July 14, 2013
George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer Mark O’Mara wasn’t timid with the mainstream media during the live Q&A on Miami’s WSVN 7 News, calling out the media on injecting racial tensions into the case. In the Q&A, O’Mara told a reporter that Zimmerman would never have been charged if he were black.
The answer came during live Q&A session with George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys Don West and Mark O’Mara, who were surprisingly blunt with the media questioning. O’Mara even went on to call out the mainstream media for twisting the case and turning into a racial bout that may actually spawn riots and flash mobs that could result in the death of innocents — a nonsensically violent response to protest the verdict of the Trayvon case.
MEDIA MAKING TRIAL A RACIAL ISSUE
The fact of the matter is that the media has turned this case into a racial conflict of white verses black that isn’t even applicable. First of all, George Zimmerman is of clear Hispanic descent, yet somehow the media is spinning it as if he is a ‘rich, white male’. This is, of course, is a tactic performed by the mainstream media to make the case an issue of race and subsequently generate mass frenzy over this perceived racial divide.
Specifically the racial divide between black and white, even though Zimmerman is Hispanic.
The truth is that Hispanics have struggled with civil liberty issues for decades, similar to the black community — and both have historically struggled against corruption. So what is going on here? Zimmerman is actually a minority whose ethnicity has been targeted for decades and at the receiving end of racist acts — so why is the media pretending that this is some type of white hate trial? And let it be known that I am the first to fight against this form of corruption and expose bought and paid for politicians who abuse the justice system, detailing such scenarios in my previous work.
The fact of the matter is that the media, an arm of the corporate monopoly that controls the bought and paid for politicians within our nation, continues to fuel racial divide like never before. Just as always, the anchors continue to read their scripted news reports (for a real great example of this see how anchors actually read joke names from the teleprompter that were reported to be from the Asiana plane crash like ‘Ho Lee Fuk’ and ‘Wi Tu Lo’) and twist the story as they please.
In the case of Trayvon Martin verses George Zimmerman, the media tried desperately to turn the case into a fissure between humanity. Ultimately, I believe they have failed, but we shall soon see how the world reacts to this self-defense case turned ‘racial hot button mega piece’ in the coming days.
This post originally appeared at Story Leak