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Let's take a look at our responsible social media and how they have handled the run up to the Zimmerman trial.
New York Times TopicsHere one will note the earlier photo of Trayvon Martin, looking young, next to a very adult looking Zimmerman. They could instead have displayed contemporary pictures like these the defense found. And they could have used a photo of zimmerman like this one that shows what Zimmerman looked like right after Trayvon beat the crap out of him.
The CNN "Coon thing" on Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: TUCHMAN (voice-over): What we're listening for is the racial slur "coons." It follows the "F" word. Some people say they hear it. Others say they don't.ZIMMERMAN: Fucking coons. Fucking coons. Fucking coons..
Of course he might refer to the person as a cracker because he’s a human being,” McWhorter said, explaining that Martin might have felt threatened by Zimmerman following him.“I think we can understand that cracker may have been an appropriate term at the time,” he added.John McWhorter on MSNBC, Chris Mathews.
Al Sharpton Race Hustliung: Now, Sharpton has involved his National Action Network in the controversy, and has threatened the city of Sandford, Florida, with increased civil disobedience if Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, isn’t arrested soon.
The Splice by NBC: ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black.Here's how the call really went: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.OFFICER: Okay, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic? ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.Odd, how I had to go to a conservative web site to find this (though Jon Stewart may have done something or other). NBC didn't have anything real I could find, when selecting for msnbc.com or nbcnews.com.
Nancy Grace runs a biased interview: That makes George Zimmerman the initial aggressor. It makes it seem like George Zimmerman pursued TM. All kinds of BS. But it's OK, because it is on the right side of history. Among other things, "He was following Trayvon. He was directed to not follow Trayvon," by the animated black man. Obviously wrong from testimony and evidence.
The Huffington Post promotes the stereotyping meme: "It's easy to label this as an act of white racism, but it's really an act of stereotyping, which many groups are capable of and it is occurring in the context of extraordinarily permissive laws," said Manuel Pastor, a professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
Breitbart additional media bias issues: CNN broadcasting Zimmermans Social Security number, incorrectly calling Zimmerman white, and some celebrity tweets as to Zimmerman's parent's home, and an attempt to show Zimmerman's home address.
I find all this execrable.
Here are the results of this:Tweets:his main bishhhhh ❤✌ (@carlise_)This Zimmerman shit so AGGY just lock his ass up cause if they don't imma kill a white person and they better let me go—his main bishhhhh ❤✌ (@carlise_)Kid (@StayFocus_Jones)ima kill a white person in self defense if Zimmerman go free lol on everything.—ザック·スレーターエクストラオーディナリ(@ZackSlaterExe)If they don't kill Zimmerman Ima kill me a cracka—REEPLIFE @bossmobbseantIf George Zimmerman win I'm gonna kill a fat white boy dat look lik George Zimmerman I swear lolVonni Versace @Dat_Nigga_VonniIf #Zimmerman get off ima shoot the first #hispanic/white i see@BE4L_PervisIf Zimmerman win, I'm gonna go kill a white a kid by mistake FuckYourFeelings.Com @BihhImaBadAhhIf Zimmerman get off, Ima go kill a white boy and use the same story he did...Angela @halfieeeefuck it. i'll kill Zimmerman myself.LOE Lys . (@HotTopicLys)fuuuuuuuck Don West. fuck George Zimmerman . I'll kill both them niggas.—“@_WellDonee: Ill kill Zimmerman my self fuck it”pistol whip the fuck outta him—زغردة (@Howie_Doet)F.E.W.B (@TheRealJaylonM)Man fuck Zimmerman ill kill his bitch ass—PWOODS #C3E #LAD (@ImdatniggaPWood)If #zimmerman get off ima kill him myself since no one wanna take care of his Mexican burrito eatin ass
And finally, an article on the bias in the media on Zimmerman:The Pew Research Investigation into Bias in the Media
Sheesh, isn't there a Zimmerman trial blog post somewhere on Althouse today?
I posted the following comment in a non-café thread last night, but since there's an official (and fragrant) café now, I'll repost and hopefully not offend the hosts.As I've mentioned before, I lost my home at the end of February. I had three days to move everything I own, including my studio and perfumery lab, my extensive kitchen, thousands of books, furniture, into a storage unit.Since my summer classes didn't run this year, I'm jobless for the next two months. I'm desperately trying to keep from losing everything, which I will if I can't pay my overdue storage bill, so to make ends meet I'm selling a few things. If anyone happens to be interested in a beautiful 1778 copy of Hannah Glasse's "The Art Of Cookery", which is a landmark English cookbook, I've put it up for auction on eBay.I'm also available to produce commissioned drawings and watercolors, please contact me here (Be sure to take a look at some of my work to make sure that you like what I do before you request anything, but I'm fairly versatile and willing to accept almost any challenge). I can't currently produce prints of my older work as my equipment is in storage, but I can always produce new works.Apologies for the self-promotion and for my ongoing stories of misery.
