The Associated Press has been under fire after Dean Singleton, chairman of the Associated Press board, gave a glowing introduction for Barack Obama at an economics speech. AP has now stepped up to promote the "If I had a son, he would look like (Trayvon)" narrative against George Zimmerman. It could have been a simple oversight, but if so the timing could not have been worse.
In the article Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case, a title that could lead people to follow the racist narrative against Zimmerman, there was a shocking omission. Bob Owens reports the story:
See if you can spot what’s missing.That's right. George Zimmerman led the charge for justice for Sherman Ware, the "black homeless man" Kyle Hightower of AP just wrote about.
Eddie Jones, a 58-year-old black man and lifelong resident of Sanford, said Zimmerman’s arrest is paramount to keeping the protests peaceful.Do you give up?
“They need to go ahead and arrest this guy before something happens,” he said. “Sanford is screwed up. This place just didn’t get corrupt.”
While tensions are high, some think this city of about 53,000 — around 57 percent white and 30 percent black — will come through the crisis without violence, as it did during similar uproars.
Two years ago, after a black homeless man was beaten by the son of a Sanford policeman, passions soon cooled. The assailant, Justin Collison, initially wasn’t charged but eventually was arrested after footage of the episode went viral on YouTube. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received probation.
The “black homeless man” in the previous scandal was Sherman Ware. do you want to take a wild guess who led the charge to bring the policeman’s son to justice?
Was it Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, or Barack Obama claiming that “if he had a son” he’s look like Ware? Absolutely not. The effort to bring Justin Collison to justice was spearheaded by none other than George Zimmerman.
A letter from one of Zimmerman's family members to Seminole County NAACP president Turner Clayton stated:
“Do you know who spent tireless hours putting fliers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church‐goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”Never let it be said that the mainstream media allows facts or reason to stand in the way of a story that benefits Barack Obama. Associated Pravda.
“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.”
Update: The Washington Times is reporting that Barack Obama is still unsatisfied with his media lap dogs.