The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 36: In The Aftermath Of The Verdict…


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In the aftermath of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, I have not been surprised by reactions.  The media influence on the case has been destructive, false and sadly, long lasting.  Many false assertions have been repeated by the media so often they’ve become part of The Narrative of the case that will never die.  Allahpundit put it well:

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Even progressive pundits who often employ reason, and who should know better, fall for the emotion-laden narrative, Kristen Powers for example:

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Notice that Ms. Powers, a young woman with access to all of the information about this case, gets it entirely wrong.  Zimmerman did not get into a fight with Martin, he was attacked by Martin and employed self-defense only at the last moment while he was being brutally beaten.  I’ll address self-defense issues in the near future, but it would be hard to get the basic facts…

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