then we might have learned something.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 5:15:23 PM PDT by JLS
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To: freeangel

every time I hear that crap I always ask them “is it illegal to follow”

Then ask them is it illegal to attack someone , smash their head on the concrete


34 posted on 07/15/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Today I asked a few of my Hispanic pals at work if they had been following the case, what the buzz was in their family & community circles, and what they thought of Zimmerman’s being labeled a “White Hispanic”. To my surprise, almost no one had paid the case much attention, preferring to follow sports rather than politics. What they knew they heard only incidentally and were woefully short on details. These were all 20-somethings who can’t be bothered to watch news on any regular basis. No wonder the MSM is able to distort the news so easily: many people just don’t care.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 5:16:13 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How could 56% of blacks follow this trial closely and still be upset by the verdict. Are they Morons??

I know—stupid question.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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If they were watching closely, it must have been only MSNBC.

-PJ

37 posted on 07/15/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Does that mean they are in it for the money and personal aggrandizement, i.e., to enhance the power, wealth, position, or reputation of
38 posted on 07/15/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Misterioso

I know some do. I saw a video of a protest in Detroit this morning. There were a few black counter protesters carrying signs that said “Social justice is NOT justice”.

The story didn’t even mention them but I’m guessing they were from the growing open carry community in Detroit.


39 posted on 07/15/2013 5:17:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Perhaps they followed the gossip, not the testimony and evidence.


40 posted on 07/15/2013 5:19:07 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: digger48

“They watched it on Black and Whitey TV”

Waiting for the race pimps to announce the starting times for the St.Trayvon memorial ghettoolympics.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 5:19:24 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Baloney...


42 posted on 07/15/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek

They heard and saw what they wanted. Not necessarily the facts.

This I know for a fact: The people who watched this farce every day were able to do so because they did not have a job to attend to.


43 posted on 07/15/2013 5:20:41 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Follow" implies application of intelligence.

I don't think thats the case here. Their investment was purely emotional.

44 posted on 07/15/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They key is that they “said” they followed it closely. It doesn’t mean they actually read any articles or watched any of the trial, just that they are more likely to claim that they followed the case closely.


45 posted on 07/15/2013 5:21:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If true, then it is truly stunning how weak are their abilities to comprehend facts.

OF course, it also depends on the sources—because from the perspective of knowing the trial and ALSO seeing how some of the local Miami media covered it, I can really see how some people would have been led to think the prosecution was winning...the media talked like they were.

But anyone with a brain who watched the entire thing came away with a different perspective.


46 posted on 07/15/2013 5:21:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: freeangel

“Apparently, following closely means not following at all.”

That seems to be the standard by which they claim Zimmerman was “following” Martin.


47 posted on 07/15/2013 5:22:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This could be a reason they’re not able to conjure the will for all out riots again. Deep inside, they have they’re own considerable doubt.


48 posted on 07/15/2013 5:22:28 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: Boogieman

Tru dat


49 posted on 07/15/2013 5:23:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

The article didn’t mention that sheeples’ feel for if Zimmerman was guilty or not probably depended on what “news” agency sheeple followed the trial through.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 5:23:23 PM PDT by Amendment10
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