Now The Brutal Bias From The Orlando Sentinel In The Zimmerman Case Makes Sense – The Editorial Review Was Full Frontal Racial Bias From Black Content Approvers….

Perhaps people already knew this and I’m the first to catch on to the obvious.

When Rene Stutzman, a reporter for The Orlando Sentinel, informed me about the editorial board deciding “what” content would be “permitted to be discussed”, within the Trayvon Martin reporting of her newspaper, I had no idea the Senior Vice-President / Director of Content was African American.

Nor did I know the editor she was talking about, Mark Russell, was also African American.

It just never crossed my mind to ask.


Now I see two articles (here and here), discussing who was actually behind those decisions she was speaking toward, it all begins to make sense.

The editor in charge of the Sentinel was Mark Russell. Obviously, based on the extreme position taken by the editor and shared with me via Stutzman, the position was such that no aspect of Trayvon Martin’s background would be covered by the paper.  It was clearly a racial position.

A position amplified by the fact the Director of Content, Avido Khahaifa, would also be the key decision maker, and who was/is also demanding his reporters filter the news on the basis of race first.

Now it all makes sense.

At the time I was directed to contact Rene Stutzman by author Jack Cashill who was privy to the back story we were discovering. It was around the time we discovered Trayvon Martin had been expelled -not suspended- from Krop Senior High School, which came as a consequence of having his police engagements diverted to alternate discipline methods.

The trail of provable evidence from inside the Miami-Dade School Police Department was not a matter of opinion, it was fact.

We paid for, and received, via Public Records Requests, numerous provable sworn statements which outlined the criminal conduct of Trayvon Martin and the diversionary (Crisis Intervention Team) practices in place within the Miami-Dade School System which ultimately kept him from being held to account.

Jack Cashill thought, obviously mistakenly so, some reputable journalistic enterprise would want to report on such an explosive discovery. He recommended contacting either the Miami Herald, or the Orlando Sentinel.

Both organizations would have interested readership, based on geographic content, who were familiar with the story.   Both organizations should want to write enlightening storylines, against the backdrop of the Zimmerman trial, as it was appearing in all the national headlines.

It was after talking to Mr. Cashill about the material we held in hand, I personally reached out to share the now available public documents we had in our possession.

As I said to Cashill at the time, we want no credit for it, we just want the truth to be shared so that people could have a firm grasp on exactly what led to the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin encounter. [Cashill is writing an in depth soon-to-be-released book, and had requested access and print permission to the research archives we had meticulously outlined - Hence our contact]

Avido KhahaifaSo it was that impetus which spurred me to call Ms. Stutzman. It was from that call, with the trial beginning merely weeks away, I was informed by Ms. Stutzman her editorial board had numerous meetings with the reporters.  Meetings where the content of how the Trayvon VS Zimmerman story would be permitted to be shared.

Stutzman shared her editor, along with content controller (Avido Khahaifa pictured right)  had specifically stated that nothing about the life story or background of Trayvon Martin was to be written.  Nor was anything to be included, shared or published that would cast a shadow upon the already formed public opinion.

She gave me specific examples of what was, and what was not, allowed.

Included in the non-allowed examples was anything to do with the family structure of Tracy Martin or Sybrina Fulton. In essence they could only write “as if” they were a complete *traditional* family unit from birth to death.

Also off limits was anything about Trayvon Martin the 17-year-old which would include his school suspensions, records of drug use, social media, gang affiliations, or anything of similar disposition.

As I shared the information about the burglary case, and shared about the M-DSPD encounters and diversionary practices, Stutzman stated those items would fall into the “Off-Limits” category.   Further, she was certain of this because she and her colleagues had just completed another meeting with “the editor” and the “editorial board“, who reminded them once again what was permissible.

mark_russellOne of the more striking parts of that conversation was her talking about the Orlando Sentinel’s financial stake in the trial taking place as scheduled. In essence Stutzman shared her organization having already invested considerable finances in the trial coverage and nothing that might shake up those investments from providing a return would be permitted entry onto their pages.

Again, I wrote later about being shocked at what I was told. However, my shock in the bias described, and the perceived reasoning for the non-interest, was  more directed toward what I considered plain, old-fashioned ‘liberal bias’.

It never crossed my mind, because I do not look through racial prisms, the underlying reasoning from her editor and board was due to their own racial prejudice.

I never even thought to ask about it; in hindsight that was really naïve.

However, now having read the latest post-trial discussions from the National Association of Black Journalists, and the black advocacy groups, it all makes sense.

One last semi-related point came from later regarding the Orlando Sentinel non-interest in this aspect:

You might remember Daryl Parks, coming to the microphones on June 27th, 2013 (after Rachel Jeantel gave the famous “cracka” testimony), and proclaiming: “this trial was never about race“. Here’s the video:

At the time I asked why no-one from Sentinel was challenging Daryl Parks because this was insufferably hypocritical.   I presented the following fact-based support to evidence how brutally silly this claim by Daryl Parks was:

On March 23rd, 2012, while speaking to the National Association of Black Journalists, in the height of the national conversation.