Sheesh, isn't there a Zimmerman trial blog post somewhere on Althouse today?It's not about the trial. It's about the race baiting by the media, the race hustlers, and even some so called "intellectuals." It shows the effect of the toxic approach towards race the media evangelizes (my opinion this is a result of it).You might learn something if you examine some of these links.
The media really is absurd.Here are 20 Questions they asked Wendy Davis. How are you even awake today?What was it like standing for that long?Why did you decide to wear your running shoes?You going to put these shoes on again?
Slivered garlic stuffed under the skin of a chicken, or stuffed into a pork roast, mmmm, heavenly.
We have a new spin on the Zimmerman case courtesy of Jeffrey Toobin on CNN.According to Jeff, the police are angry that the states attorney decided to prosecute despite the PD recommendation not to. Their favorable testimony today was intentional "payback" for that show of disrespect.Anderson Cooper did not question Jeff's assertion and the rest of the panel either backed him up or remained silent.Dangerous words. Icepick might be proved right about the post-trial reaction if this idea spreads.
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, mmmm.
Herbed garlic butter, mmmm.
Garlic infused olive oil, mmmmm.
Good one Palladian! You gonna be nice?
Palladian - Sorry to hear of your troubles. I'd help you out, but Mrs RC is responsible for the interior decoration - including art work. Its her house, I just pay for it.Good Luck.
The thing is, with big ol' aspherical lenses the light drops off at the edges resulting in vignetting, that's where it looks like someone took gray spray paint and very lightly zapped the corners. Some people like that because it produces a vintage effect or focusing attention on the subject. But it is bad. Most of the lenses we buy for Nikons fit a full sensor camera, one the size of nondigital 35mm, but most of the cameras are nonprofessional 3/4 size sensors, the lenses fit, and they work, but the lens is not used to its full capacity and the result is as if the photo had been cropped compared to the same photo were it taken with the same lens on a camera with a full size sensor. And I always felt a bit cheated by that overkill in glass that is not used.Because three of my four lenses are for a larger camera but one is not. And that one that is not produces vignetting I just now realized. That is cropped out by the other three lenses automatically, on those lenses the portion where the light drops off is not used. But yesterday I discovered a feature in Photoshop that corrects that in RAW format, and man, does that make a difference. When the feature is engaged and toggled back and forth, the picture bounces forward and back and you really do see what that feature does. Hang on, I'm going off to make a GIF to show you. hereDamn, I'm getting good at this.I cannot go back and fix the vignetting that is disturbing me so greatly in earlier photosets even sets so recent as cream of poblano soup most noticeable in the purple background, now that I know what vignetting is, how it is caused, now that I know my one lens produce it, and now that I can fix it otherwise, for you see, those RAW NEF files are gone, erased 7 times to make sure they're really f'n erased! I don't know why I do that, I just do.
Oh, I'm in shock! Ladies have the hot steaming undies for Aaron Hernandez.
Palladian, I hope things fall into place for you. Let us know when you get your printing equipment up and running. I want to buy a print of those pots of lily of the valley at the French abbey.
Sheesh, isn't there a Zimmerman trial blog post somewhere on Althouse today?There's a "let's bend Ritmo over and fuck him gently with the truth while he squeals like Ned Beatty" blog post up, if that's what you mean.I think it may have started out talking about the Zimmerman trial, though.
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@Dante. Thanks for posting. In a better world some of these correspondents would reflect upon their biases, but fat chance of that. Liberal pieties are the most evolved form of prejudice. They're impervious to logic. They can only be defeated by a sappier piety. Just as feminism refuted Freud, perhaps some day an action movement of overweight Hispanics will prick the conscience of America and make us realize how wrong it is to marginalize such people.
Let's take a look at our responsible social media and how they have handled the run up to the Zimmerman trialWait. Wait. Let's think that over for a minute. Wasn't the advent of citizen-journalists and then social-mediaists supposed to solve the problems of faulty reportage?I could swear I was lectured about that, back in the day, early in the aughts and so forth.
Whacked, I was, for even whispering the notion of unintended consequences. Which was, and is, a-ok, because: LMAO, Birdies.
