It may seem like a weird departure from my normal writing (if you can call anything I do here normal). I’ve had a long and drawn out debate with friends on Facebook who want to insist that the whole world is wrong when it comes to the details about Trayvon’s death. Specifically, they point to this absolutely ridiculous piece of shit, posing as a factually based article by Kyle Rogers.
I would like to discuss this article and explain why its content is stunningly absurd. Let’s start with this:
Literally thousands of articles contain at least one false statement in the first couple of lines. They usually read “George Zimmerman, a white man,” or “shot by a white man.” Zimmerman is described by family as a multiracial Hispanic. His appearance is clearly that of a Latino/Mestizo individual. However, the media wants him to be white because that better fits the political narrative they are trying to artificially create.
Okay so when I saw this line, a red flag went up. This guy sounds like HE is the one trying to politicize the issue by claiming that the media is trying to start a race war in America. Sure enough, I looked up the author and he is a “Conservative activist in South Carolina. He co-organized the 2006 Greenville, SC rally against the Lindsey Graham/Ted Kennedy sponsored amnesty bill. The event helped launch the SC Tea Party movement.”
So right off the bat, we have a tea-party conservative writing about the left-wing media in this country trying to “artificially create a narrative.” At this point, the writer lost all credibility with me because he is obviously a conservative with an axe to grind with the evil liberal media. Sounds all too familiar.
While I would normally just dismiss everything he has to say, I feel that he made an extremely poor argument, which warrants a response. So let’s continue.
By the way, Zimmerman is half white. Source. So why did the evil liberal media say he was white? Maybe because that’s what the police report said. So much for false narratives. (Thanks to commenter Marsha Miller for that info).
The author (and I use that word generously) makes these other points:
1. The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
2. A witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
3. Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back.
4. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
5. Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin’s father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son.
I’m going to save point #1 for last, because that’s my favorite and I actually hope it’s true because that would mean that Trayvon got to tune up Zimmerman before he was killed. So let’s just get #2 and #5 right out of the way. Trayvon’s father is POSITIVE that the voice crying for help is his son’s. You can hear it right from the horse’s mouth.
Let’s go to #3 “Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back.” Okay, there was a scuffle/fight. That doesn’t surprise me but it also doesn’t prove Zimmerman’s story. So let’s move on to #4 “All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.”
Wow, that’s some real bang up journalism there. It sounds to me like the only one trying to build a narrative so far is Kyle Rogers with his totally biased vomit-filled article.
So what about #1? Okay, if you’ve bothered to listen to the 911 call, there’s a part where you can actually hear George Zimmerman pursuing Martin due to his loud mouth breathing, which is probably what made the 911 operator ask if Zimmerman was following Martin. But then there are two important words that Zimmerman says on the tape that I haven’t heard anyone talk about. Zimmerman says “he ran,” obviously referring to Martin’s attempt to flee. Sound like Martin is the aggressor to you? Hmm, me neither. But let’s continue.
So let’s say that after chasing Martin (yes chasing–Martin ran, remember?) that he caught up with him or found him hiding or whatever the case may be, they got into a scuffle. Now let’s say for argument’s sake that Zimmerman started to get his silly ass kicked by Martin. I still have my doubts about this, but let’s say it’s true.
What kind of pussy pulls a gun when he’s catching a beat down?. If you start a confrontation with someone that leads to a fight and the fight doesn’t go your way, guess what? You take your beating like a man, you don’t reach down and pull a gun out of your vagina when you start getting beaten up by the 17-year-old kid that YOU went after. So even if it’s true, I have no sympathy for Zimmerman whatsoever. Taking a gun to a fist fight is not, as they say, “fair.” The fault in this incident lies solely with one man and one man alone: George Zimmerman.