[...] Parks, who also is president of the National Bar Association, said he does not believe the Justice Department will pursue federal hate crime charges against Zimmerman.

Even without hate crime charges, Parks said:

….it’s clear that race played a role in Trayvon’s killing and that the family believes Sanford police actively covered up the racial component to protect Zimmerman.

Trayvon’s situation is very tragic for this family and, I think, for every black person who lives in America,” Parks said. “We all know many situations where the person of color was not given the benefit of the doubt.

That’s a subtlety in America that a lot of people don’t talk about.” (link)

I wondered why Ms. Stutzman said a question to Martin Family Attorney, Daryl Parks, challenging him in that regard, would be “far off limits“.

Rene stutzman Jeff Weiner

Now I know, and….. well,…. now you know.

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121 Responses to Now The Brutal Bias From The Orlando Sentinel In The Zimmerman Case Makes Sense – The Editorial Review Was Full Frontal Racial Bias From Black Content Approvers….

  1. czarowniczy says:

    So let’s look at readership – what percentage is black/liberal and white liberal? We have about a 50% black/white population in New Orleans but the last literacy survey just pre-Katrina showed an almost 38% black functional illiteracy rate while many whites in the paper’s coverage are rather conservative.. We compromise by having liberal black columnists, some white conservative and middle-of-the-road white columnists for the folks who actually buy the rag, and the staff regularly pats itself on the back for being so catholic in its editorial policies. The battle lines were drawn many months ago and I don’t see too many deserters from either side moving to the opposition. The losers who touted democracy and the finality of the people’s voice in a democracy were doing so when they thought they’d win – now it’s whine, whine, whine.

    • jordan2222 says:

      Black newspaper subscribers have always been scant. I remember times, when we bent ‘
      Audit Bureau of Circulation rules in Florida and virtually gave away the paper to many of them. ABC never audited those geographic records and nodded approvingly as if we were, somehow, allowing them to learn how to read. We were able to count them as paid subscribers and all was well. I heard that argument many times in closed board rooms.

      So I rather doubt that has changed with the number of black Sentinel subscribers. On line viewers could be quite another story but I have never seen accurate information in terms of race about who actually reads the Sentinel.

      • czarowniczy says:

        Even if the local black residents didn’t buy the paper the paper probably ‘feels’ the community, as does ours, and writes accordingly. The biggest faux pas the NOLA paper made in years was publishing the ‘poll’ of black and Hispanic residents about three years ago to see how they felt about each other. The results were less than flattering and are still a sore spot with many black residents. Part of that liberal paternalism they feel towards the oppressed and downtrodden whom they won’t associate with unless there’s a large police presence.

        • jordan2222 says:

          The Times Picayune was one of my favorite clients for quite a few years and I went to NO every 6 weeks during that time, usually getting there on a Thursday to meet with the staff and always stayed until Sunday at the Marriott on Canal Street so I could experience the Quarter like few visitors could. At one point, I think I had eaten at every restaurant in the French Quarter.

          I actually do not recall any discussions about blacks that were negative and that poll came after I lost them as a client.

          • czarowniczy says:

            The poll was taken a few years after Katrina – I can’t remember the year. The huge influx of Latinos even before the Katrina mud was dry continued to where they are replacing the Vietnamese as the second largest minority in the city and are well on their way to becoming #1 minority. There’s a noticeable tension in many areas between blacks and Latinos just as there was between the Vietnamese and Latinos. The Latinos have moved out into the general population to live while the Vietnamese built their own rather isolated communities though both sent/are sending their children to public schools and making them part of the larger community. I wasn’t inferring the TP was in any way anti-black, it’s juts that in a city that has a black population hovering at between 45 and 50% and an upcoming Latino population one would expect more black and Latino coverage (sports section and crime page excluded) than the TP offers up. It looks more like benign neglect than prejudice.
            The TP is down to being published 3 days a week and is facing competition from the Baton Rouge Advocate, a 5-day-a-week paper that was just bought by a local businessman. The Advocate soaked up some of the TP’s staff to head up the paper and the new owner’s a philanthropist/social activist businessman, so let’s see where that goes.

            • jordan2222 says:

              How long have you lived there?

              • czarowniczy says:

                Since 1981 wanna buy a house?

                • jordan2222 says:

                  No thanks. I have issues with states who think they control nature. I have visited some cemeteries there and the burial methods are puzzling to me.

                  People who buy homes next to dams, as has happened in many states, are asking for trouble. To live in a city that is below sea level.. well that will likely not last forever.

                  I do love the city and its history is fascinating. I consider it to the best on earth for great food. I only wish we had some of those places here. So far I have see no one who can duplicate their dishes and stay in business, at least that I know of.

