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An Innocent Boy Is Dead And The Media Played Us (updated!)
chron.com ^ | 24 March, 2012 | TexasSparkle

Posted on 03/26/2012 6:25:01 AM PDT by marktwain

An Innocent Boy Is Dead And The Media Played Us (updated!)

It’s important to mention facts about this case, not to blame Trayvon in any way, but to show how we are all being played by the media.

The media went with the meme that a white guy had shot Trayvon. That was untrue. He was Hispanic. The media kept using the term “gated community,” giving the impression that it was a white neighborhood, since the crime watch captain Zimmerman was “white,” we all assumed that. Not true. The neighborhood was only half white, the other half non-white (I am assuming black and Hispanic). It was not the lush lawns of a “gated community” like the media would have you believe, it was an apartment complex that had been victim to a bunch of robberies recently.

The witness that the police interviewed at the time of the shooting said that George Zimmerman was on the ground with Trayvon on top of him hitting him. Zimmerman did have grass stains on his back and his face his bleeding when the police get there. Now, who could blame Trayvon for attacking Zimmerman? Here was this guy following him, for all he knew, to rob and hurt him. So, it doesn’t change the story really to point out that fact, but most of the media ignored this part because it didn’t make the story juicy enough. Police played the 9-11 tape to Trayvon’s father and the father tells police that it is not his son screaming in the background. I can’t tell you how upset so many were to hear that tape and imagine it was Trayvon screaming, but it wasn’t. But heaven forbid the media correct that. Again, it just made the story juicer.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin
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It is clear that we are being played by the media. However, simply because someone is following you, is not justification for jumping them and beating them.

It may be understandable, but that does not make it justifiable.

1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:25:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The Kermit Washington defense.....


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: marktwain

If someone other than a cop was following me, I’d probably like to jump him also. But, that’s just me. Zimmerman got what he deserved, and a kid got murdered.

And most of you posting garbage articles got played, not the rest of us.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: marktwain

The left has to have their victims and martyrs......First Sandra Fluke for the Women now this guy for the Blacks......It’s all about getting Obama re-elected. The media know he is in big trouble and are on full propaganda mode. Aside from that I think the White House also latched on to this from the Gun Control angle. Already here in SC there is talk from Democrats in the statehouse about repealing parts of the “Castle Doctrine”.......


4 posted on 03/26/2012 6:31:02 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: marktwain

I had heard this innocent boy (who is dead, by the way) was Barry Obama’s son.

Any truth to that report?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 6:31:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: marktwain

Add to the media’s basic incompetence and lack of investigative skills their need to slant every story in a way that will either fuel racial and class tensions in America or support Barack Obama and the only thing we really know so far is that a person has been shot.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 6:32:12 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: marktwain

***It is clear that we are being played by the media. However, simply because someone is following you, is not justification for jumping them and beating them.
It may be understandable, but that does not make it justifiable.***

Absolutely.

Just because you are armed with a gun and following someone is not justification for killing them. It may be understandable, but that does not make it justifiable.


7 posted on 03/26/2012 6:34:03 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: jakerobins

Yep, they are trying to round up the RINO weak links into their midsts. Only Gingrich has been stooding some ground, unitimidated so far, and it is why they do not like him. Santorum fumbles here and there, but lately rebuked the NYT.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 6:34:15 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: AlmaKing

the 911 tape contained screams. When this tape was played for the boys ( 17 years old, 6’2” 190 pounds of him )father, the father stated the screams were not from his son. A witness saw the black man on top of zimmerman punching him repeatedly in the face, while zimmerman screamed for help... zimmermans face was bloody and bruised, and the back of his head was bleeding... now add all this together and what do you have?

You have a guy approaching a 6’2” suspended from school black man in a hoodie, and upon initial confrontation the black man attacks, for whatever reason you wish to insert here....knocks down the neighborhood watch guy and starts beating the crap out of him.... only thing not accounted for is the fact that the neighborhood watch guy was armed.

Conclusion, the thug picked the wrong guy to attack.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 6:34:34 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: jakerobins

Standing not stooding...oops.lol.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: marktwain

Innocent people don’t beat the crap out of people.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 6:35:50 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: AlmaKing
In Florida people own guns. It's stupid to start fights knowing that. Mr Gun wins the fight every time against Mr Fists.
12 posted on 03/26/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: marktwain

Neighborhood watches are evil??

Neiborhood watches can’t FOLLOW ANYBODY?


13 posted on 03/26/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace!)
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To: AlmaKing
From Wikipedia: Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter).

So you, ALmaKing, have only offered your OPINION on the “possibility” of a murder being committed. However, that was NOT the evaluation of the on scene police officers.

