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Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign
American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett

Posted on 05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

"Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism.

The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and to provide a framework for additional research and investigation. Whether or not George Zimmerman was justified in pulling the trigger is outside the scope of this analysis.

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


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To: Erik Latranyi; patriot08

Slaying the lies of liberals is fun, but there are too many people who just do not have the passion for truth.

There is no outrage because the re-education system in this country is a giant Marxist moron mill.

I got into the whole New Black Pamper voting case dismissal with a high school acquaintance of mine on Facebook. he sees himself as a most righteous, truth-seeking reporter. He does columns for some little librag out in Colorado.

He said the NBP voter case being thrown was no big deal because of slavery!?

He’s white, but the liberal, Marxist bigotry against anything rich/white/conservative is what a generation has been brainwashed with from grades K-12 and college.


51 posted on 05/03/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: The Shrew
Rick Santorum joined in calling it a heinous crime and essentially calling Zimmerman a murderer.
52 posted on 05/03/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
Rick Santorum joined in calling it a heinous crime and essentially calling Zimmerman a murderer.

You'll never hear me accuse Rick of being anything other than tall. I am not a fan.

TS

53 posted on 05/03/2012 3:38:06 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: MikeSteelBe
There is no outrage because the re-education system in this country is a giant Marxist moron mill.

What a great line! I think you should trademark it.

Regards,

TS

54 posted on 05/03/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: CodeToad; Travis McGee; philman_36
"All hypothetical, of course; just saying not to discount a 13% minority if they act together against an opposing force where only 13% participate."

How about if 13% of our military were to suddenly decide not to follow orders? Or worse?

Not to turn this into an "Obama" eligibility thread, but that is one of the scenarios that I've run through in my head as being a reason for the "powers that be" to want for that issue to not come to a head. Yet.

Now add sumultaneously with exposure of the usurpation fraud a Zimmerman exoneration, repudiation of "Obamacare" and another run on the banks/markets (others can posit additional elements) and it's not hard to envision a very, very dire set of circumstances arising very, very quickly for the Republic.

Timing, as they say, is everything.

55 posted on 05/03/2012 3:50:48 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: The Shrew

The whole Occupy Bowel movement is a hate crime against the wealthy.

Hating someone just because they are rich is as evil hating someone because of their race.

Liberals are the most ignorant, arrogant bigots on the planet.

I rank them on a moral scale right with Nazis and New Black Pampers.


56 posted on 05/03/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe
The whole Occupy Bowel movement is a hate crime against the wealthy.

Hating someone just because they are rich is as evil hating someone because of their race.

Liberals are the most ignorant, arrogant bigots on the planet.

I rank them on a moral scale right with Nazis and New Black Pampers.

Hey, I'm ready for you to replace Sean Hannity right now. I think you vs Bob Beckel would be MUST SEE TV. Let's get you on air.

TS

57 posted on 05/03/2012 4:25:09 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: CodeToad
All hypothetical, of course; just saying not to discount a 13% minority if they act together against an opposing force where only 13% participate.

You make an excellent point: a cohesive, highly motivated minority can defeat a majority which is mostly unmotivated and divided into factions. For generations now, any talk of "white solidarity" has been condemned as evil and racist.

Also, any conflict that starts out black-vs-white is quite likely to devolve into Right-vs-Left.

58 posted on 05/03/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: kabar
Allen West put out a statement calling the shooting "an outrage" and saying "The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free".
59 posted on 05/03/2012 4:40:39 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625
Also, any conflict that starts out black-vs-white is quite likely to devolve into Right-vs-Left."

According to uselectionatlas.org "Obama" received (rounding) 69,500,000 votes nationally in 2008.

If only 1/2 of 1% of that number were to feel compelled to engage in mayhem, that would be 347,500 people all over the country wreaking havoc in some form or another.

60 posted on 05/03/2012 5:09:17 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks.

What I’d like to know is whether or not Martin had an arrest record. I Googled the phrase “Trayvon Martin’s arrest record” and got three hits. Really? In the whole history of the universe, it has only occurred to three people to ask about his arrest record?


61 posted on 05/03/2012 5:50:38 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“Timing, as they say, is everything. “

Absolutely. So is location. Not that everyone can move due to a variety of reasons but we moved just for these reasons. We still maintained the resources, such as jobs, as we wanted but we planned very carefully our move.


