George Zimmerman Was An Anti-Racism Activist

At Nicolas Stix and posted widely.

The real trouble with the media is not exactly that it’s liberal, but journalists are so goddamn lazy and easily manipulated. I was reading the editorial page of a paper some years ago. There was a column by Howard Hoagland and below it one by Robert Novak. Both were obviously based on lightly-rewritten leaks from people with axes to grind. All “journalists” do is take information fed to them and rearrange it a little. Most passably bright high school seniors could do the job.

In the Martin case, his parents’ attorney Benjamin Crump called up his buddies Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and then some politically correct, politically connected “journalists”. Reporters are supposed to have a saying- “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” But that was a long time ago. It would involve work, if only picking up a phone and calling the Sanford PD and Seminole County DA. The whole thing has quickly fallen apart under the most cursory amateur scrutiny.

You didn’t believe the press before, but here you have an obvious example of its gross incompetence.

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7 Responses to George Zimmerman Was An Anti-Racism Activist

  1. Ryu says:

    Blogging has taught me alot about journalism. We do the job they used to. The trade off between source checking and timeliness. Bias in the media. There is no difference between you here and some writer at the NY Times.

  2. JJ says:

    After all his effort GZ is getting called names and is accused of harboring feelings he’s never even considered. This is so amazingly unfair. I am blown away by this treatment. He must feel so betrayed.

    • Robert Ringer wrote a self-help book popular in the 70’s titled “Looking Out For Number One”. He organized around a humourous series of theories, one of which was the “You Won’t Get Credit For It Theory”. It states that if you do something, with the idea you will get credit for it, you won’t get credit for it. I don’t know if Zimmerman expected to get credit exactly, but I think he fgured if he shot a black in self-defense he wouldn’t be pilloried as an evil racist. He would have been wrong of course.

      • JJ says:

        I think you said it perfectly right there. I don’t think he expected credit, but he can’t have expected this. He did not “murder” this kid. He is being betrayed.

      • He didn’t get credit from blacks for sticking up for the black guy beat up by the cop’s son, but furthermore he didn’t get credit for trying to protect his neighborhood. His neighbors aren’t of any real help to him now, beyond a few lukewarm statements of support. Zimmerman should have made his own home and family secure and let the others fend for themselves.

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