The mobs have been encouraged by no less than President Obama himself who injected himself into the story by remarking that if he had a son he would “look like” the hoodie-wearing Martin. Tensions have grown exponentially since those comments were made yet Obama is now strangely silent about the case. Meanwhile, the Obama reelection campaign has started offering collegiate “Obama 2012” hoodies for sale in order to cash in on the Martin case.
The mainstream media is also doing its best to defend the left-wing narrative.
In this stock storyline black Americans are always oppressed – by whites and by the system. It is the same tedious narrative about the evils of American society that is recounted daily by the mainstream media and academia.
But a “problem” arose that needed to be rectified. Zimmerman wasn’t “white” in the sense the term is typically used in America. Initially news reports described Zimmerman as Hispanic or Latino but the thought police at the New York Times decided that descriptor was politically inadequate. And so Zimmerman, one of whose parents is white, began to be described as a “white Hispanic” – whatever that is.
As Jonah Goldberg notes, the term, “rarely if ever used before this tragedy, is necessary in telling the Martin story in a more comfortable way.” Our politically correct betters feel more comfortable blaming “the system” for Martin’s death because “‘the system’ is a white thing” in their view, he writes.
Whatever Zimmerman’s race may be, it hasn’t gotten in the way of the nation’s grievance industry. Expect the rhetoric and hyperbole to intensify in coming days as the media and grievance mongers scramble to protect their narrative.
Meanwhile, the campaign orchestrated by the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America to silence radio host Rush Limbaugh continues unabated.
Media Matters has paid at least $100,000 for two ads running in Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Seattle; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Macon, Ga.; and Cedar Rapids,Iowa.
The cities were chosen because they already have active local campaigns against Limbaugh or because his show might be vulnerable in that market, said Angelo Carusone of Media Matters. “What we’re really looking for is a way to demonstrate the persistence of the effort and the fact that it is on a wide scale,” said Carusone, a veteran of a previous campaign that aimed to drive Glenn Beck off Fox News.
Limbaugh advertiser Mark Stevens, who founded the marketing firm MSCO, accused those attacking the show of “internal American terrorism” against his workers and company. Stevens said in recent days his company’s employees have been subjected to death threats and harassment and abuse by telephone and email.
The attacks on MSCO came after Limbaugh called leftist operative/law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” after she gave false testimony Feb. 23 that birth control costs $3,000 over the duration of law school and demanded that the government force religious objectors to cover such expenses. He later apologized after an eruption of mock indignation from liberals and after several sponsors pulled their ads from his top-rated radio show.
But Limbaugh’s apology hasn’t stopped the campaign to force MSCO to stop advertising on Limbaugh’s show.
“They’ve called my people and my company, they’ve called the women at my company, and told them they’re women haters, the most horrible terms,”said Stevens.
“They’ve told me — these are tens of thousands of emails, by the way, most of them are positive but the small group — they’ve told us that we’re under surveillance. The email subject line says ‘citizen of the internet,’ ‘police of the Internet,’ ‘Mark, you’re in danger,’ ‘your house is going to be surrounded by buses,’ ‘your business is going to be destroyed,’ ‘your people are in trouble.’ This is terrorism. Why don’t we start calling it what it is?”
That’s a good question.
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