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… It Figures !! [#facebook][#twitter][#anti conservative bias]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 20th,2016

.. you never see much of conservative news sites on Facebook ‘ s ” Trending News . ” No I understand why ..

.. the higher – ups at Facebook have been playing fast and cute with their news feed , deliberately not featuring conservative news sites [such as the Drudge Report] on its news feed . Normally , sites that do generate that kind of significant traffic show up on that new s feed . But conservative sites ? You hardly ever see them ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. now that explains a lot !! ..

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… for Once , some media actually did some digging [#hamastan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 10th,2016

.. and , guess what ?? …

.. Hamas is so busted …

.. [h/t — hotair.com]..
.. [link] to the news post …

.. some media [ironically , the BBC and Al – Jazerra , of all people] actually did the digging . So , they found over 45% of the dead in Hamastan [Gaza] were young single men of 20 years old to 35 years old … so ?? …

.. Hamas fighters , who else ? … they make up only 9% of the population , but 5 times that amount (or more , which is likely) of the dead and wounded …

.. so , stuff it about the excessive civilian casualties in Hamastan . Especially because Hamas is responsible for a lot of it , and will not protect the people under their charge …

.. the BBC and Al – Jazerra , amazingly enough … what have the rest of the media been up to , sitting on their butts and ” Whistling Dixie …”…

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… We Should Support the Dugggars [#TLC]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 14th,2015

.. I do not watch TLC that often ..

.. but the show about the Duggars [19 Kids and Counting] is one I like to watch . They are a highly entertaining and spirited bunch of self – supporting wholesome Christians …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. she chose to exercise her 1st Amendment rights to speak out against homosexuality and the transgendered . As is their wont , those of the homosexual community chose to act in  a bullying fashion .  They have mounted a petition campaign to have TLC yank “19 Kids” from the air …. however , the petition campaign is backfiring …

.. but , this petition organizing against the Duggars ? What a ridiculous joke ….

.. it is an amazing retort that fans of the show mounted a counter to the boycott petition . Not only that , but the counter petition has done far , far better than the original boycott petition …

.. it is even more amazing given the media bias against the Duggars and the almost total lack of news about the whole situation …

.. I would advise my friends to do everything they can to help and support the Duggar family [all 21 (or 22) of them] . They are a fine outfit , worthy of your support …

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… The LameStream Media ‘ s Take [#2014 Elections]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 18th,2014

.. waaaaah ! …

.. [sniff!] , [sniff!] …

branco cartoon (lamestream media (elections 2014))

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect.com]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. waaaah !! …

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… It Figures [Media Bias towards the Bush Admin]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 29th,2014

.. with Sharyl Attkisson ‘ s departure (under protest) from the Clinton Broadcast System , at least we are getting some very interesting viewpoints on media takes towards Presidents …

.. especially Dubya and Obama ..

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. from previous reportagé , it has become really clear that CBS gave Attkisson enormous resistance even to stories that they co – operated with or that they green – lighted . They did not make it easy , though , that is for sure . They made it extremely difficult for Attkisson to do her job , being very chinzy on resourses , depending on the subject material ..

.. in this Newsbusters clip , she was very up – front and specific . She wanted to do stories on the Bush Administration . Usually , CBS mgmt. was quite co – operative . The bigger the exposé , the more co — operative that they were …

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… Not Exactly a Big Shock [MediaMatters sicced on Sharyl Attkisson] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 28th,2014

.. why am I not surprised ?!?! ..

.. people paying those bastards to slime mud on Attkisson .

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. this was from an interview from a media show on C.N.N. . Now that Howard Kurtz is fairly firmly established at FoxNews , CNN has to find a media critic that has some credibility . Right now , they have a very looooong way to go …

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… Sharyl Attkisson thinks that MediaMatters went after her …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 25th,2014

.. well , she would be right ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog news & video ..

.. MediaMatters is a criminal organization . It has no moral or legal reason for being , except to serve as the shock troops for the radical left . As a result , it should be , it must be shut down …

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… It Makes You Wonder [#About Media Bias] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. Sharyl Attkisson has left CBS . That leaves a very good investigative reporter out in the hustings as a free agent ready to be picked up by a another network …

.. she was a guest the other night on FoxNewsChannel ‘ s the O ‘ Reilly Factor . Bill O ‘ Reilly was interviewing her about her pursuit of stories while she was an active reporter at CBS …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blognews..

