Whinery: Questionable Media Coverage and Trayvon’s Death

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

In a smear campaign normally reserved for Republican candidates for President, George Zimmerman, the “alleged murderer” of Trayvon Martin, appears to have been thoroughly vilified by a vindictive media.

The “official” story goes as follows: racist white guy, without provocation and with malice aforethought, shoots and kills a defenseless black child… And for all I know- that may very well be the case.

But there are some distortions I would like to point out.

The New York Times, arguably the standard bearer of the mainstream media, refers to Mr. Zimmerman as a “White Hispanic.” Hispanics are classified as Caucasians, but I don’t think that’s the point the Times is trying to convey…

Take the “Selective Editing” of the 911 call from Mr. Zimmerman by NBC’s “Today” show. Today’s edit, being, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good… he looks black.”

The’s Actual Zimmerman transcript: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”

911 Officer: “OK, and this guy, is he black, white or Hispanic?”

Zimmerman: “He looks black.”

NBC has had to apologize to their viewers – though curiously not Mr. Zimmerman – for this egregious act of journalistic malpractice. Portraying him as a racial profiler.

And for example, take the pictures of Mr. Martin and Mr. Zimmerman used by the Media. Trayvon’s picture is from when he was 12 years old and a little boy and not the six-foot tall, fully grown man he was at the time of his unfortunate death. While Mr. Zimmerman’s is an old mugshot from a charge that was dismissed in 2005 when he was 70 pounds heavier than he is today.

Here’s an interesting article that, if true, portrays Mr. Zimmerman as anything but a racist, but rather a man who was justice for a black homeless man who was allegedly beaten by a police officer’s son. Maybe this is who he really is…and not a trigger happy white guy out to kill a black man.

And to the Mainstream Media, what happened to unbiased reporting? Please stop trying to start a race war and report all the sides of a story… that is if you still remember how.

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14 Responses to Whinery: Questionable Media Coverage and Trayvon’s Death

  1. Super Dave says:

    Questionable coverage you say. I like reading media stories a week after everyone else has already known what it is you say or has already known the point you are trying to make. Sorry in short old news that has been hashed out by many already.

  2. chuck says:

    Here is the video that came out later, much later.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vNaCsbkUkUM

    It shows the wounds received on the back of Zimmerman’s head from the beating he was taking from the oppressed protected class youth.

    The Dept of Justice and the FBI stats that are provided for the public, lump in Latinos with Caucasion in an effort to conceal the galactic disparity in crime stats Caucasion v African American and, keep in mind that when you see official crime stats that state African American crime is 7 to 8 times greater that Caucasion (Don’t even get me started on the disparity between Black on White and White on Black crime.) then people will often forget, that if 20% of the population is African American, THEN PER CAPITA , THE STATS ARE 5 TIMES WORSE.

    (Once again no diss Paul, I am just using the 80/20 rule that we spoke of yesterday to illustrate, in my opinion, the absurdity of telling ourselves lies about the real time danger on our streets here and all across the nation.)

    If only 20% of the African American population pses a violent threat to the rest of society, then considering that 20%’s voracious appetite for criminal activity, well…you get the picture more clearly.

    The incessant violence seen in the media, suppressed and diluted, is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Playing the 80/20 game in every day life, is like batting against the Glaze with his “Tease” bets. Your gonna fuckin lose.

    The media’s excaberation of erroneous and speculative opinions in the Treyvon case, is a standard “Go To Strategy” when there is a HINT of any racial impropriety by ANY white person, or in this case “Kinda White” in an effort to stir up thier percieved base and sell more advertising.

    Mr. Whinery’s comparrison of the American 4th Estate, is apt and disgracefully accurate.

    The American 4th Estate, including the Knasas City Star, national print media and the major affiliates (With a few exceptions.) are culpable of not only falgrant lies and deceit, but a consistant pernicious protocol that is designed to leave Americans in harms way, both literally and metaphorically for the aggrandizement both monetarily and philisophically of a bankrupt, dying media paradigm that offers up it’s followers on the altar of long ago causes that were questionable then and categorical folly now.

    When the Trayvon story got wheels, you could here Media execs all over the nation exclaim, “Cha Ching!!!!!!”