14 posted on 03/26/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: marktwain

Now, who could blame Trayvon for attacking Zimmerman?...Me.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: marktwain
Kathleen McKinley helps clear a path through the media fog that misrepresented the Trayvon Martin murder. She is correct, as is Congressman West, in stating that an injustice has been done and should be investigated by the DOJ. None of the details change that. However, this reminds us that we need to look hard at anything the leftmedia presents when it has a distinct racial angle, as this story certainly did.

Unfortunately, anyone questioning the media version will inevitably be accused of wanting to excuse the killing and with that accusation, the inference is clear: you're a racist. This is why we'll never see racial harmony in America, no matter how many people of good will try to attain it. The race hustlers and those seeking political advantage by dividing us into racial camps will always be there, eager to exploit tragedy.

16 posted on 03/26/2012 6:43:19 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: joe fonebone

Is Zimmerman was screaming for help it is obvious that he was caught by surprise. If he had his gun drawn like others are claiming I’m pretty sure he would not have been attacked. No one with sense would attack an armed man.

They have forensics that can analyze the tapes to see who was actually screaming for help.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: marktwain

“...not to blame Trayvon in any way...”

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You mean “Martin” right?

Why does this person continue to be called by his first name while Zimmerman is not


18 posted on 03/26/2012 6:45:29 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AlmaKing

Sure, you can beat anyone for any reason that you want.
After all it’s a free country.

That’s the lesson of this story.

The fun part of this tragedy is hearing the media tell their idiots that pursuing someone and asking them a question is just grounds for a beating.
When that happens to one of them (they do it all the time) I’ll so enjoy hearing the reporter say he lay there and took it because he deserved it.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 6:45:50 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: AlmaKing

Your choice to use the word ‘murdered’ tells us you are not unbiased, that you are posting with an agenda. Folks like you are trying to ‘play us’. This sad tragedy is being exploited by people like you. Your little bastard pres__ent is trying to play us using the memory of this young man and the racial divide. The press is trying to play us by printing/repeating distortions and outright lies. And we now have to endure the drek from people like you using community organizer/saul alinsky methodology to ‘play us’. But thanks for exposing your leftist bias before the voting season really heats up. It’s nice to identify the opposition before the battle begins.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: AlmaKing
Thank you O Wise One for setting the mere mortals straight. where would the World be without your infinite wisdom? One also wonders why you do not also apply said wisdom to other problems plaguing the World? The Israeli - Arab conflict, World hunger,to name two could possibly benefit from your all knowing wisdom.
21 posted on 03/26/2012 6:48:35 AM PDT by sport
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To: Jim Scott

They can only divide the small of mind.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 6:48:35 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: AlmaKing

Dont hate the player, hate the game...


23 posted on 03/26/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: marktwain

We will probably see more of these kinds of lop-sided racial victimization stories from the MSM/Dems leading up to the election.

They will do everything they can to help improve Obama’s chances for reelection.

And these kinds of stories make good distractions from the real joblessness numbers, economic data, foreign affairs, etc.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 6:55:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: marktwain

SNIFF, SNIFF!

Aw jeeze, the smell of Roasted Nifong still hangs heavy in the air!


25 posted on 03/26/2012 6:55:50 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope you don't like it.)
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To: marktwain
An Innocent Boy

Maybe, maybe not.

26 posted on 03/26/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: joe fonebone

Does anyone have a source / link to Trayvon’s height and weight?

I have seen a range from 5-10 and 140 lbs to 6-3 and 200 lbs.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 6:58:13 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: jakerobins

OK, given. Now, what are conservatives doing to counter this flood of lies and black racism? Nothing? I thought not.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AlmaKing

I wish I were as completely informed of all the facts in this case as you believe you are.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 6:59:56 AM PDT by monocle
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To: AlmaKing

>>If someone other than a cop was following me, I’d probably like to jump him also.<<

In this day and age, you’ll be dead.

Now for a bit of reason. I tell my kids that if someone is following, go to the nearest house. There were houses around right? Knock on the door and if the person is a threat, he will disappear.

My kids won’t end up dead.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 7:01:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: USAF80

Never bring Skittles and ice tea to a gun fight


31 posted on 03/26/2012 7:07:14 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jakerobins
"it’s all about getting Obama re-elected.
The media know he is in big trouble and are on
full propaganda mode. "
so true..they're always "on" propaganda mode in one stage or another...
rarely does the *snickering* "the journalism profession" dare tell the truth.
don't believe; ask (if you could) Andrew B., walking alone on street @ night.