                  • czarowniczy says:

                    My house is at either –3 feet zero or +3 feet elevation, depending upon which half-assed FEMA or CoE surveyor shoots it. I think I’ll hold on to it as the way things are going here it will be beach front in a short time. Much of the problem is the homogenous coastal loss – the land that used to take the steam out of hurricanes and tidal surges. Solid marshland, ten miles in land from the Gulf, that I used to fish off of in the mid-80s has turned into solid Gulf water by the mid-90s. It’s astounding how quickly it’s disappearing. The local news followed a huge island that was a nesting ground for hundreds of pelicans. Inside of three years it was down to a shallows, ankle deep in seawater. State’s been knowing about this for decades but just can’t pull their heads out and DO something. They’ve wasted money, actually more criminal misuse than waste, and let the situation get worse. Latest impediment to rebuilding marsh is a handful of oyster lease owners who’re suing the state for loss of livelihood, as the sediment that will be introduced will ruin their oyster beds. Thing is that many of tem didn’t even own the beds until the state announced the restoration project, they’ve never fished an oyster one and they’re just delaying the process until they get a fat settlement from the courts. Louisiana is French for ‘dysfunctional’.

                  • jordan2222 says:

                    So what is the logical, realistic solution that also makes sense financially?

                    I love the Everglades and have studied its history enough to know the solution but it will never happen and it would cost a helluva lot less than what they have been doing. So I am interested to know what you have to say about the solution there in NO.

                  • czarowniczy says:

                    State’s been tearing their clothes over this for the 30+ years I’ve been here but has only done little pin pricks to solve the problem. Real problem is the state politicians want the US taxpayers to pay for it as they can’t figure out how to spend the money to get it done and still have enough to steal – a problem that winds its way through many Louisiana problems. We also have the consortium of tree huggers who block work. Much of the solution involves redirecting a large portion of the silt the Mississippi carries over the levees and back to the marshes which is how everything south of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain was built by nature. When you plan on that you can expect some greenie to go to court to block the depositing of ‘toxic sediment’ from being diverted into the marsh areas – but it’s OK to let it spill into the Gulf in the south as it has for millennia. Then we have groups like the aforementioned oyster folk, the shipping people who whine about lower river levels. The fish/shrimp/crab folks…and no one has the cajones to just cut through the crap and get the job done.
                    Solution? I don’t see one. State’s drooling over billions in BP settlement funds and increased oil revenues Congress has promised. Even if the cash does start to flow I’m betting it will be decades more before anything substantive’s done and by then a lot of the cash will have evaporated. My suggestion was to take the state-level politicians and other assorted nattering nabobs and drive them headfirst into the mud along the coast and use them for surge protection and gather debris to build new land. They didn’t take to that too well – they may be crooked but they ain’t stupid.

                  • jordan2222 says:

                    What a surprise.. LOL. Sounds to me like no one really wants a solution unless there is something in it for them.

                  • czarowniczy says:

                    They want a solution, they just don’t want to pay out of any funds they could possibly steal. Louisiana’s like a spawning ground for crooks, a 3rd world country waiting to happen.

                  • jordan2222 says:

                    I forgot to ask if there were ever any barrier islands there.

                  • czarowniczy says:

                    There were, even in the 70s the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf off of Louisiana’s SE coast were a popular vacation spot and surge barrier. There were islands all along the southern coast but they, along with chunks of the coast the size of Rhode Island are largely gone.

  2. GZanon says:

    Don’t feel badly Sundance! You are the MAN of indeductive reasoning!
    FIFY. –Admin ;)

  3. GZanon says:

    Ohh I ucked that up… LOL :roll:

  4. sundance says:

    Against the backdrop noted, and considering the Zimmerman coverage,….. you can add irony, or hypocrisy (your choice) to the story when you look back to 2010 at a time when Russell was appointed editor…..

    • sangell says:

      I remember when Angela Corey was first appointed as special prosecutor. To my disgust and amazement she then proceeded to do interviews with Florida’s big newspapers. After she’d spoken with most of them she suddenly goes to court and requests a ‘gag order’ on the case. I’ve always wondered if it wasn’t Governor Scott telling her to shut up and to prevent MOM or any of the stooges in her office from blabbing to the press she runs to the courth to get a gag order on everyone else. Any thoughts on that?

  5. scaretactics says:

    Lessons learned:
    _It’s not about race.
    _Yes,it is about race.
    _Not about race. Not.
    _It’s about race and only race.
    _It was never, ever about race and never will be.
    _Guess what? To the people spreading the hoax… race is the only thing that matters….not facts, not evidence, not witnesses, not the truth……Race Trumps Everything

    • Pitbull says:

      IT IS about RACE. It is a race to see how fast the Orlando Slantinel can lose readers, lose money, and go out of business ! I wonder what the back up career plan is for the 2 racy editors ? Putting on you resume ” I ran a newspaper into the trash bin in record time” is NOT a career enhancer.

    • CeeBeeBee says:

      The most important thing that no longer matters is the law. We are very quickly getting back to one of the major causes of the American Revolution – a nation of men, not of laws.

  6. Sundance,
    Can you give a link to the proof of a few things?

    Tracy Martin helping TM purchase a gun.
    TM actually expelled, not suspended.


    Also, I want to thank you for your unbelievable balance in how you have covered this whole mess. You take the high road in stories like the Dekalb County Police story.

    You also make it clear that you empathize with TM. In maintaining that the ones who are really responsible for the tragedy are Tracy and Sybrina, you take the focus off of demonizing TM and cast him as the lost human being he was.

