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Unprincipled reporters have omitted evidence regarding the events surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting to intentionally mislead the public.

“‘She [Dee Dee, the girl who had been on the phone with Trayvon Martin when he was shot by George Zimmerman] connects the dots,’ Crump [Martin family attorney] told the media excitedly. ‘She completely blows Zimmerman’s absurd defense claim out of the water.’ …

As Crump told the story, the young couple had been on the phone for an astonishing 400 minutes that day, caught up as they were in “puppy love.” So distraught was Dee Dee at Martin’s death, said Crump, “She couldn’t even go to his wake she was so sick. Her mother had to take her to the hospital. She spent the night in the hospital.” Lest the media try to exploit this romance, Crump asked them to “please respect her privacy. She is a minor.” As would be proven later, Dee Dee was neither hospitalized nor a minor, but those were the least of the … lies. …

According to Crump, the heavy-set, twenty-eight year old ‘loose cannon’ had no intention of going back to his truck. He pursued Martin and shot him down. Dee Dee heard it all. The witnesses confirmed her testimony. Cried the outraged Crump at the end of his presentation, ‘Arrest George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin in cold blood today.’

Crump got his point across. Gutman headlined his piece on ABC.com, ‘Trayvon Martin’s Last Phone Call Triggers Demand for Arrest Right Now.’ ABC’s Diane Sawyer introduced Gutman’s TV piece, which hammered the Sanford Police Department for its many presumed failings, by referring to Zimmerman as the ‘neighborhood watchdog.’ The piece closed with a photo of a young Martin hugging a baby.

In none of the contemporary reporting did anyone challenge Crump’s account. No one asked why this girl failed to inquire about the fate of her beau who, when last heard from, was getting beaten by an unknown man. Why did she not call Trayvon’s parents? Why did she not call the police after she learned of his death? How could the plodding overweight Zimmerman have run down the younger, fitter Martin?

These, however, were minor journalistic oversights compared to the most damning oversight of all: the failure to confirm who was crying out for help. At this stage, the media had full access to the 911 calls from the eyewitnesses. On the 911 call from Witness #11 one hears in the background forty-two seconds of screaming. The man on the tape yells ‘help’ over and over. No one could deny the fear and desperation in his voice. The case hinged on that discovery, and yet not a single major media commentator thought to question Crump’s concocted analysis of the screams.”

The mainstream media (msm) have proven time and again they will disregard evidence and report disinformation and lies to advance the leftist agenda. The msm are little more than a public relations and marketing firm for Obama and the Democrat Party.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Team Trayvon’s Big Lie.”

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