The Zimmerman Trial as Media Pornography
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.
Article printed from Roger L. Simon: https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon
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