62 posted on 05/03/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: The Shrew; MikeSteelBe
The liberals would truly love to bring back the white racism of the early Twentieth Century. Such a turn would bring balance to their sick equation. The MSM can report bloated stories about the powder keg the nation is sitting on. The next the you know martial law is declared.

I've said for a long time that if racism didn't exist it would have to be created. Well, sports fans, the push is on.

63 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
..1/2 of 1%..

Even less, especially when the MSM is only too willing to supply the drama.

64 posted on 05/03/2012 6:55:42 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: The Shrew

It’s comments like that, that makes me wish FR had a “like” button.


65 posted on 05/03/2012 7:05:01 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Yes, timing is all. And of course, we couldn’t hold normal elections in the middle of a race war.


66 posted on 05/03/2012 7:56:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CodeToad

Very good point about the two 13%s.


67 posted on 05/03/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MikeSteelBe

I just hope that we’re all out of the line of fire. Time to restudy the CW2 Cube, and especially ponder location.


68 posted on 05/03/2012 8:01:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Outstanding piece. Thanks for posting.

Recommended reading for all FReepers.

69 posted on 05/03/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by okie01
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free
The media is the enemy. We also saw this so clearly when Palin was selected as VP.

America faces three sworn enemies:

1. Islamic terrorists.

2. The American left.

3. The Mainstream Media.

And, of these, the latter is by far the most dangerous. Were it not for the Mainstream Media, the other two enemies would've been defeated years ago.

70 posted on 05/03/2012 8:34:37 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Interesting Times

This is excellent disinformation analysis, the best I have seen. Thanks for writing it.


71 posted on 05/03/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT by zot
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


72 posted on 05/03/2012 9:25:13 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Interesting Times; All
Organizations exploit Trayvon Martin incident to push their COMMUNIST agenda
various sources | self

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:22:38 AM by ETL

Link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864372/posts

73 posted on 05/03/2012 10:21:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: okie01; Interesting Times
"Outstanding piece. Thanks for posting.

Recommended reading for all FReepers."

It truly is an outstanding piece of analysis. It was written by a fellow FReeper.

74 posted on 05/03/2012 10:50:44 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

This should be required reading the first day of high school.


75 posted on 05/03/2012 11:54:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


76 posted on 05/04/2012 2:10:20 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: The Shrew

“Let’s get you on air.”

The negro nazi party would have me “Bonhoeffered”.


77 posted on 05/04/2012 4:10:21 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Travis McGee

“I just hope that we’re all out of the line of fire.”

That’s right, but the best place to be if the feces collides with the rotary air current generator is outside the “L” shaped kill zone manning a belt fed weapon.


78 posted on 05/04/2012 4:14:39 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: oyez

“The liberals would truly love to bring back the white racism of the early Twentieth Century.”

Libtrash calling the TEA party racist is merely projection of their bigotry upon their betters.


79 posted on 05/04/2012 4:18:43 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: okie01

Lucifer created Islam for diehard theists.

He created the left’s statism (Marxism/communism/socialism/progressivism) for diehard atheists.

That’s why they team up, because they are the bastard brothers of Satan.

God’s word calls the devil the “prince of the power of the air”, so the media is his enabler of evil.


80 posted on 05/04/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: LibWhacker
In the whole history of the universe, it has only occurred to three people to ask about his arrest record?

Juvenile arrest records are generally sealed. And the Martin attorneys have taken steps to ensure they stay sealed.

81 posted on 05/04/2012 4:42:17 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

It seems to me that the left is backing away from the Trayvon episode now.

The whole thing is a net loser for those who claimed racism, and it’s becoming a loser for those who assumed Trayvon to be the victim.

It also shows how closed-minded they are, libs simply could not fathom a scenario in which Zimmerman was actually attacked and defended himself. They’re having to consider it now, as evidence backing Zimmerman has surfaced. Of course, the ms media are ignoring all exonerating information, but the alternative media are getting the message out.

Look for them to shut up on Trayvon/Zimmerman, because they’re going to have to play defense. Yet another backfire on the horizon.


82 posted on 05/04/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: MinuteGal; Interesting Times; The Shrew; maggief; Cboldt
A must read and share! Most thorough analysis anywhere.

Only addition would be pictures.... the pictures of Zimmermn’s head, the google of the scene and the comparative pictures of BO, TM and GZ. (No doubt it's Zimmerman that looks like a relative of the president, not Martin)

83 posted on 05/04/2012 5:31:15 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Interesting Times; All

Obama has placed in the EO book - his right to declare martial law during periods of unrest. While this is usually done by all Presidents, I find Obama’s wording slightly more ominus. We must always remember that Obama grew up in a household of family who fomented riots to gain power.

