“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.