Excuse the hiatus – busy weekend followed by a bad cold. Tis the season I guess. Managed to escape all winter without getting sick, and now – BLAM!
On to business: I’m watching the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case with great interest. I’m not shocked that the mainstream media made such a rush to judgement and that Obama has taken it upon himself to jump on the political bandwagon and say his piece. I do think it was the wrong thing to do. It’s wrong to immediately assume that there is racism at play when the police didn’t immediately arrest Zimmerman. It’s wrong for the mainstream media to run a photo of Martin that was five years old, even though that is the photo that his family provided. They should have asked for a recent one and been suspicious if another wasn’t forthcoming. They should have done a background check on both involved, and reported on both, not just on Zimmerman. They should have assumed that there would be others who would vet their story. The American people are not easily fooled.
I don’t know what’s happened in this case. I do know that the protests, the outrage, the race-baiting is out-of-hand and needs to stop. I’m hoping that those that snapped to judgement will open their minds and look at the facts, whether they like what they see or not.
There’s a lot of information out there folk – dive in and keep an open mind!