    I have my own slant to this whole BGI story that I will post soon. In the meantime, thanks again.

  7. SD, can you post a link to the following?

    Tracy Martin texting TM about purchasing a gun.
    TM actually being expelled, not suspended.


    • sundance says:

      For the second go to the M-DSPD FOIA affidavits of Hurley, Dunn, Tagle, Hadley

      • allhail2 says:

        SD, also, it is fairly common knowledge in FL that a 10 day suspension is the highest form of punishment. After three of them (10 days, which used to mean 0′s on all missed assignments etc) you are no longer suspended, but EXPELLED!

        I tried early on telling people that if this was indeed his 3rd 10 day, he was done. Thus the reason to switch schools and miss the babies. Of course, I was a racist for pointing that out. But hey, what’s new?

        • allhail2 – I did read through all of the documents and found the references to suspensions but not where it was spelled out that he was expelled – I may have just missed it. I also wondered if expulsion was understood or mandatory after a number of suspensions. I know it is in many school districts. I can’t understand how a kid can miss so many days of class in addition to the suspensions and NOT be expelled for the school year – he can’t possibly pass at that point.

          • allhail2 says:

            TXmom, that was part of the rush to seal all of his school records. Again, in FL, three 10 day hits = adios. The non reporting of this was simply part of the ruse because the editorial staffs knew that no one would ask basic follow up questions. And when follow ups were written as letters to the editor, well, the editor simply refused to print them.

            Remember, tm was an honor student studying to become an airplane mechanic/astronaut who majored in cheerfulness. What you do not find anywhere in any newspaper, report card, etc, is Tm’s grades and academic accolades supporting those statements. Had they been true, they would have been on the front page for months on end. But when you ask to back up those lofty positions, the answer is, “..those records are sealed.” Most everyone accepts that, moves on, and the circular logic continues.

            • Intentional blindness – so infuriating. The one picture I saw of him and an airplane was taken about the same year as the football picture – he was obviously in middle school – and probably early middle school. About like me saying I was going to be “this or that” – actually, I think at age 14 I wanted to be a geneticist, because I found Biology, particularly the section on genes, fascinating. It reminds me of interviews with 4 year olds who claim to want to be doctors, veterinarians, etc. They have no clue what they want to do or what they’re capable of doing at that age. The entire dialogue was sickening. There was no way, ever, that TM was going to be recruited by NASA.

              • sangell says:

                I’d be very surprised if certified airline mechanics are not drug tested too under Federal law. I was and so was everyone who worked at our utility. You see we operated pipelines and thus came under DoT rules. So even meter readers were subject to random drug testing. If you name came up you had 1/2 hour to report to the Occupational Health lab a the local hospital. Fail the test and you were immediately terminated.

  8. charlotte says:

    I’ll say it once only: “They be rayciss.”
    It was always about race.
    Everything in this country is now about R A C E

  9. I worked as a weekly columnist for Florida TODAY newspaper some years back (wrote two columns a week for 7 years about the Space Coast’s social scene). When I was hired, the executive editor — a Black — instituted a policy called “mainstreaming”. The directive was sent out to all reporters that whenever they covered a story, even if it was about a citrus freeze, they HAD to find a Black person to respond/react to the event. In other words, the story wasn’t “mainstreamed” unless it had a quote from a Black person. The photographers were told to be sure to include a Black in the news photo. If I remember correctly, the exec editor was given an award from parent company Gannett for initiating the policy, which was then implemented throughout Gannett’s news operation, including USA Today. It didn’t matter if the story had ANYTHING whatsoever to do with the Black community. You HAD to find a Black to quote, come hell or high water. If you didn’t, it was held against you. Our community’s Black population is and was about 10%. When you read the news, you’d have thought it was 75%. (Source:

    • LittleLaughter says:

      I shouldn’t be surprised Andrea, but it never ceases to amaze me. Question- while you worked for FL TODAY, did you ever hear co-workers questioning such a policy? Did anyone ever ask the executive editor any hard questions about it? If so, what response were they given? thanks.

      • Many of them mocked it under their breath. But no one — to my knowledge — every questioned it. Remember too that most of the reporters and editors were very liberal. In fact, the newsroom editor and his wife came to Brevard from working at a paper in Little Rock, ARK, where they were friends of Bill & Hillary, and were quite proud and happy to tell everyone that fact.

    • finai says:

      Thank you for this, Andrea. My first reaction was to wonder what the Orlando/Florida demographics are and found that chart. I’m stymied as to how a group of people with such a biased agenda got such control. Are residents so ignorant, uneducated or blase’ that they don’t question? Does the marxist progressive leadership put African Americans in positions to advance secular progressivism, so that if anyone dare question or criticize, they can be destroyed with the “racism” club; meanwhile rewarding them with perceived power, and most importantly tons of cash?

      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        “I’m stymied as to how a group of people with such a biased agenda got such control.”

        They got it through Affirmative Action. What better way to place people in key positions than to get them there by mandate of the government they were seeking to infest? With that working for them, how could any other person or employee protest it?

