Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama.
As a case in point, consider this boy vs. man fable spun by the New York Times’ Charles Blow:
A boy’s blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy.
Blow was writing seven weeks after Trayvon’s death. He had no excuse for missing the actual story. Worse, since he is a writer for the Times, his reporting has helped set the media tone worldwide.
The media’s willful ignorance was on display again this past week. In reporting this news of George Zimmerman’s return to jail, more than a few media outlets showed the dangerously deceptive image of Trayvon as 11-year-old cherub. They did so in the assumption that the narrative was still theirs to control. It is not. The blogs, which have been doing the real detective work on this case, have long since taken control away from them.
The sites I have found must useful are the Daily Caller and theconservativetreehouse.com. What follows is largely culled from those sites and their independent contributors. By probing Trayon’s background and parsing his social media chatter, they have put together a picture of a disturbed young man that begins to makes sense of the events that unfolded on that fateful rainy night of February 26.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …
- What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon (givemeliberty01.wordpress.com)
- What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon (johnmalcolm.me)
- JACK CASHILL: What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon Martin. “In reporting this news of G… (pjmedia.com)
- June 8, 2012 (anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com)
- Daily Caller Sees Possible Head Injury In George Zimmerman Police Video (mediaite.com)
- Obama’s Son Would Not Look Like Trayvon (peacemoonbeam.typepad.com)
- “If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon” (alldatsassybizzness.com)
- May 18, 2012 (anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com)
- As Media Reports Conflict, Why Was Trayvon Martin Photo Altered? (riehlworldview.com)
- Ebony commissions artist Shepard Fairey for Trayvon Martin portrait (thegrio.com)