After introducing his guest, O’Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

The former CBS reporter asserted that she began to make inroads into the story but had to drop it:


Attkisson: I found out that we had to quit pursuing the story more or less due to lack of interest well before we found answers to a lot of questions. Including what about all the other cases besides the one you know as Fast and Furious that were also using similar strategies to transfer weapons down to Mexico. And how did this, if at all, play into a strategy the United States may be using to draw support or give support towards one of the cartels in Mexico against one of the others much like they had done in Columbia and other places.

O’Reilly: Playing one off against the other. You said something interesting that you had to abandon the story for lack of interest. Can you clarify that?

Attkisson: It just came to be that, I don’t think on the viewers’ part, but on the people that decide what stories go into the broadcast and what there is room for, they felt fairly early on that this story was over when I felt as though we had barely begun to scratch the surface. They didn’t ask me what was left to report. They decided on their own the story was done.

O’ Reilly moved to her investigation into Benghazi.


Attkisson: Benghazi I was assigned to look into about three weeks after the attacks happened by management, and pursued that aggressively, and as I felt we were beginning to scratch beneath the surface on that scandal as well which I think had many legitimate questions yet to be asked and answered. Interest was largely lost in that story as well on the part of the people that are responsible for deciding what goes on the news.

O’Reilly: So did they tell you, look, we don’t want you to spend any more time on this? Was it that direct?

Attkisson: No. It’s more as though there is no time in the broadcast. They really, really liked the story but you start to hear from, you know, other routes that “why don’t you just leave it alone,” “you know, you are kind of a troublemaker because you are still pursuing it.” It kind of goes from hot to cold in one day, sometimes. Where they are asking you to pursue something heavily and then it’s almost as if a light switch goes off and look at you all of the sudden, “Why are you bringing this story?”


O’Reilly: Is it possible because CBS News is third in the ratings that they are just doing stories that they think are going to get them audiences? Is that possible?

Attkisson: I suppose there could be differences of opinion as to what the audience wants to see. But I think there are larger things at play in the industry. Broadly there are overarching concerns about, I would say just fear over original investigative reporting. There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well- orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play.

Attkisson’s last big investigation at CBS was Obamacare:


Attkisson: I was asked by CBS to look into Obamacare and it had a similar trajectory whereby we broke some interesting stories that I felt we were uncovering some good information and making headway, but we and I feel like a lot of the media after several weeks of this kind of fell off the radar on the story to a large degree on the critical looks that we were taking, security issues, the lack of transparency, the lack of providing figures and information, that I think belonged in the public domain, belonged to us, that were being withheld, while being provided in some cases to corporate partners of the government being withheld from us, though.

…Just before Christmas came word that the top security official, the computer person who still works there at HHS, had refused to sign off and recommended, in fact, that this web site not go live because of all the security issues. That was not considered a big enough story, I suppose, is the way to put it by those who decide what goes on the air. I thought it was hugely important, because this is an insider, someone who works in the Obama administration who had made this assessment. If you look at having had something like that occur with a private corporation that proceeded to go online with all of these alleged security risks, I think the government would be very upset by that if the tables were turned. Here it was the United States government doing it.

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… It makes You Wonder [Sharyl Attkisson]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 19th,2014

.. what has been going on at CBS ‘ news division ..

.. why let a quality reporter like Sharyl Attkisson (now i have the spelling right) go ? She is as solid as a rock , and is fantastic at investigative journalism …

.. why let her go …

.. if she wanted to leave a year ago , why talk her out of it then . Then , why let her go , now …

.. [h/t — FoxNews]..
.. [link] to Howie Kurtz ‘ s column …

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… The Deliberate Media Bigotry at CNBC [#melissa francis]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 6th,2014

.. she is cute , but boy is she really extraordinarily smart ..

.. a MBA from Harvard , and a BaE (Bachelors in Economics) …

.. Wow ! ..

.. but , back to the Media Bigotry ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]…
.. [link] to the blog news // interview video ..

.. anyone with her background would be able to put together the econometric models that could and would take apart the ObamaCrapCare arguments . Then , CNBC calls her ” in on the carpet ” because of it to ” silence ” her ?? …

.. what in the hell are they thinking ?? …

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… It is Why Trayvon Martin was …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 21st,2013

.. a punk . A juvenile justice punk . An unpunished punk .

