Media Bias on the Zimmerman, Martin Case

Media Bias on the Zimmerman, Martin Case

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Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Mar 29, 2012
On the Martin, Zimmerman case, the television news and the newspapers keep showing pictures of Martin from when he was twelve years old, and not the new more recent pictures of Martin at seventeen, they are also showing a picture of Zimmerman that looks like a mug shot, and the reports all seem to be trying to make Martin out to be an innocent choir boy who was just walking to buy Skittles, and they are trying to make Zimmerman out to be a racist goon, instead of reporting that Zimmerman may indeed have been a good member of his community who was doing Neighborhood Watch to help his community which had suffered from burglaries, and that Zimmerman was attacked by Martin before Zimmerman shot Martin out of fear for his life, and that Martin may have had problems in the past related to drugs and burglary and assault on a bus driver, as well as the fact that Martin may have been involved with gangs. Zimmerman has not been arrested because the evidence supports his claim that it was self defense, why aren't the news reporters reporting news that backs up what the authorities in Florida have determined? A few newspapers are doing their own research and are publishing reports on their own, but most are reporting the same biased reports.

Aren't reporters supposed to investigate, and write their own reports? Every news station is reporting the same thing, and most newspapers just publish the AP stories, they are all reporting the same biased nonsense, instead of investigating and writing their own stories, and doing their own investigative reporting on the news. The only newspaper which seems to have at least tried to investigate a little is the Orlando Sentinel. Are the reporters just lazy, or is it a more sinister plot?

Another question, is why have the Black Panthers been allowed to put out a bounty on Zimmerman without any public out-cry?
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#2 Mar 29, 2012
I am just a simple man who works in an auto body and paint shop, I did not go to college, and I do not claim to be the most educated person, but the media bias in this case is so obvious to me.

And anyone who has ever met one knows how dangerous a violent seventeen year old gang member on drugs can be.

Why aren't there any new outlets supporting the findings of the authorities in Florida? Why is there so much media bias in this case?
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#3 Mar 29, 2012
Why aren't there any news outlets supporting the findings of the authorities in Florida? Why is there so much media bias in this case?
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#4 Mar 29, 2012
Am I the only one who sees the media bias in this case? Why aren't more people speaking out?
Jesus_H_Christ

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Mar 29, 2012
Martin has had NO run-ins with the law. The jewelery he had on him did not match any jewelry that was reported stolen.

What happened was Zimmerman - a wanna be cop - started some sh!t with the kid, the kid gave him a beat down, so the fat guy had to pull a gun.

This is legal in Florida, so he hasn't been arrested. All but one person was unarmed when they were shot in 'self-defense' down there. Basically these are all people like Zimmerman that can't fight and their egos are too fragile to take a beating.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#6 Mar 29, 2012
You are not allowed to attack someone and start beating them, that is the behavior of criminal, once Martin attacked Zimmerman then Martin was committing a crime, and once Zimmerman feared for his life then Martin opened himself up to getting shot.

There was NO reason for Martin to attack and start beating Zimmerman. Zimmerman was simply acting as Neighborhood Watch, and there is nothing to indicate that Zimmerman was anything other than polite and profoessional. Many people participate in their Neighborhood Watch programs without getting attacked and beaten. And only a criminal would attack and beat up a Neighborhood Watch person.

Martin was a violent criminal, as was proven when he attacked and started beating up Zimmerman.

NO ONE has a right to attack and beat someone, that is a crime. And once Zimmerman feared for his life then he could leagally shoot and kill Martin, as was the case, and which is why Zimmerman was not arrested.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#8 Mar 29, 2012
Violent seventeen year old gang members on drugs can be VERY, VERY, VERY dangerous...

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Teen guilty of murdering 2 British tourists vacationing in Florida

Shawn Tyson, 17, faces life sentence after first-degree murder conviction

SARASOTA, Fla.— A Florida teenager is facing a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting deaths of two young British tourists last April, a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press.

Shawn Tyson, 17, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read and as two friends of the victims spoke angrily about the crime.

The verdict came after two hours of deliberations. Because he is under 18, Tyson is ineligible for the death penalty and is facing a mandatory life sentence.

During the trial witnesses testified that Tyson shot James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, last April 16. The two men were vacationing in Sarasota and spent an evening drinking when they got lost and walked into a housing project where Tyson lived. Details of their deaths have gripped the British news media.

Tabloids there have written stories saying the men were "slaughtered" in a Florida "ghetto."
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#9 Mar 29, 2012
I sent emails to a few newspapers, and to the local television news media, and I asked them to report the Zimmerman, Martin, case without bias. They can begin by showing recent photographs of Martin, and a photo of Zimmerman that does not look like a mug shot, and they can open their minds and reporting up to the idea that the authorities in Florida might be absolutely correct in their evaluation of this case. Martin might have been a violent seventeen year old criminal, which is excemplified by the fact that he attacked and beat Zimmerman, and Zimmerman might have been a good member of the community who performed Neighborhood Watch, and who mentored the Black children of a poor single mother.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#10 Mar 29, 2012
By the way, I may not have a college education, but I earn one hundred dollars an hour doing custom paint jobs on cars, so I am not stupid.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#11 Mar 29, 2012
I encourage all of you to send emails to the newspapers, and to the television news media, and tell them to report the Zimmerman, Martin, case without bias.

