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Still?

Even now, after the acquittal of George Zimmeran in the death of Trayvon Martin, the Los Angeles Times still chooses this picture of a cherubic, adolescent Martin.  How on earth can the editors justify this?  How on earth can the rest of us take them seriously?

  1. Percival
    Funeral Guy: The legacy media coverage of this case has been a disgrace from the beginning, do we really expect them to stop now? · 3 hours ago

    In for a penny, in for a pound.  They chose their story first, and then their supporting data points.  It makes the story more coherent.

  2. Israel P.

    So does the police chief who was fired because he refused to play along with this sham, get his job back?

  3. HVTs

    BTW, Jack, as you invited our attention to the pictures I completely overlooked the headline: “Zimmerman not guilty: Struggling to see justice in verdict.”

    Well, yes … indeed … and how ironic, of course.  If I only saw that photo of Mr. Martin, it would be a struggle to see that justice was served by the jury.  Misleading images, suppressed facts/evidence and subjective reporting  —  the Trifecta of the post-modern MSM journo.

  4. Basil Fawlty
    Fake John Galt: As I understand it, this is an error because of the rush to press, it is not a conspiracy at all. · 6 hours ago

    Indeed.  They just pulled a photo they had legal permission to use.

  5. Nick Stuart

    Your search for a more contemporary side-by-side ends here:

    Martin_Zimmerman_compared.jpg

  6. Misthiocracy

    What, you think something as inconclusive as a verdict is going to change people’s minds?

    All this verdict proves is that the system is broken and that Poppa Obama needs to intervene personally with the states’ criminal justice systems.

    So say we all.

  7. HVTs
    Nick Stuart: Your search for a more contemporary side-by-side ends here:

    As if that matters!  The Hispanic adult was White and the Black child just bought candy before going home to finish his homework.  Racist!

  8. Misthiocracy

    Thought experiment: If the L.A. Times took a stance that was interpreted as anti-Trayvon, what would be the likely result?

    I suggest that the L.A. Times would find itself the target of protests, boycotts, and even violence against its property and its people.

    If my suggestion is correct, that means the editorial position of the L.A. Times is perfectly reasonable.

  9. Misthiocracy
    HVTs

    As if that matters!  The Hispanic adult was White and the Black child just bought candy before going home to finish his homework.  Racist!

    The hispanic man wasn’t only white.

    He also had a Jewish surname.

    I find it annoying that bit of the tale isn’t mentioned more.

  10. The Mugwump
    Misthiocracy: What, you think something as inconclusive as a verdict is going to change people’s minds?

    All this verdict proves is that the system is broken and that Poppa Obama needs to intervene personally with the states’ criminal justice systems.

    So say we all. · 0 minutes ago

    The ball is in Obama’s court now.  He has a genuine chance to be the racial healer he professed himself to be during the ’08 campaign.  His choice of words and actions will reveal him finally for who he is and what he stands for.  He has three choices:

    A.  Ask his followers to accept the verdict no matter how troubling they find it.  Call for prayers for the late Trayvon Martin and the families involved.  Urge people not to take the verdict as an excuse to retaliate.  Preempt violence with a call for calm. 

    B.  Unleash the Justice Department dogs to pursue the case as a civil rights issue.  Fan the flames.  Give the mob reason to inflict street justice on a racist America.

    C.  Revert to his narcissistic self and make the case that the verdict was (somehow) all about him personally.

    Any bets?

  11. Pugshot

    It would be interesting to compare the LA Times coverage of O.J. Simpson’s acquittal with their coverage of Zimmerman’s – do any California-based Ricochetti remember?

  12. Misthiocracy
    ~Paules

    Any bets?

    B.

  13. CuriousJohn

    When the paper is sold, the editors should be tarred and feathered.

  14. Devereaux
    CuriousJohn: When the paper is sold, the editors should be tarred and feathered. · 1 minute ago

    ?Why wait. Do it now!  (h/t to Justified)

  15. Mario the Gator

    I can only hope the LA Times is in the middle of a death spiral like other newspapers and this kind of rubbish accelerates it.  I truly feel sorry for the residents of California that are people of good character and integrity.   To an outsider it seems like that is an endangered species. 

  16. Mario the Gator
    Misthiocracy

    ~Paules

    Any bets?

    B. · 41 minutes ago

    Edited 40 minutes ago

    The temptation is to agree with B, but there is a chance that C outweighs B and he decides that doubling down on a lost cause will further erode his image.  If he is half as smart as he thinks he is, then it must be obvious that this was not a civil rights case and he is headed for an 0-2 record by choosing B.  Lets not forget all of the testimony about how Zimmerman helped other blacks in the past and that the audio of the 911 call is very different than the edited version NBC wanted us to hear.

  17. DrewInWisconsin
    ~Paules

    The ball is in Obama’s court now.  He has a genuine chance to be the racial healer he professed himself to be during the ’08 campaign.  His choice of words and actions will reveal himfinallyfor who he is and what he stands for.  He has three choices:

    A.  Ask his followers to accept the verdict no matter how troubling they find it.  Call for prayers for the late Trayvon Martin and the families involved.  Urge people not to take the verdict as an excuse to retaliate.  Preempt violence with a call for calm. 

    B.  Unleash the Justice Department dogs to pursue the case as a civil rights issue.  Fame the flames.  Give the mob reason to inflict street justice on a racist America.

    C.  Revert to his narcissistic self and make the case that the verdict was (somehow) all about him personally.

    Any bets?

    Both B and C.

    B is what “President Race Hustler” does. C is what “President Narcissist” does.

    Obama is both.

  18. Foxfier
    Misthiocracy: What, you think something as inconclusive as a verdict is going to change people’s minds?

    Lots of talk on Facebook where folks are insisting Zimmerman attacked Martin… oh, and one demand, when I proved an assertion false, that I give a link to the full transcript of all the days in court.

  19. Foxfier
    Misthiocracy

    HVTs

    As if that matters!  The Hispanic adult was White and the Black child just bought candy before going home to finish his homework.  Racist!

    The hispanic man wasn’tonlywhite.

    He also had a Jewish surname.

    I find it annoying that bit of the tale isn’t mentioned more.

    Because the response is “what, you noticed that?  Racist!”

  20. James Gawron
    ~Paules

    Misthiocracy: 

    The ball is in Obama’s court now.  He has a genuine chance to be the racial healer he professed himself to be during the ’08 campaign.  His choice of words and actions will reveal himfinallyfor who he is and what he stands for.  He has three choices:

    A.  Ask his followers to accept the verdict no matter how troubling they find it.  Call for prayers for the late Trayvon Martin and the families involved.  Urge people not to take the verdict as an excuse to retaliate.  Preempt violence with a call for calm. 

    B.  Unleash the Justice Department dogs to pursue the case as a civil rights issue.  Fame the flames.  Give the mob reason to inflict street justice on a racist America.

    C.  Revert to his narcissistic self and make the case that the verdict was (somehow) all about him personally.

    Any bets? 

    ~Paules,

    If Obama is the man the dems say he is then he choses A. and tries to actually move on.  If Obama is the man that we perceive him to be for the last 5 years then it’s B. or C.

    Regards,

    Jim