Mike Huckabee News
Jul 26 2013
Humorist James Thurber once suggested that the motto for journalists could be “Don’t get it right, just get it written.” That definitely seems to be the case with the George Zimmerman trial. A number of media outlets were so eager to paint Zimmerman’s supporters as racists that they ran as a real news story a photo of someone at a pro-Zimmerman rally in Houston, holding a sign that read, “We’re racist, we’re proud, we’re better ‘cause we’re white.” Well, only after that joined the popular talking points did anyone bother to find out that the woman was actually a left-wing activist mocking the Zimmerman supporters. Don’t blame her, though: the original report in the Houston Chronicle made it clear that she wasn’t really pro-Zimmerman. But all the national media were so excited about having their own prejudices about other people’s prejudices confirmed, they didn’t bother to read that far.
Incidentally, that Florida family who were pulled from a burning car by George Zimmerman are chasing away reporters and refusing to talk about it. They say they’re not ungrateful, they’re just afraid some media outlet will give a false impression that they’re trying to make a hero out of Zimmerman, and some crazy hater of his will retaliate against them. Gee, they’re afraid there’ll be a misleading news report about this story? Come on, what would be the odds of that?