.. Trayvon Martin was originally from Greater Miami – Dade County . Anyone wonder why he was not in school , like he should have been ? Good . He was suspended . Suspended , instead of arrested , and having his sorry rear end thrown into Juvenile Hall in Dade County (Miami) , Florida . That is why he was able to be up in Sanford , but it was only part of the story .

.. Politically correct justice was another . If the County Cops (yea , county cops) had been doing their job down there , he would have been in the justice system . Just like he should have been . But , because of the P.C. kick to goose the statistics (race norming) , he was not . Instead of an arrest and jail term , he was only suspended from school . It was also something that would not appear on his criminal record . Nice one , Dade County !

[h/t — the MaraRushi (the Rush Limbaugh Show)]
[h/t — also , Rob McCain (the OtherMcCain)]

The Left Throws a Temper Tantrum Over the Zimmerman Verdict
July 15, 2013

Windows Media

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Hey, there’s a protest. I see it. I’m looking at it. It’s a… No, sorry. It’s in Egypt. Never mind. It’s a bunch of people protesting for Morsi. I had a dream last night. I had the craziest dream in the world. Wait ’til you hear this dream, folks. I had a dream that the president, Barack Obama, decided to promote racial healing by reaching out and appointing Zimmerman to replace Janet Napolitano.

I woke up with a start, and I said, “Whoa, what is this?” It was like a cross between a dream and a nightmare. Of course it would never, ever happen. Obviously it would never, ever happen. But I thought, “What in the world made me dream this?” and I remembered, Snerdley, that we were sitting here speculating on Friday about the trial and the reaction to the trial. Let’s just go back. Grab audio sound bite number one. Let’s just review the points that I made about this on Friday’s big program.

RUSH ARCHIVE: It’s hard to predict what’s gonna happen. (interruption) Well, Monday or Friday, what difference does a day make to a rioter? No, no. Big difference. Even if you get media coverage of your riot on Saturday, it’s not as impactful as on a Monday or Tuesday. … This, they’re just hoping. I mean, as I say, they haven’t had any real good riots since Rodney King. They’re long overdue. (interruption) What are you shaking your head at in there, Dawn? You think that’s not true? The media, I’m talking about the media needs them. I don’t want any riots, don’t misunderstand. From the media perspective, we haven’t had a good riot in this country in I don’t know how long. A riot is an opportunity for the media to show how unjust and unfair, basically how sucky the country is, and there hasn’t been that chance.

RUSH: So we were talking about, if a verdict comes on Saturday, what is the impact gonna be versus if a verdict came today or Tuesday. The verdict came late Saturday night, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Late Saturday. I was stunned. I gotta tell you something, folks. I was surprised. I really was. All during the day and evening I had people asking my opinion. People do that all the time.

They ask me what I think about everything, and I told ’em I expected some sort of a guilty verdict. I mean, it was all there. You had six female jurors, you had race, you had the president involved, you had a community scared to death of what’ll happen if there’s a not-guilty verdict, emotion-over-common sense evidence, all this kind of thing. When that verdict came down, I wasn’t even watching TV at the time. I was notified by virtue of somebody sending me an e-mail or a text, I forget which.

So then I turned on the TV and started reading. I was stunned, and then I looked at the time. “It’s almost near midnight here,” and then I started looking at the pictures on TV. There was nobody there. The crowds at the courthouse were very tiny, and Fox didn’t have anybody there. Poor Harris Faulkner had to anchor the thing for an hour by herself before they were able to roust any of their experts out of bed (or the bars, wherever they were on late Saturday night) and get ’em in there.

And then I saw Geraldo.

They went to Geraldo right away and I said, “Uh-oh! The Grim Reaper. Something’s happened if they’ve got Geraldo.” As it turns out, Geraldo was just the first one out of bed. I mean, nobody was prepared for this to happen on Saturday. I think that there… We will never know, probably, but I just find it difficult to think that there was a coincidence that the verdict was announced late on a Saturday when nobody was really expecting it to happen, and it might have been a rather smart thing to do.

But, you know, I’m watching all of the leftists react to this, and there are some vigils going on, and there are some… maybe you’d call them rallies and so forth. You know, I got the impression… I really believe this. If you look at the people unhappy with this — and maybe I’m dead wrong about this. But no matter where you go — CNN, MSNBC, some of the blogs. Of course we had the NFL players tweeting on this.

