posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by pityocamptes
If you think the Zimmerman/Martin case is a local matter, you're badly mistaken. Past presidents have given their opinions on issues...
What are you so freaking angry about? Obama has a right to say whatever he wants, just as we all do.
Race was interjected into this case by NBC's mischaracterization of the 911 Zimmerman call, editing it to imply he said things he now was proven he
Also most media outlets refusing to publish photos of the beating Zimmerman took that night, while showing photos of Trayvon from YEARS earlier.
The New York Times coming up with the now infamous "White Hispanic" description.
I argue that the media coverage of this case is what made this a racial issue. They acted as the bellows over a smoldering ember igniting this into
something it never should have become. This case was a man who made a VERY bad decision about a "suspicious" person and decided to escalate the
altercation by following him. His suspicions were based, as the 911 call indicated, on his behavior. Zimmerman didn't say anything about race to the
911 operator until asked by her.
I am embarrassed by the media's coverage of this case.
As far as the President's actions, come on. You know as well as anyone that President's opinions carry a lot more weight in the public forum than
yours or mine. So he should be more measured when speaking about cases such as this. Saying "If I a son, he'd look like Trayvon" this was clearly
designed to elicit an emotional response.
And the President's actions now are even worse. The Federal government stepped aside to allow the state to try this case. Now that the verdict
didn't go the way they wanted the Juctice dept is stepping back in for possible Civil Rights violations, this is turning into a witch hunt plain and
And today this came out:
Obama said all Americans should do "soul-searching" in the wake of the verdict and the reactions to it, but questioned whether a full-blown
"national conversion" would do much good if too many politicians or pundits were involved.
He should follow his own advice.