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Media circus is not helping matters

April 1, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |
DEAR EDITOR: The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., is awful. At this point, no one knows for sure exactly what happened. The facts will eventually come out after the authorities do their job. However, in the meantime, the liberal media has given us a new term to deal with, “White Hispanic.” George Zimmerman has admitted to shooting young Martin. He says it was self defense. Florida gun laws are lax, so no arrest has been made in the case until the aforementioned investigation is complete. It is a much bigger story for the desperate liberal media if they can convince the public that this is a white on black crime. It sells tons more newspapers and gets inherently more air time. So “White Hispanic” is their new catch phrase to describe Zimmerman, a man of multi-racial descent who was on block watch patrol at the time. Add appearances by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, plus comments by Barack Obama the day after the shooting, and the situation becomes a powder keg. The New Black Panthers are on record as stating that if Zimmerman is not arrested within seven days, then they will take the law into their own hands. Nice. These are the same black panthers that used voter intimidation at the 2010 elections by having weapons at the voting polls. It got little notice in the lamestreet media, and no charges were ever brought against them. All this does is further divide America and places more stress on racial relations countrywide. White on white crime, black on black crime, black on white crime is page 2 news. Contrived White Hispanic on black crime gets presidential mention. How ridiculous. Remember when the news media was honorable and news was reported, not created? The family and friends of young Martin are going through enough at this time. It’s too bad that a media circus has been created to serve some misguided political agenda at his expense. How sad. Everyone involved in this should be ashamed of themselves. Rod Zeck Newton Falls


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