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Trayvon Martin case exposes worst in media (state-controlled media in five-alarm CYA mode)
Yahoo! News ^ | 04/01/2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 04/01/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The Trayvon Martin case has exposed some of the media's worst tendencies--selective editing, rushing to judgment, stoking anger for ratings and page views--and it's taken more than fake photos, the incendiary stumbles of Geraldo Rivera and Spike Lee and verbal clashes between Piers Morgan and Toure to shine a light on them.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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Or maybe they are just April fooling.
1 posted on 04/01/2012 4:03:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And yet the Yahoo story still has the babyfaced five year old photos of Martin and the mug shot of Zimmerman.

The Wagist blog’s Dan Linehan has done the best reporting out there in terms of getting to the public a more accurate portrait of Martin. Linehan found Martin’s Twitter page. He has just unearthed Trayvon MArtin’s Youtube Channel, which features two videos of Martin watching two teenagers fight in the high school yard. http://www.wagist.com/2012/dan-linehan/did-trayvon-martin-referee-school-fights#comments


2 posted on 04/01/2012 4:22:18 PM PDT by somerville
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They, including Obama, made asses out of themselves and most ID’d themselves as the *real* racist.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 4:24:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: somerville

Has anyone seen the video of Lawrence O Donbell and Charles Blow verbally abusing Joe Oliver (friend of Zimmerman)?


4 posted on 04/01/2012 4:26:19 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: somerville

So...can they isolate enough of his voice to tell if it was *him* screaming?


5 posted on 04/01/2012 4:34:39 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The black panthers announce a bounty on a Hispanic man, much like the KKK did 50 years ago, and there is no action by law enforcement. This entire mess shows how far our culture has declined.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

From the begining this was a black hispanic issue but the race bating scumbags in the media who should be fined heavily for inciting violenece by reporting false information made it a white on black crime and then changed it up to a “WHITE” HISPANIC on black crime. If anyone thinks these guys are doing thier job in reporting the truth I have a bridge to sell you. They are everybit the enemy as the criminals now in DC


7 posted on 04/01/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

From the begining this was a black hispanic issue but the race bating scumbags in the media who should be fined heavily for inciting violenece by reporting false information made it a white on black crime and then changed it up to a “WHITE” HISPANIC on black crime. If anyone thinks these guys are doing thier job in reporting the truth I have a bridge to sell you. They are everybit the enemy as the criminals now in DC


8 posted on 04/01/2012 4:36:40 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: somerville
Am still waiting for the black community to take a stand against black on black crime, and fathers abondoning their children in droves, while mothers feed off the welfare system generation after generation.

From what I've seen of Martin's father he's still in the juvenile state of mind himself....there comes a time where a man puts away childish things...Martin's father has not IMO. Hanging out with Rapper criminals, wearing clothes you'd see on a 15 yr. old. ...well enough said.

9 posted on 04/01/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hmmm, could be that if it wasn’t for the Media, Race relations would be much better (as it should be). I know personally that it has gone downhill from the 70’s. In the military, I learned that color had nothing to do with decent people...today I learn that the Media is trying their best to take us back to the 40’s.

I never used to think anything about race or color, only honesty and integrity (ie. character) but today I have to worry about color, hoodies, language, tennis shoes, etc.

I blame the Media for most of today’s problems!


10 posted on 04/01/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ronnie raygun

The screaming “supporters” want Zimmerman arrested for 1 reason.....they need a flash point for a Rodney King style riot.

These folks want a trial, and they will pray, pray pray he is aquitted or convicted of a much lesser charge.

Let the looting begin.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 4:46:28 PM PDT by Benjamin Dover (This tagline space for rent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This entire mess shows how far our culture has declined.

What culture? Which culture? American culture itself is in decline with all the foreigners NOT assimulating.

