Wednesday, July 17, 2013

USA Today asks: After Zimmerman verdict, can nation heal the racial divide we in the media created?

That's my paraphrase: the real headline represents the Dumbest Question Ever:

Charles Krauthammer dissects the idiocy of USA Today's question:

What's interesting here is that we saw every minute of the trial. There was nothing secret, there was nothing hidden. So, for all of those who want to make this into a racial incident, an example of racial prejudice, answer this: where was the racial taint in those hours and hours of that trial? Where was the bias? And what parts of the trial were not fair because the victim was African-American?

The way that these demagogues are comparing this incident to Emmett Till, who was lynched in the south half a century ago I think is a travesty and a desecration of the memory of Emmett Till who was a victim of real brutal racism in a country that at the time had legalized racism. Here was a trial that everybody watched and that was without any doubt a fair trial.

I think the media's attempt to turn this into a racial incident is disgraceful because the paradigm is white on black, except that Zimmerman is Hispanic. So, CNN and others had to invent a new category, the 'white Hispanic.' Up until now we had never heard of that. Why? Presumably because one of Zimmerman's parents is white. Well, that also applies to the president of the United States. Which means is he a white African-American? This is an absurdity and it's also a disgrace.

The media -- including the extremist known as Al Sharpton -- have behaved in as loathsome a manner as I can ever recall.


Opinonated Vogon said...


I think their* fabrication of being called nigger, while doing their victory lap, after illegally cramming down Obamacare via legislative trickery and back room deals, is more loathsome.

*the MSM is the propaganda wing of the Democrat party.



A_Nonny_Mouse said...

I can't decide if TPTB are essentially just dangling a new "shiny" in front of us rubes so we'll forget about Benghazi, Fast N Furious, the IRS targeting, the PRISM spying, the implosion of the Middle East, etc - - - or if they're purposely trying to start a race war.

Either way, The Current Administration and all its HenchPersons are doing an outstandingly CRAPPY job ...

Veeshir said...

Actually, I think it's a good question.

The problem is, they have the focus absolutely bass ackwards.

The racial instigators were all on the side of the Trayvon Martin.

The more they stir up racial animus the more they get.
Cause and effect are not negotiable.