I am concerned that Obama’s plans for America include that element; and Obama’s friends seem to be willing to foment that element at a moment’s notice.

Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed; but these people now in office are truly scary.


84 posted on 05/05/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt

At the very least, it’s worth paying attention to these sorts of race-baiting campaigns. It wouldn’t take all that much to touch off a Rodney King-level event, or worse.


85 posted on 05/05/2012 4:18:55 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Mr. C; rustbucket; GOPcapitalist
Yes and President Lincoln was putting together a colony somewhere in Latin America.....

For the last two or three years of the war, Lincoln had Gen. Dan Sickles (of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg) down in Panama, which was then a province of New Granada, and in Bogota.

Lincoln's idea was to use about 2,000,000 emancipated slaves to dig the Panama Canal. After the canal was completed, they would remain in Panama as their new country.

Evidently, Lincoln had deep reservations about the utility and feasibility of leaving 4-5,000,000 emancipated slaves in the U.S., or the ability of two large and distinct populations to get along. Frederick Douglass may have changed Lincoln's mind about the capacity of the black man to learn and articulate a reasoned argument; but if black people were educable, that implied nothing very hopeful about whether two different peoples, two societies, could co-exist within the same borders, in the same political economy.

Just a few days before the assassination, Lincoln received a progress report from Sickles, apparently transmitted by General Ben Butler, who had an appointment with Lincoln that week. Butler, Gen. Nathaniel Banks, members of the Blair family, and , early in the war, Thurlow Weed and Ward Hill Lamon (Lincoln's Marshal of Washington and White House Chief of Protocol), were the people Lincoln typically engaged in confidential or sensitive matters (such as his arrest warrant for Chief Justice Taney, given to Lamon, and the illicit black-market cotton trade with the Confederacy, which was entrusted to rings led by Banks and Butler, and possibly others).

FReeper GOPcapitalist took an interest in Sickles's confidential legation to the New Granadan (Colombian) government, and while in DC about 10 years ago, he accessed what should have been Sickles's correspondence with State Department superiors about his discussions with Panamanian leading citizens as well as the government; but GOPcap found almost nothing, zippo. He thought the files -- which existed, there were files -- had been cleaned out except for a few pieces of paper. Sickles's journals, daybooks, correspondence, and memos back to President Lincoln and/or Gen. Butler were not there. It may be that there is a separate, confidential White House file; or the material may have been moved during indemnification proceedings in the 1920's , when Congress compensated the Bogota government for the alienation of Panama.

Certainly, Abraham Lincoln's plan to dig the Panama Canal with emancipated slaves, and leave them there (and this before the mosquito had been identified and defeated as a vector of terrible diseases), will certainly have remained a sensitive subject, with its racial implications and Stalinesque grandiosity, from that day until this.

86 posted on 05/09/2012 10:46:44 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: The Shrew
Hey, I'm ready for you to replace Sean Hannity right now.

Speaking of Hannity, he had Romney on his show by videolink last night. Romney was simping and smirking and gloating .... he had that same little sh*t-eating grin "Al Gore" had in that "Manbearpig" episode of South Park from a few years ago, when Gore is getting everyone all stirred up and he's trotting happily around, alarming people and scaring them to death.

South Park lashed out at Gore and somehow nailed Romney, too. Just damn, what good shots!

87 posted on 05/09/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
South Park lashed out at Gore and somehow nailed Romney, too. Just damn, what good shots!

No one on earth is praying for a Romney Presidency more than Trey and Matt at South Park. They will be free to skewer all things Romney while avoiding the humorless hate of the left. It will truly be a win/win. Their audience might double and it's one of our best chances to convert the humorless left independents to libertarianism/Conservatism.

Regards,

TS

88 posted on 05/09/2012 2:35:27 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Interesting Times

I’m very concerned this “race” thing will explode .. seriously explode .. to the point that he becomes a horrible civil war.

Very scary.


89 posted on 05/09/2012 8:44:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

bookmark


90 posted on 05/10/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Bumping this in light of today's news that the DOJ helped to organize the anti-Zimmerman protests last year in Sanford, Florida.
91 posted on 07/10/2013 2:15:29 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


92 posted on 07/10/2013 2:16:51 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times
Domo. I'm about halfway through the thread that's up on CRS involvement in the incitement.
93 posted on 07/10/2013 3:19:47 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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