Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It was a terrible tragedy. And the young men who did it should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Thing is, the police are searching for the thugs who committed this terrible crime; and I am quite sure that when they are found they will be arrested and prosecuted. This is not quite the case with Trayvon Martin. He is dead and his killer has still not been arrested. Thankfully, Ms. Coon's son is still alive----Wait, did I say Mrs. Coon? I swear you can't make this stuff up--- I am happy for her, but Trayvon Martin's parents will never hug their child again.
Anyway, as is to be expected, rather than show mutual disgust and unite around an obvious injustice; wingnuts have chosen to play tit for tat and revert to childish we do it but you do it too, games.
"The only surprise, to me, is that there's any media coverage of this at all.
Had it been two white teens setting a black teen on fire, the entire ****ing world would've descended on Kansas City like a load of bricks.
Hypocrisy, thy name is minority rights. " [Source]
Yes, those minorities always want a right to live. *shaking head*
A quick Google search brought me a full page of news about this story from major news sites such as CBS, Huffpo, the Daily Mail, and so on. So this story is being reported.
The Trayvon Martin story is being well reported now as well. At least by most credible news outlets. One news outlet that is not reporting the story is FOX NEWS. I suspect it is because they, too, are of the mindset that if the main stream media isn't going to blow up the attack of a white kid by blacks; well then they aren't going to report on the killing of a black youth by an out of control vigilante.
Typical FOX NEWS. And over on their website they are actually making jokes about Martin's murder.
"FOX News, long known for their propensity to either spin the news or ignore it, depending on their agenda, is once again making headlines for their near non-existent coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, reports Think Progress....
Though it should come as no surprise that FOX News doesn’t value justice for Black children and is taking a pro-actively racist stance by willfully suppressing Zimmerman’s crimes in the news, one would think that their viewers would be insulted by the narrow, white-washed view of the world that the network provides.
According to poll results released November of 2011, FOX News viewers are less informed than people who watch no news at all, reports the Huffington Post." [Source]
I guess I could try to use the old adage that two wrongs don't make a right. But it probably wouldn't do any good. Unfortunately, there are some folks in A-merry-ca who only see wrong when certain people do it.