Skip to comments.Rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 03/31/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT by matt04
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CNN used their favorite type of Republican.
” At first glance, the death of Trayvon Martin seemed to be a straightforward example of ugly, racial conflict resulting in the killing of an innocent black teenager by a white man,....”
First glance? Where? CNN ? ABC ? CBS ? MSNBC? Video?
What a maroon : )
Good find! This is a thoughtful reconstruction, and at least a possible scenario.
Suggest posting as a thread. It may get lost here.
I think the media puts out all the crap and it gives a one sided view of situations...back in the 50’s our group of friends were both colored (not a insult in those days) and white....afro, black, afro americans etc came in during the mid 60’s..but hard core thugs do exist of all colors..some are just punks....
I used to live in a gated community. It waz gated to keep out the riff-raff and criminals in the surrounding neighborhood. It cost us an extra 2,000 dollars a year to live there, but it was worth it. And yes many expensive homes were there.
Yes absolutely there is a connotation in “gated community” that goes well beyond the simple denotation of the two words. It wasn’t necessary for the news media to mention it in the Zimmerman case except they wanted to impose a narrative on the reader.
Why did they even mention it, genius? There’s your answer, even if you don’t like it.
re: “They would be bigots. And prejudiced. Im not among them.”
So, if I understand what you’re saying, you think the media is simply trying to be accurate when they keep refering to Zimmerman’s neighborhood as a “gated community”?
And, if I’m wrong please correct me, you think that anyone who believes the media IS attempting to create a template of “bigoted white community vs. poor black kid” by constantly using the term “gated community” are themselves racist and bigoted?
If the back yard is gated, does my dog live in a “gated community”?
The next time I hear about a pit bull escaping from someone’s back yard and mauling somebody I’ll be expecting the news to say he escaped from a “gated community”. LOL
” Yes absolutely there is a connotation in gated community that goes well beyond the simple denotation of the two words. It wasnt necessary for the news media to mention it in the Zimmerman case except they wanted to impose a narrative on the reader.”
Like constant pictures of a 12 year old Trayvon?
>>>If the back yard is gated, does my dog live in a gated community?
If the yard is also in an area where there is limited street access, and that access is controlled by gates.
Nice logical fallacy known as “straw man” you fling like a hand full of poop thrown by a monkey in hopes it sticks...
The media should be held complicit in any injustice inflicted upon Zimmerman.
There has been an absolute disregard for evidence and due process notwithstanding the loss of life.
The media is using the term “gated community” as bigots in furtherance of their meme - and a few people here are eating that crap with a spoon, and believe it as gospel.
The rest of us can see through the meme, and know that the media - especially MSNBC and Rev. Al are using this case to foment racial tensions, and incite further violence.
>>>And, if Im wrong please correct me, you think that anyone who believes the media IS attempting to create a template of bigoted white community vs. poor black kid by constantly using the term gated community are themselves racist and bigoted?<<<
Anyone saying “gated community” is synonymous with “mansions” and/or “bigoted white community” is indeed showing their own prejudice and bigotry, and are falling victim to the media meme.
“targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”
Arresting them is big business for those who profit from the Drug War, some of whom are black drug dealers. They happen, also, to make up the vast, vast majority of those who kill black people. So why doesn’t Jackson go picket South Central LA, or something?
“A random act of journalism from CNN”
Too late. People remember the original story, and CNN knows that. This costs them nothing.
“Youd lose. In my world, ‘gated community’ is any area where access is controlled by gates. Doesnt matter what kind of housing is behind the gates.”
Would you be comfortable admitting most people aren’t Mr. Literal like you, and that the MSM, as well as everyone else, is fond of using prejudicial language to mislead people? Further, you are aware, aren’t you, that “gated community” has meaning beyond “a community set behind gates,” correct? And one of these meanings, the best know meaning, is a community exclusive of people who aren’t rich and white? That much, at least, you can admit.
Read down the thread.
If you are equating “gated community” with “mansions” - you are falling for the media’s line of crap = hook, line and sinker. Falling for the propaganda being spewed my the media.
Which phrase carries a connotation of “wealth” and which one implies “poor”?
“lives in a gated community”
“lives in a trailer park”
So you’re a “bigot” too!
More logical fallacy from you.... thanks.
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