Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Narratives, Narratives, Narratives

The nation is all abuzz about George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin shooting. Well, let’s do a quick rundown of the media/leftist lies that have been served to the public in an attempt to continue the narrative that America is a hopelessly racist nation.

Lie # 1: George Zimmerman weighs 240 pounds, while Trayvon Martin is just a small child of 140 pounds. 

There’s plenty of examples of the media pushing this meme, but here’s what this petition calling for the arrest of Zimmerman states:
"So far I have tried to be as objective as I can in forming this petition, however Zimmerman's claim of self-defense just doesn't hold water. Zimmerman, a man in his late 20's weighing approximately 240 pounds and armed with a 9mm handgun, confronted and killed Trayvon, an unarmed 17 year old weighing 140 pounds who was just trying to get home."
 Unfortunately, the New York Times accidentally let the cat out of the bag:
"However it started, witnesses described to the 911 dispatcher what resulted: the neighborhood watch coordinator, 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, and the visitor, 6-foot-1 and 150, wrestling on the ground."
You can also reference the picture posted above this post. Notice how Martin is always depicted with a 3-4 year old picture making him look like a little boy, while Zimmerman is shown in his mug shot looking like a big fat mean behemoth. Why didn't they instead use these pictures below for Martin and Zimmerman?

Again, the media pushes narratives, not the truth.

Lie #2: George Zimmerman's 911 call proves his crime was racially motivated.

Here's a quote provided by NBC of Zimmerman during the 911 call:
 Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Here's the actual quote from the full 911 transcript:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about. 
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
Don't worry though, NBC is launching an investigation to find out just how this sort of thing could have possibly happened. I mean, you could just ask any conservative in the nation or basically anyone with common sense, but hey they need an investigation.

Lie # 3: Zimmerman is white.

This lie has of course been pushed from the start. It is true that Zimmerman is half white and half Hispanic, but does anyone actually believe that if it were Zimmerman who had been murdered by an anglo-white neighborhood watchman he would be described as “White Hispanic”? Of course not.

Ok, so now we know that Zimmerman is hispanic. We also know that Martin and Zimmerman were about the same size (with Martin having a huge height advantage), and we know that Zimmerman's 911 call does not show racist intent, but Zimmerman could still be a racist right? Well, this one seems to be falling apart also. Here's a quote from a letter that a confirmed Zimmerman family member wrote to the NAACP:
“You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.”
Yikes. If the media is willing to present a 170 pound Hispanic with a history of significant community activism on behalf of African Americans, as a 240 pound white racist, just to push the narrative of "white racist America", what won’t they lie about? 

We have also seen the beginning of the usual next step in these sorts of events where the leftists and the media inevitable put the blame on conservatives in general. They are attempting to push this regardless of the fact that Zimmerman is a registered Democrat. sigh.

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