From all the interenet chatter about this Martin case what I see are two cultures.....those who have left the past behind and are busy doing life.....and those who are simply lasy and unconcerned about life apart from one moment to the next and how much they can "take" out of it for themselves, or blame someone else because they don't have what they are unwilling to work for.

I saw a man black man in his 30's recently, use his welfare card to buy a 'Designer Cola'...on his way to take his 'Martial Arts' lesson.....We've all seen similar as there is no retrictions on how the money we dish out is handled nor any accountability.

And yet these same people make further demands for "Justice"????

12 posted on 04/01/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT by caww
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To: somerville
And yet the Yahoo story still has the babyfaced five year old photos of Martin and the mug shot of Zimmerman.

The also dismiss the Daily Caller's pointing out that Zimmerman actually did have head injuries because they published Martin's tweets. This piece is a perfect example of media bias.

13 posted on 04/01/2012 4:53:49 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Benjamin Dover
I honestly no longer care what they want....they have shown they are not interested in the slightest for the truth. Am beyond sick and tired of this nonesense....there is no justification for this behavior and mindset regardless if they think so or not...makes no difference to me...let them go into the streets and continue to make fools of themselves.

I've waited for the black community of better minds to stand against this and there are sadly fewer than few speaking up...When some say this has set the black comunity back to the 70's it sure looks like they never left it.

There will never be "enough" , this simply is not going to end..there will be another case or happening and the same crap will occur. It appears this behavior and mindset IS their culture.....as soon as the Piper Pipes......

14 posted on 04/01/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: ronnie raygun

maybe some good will come of this tragedy—the people will see the Media for what it is, a leftist hate mongering machine—hiding behind the mask of “journalism”. We need to show the world Black Hate and Black racism—a disease as bad as the old KKK in its worst hours.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: somerville

“And yet the Yahoo story still has the babyfaced five year old photos of Martin and the mug shot of Zimmerman.”

Exactly. An outdated picture of him as a child and the other one.

CBS and NBC both did the same thing this Sunday night.

Selective editing and selective images to stock a race war with inaccurate data.

Evil. Absolutely evil. Going for ratings and $$$$$$ while trying to start a race war.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: caww

It is apparently a PC offense for anyone, including spokemen on the right, to point out that black-on-white crime is hugely disproportionate. They tiptoe up to it by pointing out black-on-black crime, but no one will go all the way.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 5:17:02 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Media has earned the title “Presstitutes” - and this is from someone who was in the technical part of the Fourth estate in the old days and had developed a great respect for that grand old lady.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: somerville
He has just unearthed Trayvon Martin’s Youtube Channel, which features two videos of Martin watching two teenagers fight in the high school yard.

Make that one video of Martin watching two teenagers fight. It appears as though one of the videos went down the memory hole within an hour of Dan Linehan's article being posted.

Tray-von must have come back as a Net-savvy poltergeist...

19 posted on 04/01/2012 5:28:22 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Funny that Yahoo "news" would jump all over that one. But not a peep outta them when they blasted a "Rich Banker" for the fake 1% tip that never happened.

Maybe Yahoo should strive to improve their services and stay away from the national enquirer stuff.

20 posted on 04/01/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Zimmerman: This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."

Martin went out for "Skittles".

"Skittles" is street slang for dextromethorphan, or DXM.

http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Dallas/About/BaylorDallasNews/Pages/Decoding%20Drug%20Slang.aspx
21 posted on 04/01/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Deagle
Hmmm, could be that if it wasn’t for the Media, Race relations would be much better (as it should be). I know personally that it has gone downhill from the 70’s. In the military, I learned that color had nothing to do with decent people...today I learn that the Media is trying their best to take us back to the 40’s.

I never used to think anything about race or color, only honesty and integrity (ie. character) but today I have to worry about color, hoodies, language, tennis shoes, etc.

I blame the Media for most of today’s problems!

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I AGREE WITH THAT

And... Blame the Jackwagon!

