Skip to comments.Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites
Posted on 07/15/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012: News coverage of the trial was almost ubiquitous in its closing days.
But not everbody took advantage. Fifty-six percent of the blacks surveyed said they followed the trial "very closely," compared to 20% of whites. The telephone survey of 1,002 adults was taken July 11 to July 14. The six-woman jury returned a not-guilty verdict for Zimmerman on July 13.....
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Then why the hell don’t they have the least clue about why Zimmerman was found not guilty.
As much as the media tried to make it so, Zimmerman was not white.
Why are even whites part of this? Let the Peruvians and blacks have it out.
The only conclusion one could draw from this is that they think it is perfectly okay to smash peoples heads in.
My sisters from PA know very little about the case and any blacks and many whites I’ve talked to say that Zimmerman should have stayed in the car when he was told to do so. Doesn’t say much for either group. Apparently, following closely means not following at all.
That means they’re not very bright as a people? This was a case of self defense and this man should never have been brought up on charges.
They watched it on Black and Whitey TV
And still they get it wrong?
Not the ones that are calling in to the various radio talk shows.
Those who followed the trial should know how weak the prosecution’s case was and how, if the prosecution possessed any true evidence, they did not present it.
If that’s true then many blacks in this country have no or little understanding of the law and think emotions count, as the law was clear here. Zimmerman had the right to defend himself using deadly force if needed.
The other conclusion being that they don’t have jobs and can stay glued to the television all day.
It’s very hard to believe that. .unless they weren’t listening. That is one of the things that bothers me. .how ignorant the GZ haters seem to be of the facts of this case.
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Exactly. If they claim to have been following closely, it’s an indictment of their powers of reasoning. Never a more open-and-shut case.
Because they all listen to the talking heads on Lamestream Media , who didn't know what they are talking about !
If it doesn't occur on TV, with a narrative , with talking pictures ~ they can't grasp it !
File this with the other lies.
...but they understood it less.
Just because you pay attention doesn’t mean you comprehend.
HA HA HA , Yea they really educated themselves, one black kid said to my oldest boy that Martin was just a small kid and had not got to high school yet, other blacks have come across as really stupid but then again they also vote for a party which brought them segregation and racism.
So, he is everything but white it seems. Again, why are we in this?
2ndDivisionVet, YOU are not wrong.
Should have asked if they actually watched the trial, or got their info from MSNBC or HLN.
Those blacks who agree with the verdict don’t dare open their mouths.
Angela & Bernie led the sheeple to their erroneous conclusions - disbarment is only the first thing that should happen to these two.
After all , like Jentell , all that they watch is the weather channel !
just because they said they followed it does not mean they did, even in their small protests it is mostly white guilt turds from the radical fringes of the left like the workers party
“Followed” is one thing...”Understood” is something quite different.
No. They think it is perfectly okay to smash crackas heads in.
Not the same thing.
Of course since this was an “official” black issue, black Americans had a vested interest in telling people they followed it closely. Rather than asking some open ended question, someone might have asked:
1. Did you see the opening statements in this trial?
2. Did you see the police witnesses for the state?
3. Did you see the gunshot expert for the defense?
ect. Then we might have learned something.
every time I hear that crap I always ask them “is it illegal to follow”
Then ask them is it illegal to attack someone , smash their head on the concrete
Today I asked a few of my Hispanic pals at work if they had been following the case, what the buzz was in their family & community circles, and what they thought of Zimmerman’s being labeled a “White Hispanic”. To my surprise, almost no one had paid the case much attention, preferring to follow sports rather than politics. What they knew they heard only incidentally and were woefully short on details. These were all 20-somethings who can’t be bothered to watch news on any regular basis. No wonder the MSM is able to distort the news so easily: many people just don’t care.
How could 56% of blacks follow this trial closely and still be upset by the verdict. Are they Morons??
I know—stupid question.
I know some do. I saw a video of a protest in Detroit this morning. There were a few black counter protesters carrying signs that said “Social justice is NOT justice”.
The story didn’t even mention them but I’m guessing they were from the growing open carry community in Detroit.
Perhaps they followed the gossip, not the testimony and evidence.
“They watched it on Black and Whitey TV”
Waiting for the race pimps to announce the starting times for the St.Trayvon memorial ghettoolympics.
They heard and saw what they wanted. Not necessarily the facts.
This I know for a fact: The people who watched this farce every day were able to do so because they did not have a job to attend to.
I don't think thats the case here. Their investment was purely emotional.
They key is that they “said” they followed it closely. It doesn’t mean they actually read any articles or watched any of the trial, just that they are more likely to claim that they followed the case closely.
If true, then it is truly stunning how weak are their abilities to comprehend facts.
OF course, it also depends on the sources—because from the perspective of knowing the trial and ALSO seeing how some of the local Miami media covered it, I can really see how some people would have been led to think the prosecution was winning...the media talked like they were.
But anyone with a brain who watched the entire thing came away with a different perspective.
“Apparently, following closely means not following at all.”
That seems to be the standard by which they claim Zimmerman was “following” Martin.
This could be a reason they’re not able to conjure the will for all out riots again. Deep inside, they have they’re own considerable doubt.
The article didn’t mention that sheeples’ feel for if Zimmerman was guilty or not probably depended on what “news” agency sheeple followed the trial through.