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Media Matters writer 'sorry' after blasting Drudge for Martin photo
foxnews.com ^ | March 27 2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone

A senior analyst with the liberal activist group Media Matters tweeted an apology on Tuesday after calling journalist Matt Drudge a racist and accusing him of using a phony photo of Trayvon Martin.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/27/media-matters-honcho-sorry-after-blasting-drudge-for-trayvon-photo/#ixzz1qNra9maY

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

“senior analyst with the liberal activist group Media Matters” this line gave me a chuckle :)


2 posted on 03/27/2012 9:57:40 PM PDT by isom35
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To: isom35

Senior analyst is the pc title for “lead bullsh*tter”.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 10:08:45 PM PDT by max americana
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To: NoLibZone
The first time I saw the pictures the MSM was running of Martin I knew they were not of a 17 year old. Is the MSM trying to start a race war to keep Obama in office, or do they just like making black folk look foolish?
4 posted on 03/27/2012 10:11:41 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: NoLibZone

The story is saying that the picture on Michelle Malkin’s website, purported to be an older Trayvon, shirtless flashing gang signs was not actually Trayvon. Does anyone know for sure?


5 posted on 03/27/2012 10:19:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NoLibZone

Maybe now they’ll issue an apology to Zimmerman.

He is being tried by the media, with little evidence available.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 10:19:57 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SuziQ

That particular picture is not Trayvon Martin. It’s a different Treyvon martin.

The gold teeth pic is him.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 10:21:48 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NoLibZone

Zimmerman is a Democrat and is completely innocent of any crime. The vicious little thug died in hand-to-hand combat going for Zimmermans gun.

Just another preprogrammed Democrat party propaganda show, similar to the fake Fluke hystrionics and years in advance planned attempt to silence conservative talk radio.

More media dog and pony shows yet to come.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 10:38:30 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Razz Barry

“The first time I saw the pictures the MSM was running of Martin I knew they were not of a 17 year old.”

That’s like me reading about this online and Zimmerman being called “white,” then turning on the tv news and seeing he was actually Hispanic. I literally gasped.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 10:42:00 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: NoLibZone

Apparently “done more to debase American news coverage than anyone in history of country” and “oops, never mind, yeah he got it right” is a pretty fine line.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SuziQ

I don’t know for sure, but the pic of the kid flipping the double bird didn’t look like Martin imo.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 10:58:05 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: NoLibZone
The dart board picture is for sure Trayvon. It's the avatar from his deleted Twitter account.

More interesting is the background photo Trayvon chose to set the tone for his execrable Twitter presence:

Dat dude be rapper Corey Miller, aka C-Murder, who is doing life without parole for beating up and shooting to death 16-year-old Steve Thomas in 2002 at a night club in Harvey, Louisiana. Quite the role model for the up and coming gang banger!

So, now we know from where young Trayvon was coming when he asked the Neighborhood Watch guy if he had a problem, the Neighborhood Watch guy said, "No", and Trayvon, feeling his oats, said, "You do, now!" Excellent last words!

12 posted on 03/27/2012 11:09:20 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: FormerACLUmember

I don’t know that he was a vicious little thug.

But we can’t allow this horrible death to be used as an excuse to disarm us.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 11:14:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of TM to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

How do you know what Martin looks like?


14 posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:01 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

From his picture. There is a mark (it looks like a scar)across his left eyebrow. There are other defining marks too.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 11:20:30 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Razz Barry
Is the MSM trying to start a race war to keep Obama in office, or do they just like making black folk look foolish?
Actually, IMHO, a little of both. It's the typical leftist MO and it's been going on for over 100yrs. For example, I belong to the Mailhandler's Union, a spin off of LIUNA. To make a very long story short, this union has it's origins in what was called The Alliance, a union of Black RR mail clerks and porters formed around 1900. The reason they organized was not only for better working conditions and to protect themselves from the Vanderbilts and other eeeevil RR barons, but also, and this is a dirty little secret, the White socialists who were at the forefront of the labor movement at the time wanted nothing to do with them, or any other Black laborers. They were every bit as racist as the klan. It wasn't until decades later, with the encouragement of Joseph Stalin, did the commies realize the untapped propoganda potential of exploiting the, as it was called back then, "Negro situation". Since then they became experts at duping college students and other useful idiots to be "down with the struggle" while pretending to give a sh*t about the downtrodden.
16 posted on 03/27/2012 11:53:52 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: NoLibZone

There will NEVER be an excuse to disarm me. NEVER. NONE. They can try.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 3:42:39 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: chris37

And you know this absolute how?


18 posted on 03/28/2012 4:06:55 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: NoLibZone

It was not a “horrible death” if he was on top of Z, bashing his skull against the ground. People get killed that way. “Stand your ground” is moot if you are on your back getting beaten into unconsciousness or death.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 4:39:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
“Stand your ground” is moot if you are on your back getting beaten into unconsciousness or death.

I've probably missed it, but I haven't seen a lot of discussion about why Zimmerman's lawyer seemed to take Stand Your Ground off the table. At first, that had a bunch of people scratching their head since it seemed like an important and beneficial statute -- but the lawyer indicated that they would not use it.