        • Partyzant says:

          You cannot protest without sacrificing your job, your career. Your prospects after getting dinged- for even following the organizational policy to the letter- if it disadvantages a connected black person, you are going to face some very severe headwinds.
          People will stop taking your calls. Very senior people will only speak with you off the record and in hushed tones. They are scared for their own well being.
          The economic self interests and hubris you will find in the system are dug in like a tick on a bloodhound.

      • jmf says:

        The black racist agenda is a deliberately positioned stalking horse for somebody else. Look to the media ownership and big, big money, like George Soros.

        By the way, what the media have done to this country is beyond crime. It is an atrocity of apocalyptic proportion. I passionately hope that when this war is over, we and our posterity will identify the perpetrators and hunt them down to the ends of the earth, like the Jews are doing to the Nazis today, until they pay for what they have done.

      • finai – I have just finished doing the same thing you did – I looked up the demographics of the area. Funny, isn’t it? What this says is that these people who are promoted and “in charge” and in positions of authority – and making these ridiculous calls on “mainstreaming” and biased reporting were more than likely promoted to these positions not based on ability or even the “content of their character” but solely because of the “color of their skin”, ie, affirmative action. Yet we are all “equal” – except we’re really not. They get preferential consideration and treatment. I wonder how many white supervisors and division heads were passed over in awarding these promotions. It is always amazing to me how blacks make up such a small percentage of our population (if you believe the demographic statistics given us by our government – which I do not) that they are SO visual everywhere and commit SO much crime. How in the world is that? It baffles me. This hierarchy at the Orlando Sentinel is just a microcosm of our entire country – this is everywhere. Go to any “public” facility and look at the number of black employees – yet they only make up 13,6 percent of the entire U.S. population.
        We have, as a nation, and thanks in whole to our “white guilt” brothers and sisters and the progressive political movement, gone way beyond any vision of “equality” and completely given blacks in this country the authority and the blessing to run rampant. This new “racism” is not the same as they experienced, yet in ways it is worse. They DO have the NBPP and the BGI – and I guess one could equate the NBPP to the KKK. The problem is, all whites are held accountable for the despicable acts of the KKK while many of us despised their tactics and the brutal killings they were responsible for. It seems to me, where blacks are concerned, it is much more loosely organized and we don’t know who the enemy is. At least they had an idea. Prejudice is prejudice and we cannot control an individual’s thoughts or feelings. It seems as though blacks have declared war on whites – much like Muslims have declared war on Christians and Jews – with the same “kill them where you find them” edict. This is what the BGI and everyone else needs to understand – we can’t differentiate between the real thugs and the “pretend” thugs – they are all dangerous. We don’t know if that 17 year old wearing the hoodie and baggy pants is about to pull a gun and rob us/shoot us or is just trying to look like he is going to.
        We are being held to a level of expectation that is not possible. And woe be to anyone who protects themselves against one of these thugs like TM.

        • finai says:

          I wonder that the majority has become so comfortable and complacent and as long as their world is not personally disrupted, they allow others to run and control. Even now, with what seems to me to be a vice tightening around them, they’d rather not respond…. Sundance’s frogs in warm water. I think of Bill Ayers (a Marxist sleeper in this country) changing his focus from bombs (physical destruction) to reeducation (long term destruction) The transformation of America has been in the works for a long time. The people affecting this have used the African Americans as weapons and shields. Like union bosses, the BGI leaders get the cash and keep the minions in line. It’s discouraging.

      • allhail2 says:

        One problem with the metro Orlando area is that it is very fluid. In other words, lots of low paying “hospitality” jobs creates a transient population that cares very little about what goes on unless it is perceived as “popular to care about.”

    • I enjoy several crime shows. Often times the different shows will cover the same crime. It’s interesting that the opinion one forms regarding the crime depends on the coverage. Subtle differences, omissions, additions can make a difference.

      • janc1955 says:

        I watch a lot of those shows, too. One thing I find really offensive is what is increasingly being fed to the viewing audience as normal and natural and expected. For example, let’s say the victim is a 15 or 16 year-old girl who has been murdered. First thing the show does is find an actress who doesn’t look a thing like the actual victim. Actress will look like a wholesome girl next door type. When a photo of the actual victim emerges, she’s wearing heavy dark eye makeup and a sullen look, has multiple tattoos and piercings, and her hair is every color but her natural one. The story in the show will then spin girl-next-door as having fallen in innocent teenage love with a “boy,” who in real life is actually several years older, unemployed with a thug-like disposition, and already in trouble with the law or headed that direction. Next the teenage girl will have a “typical teenage disagreement” with her parents and “run away.” (The parents are typically clueless, or edited to look that way, as they recount the unfortunate and untimely demise of their girl-next-door teenage daughter.) In reality, the kid arranged to be picked up at the corner by her BF and taken to a seedy motel in a bad part of town to shack up with him and do who knows what else with all her free time. Somehow, girl-next-door winds up dead. And of course no one saw that coming because she was just living your normal, natural, expected teenage existence in America.

