5/20/2012

NYT Continues To Play Race Card In Zimmerman Case

Posted by Brian

The New York Times is sticking to its claim that the Trayvon Martin shooting was committed by a 'racist' George Zimmerman.

Despite the fact that much of the evidence being released corroborates Zimmerman's story that he acted in self defense, the Times, which first brought the story to national attention by playing the racial component (which has since fallen apart), continues to search in vain for any morsels that can support their original flawed story of the "white hispanic" Zimmerman targeting a young black man going out for Skittles.

Their latest evidence, buried in the last paragraph of a New York Times story from May 17th, the reporters Serge F. Kovaleski and Campbell Robertson write:


The reports may give rise to other mysteries as well, including the identity of a woman who called another investigator, less than two full days after the shooting.
The woman refused to identify herself or give any callback numbers, but told the investigator that Mr. Zimmerman “has racist ideologies and that he is fully capable of instigating a confrontation that could have escalated to the point of Zimmerman having to use deadly force.”
The police were never able to track her down.
So, let me get this right.  They report that some mystery woman called a police investigator saying that Zimmerman was racist.  They have no name.  The police were never able to identify or track her down.  The caller is a mystery.  So, this is what now passes for responsible journalism at the New York Times. The National Enquirer sources it's leads on extra-terrestrial abductions better than these two.
After jumping head-first into the racist muck with their original story, the Times are digging in their heels, facts be damned.  The question is why.  It can only be that their agenda-driven rag is so attached to the hip of the liberal platform of institutional racism in American society, that there just HAS to be a racial component to this case.
Is it any wonder that the Times has resorted to sensationalizing stories, and that their readership is dropping like a stone, when you get crap reporting like this from the supposed journal of "all the news that fit to print" "paper of record"?
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