Zimmerman & Martin Lawyers Gouge Eyes on TV


The news media love you and have a wonderful plan for your life, to borrow a phrase.  And that plan is to ramp up your feelings of hate, which will fuel obsession over sensational news stories, which means better ratings.

In evidence today is one Bianca Prieto, who writes the following first paragraph on the website of the Orlando Sentinel (emphasis mine):

Lawyers for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin's family discussed the newly released evidence in the case this morning on the Today Show, ending with a heated exchange.

Watch the video, available here, then scratch your head and ask yourself: Where, exactly, is the "heated exchange"?

No, it all boils down to this: If you are a fan of Mr. O'Mara, obviously everything uttered by Mr. Crump is said in a fit of blancophobic rage; and vice-versa.

Aaron D. Wolf

Aaron D. Wolf

Aaron D. Wolf (1973-2019) was Chronicles' executive editor.  His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He was a frequent guest on Issues, Etc. (Lutheran Public Radio) and The Paul Youngblood Show (, and has appeared on several other radio programs, including The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) and Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN).

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