Media created its own story in the Trayvon Martin case
By Russ Kent
All this talk about George Zimmeran’s trial has me in a foul mood.
What happened to Trayvon Martin is a tragedy, and a travesty.
But from the outset, this was a media-generated event. That also is a travesty.
Fortunately, my job allows me an opportunity to vent … in public even.
I’m tired of the media trying — and successfully — manipulating America with nonsensical, inane, uneducated opinion passed off as legitimate news. That’s what happened in this case. We listened to it for months.
And now that the trial is over, we’re being forced to listen to that same media cover its butts for getting the story wrong in the first place.
I’m also tired, and saddened, that the American populace falls for this media-generated garbage over and over and over again.
Here’s what we know.
George Zimmerman, for some reason (I surely haven’t gotten inside his head), followed Trayvon Martin on a dark night many months ago. Was he looking for a fight? Was he looking to protect his neighborhood? I don’t know. Was he trying to protect himself and his neighbors from being robbed? I don’t know if that’s the case either.
But the two got into an altercation. Zimmerman claims he was beaten, that his life was in danger. He pulled his gun and fired. Trayvon Martin is dead.
We know nothing else.
But the mainstream media pundits evidently knew what happened. Read the rest at the Mansfield News Journal.