Was the Trayvon Martin media coverage a distraction?

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  1. kenjmo profile image61
    kenjmoposted 5 years ago

    Was the Trayvon Martin media coverage a distraction?

    The tragic events that led to a teenagers death is sad and the 20 year sentence that Marissa Alexander received seems to have a overt racial overtone to it but are/is our focus diverted from other news in the sunshine state as well? What about the B.P. oil spill, shady cleanup efforts and the shadowy benefactors that benefit more from turning the gulf coast to a private refinery than supplying the gulf coast with oil.

  2. JON EWALL profile image75
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    YES only because justice is in question. The true facts: New Facts surrounding the real Trayvon Martin THE TRUTH
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/201 … e-gangsta/ NOT GUILTY is JUSTICE
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/201 … s-exposed/
    Drugs and autopsy
    The diseased body http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/07/trayv … zimmerman/
    SELF DEFENSE IS NOT MURDER

    1. kenjmo profile image61
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jon your passionate opinion doesn't answer my question in context. The law will be question b/c the men who are powered to uphold usually become  corrupt. Why can't we see the oil cleanup? What harm will cortexit cause? what is Halliburton role?TRUTH

    2. JON EWALL profile image75
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ''The law will be question'' no not the law but the decision of a jury or judge. The legal system allows for APPEAL should the facts allow one. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Well
      http://jonewall.hubpages.com/hub/TheDee … zonoilwell 5000 feet deep

  3. pauley13 profile image67
    pauley13posted 5 years ago

    The mainstream media coverage of this case has been nothing short of shameless race-baiting and sh*t-stirring.

    A distraction? Sure - it serves SOME people's interests to DIVIDE the population and change their focus to RELATIVELY irrelevant issues.

    Has it succeeded? You bet.

    Interestingly, look at how it divided everyone along PARTY lines, with the "left" doing their utmost to decry the outcome of this case as "injustice", all facts be damned.

    This case, while almost certainly a DELIBERATE distraction by "the powers that shouldn't be", has the potential of teaching people something: if they so choose, they can see just how transparently they're being manipulated. And once they figure it out, they may FINALLY start asking more relevant questions. Let's just hope it won't be too late.

    1. kenjmo profile image61
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree about the DELIBERATE distractions and the opportunity to educate ourselves but this case is a microcosm of the destruction happening to a coast line, killing marine life forcing people to vacate. The question will be who does it benefit.

    2. JON EWALL profile image75
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ''being manipulated''Trayvon Martin’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit with Florida, homeowner’s for $1 MIL
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa … -1.1308943 REALLY

 
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