  3. Smartman says:

    Hoodie Hoodie Gumdrops
    Like the Aids Quilt, I’m gonna make a big fucking hoodie out of scraps of material from hoodies from all the young black men that have been killed and have it installed on the Statue of Liberty. FUBU! Aight? Then I’m gonna lobby to get the torch replaced with a 40, ounce bottle, not caliber weapon. Hopefully the Kardashians will do some crazy shit this week and kick Trayvon off the front page. Anybody know where Trayvon was when Baby Lisa disappeared?

  4. paulwilsonkc says:

    ANYONE KNOW WHO WON THE AIDS WALK?
    Giant Hoodie and a FOURDY on top da Liburdy, now that’s funny, SD!

    Chuck, once again, no dis meant or taken. 80/20 wasn’t meant literal, I’m quite sure more than 20% are bad actors. My intent was, The Bell Curve aside (you should read that, it would triple your posts…) I still am deluded enough to think there’s more good than bad and the standard phrase to express that is 80/20 rule.

    Have you read Bell Curve? It’s old now, deep in studies and surveys, not received well when written as it tells a difficult story. Look it up on Amazon, its as cheap as King of Sting and much like KoS you’ll throw up a little in your mouth when you read it. Call me on the last chapter, help me boycott Harlinator and Craig , and I’ll agree you’re 100% right!!

  5. chuck says:

    I am further right on the Bell Curve
    than Scipio Africanus.

    If K2 were the apex of the Bell Curve, then it would look like a bump, far ahead in the haze to me.

  6. paulwilsonkc says:

    FUBU, BET, NAACP, NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
    How do these things not look racist when I couldn’t form ONE of them without being called out as the worlds biggest racist?
    If that can’t work both ways, as Sir Paul said in his classic MJ duet, in perfect harmony…..what are we dealing with?

    The leaders in race issues, WITH THE SOLE EXCEPTION of Bill Cosby, are not there to solve the problem, its their JOB! THEY CAN’T STOP IT, they don’t want it solved of the income stream dries up. Rev Al, Rev Jessie? You think they want racial harmony so they can get back in the pulpit and preach? Hardly. They are shake down artists at a RICO level. Racists of the highest order and bigger shake down artists than the mob selling “protection”.

    PS, I’m not Chuck but this IS real.

  7. chuck says:

    I probably should have said
    Political Bell Curve, and, actually that bump, in the haze, would be in my rear view mirror.

  8. paulwilsonkc says:

    oooops, sorry for the needless book tip,
    Chuck. No dis intended towards an alleged gap on your book shelf.

  9. chuck says:

    🙂
    .

  10. the dude says:

    I would not call him
    racist wilson, or others of his ilk- Jackson, sharpton, et al.
    They are just money grubbing opportunisrts that like to whip up the disenfranchised and profit off it when they go around passing the hat for ‘donations’. They do not help, just hurt situations and are in it to bring exposure and then money to their organizations that basically bottom feed off people’s fear and outright anger.

    Just get the kangaroo court in session already because this guy is as good as toast once you drag this much baggage to the public square. Stupid, moputhbreathing people demand a lynching of this poor dope and won’t be satisfied until it happens.

  11. PB says:

    Downtrodden Middle-Aged White Man
    Strikes again! Whinery (the name certainly fits) and his oppressed followers unite! Stand up and be counted! We must have our own alternative to continuous airings of Menace 2 Society and 106 & Park! How can we survive w/o our very own network dedicated to Dukes of Hazzard and Seinfeld reruns?! VanillaTV, oh please make this happen! Until then I’ll….KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. balbonis moleskine says:

    Don’t forget we also hate neighborhood watch assholes %^(
    I don’t know about you but in my little segregated corner of suburbia, Im more likely to be shot by a wanna-be-cop brownshirt neighborhood watch asshole with their concealed carry permit handed out like candy. The houses are simply too expensive for hoodrats who slang a little weed on the side, get tossed out of school, and have a full front grille.

    …so….Team Trayvon?

  13. BarKeeper says:

    Channel 5 Is A Phony News Provider
    Where do these biased assholes get off continually showing a six or seven year old pic of Treyvon when far more current pics are readily available? This is race baiting just as certainly as what we’re getting from Al and Jesse, and reveals the true agenda of this worthless news staff.

  14. the dude says:

    Question:
    How does a state special prosecutor sidestep the law and dismiss a grand jury indictment?
    I really wanna know legally how you can do this.

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