    • stella says:

      I remember reading similar stories in Bernie Goldberg’s book, Bias.

  10. Moishe Pipik says:

    Wow! Even though I own property in Florida, (in zip code 34786), I’ve never paid much attention to the Orlando Sentinel. (My official residence is in California, though). I don’t mind newspapers having a “slant”–I read the NY Times every day–it’s just that it’s such a poor quality newspaper, it’s not even worth looking at. Now I know why….they don’t care at all about their reporting. It’s just a conveyance for local ads.

  11. lovemygirl says:

    “It all begins to make sense….”
    From my many conversations it is clear “they” know the lies and have no shame in repeating them for the “cause”. I have actually had conversations where the BGI supporters know Trayvon was a thug, know George was, as they hedge, legally innocent and don’t give a damn. They want “Justice” which means nothing more than excusing bad behavior, reaping millions or billions as was Pigford I and II.

    They – a number of days ago I said I would clarify who they was – Blacks, whites etc that excuse bad behavior and their lawyers who sue for money and the scum that think they are owed money.

  12. lovemygirl says:

    SD, You may have, but have you ever asked Rene directly why she just accepted the status quo?

    • sundance says:

      I never asked. Actually we only had that one phone conversation, (the rest was via email), and, I’m embarrassed to admit, I was so taken back by the response I just couldn’t think to ask that well deserved question. My questions were about “why” this decision was preordained.

      …..And like a doofus I kept loading up on all the discovered material hoping she would see that something so significantly truthful, yet counter to all previous reporting, deserved to weigh against her editors instruction. Alas….

      I never thought to ask her why she accepted it. Wish I had though.

      • lovemygirl says:

        I don’t get twitter but I did ask her that so we will see if she responds. I’m so lame at twitter I don’t know how to check but if Me Mongo gets a response, we will see. I just don’t understand how a reporter is dictated what they can and cannot talk about and they stay mum.

        • jordan2222 says:

          There was a time when managing editors would have fired any reporter who dared to submit any of the garbage we have seen since 2/26/12. Notice they now want to cut back the newsroom even more, meaning investigative reporting will die a slow death. There will be no resources to fact check anything.

          You have probably noticed how newspapers cooperate in publishing the same articles. So much for taking pride in original articles. If a Pulitzer was awarded for covering this case, (May God forbid) which newspaper would receive it? LOL

          • LetJusticePrevail" says:

            “You have probably noticed how newspapers cooperate in publishing the same articles.”

            Which is exactly WHY the local reporters had to be thwarted by the BGI, and HOW the “false narrative” was disseminated to the rest of the world. I wonder how hard it would be to connect Mark Russell and Avido Khahaifa to them? It probably wouldn’t be as hard as playing the “Kevin Bacon Game” type of connections that linked Ryan Julison, Ben Crump, Angela Corey and Pamela Bondi together.

        • St. Benedict's Thistle says:

          I’m afraid this sort of censoring is not new. It used to be all about dollars (if there was a story that threatened the financial interests of a big advertiser it would get spiked). Now it is about the dollars AND the ideology. Of course that is a deadly combination, as Newsweek found out, the NYT is finding out, the Washington Post has found out, etc.

          It is no coinkydink that the Prez visited Mr. Bezos right as the purchase of the WP was coming out. Government is getting closer and closer to nationalizing (and thereby controlling) news outlets. I imagine a great deal of back scratching went into that purchase…on both sides.

          Regarding Rene, well my guess is she has an ideological perspective that allows her to ignore the dissonance between her journalistic training and the censoring of truth that she engages in. Perhaps when she retires she will write a tell all book. ;-)

          • LetJusticePrevail" says:

            “Perhaps when she retires she will write a tell all book.”

            Even if that were the case (which I doubt) by then there will be no publishing house that would even touch it. They will ALL be run by the Marxists by then.

      • GZanon says:

        “..snip..I kept loading up on all the discovered material hoping she would see that something so significantly truthful,”

        Were it not for this unknown frustration, this dogmatic trait was honed; efforts were doubled and your resolve stronger. Think we, your readers, think any less of you for not knowing a non trial point? For Sunday’s sake …. put the Wiffle Bat back in the closet!!!
        This is SIMPLY more light.

        • keriheat says:

          As far as government controlling the media – We ARE there!

          No truth to be found if it was not for outlets like the Treehouse and the tenacity of ‘The Sundance’

      • JoNobody says:

        Makes me understand why she kept tweeting fashion updates while in trial rather than actual trial news. smh.

  13. ZurichMike says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, Sundance. You “error” was thinking “surely this is relevant background information for a hot story in the local paper” instead of “how can I slant this story consistent with the race agenda of the left?”.

  14. myopiafree says:

    Hi Sundance -
    A free press is indeed the heart of a democracy. I cringe when I see, and you report this type of sever bias. But … now we know.

  15. boutis says:

    This revelation is very useful to Beasley. Consider providing Stutzman’s tweets to them. She is surprisingly honest about the bias and censorship of the management which indicates malicious intent to defame. Her deposition would be interesting. So would these two editors regarding their interaction (instructions) with the BGI and Crump.

