Even Yahoo Is Calling MSM Out on Treyvon Martin

2012 April 2
by bc3b

You know MSM has obliterated the line when even the liberals at Yahoo News are calling it out.

The Trayvon Martin case has exposed some of the media’s worst tendencies–selective editing, rushing to judgment, stoking anger for ratings and page views–and it’s taken more than fake photos, the incendiary stumbles of Geraldo Rivera and Spike Lee and verbal clashes between Piers Morgan and Toure to shine a light on them.

Here are three recent, troubling examples:

1. After ABC News aired surveillance video of George Zimmerman, Martin’s shooter, entering a police precinct without any apparent injuries, the Daily Caller treated the tape like a Zapruder film, enhancing still images from the video and concluding that it found “what may be an injury to the back of his head.” The site’s photo “analysis” of the back of Zimmerman’s head–replete with yellow Photoshopped arrows–“indicates what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long.”

2. NBC told the Washington Post that it has launched an internal investigation of the “Today” show’s editorial process after its morning show aired an edited conversation between George Zimmerman and a 911 dispatcher recorded moments before the shooting. The investigation came after Fox News and others pointed out that the network spliced two parts of the call together, making it appear as if Zimmerman had said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” In reality, Zimmerman was answering a dispatcher’s question:

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: OK, and this guy–is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

3. In an flailing effort to break news in a month-old shooting, CBS News aired an interview with Richard Kurtz, the funeral director who handled Trayvon Martin’s burial.

“There were no physical signs like there had been a scuffle,” Kurtz declared, which the network said proves Zimmerman’s claims of a violent encounter with Martin before the shooting are false. “The hands–I didn’t see any knuckles, bruises or what have you, and that is something we would have covered up if it would have been there. He looked perfectly normal to me when he came in and the story just does not make sense that he was in this type of scuffle or fight in anything that we could see.”

Except, he said, the gunshot wound.

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You can be sure that the MSM will try to play a major role in the reelection of Barack Obama not only by attempting to engage black voters via its Treyvon Martin coverage but also by working to convince women that the GOP is anti-women to who knows what else. Yet, the GOP lies shivering and cowering in a corner like a frightened puppy that is being punished.

Hat tip: Yahoo News

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22 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 April 2 8:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    If just 5%-10% of Americans blindly believe the media, it can swing the election. As I stated, MSM’s current goals appear to be supporting the Democrats by: 1) engaging blacks whose enthusiasm has not been as high as 2008 and 2) working to alienate women from the GOP.

  2. 2012 April 2 8:34 am
    JustMary permalink

    I will be discussing this case with my logic class today. Today’s lesson is on propaganda…

  3. 2012 April 2 8:37 am
    justrand permalink

    the good news is the the 5-10% who “blindly believe the media” already vote BLINDLY for the Democrats…so they are NEVER in play anyway. And “engaging blacks” does the media little good either…since they vote 95% for Democrats (at least when Obama is running).

    BUT…the media appears, so far, doing a good job of convincing some women that [OMG!!!] there is a “War of Women!!” Sandra Fluke is their spokesthing, going (so far) on CBS, PBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, TBS, The Weather Channel, the Food Network, Korean News, the History Channel, and LifeTime to proclaim: “I will NOT be silenced!“. This week she takes her “lonely voice” to AnimalPlanet.

  4. 2012 April 2 8:38 am



    “When there’s blood in the streets, buy property”

  5. 2012 April 2 8:39 am
    justrand permalink

    O/T…this is total CRAP:

    The reality is that the boondoggle will vastly EXCEED $100 billion…but they decided that since almost everyone alive today will be DEAD by the time the first train runs, they could make up whatever number they wanted!

  6. 2012 April 2 8:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Congrats on winning the NCAA Tourney.

    Here’s your prize:


  7. 2012 April 2 8:52 am
    bc3b permalink

    Evan Thomas, then editor at Newsweek:

    “The media, I think, want Kerry to win. And I think they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards – I’m talking about the establishment media, not Fox, but – they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and all, there’s going to be this glow about them that some, is going to be worth, collectively, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.”

  8. 2012 April 2 9:12 am

    7 BC,

    Meh. I’ve seen better

  9. 2012 April 2 9:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    But, not today’s which is a real dud – very flat chested. The Sun had a streak of “hotties” going. The past few days, not so much. My daughter just got a summer job as a sales clerk at Victoria’s Secret. If she gets any of the Victoria’s Secret models’ e-mail addresses, I’ll forward them to you.

    From Strategic Vision, the Top 5 most popular models by political party choice:
    Democrats Republicans
    1. Honda Civic Hybrid 1. Ford Mustang Convertible
    2. Volvo C30 2. Audi A8
    3. Nissan Leaf 3. Mercedes GL
    4. Acura TSX Wagon 4. Ford Expedition
    5. Ford Fiesta Sedan 5. Ford F-150

  10. 2012 April 2 9:31 am

    “Honda Civic Hybrid”


  11. 2012 April 2 9:34 am


    Fredricks of Hollywood is much better than Victoria’s Secret.

    I can’t get that excited about 70 pound models

  12. 2012 April 2 9:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Personally I would never consider the Audi or the Mercedes. I refuse to buy cars where the auto mechanic has more face time with the car than I do.

    ps: Very odd that the ‘Vette is not on the list.

  13. 2012 April 2 9:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Fredricks of Hollywood is much better than Victoria’s Secret.

    So Eph, is the quarterly catalog in your or your wife’s name??? 🙂

  14. 2012 April 2 9:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Back to the post. I wonder, would be be possible to sue for professional malpractice for practising journalism without the truth?

  15. 2012 April 2 9:49 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog: “would be be possible to sue for professional malpractice for practising journalism without the truth?”

    you really show your age every time you try to associate modern “journalism ” with the truth.

    Though I appreciate the nostalgia.

  16. 2012 April 2 9:54 am

    14 HA. nope, mine

  17. 2012 April 2 9:55 am

    “Personally I would never consider the Audi or the Mercedes.”

    Probably b/c those companies were partly responsible for killing millions of Jews.

    Especially Mercedes.

  18. 2012 April 2 9:58 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    o/t — So Romney is rich… everyone knows it… question is how much will it hurt with voters?

    Answer: Advertisement:

    Open Narrative about Romney’s background self-made multi-millionaire over a montage of Michele Obama’s vacations on taxpayer dollars…

    Voice Over… Ann Romney won’t need taxpayer dollars to pay for her vacations.

  19. 2012 April 2 11:02 am
    justrand permalink

    judy…you should send that idea to the Romney campaign…really!

  20. 2012 April 2 11:55 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    JR — refuse to help Romney even with my creativity … he will get my vote only because I will already be there voting for George Allen for Senate.

  21. 2012 April 2 12:07 pm

    21 Ditto.

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