But they’re just… I don’t know. Their heart doesn’t seem to be fully invested in this thing. And as a result, the media is doing everything it can to fire up emotions. Every picture of Trayvon Martin that we see, he gets younger and younger. I fully expect that before the end of the week, somebody will find a picture of him in diapers to put up there. But look at it this way. There was a story at Business Insider on Sunday about thousands protesting the Zimmerman trial verdict, and they’d taken over Times Square.

There were a lot of people there. So I tuned in to it, and I just got the impression that I don’t think these people really care so much about Trayvon Martin. I think what we’re looking at here is a… Remember Peter Jennings, after the Republicans won the House in 1994? What did he call it? Ah, the public had a “temper tantrum.” The kids had a temper tantrum. And in a way, this is sort of the way I see this. The liberals out there were having a little temper tantrum, because they didn’t get their way.

But, really, folks, how often are they on the losing end of anything anymore? They’re getting gay marriage. They got Obamacare. They’ve got Obama. I mean, if the mob wishes to impose something, it happens. The left really isn’t losing anything. This verdict is not part of a string of defeats for the left. It is an interruption in a string of victory after victory, profound victory after victory after victory. So these are people that, the past four or five years, have been used getting their way on whatever it is.

Gay marriage, immigration, you name it, they are getting their way. Massive health care entitlement. So here comes a little burp in the whole process, and for once, they’re on the losing end of something. (interruption) Yeah, like gun control. This and gun control are two of the things that they still haven’t been able to impose on people. That’s what my point is. If they don’t like a voter-approved initiative such as in California, they get it overturned.

They find a judge who will proclaim it’s unconstitutional, and while all this happens, the Republicans dutifully roll over and play dead and all this. So their attitude, I think, is, “How dare a jury not comply? How dare a jury deny us what we want?” I think these protests are more about that than they are about the fate of Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, ’cause when you get right down to it, Zimmerman is not a white guy.

The whole effort here to make this a racial thing really hasn’t been on firm ground. Zimmerman is biracial. So they call him a “white Hispanic” in an effort to gin up the racial aspect, but they just weren’t able to, at the end of the day. They tried, and I think that’s what they’re really ticked off about. They know if they had been able to really make this a racial hate crime, then they would have gotten the verdict they wanted.

But they weren’t able to.

They weren’t able to convince people that this really was an event governed by the institutional racism and bigotry and near slavery of this country. And, as such, they’re just having a temper tantrum. I mean, there are real, real crimes where real black people are being slaughtered in American cities, and they don’t raise a syllable of protest about it. Chicago comes to mind, but there are other cities of course.

But this was a hopeful event, hopeful in the sense that the media and the progressives looked at it as another chance to make the case that this country’s unjust and immoral, but they really didn’t have the recipe with full-fledged pure ingredients, because Zimmerman isn’t a white guy. He is Hispanic and, as such, is part of a minority. I mean, calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic” would be no different than calling Obama a “white African-American,” in the sense that they are both biracial.

Now, because they didn’t get their way for one of the few times recently, that’s why you hear all these people making noise about the DOJ moving in now. CNN won’t let this go. MSNBC is a disaster. The Zimmerman camp is actually thinking of suing NBC for defamation and a number of other things, and that would be fascinating, if they try that. Grab sound bites 20 and 21. This goes back to February of 2012, February 26th.

The two dates involved are February 26, 2012 and March 27th of 2012. You may have forgotten this, but this will be instantly memorable for you. On February 26th, here’s the unedited, in-context tape of the 911 call between Zimmerman and a police dispatcher shortly before Trayvon Martin was shot. In fact, replay 21 first. Let’s move forward to March. Let’s do that. Let’s play NBC’s version of this tape, the edited version of the 911 call. This is on the Today show, March 27th of 2012.

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: This is one of the reasons why the Zimmerman camp is thinking of suing NBC. That is not what really happened on the tape — and if you recall, NBC went through the motions of firing somebody. This was the Miami NBC bureau where the tape, the 911 tape, was altered. Here is what really happened…

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining, and he’s just walking around looking about.

DISPATCHER: Okay. This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

RUSH: So Zimmerman didn’t offer one thing about Trayvon Martin’s race ’til he was asked. The dispatcher was asking him for a description. “This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?” Zimmerman says, “He looks black.” That here again, sound bite 21. This is what NBC did with that. …

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: So that’s why I said all last week, the media’s been fully invested here in a guilty verdict, and they attempted to shape the jury pool. This is actionable stuff, if you ask me, what NBC did. It’s not the first time that NBC has engaged in this kind of chicanery. Of course NBC says, “Ah, somebody was overzealous in there. We got time constraints on the Today show, and he took the 911 tape and edited down to make it fit in our time constraint and got a little overzealous.”

