Skip to comments.The world’s most famous "white Hispanic" is part black
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How badly has the media mis-reported the Trayvon Martin shooting? Just look at how rapidly the story is mutating, now that George Zimmerman is up on charges thanks to a ridiculously over-reaching affadavit, for which some observers, including legendary liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz, think the prosecutor should be up on charges.
Do you remember the story you heard on Day One, when this first became big national news? A racist white man gunned down an innocent little black boy for no reason, just because he was Walking While Black through a swanky gated condo community. The cracker cops of his small Florida town waved this trigger-happy paranoid self-appointed security guard on his merry way.
A million furrowed brows bent over the tape of Zimmermans 911 call, seeking to divine racial epithets from his barely-audible muttering. NBC News deliberately edited out the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman to describe the ethnicity of the person he was observing, to make him appear race-obsessed. When the media suddenly discovered what Zimmerman actually looks like, his designation was changed, with nearly one hundred percent consistency, to white Hispanic, by media outlets which had previously employed that designation three or four times in a century, at most.
We saw a thousand reprints of the most infamously disingenuous photographic comparison in recent memory: a shot of 12-year-old Trayvon beaming happily, next to an equally outdated mug shot of a morose George Zimmerman. It took a long time for the media to cough up more recent photos of either one.
And now were finally getting some deep background on Earths most famous white Hispanic. Reuters published a long profile of Zimmerman on Wednesday, and its nothing short of astonishing compared to the image pushed by the media over the past month.
Just for starters, it turns out this allegedly gun-happy nutball got his concealed weapons permit on the advice of an animal control officer, because a pit bull was menacing him and his wife. He was asked to begin neighborhood watch patrols by his community, which a black resident who asked not to be indentified, because she fears retaliation testified was being robbed by young black men.
And Zimmerman was raised in a racially-integrated household, with a family tree that included an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather. His grandmother baby-sat for two African-American girls who ate their meals at the Zimmerman house and went back and forth to school each day with the Zimmerman children.
George Zimmerman was a Catholic altar boy, volunteered to work in a rectory, helped out at school by translating English to Spanish for immigrant parents, worked three jobs to buy his first car, and opened his own Allstate insurance office with a black partner.
Heres how Reuters describes that posh gated community where Zimmerman supposedly hassled Trayvon Martin for no good reason:
By the summer of 2011, Twin Lakes was experiencing a rash of burglaries and break-ins. Previously a family-friendly, first-time homeowner community, it was devastated by the recession that hit the Florida housing market, and transient renters began to occupy some of the 263 town houses in the complex. Vandalism and occasional drug activity were reported, and home values plunged. One resident who bought his home in 2006 for $250,000 said it was worth $80,000 today.
At least eight burglaries were reported within Twin Lakes in the 14 months prior to the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to the Sanford Police Department. Yet in a series of interviews, Twin Lakes residents said dozens of reports of attempted break-ins and would-be burglars casing homes had created an atmosphere of growing fear in the neighborhood.
In several of the incidents, witnesses identified the suspects to police as young black men. Twin Lakes is about 50 percent white, with an African-American and Hispanic population of about 20 percent each, roughly similar to the surrounding city of Sanford, according to U.S. Census data.
One of the incidents in question involved a black teenager stealing Zimmermans bicycle off his front porch. In another, two black men broke into an occupied house, trapping a woman and her infant son upstairs, whispering frantically to 911 dispatchers. Zimmerman contacted her after the incident, put a stronger lock on her sliding glass door, and told her to contact him or his wife, if she ever felt unsafe again.
Are you getting the picture? Do you see just how badly this story has been mis-reported? Much of this information was readily available to any media organization that cared to request it. I can recall allusions to some of it from early reports in the Florida press, before the story went national, but those details just plain dropped out of the story. Instead, we were told Zimmerman was a hysteric who melted 911 lines with bogus calls.
Even the clear description of his injuries from the police record was called into question. How far do you recall plunging into Trayvon hysteria before you were even aware that Zimmerman was physically assaulted during the encounter? How much further did we get before the media grudgingly admitted this was an undisputed fact?
None of this background information absolves Zimmerman of responsibility for his actions, but it makes second-degree murder tough to prove and the prosecution must surely have known most of it when their affidavit was written. Remember, the affidavit expressly states that Zimmerman profiled Martin, implies that Zimmerman merely felt people had committed and gotten away with break-ins in his neighborhood, and asserted despite considerable evidence to the contrary that Zimmerman wantonly disregarded the 911 dispatchers instructions to stop following Martin.
Why did the media push a story so completely at variance with the picture Reuters paints of Zimmerman in this extensive profile? My guess is a combination of the hunger for sensationalism, a political agenda, and pure laziness. There was a time when such a major story would have called for more shoe leather, and less reliance upon press releases from interested parties.
We are all African.
It’s gonna get so ugly when he is acquitted.
That’s the plan, anyway...
