The George Zimmerman Freak Show…

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about the media freak show that’s going to ensue if George Zimmerman goes to trial…

While a trial of Mr. Zimmerman, who was charged last week with second degree murder in Mr. Martin’s death, will most likely not start for months, if ever — The Sentinel over the weekend reported that most such charges in Florida are settled with a pretrial plea — some in the news media are already predicting blanket coverage by television networks and Web sites.

If the case goes to trial, “it has the potential to be as big as the O. J. Simpson trial — and just as divisive,” said Piers Morgan, the CNN interviewer.

Morgan is wrong. This won’t be O.J. II. It will be Rodney King II and regardless of the outcome whatever racial divisions that were exposed after OJ was acquitted will pale in comparison. You can already tell this will be worse than OJ because there was comparatively little racial issue discussion in the run up to his trial. With Zimmerman racial overtones have been present since day 1.

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4 Responses to “The George Zimmerman Freak Show…”

  1. wheresthebeef09 Says:

    All I can say is this – HLN must be foaming at the mouth knowing they can cover this case for months on end and finally get out of the ratings basement (temporarily)

  2. savefarris Says:

    And just like every other horror movie, it promises to have a sequel (assuming the Feds go the hate crime route)

  3. WHAT? no dancing Skittles?

  4. Perhaps HLN with sign up TOT-MOM as guest commentator?

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