President Obama, during a brief Rose Garden press conference meant to announce his nominee for World Bank president, ventured into the high-intensity controversy over the unarmed black teenager fatally shot in Florida -- calling the case a "tragedy" and saying if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." ... The death of Trayvon Martin, 17, is now under investigation by the Justice Department and FBI... Obama, asked about the case Friday, noted that he doesn't want to interfere with the probe being led by his attorney general, Eric Holder. But he made clear that he empathizes deeply with the parents in the case...
What this article won't tell you is that Obama never takes extraneous questions from the press after making a statement. But in this case, he paused momentarily at the end of the briefing, leaving time for a pre-planned question to be asked.
Leave it to the peerless iOwnTheWorld to pwn this crass setup of a question and answer.
The press also failed to mention that the initial television reports interviewed a witness who stated that Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman pummeling him.
The witness also said that as Zimmerman was being attacked by Trayvon Martin, he was screaming for help.
The neighborhood where Zimmerman was helping to patrol as part of a local watch program had suffered eleven (11) break-ins in recent weeks.
Like the 2009 incident in Cambridge -- in which the president humiliated himself by claiming that police "acted stupidly" before he had learned anything about the case -- we have another example of stupid behavior.
We have someone in a position of great power, who is willing to foment civil unrest without the benefit of any of the facts related to the incident.
But November is coming.