Of course, as you say, no one needs Stand Your Ground if they are flat on their back, getting their head smashed. In that situation, the shoot can easily be seen as righteous by any rational human.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 4:43:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I've probably missed it, but I haven't seen a lot of discussion about why Zimmerman's lawyer seemed to take Stand Your Ground off the table.

I think the lawyer indicated that Martin's actions were legitimate even under standard self-defense doctrine. This leaves Stand Your Ground as a backup.

21 posted on 03/28/2012 4:47:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Right. I expect the physical evidence will bear this out.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 4:53:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PapaBear3625; ClearCase_guy
I think the Stand Your Ground provision only applies if he is at home, or at his car.

Since he was patrolling the neighborhood, I don't think it applies:

"(a) The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and..."

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0776/Sections/0776.013.html

23 posted on 03/28/2012 5:08:36 AM PDT by Gvl_M3
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To: Gvl_M3

Good link on Fla self defense law.

http://volokh.com/2012/03/27/floridas-self-defense-laws


24 posted on 03/28/2012 5:17:39 AM PDT by ironman
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To: ClearCase_guy
-- I've probably missed it, but I haven't seen a lot of discussion about why Zimmerman's lawyer seemed to take Stand Your Ground off the table. At first, that had a bunch of people scratching their head since it seemed like an important and beneficial statute -- but the lawyer indicated that they would not use it. --

The statute that contains the stand your ground allowance also covers self defense while retreating, or when unable to retreat.

The lawyer's remark is a reflection of the incident - the incident has no evidence that Zimmerman stood his ground.

25 posted on 03/28/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: NoLibZone
Media Matters Smatters
26 posted on 03/28/2012 5:20:53 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: richardtavor; trappedincanuckistan

The double bird flip pic is of a TM of Savannah GA, not the TM of FL of interest. This has been known for a few days at least. Ask the Admin Mods, they are sick of deleting posts using it. I’m almost surprised there hasn’t been a Breaking News announcement not to post it any more.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 5:23:11 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NoLibZone
A senior analyst with the liberal activist group Media Matters...

What an unfortunate "position" to have with Media Matters.

28 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:00 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: NoLibZone

Ah, “Media Splatters”. Water carriers for the regime.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: Gvl_M3
-- I think the Stand Your Ground provision only applies if he is at home, or at his car. --

It applies anywhere Zimmerman is allowed to be, legally. It does not permit trespassers (e.g., home invaders and burglars) to stand their ground, but standing ground is not limited to ones own home or auto.

The provision you cited covers the home and auto scenarios. A different provision covers the scenarios involving other places one may lawfully be.

776.012 Use of force in defense of person.--A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if:

(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony; or

(2) Under those circumstances permitted pursuant to s. 776.013 [which is the section you block-quoted]

Assume the "no duty to retreat" phrase is removed from the statute. The state would have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Zimmerman could have retreated while he was overwhelmed with superior force.

30 posted on 03/28/2012 5:29:22 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Gvl_M3
The "stand your ground" aspect can also be viewed in a scenario where there is a third person. That person MAY use deadly force to prevent serious injury or death, and does not have a duty to retreat. If one of the neighborhood eyewitnesses had come out, he or she would have been justified in using deadly force to stop Trayvon's administering of a beat down. This isn't self defense, it's defense of others.
31 posted on 03/28/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: ClearCase_guy
-- I haven't seen a lot of discussion about why Zimmerman's lawyer seemed to take Stand Your Ground off the table. --

There is a thorough discussion of this at Florida's Self-Defense Laws - David Kopel (volokh.com) - March 27, 2012

For now, it should be noted that neither the M narrative or the Z narrative has anything to do with a duty to retreat. The retreat issue would only be relevant if Martin were the aggressor, and Z had the opportunity to escape from Martin in complete safety. Then, and only then, would different state standards about retreat be relevant. Simply put, everyone who has claimed that Florida's retreat rule affect the legal disposition of the controversy is either misinformed or mendacious.

32 posted on 03/28/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t know that he was a vicious little thug.


Actually, he was a vicious BIG thug. It has now come out that he was 6’ 3” tall. His victim was about 5’ 8”.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 7:32:10 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: Cboldt

Thanks for the clarification.


34 posted on 03/28/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by Gvl_M3
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To: NoLibZone

MJ-Rosenberg - senior analyst with the liberal activist group Media Matters

"I oppose Israeli radicals and their allies here who pretend that Palestinians don't exist or, if they do, don't have the rights granted to every other people."

"The Israel Firsters are represented in Washington by AIPAC, which is Israel's lobby in the United States"

35 posted on 03/28/2012 7:43:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Doc Savage

Because he has a scar under his right eye visible in all pics that are him.

Absolute.


36 posted on 03/28/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Stand Your Ground means you’re allowed to fight back and not forced legally to retreat.

It could not be applicable in a situation where you are getting beaten lying on the ground and have not possibility of retreating.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 2:26:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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