Wasn't the advent of citizen-journalists and then social-mediaists supposed to solve the problems of faulty reportage?It's an interesting point you are making. There are a lot of ways of looking at it, and it would require exploration to find out why this hasn't worked out so well.I'm off work for a month, and I had the time to put this compilation of information together, because I'm even more disgusted by the media treatment of this than I was with the Duke Lacrosse player fiasco.But who is listening? Inga's reaction is to "pooh pooh" the information on procedural grounds (wrong forum, Dante), etc.Anyway, I did my bit. The other bit I intend to write about at some point is this idea that somehow this is good for Zimmerman, or understandable to try a guy who is clearly innocent of the crime for which he is being charged, because it is somehow Cathartic for the society of people that condone the behavior of Trayvon Martin.
I don't understand your point, rcommal. The "unintended consequences" of what?All the toxic misinformation Dante's links point to was promulgated by mainstream media-- e.g. CNN and NBC-- not citizen-journalism or blogs. However much social media, as an instrument, might aid in correcting misinformation or counterbalancing journalistic bias, no one has ever claimed it would or could be a panacea.Those tweets are the result of execrable MSM reportage (and statements by manipulative politicians), not the cause. How is social media to blame for the MSM's sins?Many people with traumatic injuries die in the operating room. Damn the unintended consequences of surgery; I thought doctors were supposed to solve the problem of car accidents.
Perhaps I used a wrong term, when I said "Social Media." I have a problem with commonly accepted terms. I referred to the MSM as I see it acting. As a force to shape society. Not to report the facts, not to fight for justice, not to be unbiased, but only to force a social outcome.Also, I would include the NYTs in your list, Yashu.
I was driving the other day and saw a pickup truck by the side of the road. On the back window of the cab, there was a decal that said "COUNTRY GIRL" in pink, curly letters. Right next to that was a New York Yankees logo, which pretty much blew her country girl cred to smithereens. Nothing says "big city" like a New York Yankees logo.
Interesting piece off Insta from a couple of days ago, a look at the Iraq campaign from someone who was there - and still is. Dubya was right, after all.Palladian, if I had a suggestion, I'd make it.All I can say is hang in; things will turn around for you.Glad to see you're using the Internet to make things better. I think it's a wise move.PS Good work, Dante.
Well, we could talk about what on earth Obama is doing sightseeing in Africa, while all this is going on in Washington.I think the Zimmermann trial is a welcome squirrel for the media.
The same people who defend government snooping into its private citizens, on the grounds that the government can be trusted with such delicate information and really is only doing it to protect you, are the same people who decry the death penalty because they don't trust that this same government may execute even one single innocent person.
One reason for being against "the gang of eight bill" is seeing Schumer on Fox News Sunday lickung the cream off his whiskers.This can't be good.Any bill they come up with will have features dependent on enforcement of law, and we have a President and Attorney General who say they do not greatly care what the laws are; they will decide which, if any, to enforce.So, I really think we must wait until that situation to change before we can "solve the illegal immigration problem."That said, Congress could revise the statutory immigration rules to something more realistic, which could help for the future. The present rules are summarized on about 15-16 pages, so a 20 page bill had ought to do it.
lt is certainly eye opening to watch any lawyer dominated show on cable news including Fox .All miss the points and all get the law wrong in FL.Race baiting is rampant.Why do the MSM want to make the world safe for thugs? Garlic roasted with butter on the grill smeared over lightly toasted bias sliced bagguetes.Yummmm.
Hagar talkin bout:Any bill they come up with will have features dependent on enforcement of law, and we have a President and Attorney General who say they do not greatly care what the laws are; they will decide which, if any, to enforce.Made me think of the $300K fine paid by Gibson Guitars for using "endangered" wood! Gibson guy is a Republican. Martin (Democrat guy) uses the same wood, no prosecution! Hmmmmmmmmmm!
Smooth Sumac treetops in bloom.The berries turn red in the fall and last until March, when the birds are finally reduced to eating the least palatable food.
I've been wanting to plant some Star of Persia alliums:http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2003/08/23/shudhave/4ef8b1.jpg
editcher, That's cute that you're still arguing for the Iraq war. We need that voice, still. Really, we do. Good job!
Dante - Our pro-democrat hack media cannot report on any story with facts or use an authentically unbiased approach to any story. Agenda trumps all.Chris Matthews is a joke. Laugh at him.
