The right-wing outrage machine is in full bore as well. For example, this:
The kid on the right, not Martin. But I guess they all look the same.
Not to mention, so what if he has tattoos (which would have been covered up by sleeves). And the vandalism he was suspended for was for writing "WTF" on a locker. Interestingly, besides the tweet from his friend, which could be simple adolescent braggadocio, there's no evidence of a history of violence from the dead kid, but the other one was stupid enough to assault a police officer.
AR, your link is basically, "ZOMG, black people are scary!" Is that from John's blog?
Ayn_Randian wrote:This is the kind of nonsense I am talking about. There is a witness who saw a fight, Warren. How does that square with "murdered in cold blood"?
A fight that the other one appears to have started.
You're not going to get any arguments from me about the spin on the other side. Just as disgusting.
My link is not that per se, Mo, though I take your point. My point, of course, is that the Media constantly bump the Zimmerman "mugshot" photo against Martin's "eighth grade normal American kid" photo. Why?
You are right - so what if he has tattoos? However, I don't think you realize the implication of that question: If it is a "so what?" question, why not use that picture instead of the class picture photo? It's obvious: there is bias, which is my only point.
And even if Zimmerman started the fight (which, again, you have zero proof for
, but I'll concede it for the sake of the argument), that still does not mean "in cold blood". What does "cold blood" mean to you, exactly?
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