Monday, March 26, 2012

Trayvon Tragedy Exploited for Social Engineering, Class Warfare

In Slain Teenager’s Case, a Long Route to National Attention
In Slain Teenager’s Case, a Long Route to National Attentionfrom nytimes.com: Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, was fatally shot on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The next day his death was a top story on the Fox-affiliated television station in Orlando, the closest big city to Sanford. Within a week it was being covered by newspapers around the state. But it took several weeks before the rest of the country found out. It was not until mid-March, after word spread on Facebook and Twitter, that the shooting of Trayvon by George Zimmerman, 28, was widely reported by the national news media, highlighting the complex ways that news does and does not travel in the Internet age.

Related Updates: Shooting of Trayvon Martin*
Congressman Bobby Rush escorted off House floor for wearing hoodie*
MLK's Niece Says Sharpton, Jackson should stop ‘playing race card’ over Trayvon Martin*
Fmr. NAACP head rips exploitation*
Police release new details that help George Zimmerman's claim that he fired in self defense*
Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Tweet*
Fox Pulls Ben Stiller 'Neighborhood Watch' Movie Trailer*
Lobbyists, Guns and Money*
Media Matters Writer 'sorry' After Blasting Drudge For Martin Photo*
Hashtag Activism, and Its Limits*
A hundred Trayvons a day - Why the real murder of blacks is carried out by pharmaceutical companies, vaccines and cancer clinics*
The Trayvon Martin/Kony strawman double feature*
Trayvon Martin and Joseph Kony Demonstrate Impotence of Misguided American Rage*
Video: Immortal Technique Talks KONY 2012, Trayvon Martin, the Apocalypse*
Breaking: Video shows Zimmerman without blood, bruises*

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