Zimmerman is Not Guilty — What About the Media?

Bernard Goldberg has A GOOD READ: Zimmerman is Not Guilty — What About the Media?

There are certain things polite people are not supposed to say out loud, and certainly not in public.  I thought of this while listening to what passes for television analysis after the George Zimmerman verdict came in.

First, let’s acknowledge that Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy.  I’ll go so far as to say it was a tragedy that should never have happened.  I think George Zimmerman, the “wannabe cop,” was too vigilant that night.

I also think George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin – and profiled him because he was a young black man in a predominantly white neighborhood.  But what polite people don’t do in public is talk about why George Zimmerman was suspicious of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

Lots of lessons in it … It’s not 1955 anymore … we have moved on, even if the lamestream media has not…


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