No, no, no, no.

Somebody knew what they were doing when they cut this. Somebody knew exactly what they were doing when they cut this, and it was somebody that had the authority and the power to do it when they did it — and there’s a culture at NBC. Something like this did not happen unless there’s a culture at the place. I mean, every business has a culture. Fox News has a culture. You know what it is. McDonald’s has culture.

NBC, as it turns out — and most of the rest of the media — have cultures, too. So NBC was clearly doing everything it could (this is just one example of what they did) to shape this into a crime that it wasn’t. I think I know what happened here. I think I know what went down. There’s a fascinating piece, by the way, that I’ll get to in a minute. Robert Stacy McCain is writing in the American Spectator today, and the headline is: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death.”

This is a column by, again, Robert Stacy McCain, who goes back and details some of the real crimes Trayvon Martin committed as a kid, as a student, that were overlooked and went unpunished — and, as such, had an impact in creating in his mind what he could get away with and what he couldn’t. It all matters. And then this neighborhood. This neighborhood where this happened is, I think, a fascinating place within the context now of the US economy and what was going on in this neighborhood for weeks prior to this event.

And why Zimmerman… Why they even had a Neighborhood Watch, and why Zimmerman wanted to be part of it. These were people in this neighborhood… These are people that had worked hard enough to actually have homes in places that, to them, were a really nice neighborhood as far as they were concerned. They’d worked hard to get there and they wanted desperate to hold onto it. Like everybody in this economy has been desperate to hold onto what they’ve got, as this economy becomes weaker and weaker and job opportunities vanish along with the opportunity to economically improve oneself and one’s family.

As those chances dwindle, all kinds of pressure is created to hold onto what you’ve got, including not let criminals come into the neighborhood and destroy it, or steal it, or what have you. It all creates a heightened tension for everybody. I think this whole event is much more involved, detailed (nuanced, if you will), than the way the media has attempted to construct it for people. They’ve pared it down to what they think is the simplest thing in the world people understand — racism — ’cause they believe the country still is.

So they didn’t get their jury, and now they’re having their little temper tantrum. They didn’t get what they want, and they’re used to getting what they want the last five years. No matter what, no matter how, they’re used to getting it — and they didn’t get it in this case. They couldn’t do a John Roberts on this jury, and apparently they were unable to do a John Roberts on this judge. They thought they had it in the bag, I think. They thought they were gonna get their way.

They didn’t.

So now they’re out there acting like little kids having a temper tantrum.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, ladies and gentlemen, did you hear what he said? ‘Cause I’m telling you, the way to look at this is the left, the liberals are having a temper tantrum over not getting their way. They’re winning everything, folks. They’re getting everything they want, except gun control.

And as of yesterday, they haven’t gotten amnesty, but they haven’t lost amnesty yet, either. They think they’re on the road to getting that. They’re winning everything. They got Obama in the Oval Office — and whatever Obama wants to do, they’re doing. They’ve got gay marriage, everything they want. They didn’t get this. I don’t really think they care that much about Trayvon Martin. They didn’t know Trayvon Martin.

What this is, is just… It’s a temper tantrum over not having gotten their way when, in this case, I think they fully expected to. The noted media critic analyst, Bernard Goldberg, has a new column on this. Let me read to you an excerpt from Bernie’s piece. “The single biggest reason the trial got so much attention is because it played into a narrative, a false one to be sure, but one that many blacks and many white liberals love to perpetuate.

“It’s the Great American Drama about how white people get away with not only oppressing black people, but even get away with killing them. Isn’t that what Tavis Smiley meant when he said, ‘For many Americans [the verdict] is another piece of evidence of the incontrovertible contempt that this nation often shows and displays for black men.’

“Someone needs to tell Mr. Smiley,” writes Bernie here, “the Reverend Sharpton, the civil rights establishment and white liberals both in and out of the media that we are no longer living in 1955 Mississippi. If there is a crime involving two races today, the victim is most likely going to be white and the criminal is most likely going to be black — not the other way around. That may be one more thing polite people aren’t supposed to say out loud — and certainly not in public.”

