I have another thought on the villainization of Zimmerman so quickly: remember Richard Jewell.
For those who don’t remember, Jewell was a rent-a-cop working in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games there. He discovered a bomb planted by another person, alerted the police, and started evacuating people. He saved perhaps a hundred lives that day.
But the media didn’t like it. A white male authority figure saving the day in black Atlanta? No way. So the media began to portray him as a prime suspect, given that the media always hates white straight males. So they portrayed him as a “wanna-be cop” and suggested that he had planted the bomb to become a hero—Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Of course, it rapidly came out that he didn’t do it at all, and that he actually was a hero. But no one remembers that—anyone who remembers the bombing at the time remembers only one name associated with it—Richard Jewell. And NOT in a positive way.
Jewell won a number of libel settlements against the media, and even got to appear on Saturday Night Live, but the damage was done. Jewell’s name was forever wrongly tarnished by the media.
That’s what comes to mind when I hear the media insulting Zimmerman as a “wanna be cop” and “overzealous.”
On the flip side, the media always believes the best about blacks who claim victim hood. Tawana Brawley , a lying fuckjob, completely made up an insane story about torture and rape at the hands of the police and other law enforcement officials. Despite such long odds at the story being true, the media completely swallowed it, promoting the lying bitch as a victim and furthering the career of her spokesman, one Al Sharpton.
That’s what comes to mind when I read about Trayvon Martin.
Obama has started playing the race card on this and said shit like “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids” and “You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”.
When I think about that Trayvon Martin, I think about Tawana Brawley.
When I think about George Zimmerman, I think about Richard Jewell.