    • scaretactics says:

      Yes! That’s what it’s all about now.
      We can’t undo the “reporting” that’s already been done by these newspapers.
      But it is ammunition for Beasley to set the record straight for George and to cash in on others’ idiocy and prejudice.
      Just keep talkin’ = $$$$$$ for our beloved George

    • janc1955 says:

      I have to wonder how far off the reservation Beasley is willing to go, publicly.

  16. Plato says:

    Slantinel all those pictures of 10 year old trayvon and mean orange jump suit Zimmerman!
    Constant stories about poor trayvon Armed only with skittles, water Mellon drink (which only could be reported as ice tea) & Concrete. Black reporters having talks with their kids about walking in white neighborhoods pretending this was dangerous. Pretending trayvon the thug was an innocent instead of a lean addict,burglar and criminal with racist views! Slantinel and truth are on separate paths, newspapers are dying because they are no about news but about pushing leftist agenda.
    Slantinel unfit for even lining bird cages poop collectors

  17. JAS says:

    I haven’t read a newspaper in more than 20-years. I was a foreman juror on a big civil trial some time back and the local paper called me and did a phone interview after the trial. They turned everything I said inside out and backwards to fit their narrative. Two weeks after the trial was over the judge overturned our verdict.

  18. John Ross says:

    This article makes me want to hang my head in despair.

    I am 56 years old, and in 1978, as an Economics Major in college, one of my professors made a statement I have never forgotten. The subject was the Economics of Discrimination, and he said “Employers that directly benefit from the profitability of the company [such as ones who own the company in question] are ALWAYS looking for things that provide cheap screening.”

    He went on to explain that if an employer can identify profit-sapping areas that a company can easily avoid, such as taking on customers or clients who have a history of suing, the company sees an immediate benefit to the bottom line. Cheap screening is profit margin’s best friend. Insurance companies have done extensive studies on factors affecting life expectancy, and discovered that people with lots of visible tattoos have far more hospital stays, medical expenses, lawsuits, and die sooner than those without tattoos. This isn’t from ink poisoning, he joked, but from the other life decisions that people who get extensively tattooed tend to make (this was 35 years ago, remember.)

    In the last few years, as the BGI has been running at full throttle, and articles like this one have come out, I see more and more of my friends giving up and going the “cheap screening” route by avoiding blacks as much as possible, in every aspect of their lives. They have sold their companies or businesses and started doing something else to earn a living that doesn’t require them to hire ANY employees at all, stopped going to any place where black “flash mobs” might suddenly appear (like shopping malls), or moved to states or towns with near-zero black populations. They’re tired of being preyed upon and being blamed for it and hit up for money at the same time.

    I find it all ineffably dispiriting.

    • jmf says:

      “In the last few years, as the BGI has been running at full throttle, and articles like this one have come out, I see more and more of my friends giving up and going the “cheap screening” route by avoiding blacks as much as possible, in every aspect of their lives. They have sold their companies or businesses and started doing something else to earn a living that doesn’t require them to hire ANY employees at all, stopped going to any place where black “flash mobs” might suddenly appear (like shopping malls), or moved to states or towns with near-zero black populations. They’re tired of being preyed upon and being blamed for it and hit up for money at the same time.”

      Consider halting retreat and going on the offensive (with a well-considered, organized strategy of course). Somebody once said the best defense is a good offense.

    • JC says:

      I guess redlining would be a form of cheap screening for mortgage lenders and probably ancillary services like property and auto insurance. If mortgages disproportionately go bad in an area then insurance claims of all types are probably high there too…inventory shrinkage in retail stores etc.

      Ever eat in a McDonalds that was black owned and staffed? Chaos, a white owner would lose the franchise. Ditto Walmarts I went to in Florida that were staffed with blacks, once these retails hit a “tipping point” in terms of staff chaos reigns. And normal people avoid them like the plague. I remember seeing a recon tower in a Walmart parking lot (to visually monitor the criming, I guess cameras weren’t good enough), and I thought, “WOW”

      I’m not saying this to be mean but once you get exposed to these third world scenarios you start muttering under your breath, I’m never coming back here and everything distills down worse and more concentrated.

      As Black Pogo would say “we have seen the enemy and he is us”

  19. bullnuke says:

    Avido Khahaifa was promoted to editor of the paper last week.

    • bullnuke says:

      In March, the Sentinel staff won the Freedom Forum/American Society of News Editors Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity in the aftermath of the Martin case…

      • JC says:

        “Their multi-platform series not only tackles the history of race relations, but also delves into the complexity of ethnicity and race in order to shatter stereotypical myths,” the announcement said. “The reporters and editors accomplished this under tough conditions — a tragic shooting that went viral internationally.”

        “shatter stereotypical myths”…that is why they couldn’t dwell on Trayvon’s broken family structure and his excursion into crime, drugs and street violence -people would get hung up on facts that reinforce stereotypical facts

    • unitron says:

      I’m not sure it was so much a promotion as they dumped the extra work on him in addition to his previous duties, and rewarded Mark Russell with his stuff in a box and directions to the unemployment office, so now they’re only paying one of them instead of two.