Tell them that their bias in this case is totally obvious, and that they need to report the true facts without bias.
Just Steve

Cleveland, OH

#12 Mar 29, 2012
Carlos wrote:
I sent emails to a few newspapers, and to the local television news media, and I asked them to report the Zimmerman, Martin, case without bias. They can begin by showing recent photographs of Martin, and a photo of Zimmerman that does not look like a mug shot, and they can open their minds and reporting up to the idea that the authorities in Florida might be absolutely correct in their evaluation of this case. Martin might have been a violent seventeen year old criminal, which is excemplified by the fact that he attacked and beat Zimmerman, and Zimmerman might have been a good member of the community who performed Neighborhood Watch, and who mentored the Black children of a poor single mother.
If Zimmerman had not tried to play cop, we wouldn't be discussing this now. He was instructed to stay out of it, he didn't, and the rest is history. People involved in a Block Watch are only allowed to watch and observe, not participate. Why was he carrying a gun? Does he have a concealed handgun permit, or does he strap it on when he plays Block Watch captain? Those facts have yet to come to light.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#13 Mar 29, 2012
I have friends who do Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood in Pasadena who carry guns, and they follow suspicious people and report them to the police, and they also walk up to strangers in our neighborhood and ask them questions. We have talked about this case. I really appreciate the people who do Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood, and if I had time I would join in and help my neighborhood too, but I am always busy working, my house is expensive and I have to work hard to be able to afford to live in my neighborhood, and I have a family to support. The Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood is a good program, and I am grateful to have good people helping to watch and protect my neighborhood.
Carlos

Huntington Beach, CA

#14 Mar 29, 2012
Well, I need to go back to work, and I doubt that I will have time to return to this thread anytime soon, so this is the last post that I will be making on this thread.

Once again I want to encourage all of you to write to the newspapers and to the television media and tell them to report the Zimmerman, Martin, case without bias. Tell them that their bias is obvious and that we are not stupid, demand that they report the case without bias.
Derek

Champaign, IL

#15 Mar 29, 2012
Carlos wrote:
Violent seventeen year old gang members on drugs can be VERY, VERY, VERY dangerous...
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Link:
http://tinyurl.com/8a8d9xq
Teen guilty of murdering 2 British tourists vacationing in Florida
Shawn Tyson, 17, faces life sentence after first-degree murder conviction
SARASOTA, Fla.— A Florida teenager is facing a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting deaths of two young British tourists last April, a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press.
Shawn Tyson, 17, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read and as two friends of the victims spoke angrily about the crime.
The verdict came after two hours of deliberations. Because he is under 18, Tyson is ineligible for the death penalty and is facing a mandatory life sentence.
During the trial witnesses testified that Tyson shot James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, last April 16. The two men were vacationing in Sarasota and spent an evening drinking when they got lost and walked into a housing project where Tyson lived. Details of their deaths have gripped the British news media.
Tabloids there have written stories saying the men were "slaughtered" in a Florida "ghetto."
Is this Johnny from Oak Creek? you sound just like an angry white dude who change his name to calos. u has an agenda, man.
Just Watch

Cleveland, OH

#16 Mar 29, 2012
Carlos wrote:
I have friends who do Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood in Pasadena who carry guns, and they follow suspicious people and report them to the police, and they also walk up to strangers in our neighborhood and ask them questions. We have talked about this case. I really appreciate the people who do Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood, and if I had time I would join in and help my neighborhood too, but I am always busy working, my house is expensive and I have to work hard to be able to afford to live in my neighborhood, and I have a family to support. The Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood is a good program, and I am grateful to have good people helping to watch and protect my neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch is an excellent program - I'm not debating that. Nevertheless, your friends have no authority to stop people and question them, and I believe you and they know that. They're not cops, they have no real training, and they have no authority to interrogate anyone. When you get in over your head, trouble often follows, and that's exactly what happened to Zimmerman. He meddled in things he didn't understand and look at the result. You also state that Zimmerman was beaten by Martin. Check out the latest video of him being processed by the police shortly after the incident occured. The video shows him exiting the police car and follows him all the way to the interrogation room. I see no bruises on his face, no blood on his jacket, nothing that would indicate the severity of Martin's attack as it was first reported. Play it for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Jesus_H_Christ

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Mar 29, 2012
Just Steve wrote:
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If Zimmerman had not tried to play cop, we wouldn't be discussing this now. He was instructed to stay out of it, he didn't, and the rest is history. People involved in a Block Watch are only allowed to watch and observe, not participate. Why was he carrying a gun? Does he have a concealed handgun permit, or does he strap it on when he plays Block Watch captain? Those facts have yet to come to light.
Yes, he had a permit. It was part of his role-playing at being a lawman.

Zimmerman is a loser that can't take a whooping like a man and had to pull a gun.
Jesus_H_Christ

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Mar 29, 2012
Derek wrote:
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Is this Johnny from Oak Creek? you sound just like an angry white dude who change his name to calos. u has an agenda, man.
Yes, it is one of Johnny from Oak Creek (descendent of cave-dwelling albino mutant's) sock puppets.
Pedro

United States

#19 Mar 30, 2012
I agree Carlos, the media bias in this case is obvious.

Pedro
Rick

United States

#20 Mar 30, 2012
From what was reported today, I understand that it was raining, and Martin was walking home very close to the residences, probably to keep from getting wet, and maybe it's that evil racist deep down inside me, but if I see a black guy in a hoodie walking around the outside of a house in my neighborhood, I'm going to be a little suspicious myself & I would certainly investigate. And during th ecourse of that investigation, if the subject decided to try & kick my ass, I'd probably shoot him.
Rhonda

United States

#21 Mar 30, 2012
I was car-jacked 6 months ago by a 16 year old gang member who had a gun, he did not hurt me, he just forced me to get out of my car, and then he got in and he drove off in my new Jaguar. I still had my cell phone, and I called the police, and they caught him a couple of miles away. The police did a good job.

After I was car-jacked my husband bought me a gun, and I now carry my gun in my purse. I know how dangerous teen gang members can be, and I would hate to have to shoot and kill a teen, but I refuse to be a victim, and if a teen gang member attacked me I would shoot him.

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