I doubt it. LA's Mayor Tom Bradley retired rather than run for (and lose) re-election after the LA riots. NYC's Mayor David Dinkins lost his re-election bid after the Crown Heights riots. Black political figures are expected to keep the racial peace. Race riots do not count in their favor.
I think you speak to a core issue about Obama and his administration. Conservatives fall into two general groups regarding this:
1. Obama is a complete incompetent and this whole administration is gonna end very, very badly, possibly taking the US down with it.
2. Obama is a master chess player, thinking a hundred moves ahead and all this stuff fits into his master plan.
I’m in group number one. I will add that if it turns out to be number two it means he is the Beast spoken of in Revelation, and God will get directly involved.
But I am in the first group until evidence convinces me otherwise.
Thanks for posting, Vet
Re: “[The MSM] are purely politically motivated.”
Conservatives mistakenly perceive the MSM as the “Propaganda Wing” of the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party is the “Political Wing” of the MSM.
America’s MSM employs the most creative, most passionate, and most highly paid Hard Left political activists in the world.
I agree with you— 100%.
One has to understand the post-modern worldview that is promulgated by universities and colleges to their sociology, journalism, and liberal arts students. Essentially, post-modernism argues that there is no enduring truth, that objective reality is merely the product of a social construct, and that the narrative is far more relevant the facts.
Some of the facts surrounding the Zimmerman shooting facilitate the narrative that an evil racist shot a innocent black youth. Many other facts strongly argue that this narrative is incorrect. But post-modern journalists and social critics will continue to advance their narrative because, as the post-modern philosopher Michel Foucault put it, “It is meaningless to speak in the name of — or against — Reason, Truth, or Knowledge.” They will only abandon their narrative when they determine that it no longer suits their ends.
And, what are their ends? Their ends vary somewhat, but these post-modern elites all agree that they should be the leaders and opinion-shapers of a collectivist society (a sort of vanguard of the proletariat so to speak) and that individualism is abhorrent.
I've thought about using that idea as a political shock tactic, aimed specifically at Obama.....
“Mr. President, the current scientific consensus claims that you are a descendant of African apes. Do you agree with that consensus?”
What a pretzel dance he would have to do on that question!
First, he'd have to dance around the Evolution vs. Creation debate, and what his religious beliefs are.
Next, he'd have to take on the “scientific consensus” issue, which is the heart and soul of so much of the Democrat agenda like Global Warming, etc.
Then, Obama, or his surrogates, would hysterically point out that the only reason this question was asked is because “Obama is Black.”
That's the perfect opening for the Political Knock Out punch.....
“You're Black, Mr. President? I don't understand. I thought your mother was white.”
“Its gonna get so ugly when he is acquitted.”
That’s for sure. Better load up on ammo: http://www.hornady.com/in-the-news/latest-news/zombie-max-ammunition
Thanks for finding this.
Marx...the history of all hitherto societies, is the existence of class struggles”
Probably the dumbest, most thoughtless quote in world history.
In America, all lower middle class folk, wanted to become middle class folk, so they worked their butts off to make it to the middle class. Those who made it to the middle class, aspired to become even better off, to make life better for their families, and send their kids to college, so they would do even better than those before them.
Then, many middle class folk, decided to open their own businesses, and undertook all the perils & uncertainties associated with same. Some failed, (God bless em for trying) some became wealthy, and provided good paying jobs to the middle class.
Now we have the “Ruling Class” witnessed by RINOS with huge paychecks, and franking rights. They don’t care a nicklesworth about us, and I suspect they look upon us with distain.....the Trent Lotts...the McConnells, and the crybaby running the House...
My family started out poor....yes, under the poverty rate in 1958. I remember when a box of Sugar Pops, was a cause celebre...My dad was a decorated WW2 Navy Corpsman...my parents got advanced degrees, and worked their way up to upper middle class, by the time I was in high school. That to me, is the American Dream.
Now, we are supposed to hang our heads, and decry all that we have, and all that we believe in. NOT this guy. I don’t know how we can stop this onslaught of Marxism, but I know we can, and I know we must.
Make no mistake folks...we have leftist, abortionist SCUM running this country. We need a REVOLUTION to stop it. The landed gentry in D.C. will do nothing to help us. We are on our own. Where do we go from here? We don’t have much time to fix things.
If she didn't want Zimmerman to follow she should not have told him to keep an eye on Martin.
It's the dispatcher's fault!!!!.../sarc
What race is the dispatcher? Now that we know the Z is black, if she's white it's most certainly is her fault. ///sarc
Pretty much says it all right here
Agree with everything except the Sugar Pops. Never did like them.
According to published reports, President Barak Obama is just 6.25% African Negro.
With a 1/2-African Negro great-grandfather, if there were no other black bloodlines in Zimmerman’s parentage, then Zimmerman is 6.25% African Negro, as well.
That means George Zimmerman is EVERY BIT AS BLACK AS OBAMA!
Maybe Zimmerman should be saying “If I had a son, he might look like Treyvon Martin.”