Ed Driscoll

Blue on Blue on Blue on Blue


“CNN: Zimmerman Prosecutor Excused Potential Black Juror for Being a Fox News Watcher,” Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters:

George Zimmerman haters throughout the media have carped and whined about the fact that there weren’t any African-Americans on the jury despite the law requiring the accused NOT the victim be judged by his peers.

On CNN Newsroom Tuesday, it was revealed that a potential black juror had been struck by the prosecution for committing the crime of being a Fox News watcher (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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CNN HOST CAROL COSTELLO: Although if I remember correctly one of the prosecutors struck a black, a potential black juror from the jury.

MICHAEL SKOLNICK, POLITICAL DIRECTOR TO RUSSELL SIMMONS, CO-PRESIDENT GLOBALGRIND.COM: Yeah, he was also, I was just, he was also a Fox News watcher. So that was, you know, problematic for the prosecution.

So if that rationale was used to screen all of the jurors, that means they were all very likely some degree of what colloquially is referred to as “liberal.” On Sunday, a Daily Show writer tweeted a Photoshop of the six jurors as six Paul Deens – who was a liberal Obama supporter in 2008. George Zimmerman’s brother admitted that sibling was an Obama supporter as well.

In February of 2009, immediately after Obama took office, Newsweek, still owned at the time by the Washington Post, declared “We Are All Socialists Now.” Perhaps they didn’t think of the problems such uniform thinking would later cause when scapegoats were needed for demonizing.

Related: These sorts of blue on blue attacks are but one reason why Salena Zito is seeing “Fault Lines in Democratic Party,” at Real Clear Politics.

Update: Rush Limbaugh stirs the hornets’ nest:

Piers Morgan says to Rachel Jeantel, “But you felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the ‘creepy ass cracka’ and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man — you didn’t know who he was at the time, but this man — was pursuing him? And he was freaked out by it?”

JEANTEL: Yes. Definitely. After I say, “Might be a rapist.” For every boys or every man, every who’s not that kinda way, see a grown man following them, would they be creep out? So you gotta take as a parent. You tell a child, “You see a grown person follow it you, run away,” and all that.

RUSH: Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen, what she just said? Let me spell it out for you. When Trayvon described Zimmerman to her, “creepy ass cracka,” she began to fear that Zimmerman was gay. A rapist. She then told Trayvon to run, run, run. She just said so. “Definitely. After I say, ‘Might be a rapist.'” That means she said to Trayvon: This guy could be gay. He could be a rapist. He might want to rape you! You run, Trayvon. Run, run!

“For every boys, or every man, every who’s not that kinda way,” meaning everybody who’s straight, “see a grown man following them, would they be creep out?” She’s telling us the reason Trayvon Martin descended on Zimmerman and started pummeling him was because he was offended. He thought, because what she said to him, that Zimmerman was gay. Zimmerman got beat up because Trayvon thought he was gay. That’s what she’s saying here. What else? What other interpretation is there?

So I thought, “Well, boy. The left is gonna have a real problem here. They’re gonna have to balance: Which group are they going to favor, gays or blacks?” Because here you had Zimmerman was assumed to be gay. This woman told Trayvon, “Run, dude! You got a creepy ass cracka rapist following you. Run, run, run. Anybody be creep out by that.” Trayvon’s not a kind of guy that runs, but Trayvon was mad. Some creepy ass cracka rapist was coming after him.

“Okay, I’ll give him what-for!”

So we have Trayvon Martin, who the media has made practically an angel. We now find out from no less than Rachel Jeantel, that he started beating up on Zimmerman because he thought, based on what Jeantel said, he might be gay. So, Trayvon Martin — this angel, the recipient of all the love and support from the left-wing media, the Democrat Party, the left in general — actually is a gay basher. I thought, “My gosh, this is gonna captivate the news and the left is gonna have to make a decision here. Who do they actually end up supporting?”

“Developing” — as Matt Drudge, who’s also spotlighting Jeantel’s quote — would say.