That’s Bernard Goldberg in his latest column about all this. The Reverend Jackson said that the problem here was that Trayvon Martin did not have “a jury of his peers.” Now, off the top of your head, what’s wrong with that? (interruption) That’s exactly right. Good. Somebody on my staff knew. Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial! It was Zimmerman who is guaranteed by our Constitution a jury of his peers, not Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial.

But this comment, when I heard it made by the Reverend Jackson, is exactly why I believe these people are in the middle of having a temper tantrum. They just didn’t get their way, and whatever it takes to get their way — even if it means ignoring the Constitution or pretending it’s not there — they’ll do it! And this attempt to sway people’s opinions by saying that somehow, because there weren’t any blacks on the jury, that Trayvon Martin didn’t get justice?

When Trayvon wasn’t on trial?

I guess nobody is going to have the temerity to point out that Reverend Jackson’s an idiot and doesn’t know what he’s talking about, probably because he knows exactly what he’s doing when he says this. I have another brief time-out. When we come back, two pieces I mentioned. First, Robert Stacy McCain on Trayvon Martin’s history in school, and I’ve got some random thoughts about this whole Sanford, Florida, so-called “gated community” neighborhood-type thing. I think that’s a relevant aspect of what happened here and why.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Robert Stacy McCain has a piece at the American Spectator on the Trayvon Martin case: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death — The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at school with stolen jewelry in October 2011 or with marijuana in February 2012.

“Instead, [Martin] was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford… Martin was from Miami Gardens, more than 200 miles away, and had come to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend Brandy Green at her home in the townhouse community where Zimmerman was in charge of the neighborhood watch. Trayvon was staying with Green after he had been suspended for the second time in six months from Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, where both his father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, lived.”

But he was suspended, so he left town and went up to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend. Now, Mr. McCain says here, “Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system.

“Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for ‘decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60% for the last six months of 2011.’ What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions.” So what you had here was a bureaucracy that was intent on making itself look good, and they were playing games with numbers.

So real crimes would be committed by students, not just Trayvon, and rather than being categorized as such they were just pushed over here into another column on the spreadsheet that said “disciplinary actions.” So, at the end of the day, these reports made it look like that the school district and superintendent had really started kicking butt on crimes in the schools and had really reduced it, when they hadn’t whatsoever.

The upshot is that criminal activity wasn’t punished.

It was barely even disciplined.

And so the perpetrators were never held to account, nor did they ever have to come to grips with the severity of their actions.

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RUSH: So think about it. In some schools you get thrown out for a long time for just drawing a picture of a gun. But in Miami-Dade, you can commit real crimes and the school will cover-up for you to make their stats look better.

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RUSH: Man, I tell you, folks, this is just — I don’t know — frustrating, maddening. There seems to be no bottom. We just keep sinking and sinking. I keep thinking we’re gonna hit the bottom and start bouncing back up. All of the cable networks are waiting with bated breath on Eric Holder. Eric Holder is going to make remarks, gonna make a speech at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a black sorority in Washington.

They’re celebrating their one hundredth anniversary. That’s the Delta Sigma Thetas, not to be confused with the Alpha Cow Omoogas. This is Delta Sigma Theta, and Holder’s gonna show up for the hundredth anniversary, and the media is just waiting with bated breath because what Holder has to say here is so important. He might announce the Department of Justice’s intentions to go after George Zimmerman!

And he might not.

But he might!

He might say the DOJ’s gonna go after Zimmerman with all they’ve got.

Or he might not.

But they’re all waiting with bated breath to cut away from normal programming at a moment’s notice. Apparently what Holder is going to say is so important that he couldn’t wait until tomorrow to say it. Tomorrow he’s gonna speak to the NAALCP’s annual convention in Orlando, which is just a stone’s throw from Sanford, Florida. So tomorrow Holder speaks to the NAALCP, and in just a moment to Delta Sigma Theta as they celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Back to Robert Stacy McCain. His point is if Trayvon Martin had been properly handled when committing crimes as a junior at Krop High School, rather than treated it as a disciplinary problem in either of the incidents… He stole jewelry in October of 2011. He wasn’t arrested. He was caught at school with marijuana in February of 2012. He was suspended from school in both cases, and the point here is this:

Mr. McCain said, “Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics,” Trayvon Martin was not properly handled or dealt with and a number of things result from that. He was not prosecuted. Therefore he was, in his mind, able to escape. He was not gonna be held accountable, and it all went to creating an attitude.

So that take is at the American Spectator.

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