Well, just when we thought the coverage and public discussion about the death of Trayvon Martin couldn't get any more blatantly skewed by the deliberate manipulation and misrepresentation of information by a biased and corrupt media, today a new low was exposed.
NBC yesterday played a tape of George Zimmerman's conversation with the 911 operator concerning his observation of Trayvon Martin walking though the complex. Zimmerman said he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and "He looks like he's Black".
OH MY GOD!! WHAT A RACIST!!
Or not. You see, NBC edited that tape. Before Zimmerman said "he looks like he's Black" THE DISPATCHER ASKED ZIMMERMAN TO TELL HER IF THE PERSON HE WAS WATCHING APPEARED TO BE WHITE, BLACK OR HISPANIC.
The African-American community took this as proof that Zimmerman was a racist and shot the "unarmed" Martin because he hated Blacks. This in turn has further complicated the job of Florida law enforcement in getting at the bottom of what really happened.
Here in Alexandria Virginia, Hizzoner Mayor Bill Euille got into the fray, declaring that Zimmerman needs to be arrested for murder. HEY MAYOR EUILLE! YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT. IN ORDER TO ARREST SOMEONE FOR MURDER, THERE HAS TO BE PROBABLE CAUSE THAT A MURDER WAS COMMITTED. ARE YOU A FLORIDA COP? NO? THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FIND SOME POTHOLES TO FIX. STOP STIRRING THE POT. OR ARE YOU TRYING TO START A RACE RIOT IN ALEXANDRIA?
Now since everyone and his Uncle Fudd is blathering all this speculation, I'll just add some of my own.
I put the word "unarmed" in quotes, because it is quite possible that Trayvon Martin was shot as he TRIED TO TAKE ZIMMERMAN'S FIREARM AWAY AND USE IT ON ZIMMERMAN. Notice how I am not stating this as fact, but just my little theory. I trust the Florida authorities to gather the evidence and conduct the investigation. They and only they are competent to determine whether this is a case of justifiable homicide, or an accidental shooting, or some degree of manslaughter or murder.
Until that determination is made, everyone needs to just calm down and stop believing every thing they hear especially on NBC. If you want some FACTS, then long distance information can give you the number to the public affairs section of the Sanford, Florida police department. Let's just wait to see what the Grand Jury says, how's that for a plan?