March 20, 2012
Media Labels Hispanic Man "White", Sans Ethnicity, In Shooting Of Black Teenager Trayvon Martin
Twitter is all a twit over this with nary a clue, or care, the shooter is Hispanic.
On Friday night, a young African-American teenager, Trayvon Martin, was shot to death in Orlando by a neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. The media immediately portrayed the death as a case of white on black racism. CBS News, on its Crimesider website, immediately called Zimmerman a “white neighborhood watch volunteer.” Martin’s parents accused the police of racism for not arresting Zimmerman.Not to lessen this teenager's death, but it is now being used as a cry against Florida's gun laws as well as screams of racism.
There’s only one problem: Zimmerman is Hispanic. Within a few hours of its original report, CBS News was calling Zimmerman a mere “neighborhood watch captain,” without the racial modifier, quoting Zimmerman’s father to the effect that his son is Hispanic.
Time to buy more popcorn, I wanna see Al Sharpton make make a fool of himself
Note: "White neighborhood watch volunteer" is the spark that lit the fire.