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Roger L. Simon

The Zimmerman Trial as Media Pornography

July 9th, 2013 - 12:23 am

If you still, for some reason, need proof that racism in today’s America is largely a liberal mind game, watch ten minutes of the George Zimmerman trial.

This farce of jurisprudence would never have occurred without leading “liberals” like Al Sharpton and his mainstream media buddies beating the drums endlessly for an indictment in a case the local Florida authorities never wanted to try (and for good reason).

Barack Obama helped out too, injecting the presidency (and race) in an unfortunate, but minor regional death by saying “If I had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon.”

I guess all black people look alike to Obama who, unlike Trayvon, attended the most exclusive private school in Hawaii followed by Occidental, Columbia and Harvard in that order. No such luck for Trayvon and, most likely, not much more had he lived. He wasn’t exactly an honor student and evidently dabbled in petty crime. But he did share something with the president, an attraction for cannibis sativa.

Whatever his or the president’s proclivities, this trial should never have happened. As we now know, with the prosecution’s case wrapped, not only is there no evidence to prove Zimmerman guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, there’s virtually no evidence to prove him guilty at all. Farce indeed.

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Racial division has been the major currency of the left since the sixties. They use it to control, to regulate, to reward and to punish. Without this currency they would cease to exist. The racial chessboard represents their hold on power.
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Obama was simply telling the truth. If he had a son, he would be a worthless POS just like his dad.
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What unbelievable nonsense. The case has nothing to do with anything. Not race, not gun control, not even self-defense or β€œstand your ground.”

Nothing to do with race? You can not be serious. It has everything to do with race. If Zimmerman also "looked like Obama's [imaginary] son", he would never even have been charged. The shooting might have made page 15 in the local paper and got 15 seconds on the local news. 99.99% of Americans would not know the name of either of them.
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Excellent Op Ed Roger -- I couldn't agree more.
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"What unbelievable nonsense. The case has nothing to do with anything. Not race, not gun control, not even self-defense or β€œstand your ground.” It’s just a form of ginned-up media pornography."
While I agree with the rest of your article, the "unbelievable nonsense" is your last paragraph.
This case has everything to do with American freedom, and the travesty of justice this country has become. It should have never gone to court. Zimmerman is being railroaded for an agenda.
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"It may generate ratings for Fox News, but it pollutes the minds of the rest of us."
What kind of a stupid comment is that?
Fox happens to be the only news source that is telling the story truthfully. You know, what the rest of the media should be doing. That is what generates ratings.
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Needless to say the media on both sides have turned this into such a circus that the actual people involved in the case have been all but forgotten. I do not think this was murder, however, I also do not think that George Zimmerman should have followed Martin in the first place. I do think they got into it but I do not really know who initiated the violence.. All I see here is poor judgment and panic. That is what I see...that and a lot of race hustlers on the left exploiting the situation for their own political gain together with a lot of willing partners on the right who are more than happy to join in the fray. A circus. I do not envy the jury.
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Well Roger, you certainly got your wish when it came to the "New Black Panthers". No farce of jurisprudence, no drumbeat for indictment. All I heard were *crickets*.
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They will riot regardless of the verdict .
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MSNBC has really colored the "reporting", and not just Sharpton. Matthews had an attorney on who said he wanted to ask Zimmerman why he took the safety off so he could shoot somebody. (What safety?) Ashely Banfield got the vapors over DeLaRionda's "incredibly powerful" cross examination of the Sanford City Manager, countering the fact that he and the mayor excluded the Chief of Police from a group listening to the 9-11 tapes by asserting that it was done "because it was the decent thing to do".

Farce? Indeed. Grasping at straws? This is "Weakened at Bernie's"
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A man is elected President out of a racist anti-white cult, he appoints a New Jim Crow anti-white racist as head of a DOJ that is full of bizarre liberals obsessed with "white privilege" and the idea that every failure of black Americans has a white American behind it. The Dem Party comes to adopt the most paranoid and illogical fantasies, rhetoric and theories built up by the political black Left over a few decades.

What could possibly go wrong?

The Zimmerman trial is not only a microcosm of American race relations but directly involved some of the head racists; namely Obama, Holder and Sharpton themselves. This is the power of racism reinstitutionalized, mainstreamed and redirected.

Sarah Hoyt's recent post about the Science Fiction Writers of America shows that org to be more interested in being an investigative arm of the DOJ that a guild interested in science fiction literature. This is a sickness advanced by vengeful non-whites, goofy liberals, ultra feminists and accompanied by hate speech about the immoral straight white male. And if there is no actual white male, then Atahualpa's second cousin will do in a pinch, the very man the SFWA would hold up as an example of wonderful diversity were Zimmerman a writer.

Clock's striking 13 folks; put on your rabbit ears and do a silly dance.
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This trial is part of the last ditch efforts of the Obama Democrats and their (lL)Legal Ambulance chasers. and their criminal press. They will stoop to any subterfuge, fabricate any slander and murder by proxy, physically and ethically. Zimmermans response should be how can I get my life back and 2 billion dollars that the liberal press owes me for bringing horrendous, egregious defamation of character that may be terminal for him. Shame on the (In)Justice Department for their renegade political hits. To all people I say we have to hold responsible those who use this to foment race war. War it is. War it shall be unless responsible citizens stop the madness. Is this the country we leave our progeny.

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