Enough of the tut-tutting on Zimmerman

One annoying thing that keeps popping up in the conservative commentary is the "now, to be sure Zimmerman is no angel" meme. I shall cite but two examples of this, though I've seen more. The first is by National Review commentator John O'Sullivan, who, in an article commenting on President Obama's ostensibly impromptu July 19 homily on why blacks are so incensed over the verdict, cautioned, after excoriating the media for "journalistic sloppiness leading to a false picture of reality," that "That is not to say that Zimmerman was guilty of nothing. His overzealous amateur sleuthing set in train a series of reactions that led to Martin's death." In the second, while taking to task those who are making a "scapegoat" of the erstwhile neighborhood watch captain, the Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto tut-tuts that: "Zimmerman is not without sin. The facts of the case seem consistent with the view that he was an overzealous wannabe cop, and it seems to us that he exercised poor...(Read Full Article)