#DrudgeRetort — Drudge unfairly covering the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman shooting case

by Colonel on March 24, 2012

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The headlines pertaining to George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin on The Drudge Report are entirely skewed in favor of George Zimmerman and divisive against racial injustice. Despite his massive viewership, Drudge has failed to inform his viewers about several important elements of the case:

  1. George Zimmerman has called 911 at least one dozen times as a Neighborhood Watch leader to report black males acting suspiciously.
  2.  The co-authors of Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense statute, which critics blame for the failure to arrest Zimmerman, are saying that Zimmerman’s decision to pursue and confront Martin makes him ineligible for the law’s protection.
  3. The FBI is investigating whether George Zimmerman used a racial slur during the 911 call.
  4. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr has stepped down temporarily in light of the Sanford Police Department’s ineptness.
  5. Sanford police did not conduct an alcohol or drug test on George Zimmerman, which is standard practice in a homicide investigation.

The headlines that Drudge has posted pertaining to the Trayvon Martin case are as follows:

WASHPOST: ‘Florida shooting stirs memories of civil rights era’…
Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager…
Urges ‘soul-searching’…
SECRET WITNESS: Self-defense…
More Miami schools stage mass walk-outs…
Gingrich calls Obama’s Trayvon comments ‘disgraceful’…

  • This article quotes Gingrich criticizing Obama on the case, failing to acknowledge that for several weeks a lack of media attention led to injustice on the part of the Sanford Police Department by failing to properly investigate George Zimmerman. He stated: “Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?… Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong.”

Cops: Man threatened to kill police chief at center of case…
Jeb Bush: ‘Stand your ground’ invalid here…
Miami Heat Players Don Hoodies…
‘Dead or Alive’ Poster Issued by New Black Panther Party…BLACKS ARE UNDER ATTACK’

UPDATE 3/26 6:55 p.m. EST

Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton, Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin…

‘His family should be outraged’…

Mother seeks to trademark dead son’s name…

‘Cracker’ T-shirt hits Florida streets…

COPS: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head on sidewalk…

‘Suffered broken nose and had injury to back of head’…

Martin had been suspended from school for marijuana…

Many wear hoodies as churches remember Trayvon…

‘He has on a heavenly hoodie’…

Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for ‘capture’ of killer…

…vow to form militia

Friends fear for safety…

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