32 posted on 03/26/2012 7:07:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( Kill all the terrorists, Protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Responsibility2nd
nah..given the kids' age...Parsley O'Bozo, was still "cruising" the south chi-town "male health club(s)".

33 posted on 03/26/2012 7:13:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( Kill all the terrorists, Protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: USAF80

I have omitted a little fact in my first post... upon initial confrontation, zimmerman turned around and was leaving... HE WAS ATTACKED WHILE LEAVING THE SCENE... this kinda puts a whole new spin on it..


34 posted on 03/26/2012 7:14:40 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: marktwain
We're seeing the rise of the 21st century version of the “two minutes hate”. This morning I mentally coined the acronym ROUSE for Rapid Onset Universal Selective Enragement. I think it fits, although it doesn't quite trip off the tongue.

The attention span of the masses has not yet been degraded to the point where 2 minute efficiency can be achieved. Currently the cycle takes about a month to play out.

Two months ago it was insisting on an ultrasound to attempt to dissuade a mother from killing her unborn child which was equated to "Rape". Last month is was the "slut" who turned out to be an activist who was too busy jet setting around Europe to find the $9 birth control pills at the corner Target.

Now everybody is on a first name basis with a dead Florida Teenager, has already tried, convicted and is ready to lynch the shooter, start a race war, or both.

Anyone care to guess what the leading cause of death is for a black, male teenager is? Can we ever deal with the meat of an issue and stop chasing after Media Matters, focus group tested polarizers?

35 posted on 03/26/2012 7:15:02 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: netmilsmom

You would think that a parent would at least look out and see who was screaming for help.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 7:16:26 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: marktwain

Seems as if they’re ginning up race riots to divert attention from Obama and his failed presidency. Or perhaps to enable him to declare martial law. Now let me get this foil hat off of my head...SSZ


37 posted on 03/26/2012 7:19:12 AM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Responsibility2nd
nah..given the kids' age...O'Bozo, was still "cruising"
the south chi-town "swank" male health club(s).

38 posted on 03/26/2012 7:20:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( Kill all the terrorists, Protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: mrsmith
Sure, you can beat anyone for any reason that you want.

Just as long as they are the same race as you.

39 posted on 03/26/2012 7:20:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: marktwain

This is all part of Obama’s master plan.
Never let a crises go to waste....even if you have to manufacture one.


40 posted on 03/26/2012 7:21:05 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: szweig

Martial Law and curfews will be imposed then all elections will be cancelled. This is how the third world dictators stay in power.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 7:21:35 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: marktwain

Sad he is an “innocent boy”(isn’t boy derogatory or bigoted?)

If Treyvonn had committed outright, indisputable murder he would be tried as a man, though portrayed as a young man.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 7:21:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: szweig

At this point he [0bama] is simply trying to revive the “vote for the brother” and the “white guilt” mentalities that got him elected in 2008.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain

And since Dumb0’s idiotic statement, the media will continue the narrative to cover his ass.


44 posted on 03/26/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by mykroar (Ray: "You drank too much."...Archer: "That's a thing?!?")
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To: jakerobins

Outside the fact that this is a diversion by the MSM for the failure of Øbama its sends the subliminal message that even though America elected a (half) black President racism still exsists in the country and only Øbama can heal it.


45 posted on 03/26/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: marktwain
Did anyone else read this article at the source?

She says: This is, without a doubt, an injustice. Zimmerman had NO business following him. Zimmerman does deserve to be arrested.

BZZZT. Thanks for playing. Arrested for what exactly?

She then says: believe Trayvon had a right to jump on Zimmerman.

Really? It's ok to jump on and beat someone who's following you?

She then gets sidelined into the whole bit about who was screaming. Zimmerman was bleeding about the head and was on his back. Other than being shot, I've never heard about zimmerman injuring Martin. Who is most likely to be screaming? 6'3" skinny 17yo or 5'4" overweight 28yo laying on his back being pummeled?

46 posted on 03/26/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Jack of all Trades

Insightful.

An there’s the greed aspect:
Incite a frenzy by selective reporting, sell advertising, repeat.


47 posted on 03/26/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

adopted son


48 posted on 03/26/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: mrsmith; Jim Robinson
investigation/docs/Zimmerman_Martin_shooting.pdf

If anyone has not read this, IMO they ought not to post anything on about this case. FR is indeed being played, but we do not have to play.

This is the "Obama Urban Unrest Fear Card" being played to the full. It is the main reason why no one in authority dares to investigate his eligibility to have run for, and to hold the office.

49 posted on 03/26/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: marktwain
...we are all being played...
Speak for yourself, lady, don't speak for me.
You got played, don't blame everybody else for your media gullibility.
50 posted on 03/26/2012 7:36:25 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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