WASHINGTON – On the one-year anniversary of the trial of George Zimmerman, one man is calling out those who conspired to convict Zimmerman in both the courts of law and of public opinion.
Jack Cashill, Emmy-award winning independent writer and producer, said it was the first time in American history, “the White House, the Justice Department and the media conspired to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life.”
Now a year later, he says, “they are not even contrite.”
When the media first learned of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Cashill contends, they salivated at the supposed narrative: White man profiles and kills unarmed African-American boy with handgun.
To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth, even as the facts were revealed, the writer explains. On trial were not only George Zimmerman, but “Stand Your Ground,” the Second Amendment and the entire “white race.”
A year after the jury verdict that acquitted Zimmerman on all counts, Cashill believes little, if anything, was learned from this ordeal.
“The media have continued to encourage their audiences to believe Zimmerman was guilty and the legal system flawed. This has done nothing but aggravate race relations in America,” Cashill said.
Published by WND Books, Cashill’s “‘If I Had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman” examines the facts and exposes the bias of the news media.
Cashill said looking at all the details of the case, the reasons the jury acquitted Zimmerman of all charges will become clear. Media obfuscation may still work in the court of public opinion, he said – it got Obama elected in 2008 and 2012 – but it does not work in a court of law.
From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict Zimmerman despite the evidence of self-defense. They portrayed Martin as an 11-year-old cherub of a boy and Zimmerman as a white racist wannabe cop, when in fact Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old man who called himself “No Limit Nigga” and was into guns, drugs and street fighting.
George Zimmerman is Hispanic and was a liberal activist and Obama supporter. But to further their agenda, the media ignored the truth.
At the trial’s conclusion, instead of acceptance and faith in the justice system, the prosecution and its allies chose to wholly disregard the ruling, even moments after it occurred.
Influencers such as Al Sharpton and the NAACP’s Ben Jealous equated the ruling to a sham and an “atrocity.” The case’s lead prosecutor even chose to make an appearance on national television where she summed up Zimmerman in one word: “murderer.”
“Thousands more young black men have been murdered in America in the year since the verdict,” Cashill said. “I defy the TV talking heads or even Al Sharpton to name one of them.”
Work through the web of lies and learn what really happened that fateful night in February 2012, he said. George Zimmerman was not an overzealous, bigoted vigilante, and Trayvon Martin was not an innocent young boy being helped by his concerned father. Instead you will find that:
- Trayvon was a 17-year-old man who had been suspended three times in the 2011–2012 school year for illegal activity.
- George was a model neighborhood watch captain concerned for and genuinely liked by his neighbors.
- Trayvon was into drugs, crime, and mixed martial arts–style fighting – he even punched out a bus driver.
- George was an Obama supporter who championed the cause of an African-American homeless man who had been assaulted.
- Trayvon approached, threatened, and then assaulted George who was waiting for the police to arrive.
- George pleaded for his life as he was being brutally attacked, leaving him no option but to forcefully defend himself.
Cashill, a regular contributor to WND, is an Emmy award-winning independent writer and producer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. He has also written for Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard and AmericanThinker.com. He is the author or co-author of numerous books including “First Strike,” “Officer’s Oath,” “Hoodwinked, Sucker Punch, Deconstructing Obama” and “What’s the Matter With California?”
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