It’s Nice To Have Confirmation That I’m Not Crazy
So apparently I’m not the only filthy liberal blogger to come to the conclusion that the right wing media has lost its collective mind in regards to the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Media Matters posted about it shortly after I did:
In retrospect, the conservative press would have been better off maintaining its distance from the story since in recent days more and more far-right outlets have veered into the ugly territory of trying to smear a dead teenager in an effort to defuse the story and to shift the blame away from the gunman, George Zimmerman.
Crooks and Liars went out a few minutes before me:
It’s easy to say that you’re not a racist. You have no white hoods in your closet, you’ve participated in no cross burnings. You might even have friends who are minorities. You can lie to yourself and say that you’re not racist. But make no mistake: Everything about this article is all about making conservative white people feel comfortable against that encroaching feeling of unease that they would have acted as George Zimmerman did.
I suspect that, over the next few days, the RW media will continue to flail about looking for a talking point to settle on that their viewers will swallow. The rumor mill will kick into high gear and the Fox News nation will “know” that Trayvon was some kind of criminal who had it coming. I think this is going to get extremely ugly and the right will show a disturbing lack of character and compassion in the days to come.