It was a fable for our times:
Once upon a time, a nice young man set off from his dad’s fiancée’s home before the NBA All-Star game to buy some Skittles and Arizona Tea for his stepbrother. Although the lad was seventeen, he looked like a cute twelve-year-old. Along came a burly ex-con racist vigilante who didn’t like the idea of a young African-American male walking around his gated community at night. The cop-wannabe stalked the frightened boy, cornered him, and then shot him. But the racist police didn’t arrest the murderer. The conscience of the nation was stirred. Protests erupted from coast to coast. The gunning down of young, unarmed black males by white Rambos — and the occasional “white Hispanic” — is an all-too-common occurrence in the US of A.
Now the MSM narrative is unraveling, thanks to Al Gore’s nifty invention, the internet. The average MSNBC viewer may not have the smarts and curiosity to do a Google search, but other people do. A lot of the searches wind up at the sites of the Orlando Sentinel and the city’s Fox affiliate, Channel 35, both of which have provided good coverage.
Now other local papers are running stories about the “complexity” of the case.
We’ve learned a little more about Trayvon Martin. Since his record of suspensions and his posts and pictures, with tats and grill, from his Myspace and Twitter accounts surfaced on the web, columnists are less likely to enthuse about him, as a WaPo blogger did on March 18:
By all accounts, Trayvon was a good kid[.] … He had dreams of becoming a pilot. He was good at math. … Trayvon’s English teacher described him “as an A and B student who majored in cheerfulness.”
“So what?” the left responds….
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …