Operation Wag the Dog. At 299792458 m/s.
One of the annoying things about having talk radio on in the background while hammering on things are the news bumps. To listen to any of the live shows over the airwaves, I'm forced to deal with WABC, and its tired, asinine "news" headlines every quarter hour or thereabouts.
The "news" tirade today is over the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. The leftward lilt over what is indeed a tragedy, but ultimately one of thousands that occur the world over every hour would be pathetic, were it not so utterly despicable.
The MSM is treating this fiasco as a literal show trial. Why? Well, not to put too fine a point on it, a not black person shot a black person, and the shooter was legally carrying a concealed weapon. So, naturally, it becomes a wonderful hobby horse of idiocy for everyone from Sharpton to random talking head network news imbeciles using the death of this kid to attack Presidential candidates.
Even the President got his shot in, displaying his usual degree of class. See, we have to do a lot of "soul searching" over this, and think about the laws and societal elements leading up to this tragedy.
Or, to translate: Guns are bad so we have to ban them, so are castle doctrine laws so we have to get rid of those. Oh, and everyone's racist.
However, back here on Planet Reality, we don't have the first idea of what actually happened in Florida, short of a few 911 call recordings and sketchy third party reports.
On the face of it, this is somewhere between a justifiable shooting and manslaughter due to a series of poor judgement calls. The event in question also happened over a month ago. Two facts you'd never know were you to listen to any given media outlet for half an hour. See, this poor, innocent boy was shot because of his clothing choice, if you listen to one retard. Or because he was black, if you listen to another. Or because the shooter was just aching to pop someone.
The man in question has not been arrested nor accused of a crime. No evidence has been brought forth. No judgement of guilt or innocense has been made. Though, you'd never know it to listen to every single effing report on the subject, some of which amounts to future jury tampering.
Nothing significant about what the family of this kid must be going through, at least nothing without the heavy coloring of race thrown in. Nothing about the thousands of other kids who are killed, often by other kids, every year. Nope. We'll just use the death of what appears to be an innocent teenager to shovel our usual agenda down as many throats as we possibly can.
This shit has got to stop.
UPDATE: What a shock, there's more to this than is being reported.
No apparent evidence? Zimmerman had a cut on the back of his head, a bloody nose, and grass stains on his back. Some (presumably disputed) witness accounts say that Trayvon Martin was on top and beating him.
There may not be conclusive evidence, since we don't know what precipitated the scuffle, and there may not be evidence that Trayvon Martin was doing something wrong when Zimmerman first called 911 to report suspicious behavior but to say there is "no apparent evidence" that Zimmerman fired in self-defense is the quality of reporting we have come to expect from the Duke Lacrosse cheerleaders. All The News That Advances The Narrative.