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Did the media go overboard for Trayvon Martin?

by | 23rd, July 2013

DID the British medi make too much of the Trayvon Martin story? Roger L. Simon looks at the facts:

According to Reuters, in New York a grand total of 2000 people showed up Saturday to protest in favor of Trayvon Martin in the George Zimmerman trial. That’s .00024257 of the population of our most populous city …

In our second most populous city, my hometown of Los Angeles, the results were even worse, according to the Los Angeles Times. A measly 400 people demonstrated. The totals in Miami, closest big city to the event, were 300.

In other words, the turnout was somewhere between minuscule and puny — maybe, at best, fifteen thousand people nationwide in a country of 314 million.

Had it gotten violent the media would have really gone to town…

Note: But let’s be clear: if you’re not black and can’t empathise, can’t grasp the thought that a person can be deemed suspect because they are black, you need to think harder about it. Understanding is what’s needed.



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