Massachusetts, home of Romneycare, seeks a waiver from Obamacare, aka "The Affordable Care Act" in Orwell speak, which it turns out isn't so affordable even in Massachusetts.Boston Herald
The "snooping" question does indeed go to Gibson Guitar and other donors to the Republican party who have been "targeted" by various Federal agencies.So far, probably not us small fry, but can it? You bet.Yesterday, my neighbor wondered about replacing her swamp cooler, so I looked up swamp coolers at Home Depot, etc.This morning my sidebar advertising is full of dancing swamp coolers from various vendors. The technology exists, and while commercial ads might just be annoying, think of the possibilities for political manipulation, both carrots to "get out the vote" and boogaboos to scare off those who might be thinking of active opposition!
We planted African Irises yesterday.
Democrats are scared that ObamaCare might hurt them. You know, because it's a Ponzi scheme where the government forces insurance companies to rob Peter to pay Paul. They made a deal with the devil. The AARP - I'm looking at you. Employers are also deciding whether it makes more economic sense to pay a fine to the government or pay for healthcare benefits for their employees. What this means is that hundreds of thousands – and perhaps even millions – of Americans will learn that they are being dismissed from their employer’s healthcare coverage.The healthcare pink slips will start raining down in late summer and early fall. This will push people into the healthcare exchanges, where, in some cases, people will be writing health insurance checks for the first time. And in many cases, people will be facing increased health insurance costs, particularly if they are young and healthy. The negative effects on personal income and the overall economy will be undeniable. Sometime next year, before the elections, the penalties associated with not having or providing health insurance will begin to pour in. Will the fines come in the mail? Will you be able to appeal? What happens if someone doesn’t pay? No one knows. Or, no one who knows is talking. The consequences of ObamaCare are being hidden.At some point soon, it’s going to be undeniable that ObamaCare is nothing but another federal entitlement, where those who are young and healthy bear the direct cost of subsidizing those who are not.
"The thing is, with big ol' aspherical lenses the light drops off at the edges resulting in vignetting, that's where it looks like someone took gray spray paint and very lightly zapped the corners."My photograph of the garlic has a dark corner because it's evening, getting dark, and there's a tree over there.
So far, all I have seen is appeals for donations from individual politicians' campaigns; similar to the commercial ads, and not too much to worry about.But think of what an administration that wished to "reform America" could do with access to the NSA database and organizing the government agencies to all work together?
Clyde said... I was driving the other day and saw a pickup truck by the side of the road. On the back window of the cab, there was a decal that said "COUNTRY GIRL" in pink, curly letters. Right next to that was a New York Yankees logo, which pretty much blew her country girl cred to smithereens. Nothing says "big city" like a New York Yankees logo.You'd be surprised how many "country girls" there are in the NY area (like Mrs. Tank). If you come to the Kenny Chesney concert at Met Life (ie. Giants) Stadium in August, you'll see about 40,000 NY country girls, many of whom are also Yankee fans.Also, great party.
What do you get when you cross a rhetorical question with a joke?
This is hilarious: The lead prosecutor is trying to get the judge to tell the jury to ignore the lead investigating officer's opinion that George Zimmerman's statement and GZ himself were credible.Legally, it's not too unusual to strike opinions. But if the prosecution is trying to do this against its own star witness (again) that is not a sign that it is going well.No matter how the Judge rules on this, O'Mara can come back and ask 'Did you find any facts that would cause you to suspect that anything GZ said to you was untrue?' Same point made (again).
So the remedy is 1. Read the question again.2. Read the answer again.3. Tell the jury to forget it.Yeah, that'll work.
harrogate said... That's cute that you're still arguing for the Iraq war. We need that voice, still. Really, we do. Good job!Cuter you're in denial.And I intend to.
Tank, it should be noted that the aforementioned pickup truck was in Southwest Florida. A Rays or Marlins logo, or even Atlanta Braves, wouldn't have been out of character. But a Yankees logo? Those generally belong to transplanted Northerners. As you noted, not all Yankee fans live in the Big Apple, but...
rcomma, sorry I missed your call a while back.Also, my father-in-law never got over his boyhood crush on Ann Margaret - he carried that torch to his grave. Wow, what a babe!
Wait. Wait. Let's think that over for a minute. Wasn't the advent of citizen-journalists and then social-mediaists supposed to solve the problems of faulty reportage?Yeah, but it turned out that the people with the biggest megaphones still win the arguments. I'm sure you are as shocked by this as I am!
You can make pink 'lemonade' by boiling red sumac berries and adding sugar. Do it before it rains too much. Rain will wash all the flavor out.
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