    Obamaland2

22 posted on 04/01/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Heh, how about the Media and Obama?


23 posted on 04/01/2012 5:41:14 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All

Business as usual for the MSM and my tagline.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 5:47:54 PM PDT by QT3.14 (MSM has a TDD (Truth Deficit Disorder) as it pumps out Kulturkrap to the masses)
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To: caww
Am still waiting for the black community to take a stand against black on black crime, and fathers abondoning their children in droves, while mothers feed off the welfare system generation after generation.

Watch this video and you'll see two noble black gentlemen doing exactly that. They'll have you saying "Yeah! Why aren't more like this guy?"

Ghetto Bastards: The Doctor James David Manning Show

25 posted on 04/01/2012 6:05:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mrsmel
They tiptoe up to it by pointing out black-on-black crime, but no one will go all the way.

Takes great courage...few have it nor desire it, it's enough for them to play low key for in doing so they can claim..."I tried"...

The day of true heroic men are gone....it will cost them their family, homes, reputations and life. The hearts of men have grown cold....lukewarm doesn't get the job done.

26 posted on 04/01/2012 6:06:18 PM PDT by caww
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have been subject to seeing the coverage in the Miami area, and it has been VERY BIASED. The media in Miami (local media) is so pro-Sharpton, the press here may as well give him his own damn channel.

Any coverage that PRETENDS to show BALANCE is immediately contradicted by something like “But Trayvon’s family says otherwise....”

I’ve had to turn off local Miami media. Sure would be nice, though, to have reporters who told the whole story in this town, not just the Al Sharpton mob version.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I did listen to the entire video. But it does not give me hope things will change. There are simply not enough speaking out, and further with the Liberals control of the media it won’t ever get out.

Manning has been ringing the bell for some time now and still how much has that changed the mindset? It is generational and it is inbedded. Why work when the ride is on someone elses dime? Why be a father when the government will take care of the child’s physical needs? Why work when one can play and still get paid?

This is not going to go away or change...I am convinced of that. And when the Stuff hits the fan it’ll only increase all the more.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
.it will cost them their family, homes, reputations and life.

All the things our revolutionary forefathers were willing to sacrifice. This country is screwed.
29 posted on 04/01/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: caww

And when the money runs out and we stop paying the lazy bastards, they’ll riot like in Greece and Spain


30 posted on 04/01/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Deagle
Hmmm, could be that if it wasn’t for the Media, Race relations would be much better (as it should be).

I know personally that it has gone downhill from the 70’s. In the military, I learned that color had nothing to do with decent people...today I learn that the Media is trying their best to take us back to the 40’s.

I never used to think anything about race or color, only honesty and integrity (ie. character) but today I have to worry about color, hoodies, language, tennis shoes, etc.

I blame the Media for most of today’s problems!

The media is controlled by the left and pushes the left's agenda. Race baiting and divisiveness is a big part of that.

If we all 'just got along' they would have a tougher time justifying more and more guvmint programs and interference with our lives to deal with the 'problem'.

My guess is that if Trayvon had been white, the initial comments here - from the right - would not have been much different. It's the left that immediately made it into a race issue. The media yes, but also the NGO's, 'community organizers', and politicians right up to the top. The media is just one element.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 6:45:19 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

So very true! There should be some shame but I’ve seen none from the Media.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 6:56:10 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
when the money runs out and we stop paying the lazy bastards, they’ll riot like in Greece and Spain

Yes...and while doing so rob and steal from those of their choosing....and call it survial of the fittest. That means us.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 7:20:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: mrsmel
I miss our heros.....when men were men...today's men (freepers exempt) are too femmish and weak. But somehow I think if they were pushed hard enough they would indeed fight if our nation was taken over on the streets. The question is how far must things go before and if that would ever occur? Or would they simply pack up and fly to another nation? I'm beginning to think many are already doing so.
34 posted on 04/01/2012 7:25:14 PM PDT by caww
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