More lies from the main stream media about the Zimmerman case

Jonathan Cohen
Today's Chicago Tribune editorial on the Zimmerman verdict repeats some of the lies and misrepresentations that have helped create so much of the anger over this case for the past 16 months.  The editorial which urges acceptance of the verdict none the less begins with the following quote: "Are you following him?" "Yeah" "Ok. We don't need for you to do that". The quote leaves out Zimmerman's reply of ok, an editorial decision that changes the clear meaning of the exchange which is that Zimmerman accepts the advice. More properly, what the transcript of the call reads "Are you following him?" "Yeah" "Ok. We don't need for you to do that". "Ok" The first paragraph of the editorial then repeats the lie that Zimmerman was told not to leave his car. In fact what the transcript of the call shows is that just prior to this exchange, the dispatcher tells Zimmerman "just let me know if this guy does anything else. A few seconds later after Zimmerman says that Martin is running the...(Read Full Post)

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