  20. John Galt says:

    Amazing how SD just keeps connecting the dots. Juror B37 called it first: OS = parrot cage floor liner.

  21. JoNobody says:

    The Gannet company bought our previously locally owned newspaper and their subscription numbers have done nothing but plummet ever since. I haven’t read them for years due to the fact they don’t report news anymore. They actually used to win Pulitzers back in the day. No more. They just cut and paste press releases basically. I learned all of my news about this case from this website and not any other news source. Truth finds it’s way to people looking for it. Leftists = liars. Seeing how the ratings and subscribers for our legacy media have plummeted all over the country tells me that on some level, most of us are rejecting the leftist media and finding truth elsewhere. Thank you Sundance and team for keeping hope alive.

    • keriheat says:

      Sure, all you have to do is compare the cable news ratings. You are right about truth. While I believe Fox News has moved towards the center a little, just look at their ratings.
      They have buried their competition by NOT carrying Obee’s water. – Well, most of the time.

      I have heard here over and over. People came here to get the facts about GZ.

      I believe ‘Truth’ will always draw a crowd. They just need to find the source.

  22. iamthetool says:

    OT but…

    Anyone know what this is all about? A new motion in the Zimmerman case? People over at FreeRepublic are guessing.

    08/08/2013 MOTN FAMILY

    Seminole County Clerk of Courts
    Detailed Information for Case 592012CF001083A

    Freepers help me out here..what am I looking at?

    • John Galt says:

      Based on the title, it looks like a bunch of frivolous BS filed by a lunatic.

    • kathyca says:

      when this was first posted (here?) there was a link to the first “amicus” brief. It was filed by a black sex offender from Forest Park, Georgia. I don’t know if the others are related to that same individual, but it’s likely. Regardless, they are certainly as John Galt characterized them. No worries.

    • JC says:

      How about the second degree murder charge for child abuse they trotted out at the 11th hour? The judge rejected and the jury never considered it but maybe Miss Piggy Corey is arguing Nelson erred and Seminole county didn’t provide a jury of Trayvon’s peers so the move to miami daid to consider child abuse charges against GZ. State can try to wear down GZ finances etc and get a darker jury.

      • iamthetool says:

        At the trial, there was a last minute motion whereby “…the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony. The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse…”. But, the judge did not allow it. Maybe someone is attempting to upgrade that to 2nd degree, but I don’t think that’s possible.

        Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse
        (Update – Judge will NOT charge)

        • JC says:

          The judge simply said she didn’t think the evidence supported 3rd degree murder based on aggravated child abuse so the jury never made a determination on that. Can the prosecution appeal that decision? Could this be that appeal?

          Could the insufficient evidence be fiddled around with and be resubmitted in this format and pumped up to second degree murder and be tried separately?

      • allhail2 says:

        Epic fail by Team Miss Piggy.

        The Traybots went on ad infinitum about the jury not being Trayvon’s peers. That is another twist and excuse to avoid the truth. A defendant, ie George Zimmerman, is constitutionally guaranteed to be tried in front of a jury of HIS peers. Not the other way around. I have heard the twist so many times that apparently civics class has been replaced with “How to be a societal leech 101.”

    • JoNobody says:

      Legal Insurrection has a post on it by Branca. The guy filing it is a sex offender. His issue is that the jury instructions were bad and so there must be a retrial. He deconstructs it pretty thoroughly.

  23. labrat says:

    Well it still doesn’t make any sense to me what-so-ever. I don’t care if the editors are black, white or pink with purple polka dots. To what purpose does perpetuating lies serve? If it’s about money – why would hiding truth generate more money than a series of stories exposing the deceptions? If it’s about an “agenda”, what’s to be gained for anyone (in the media industry) by hiding the truth? I just don’t “get it”. It all seems so senseless to me. Yes – I clearly see that it is happening – but for the life of me the reasons why just baffle me.

    • jmf says:

      Possibly the plan is to instigate racial provocation to whatever level is required to trigger a race war, at which point you can suspend the constitution and elections and initiate martial law, which never goes away. The republic becomes the empire.

      • Kev says:

        I agree that this is the plan.

        • sangell says:

          I don’t think fomenting a ‘race war’ is the goal. However, raising the specter of one serves a useful purpose and that is expanding government and making the payment of higher taxes seem necessary to avert a such a racial conflagration.

          Its no secret the government is running on fumes and ‘funny money’ to pay for the social safety net more and more people rely on. Its also no secret that the black population is sliding back into the same poverty they only recently emerged from and that 55% of the so called black middleclass relies on government or quasi government employment. With state and local governments tapped out and cutting their payrolls to fund their pension obligations and with other traditional employers of blacks like the Post Office, domestic auto manufacturers, utilities, etc in the same predicament the foundation upon which black prosperity is built is buckling. If black America is to preserve its present economic position it is going to require more and more transfer payments from the rest of America to do it.

    • Chewbarkah says:

      Imagine what newspapers would be like if they were mouthpieces for the Democratic Party, and existed to sell the Party line in every aspect of every story and every photo. They would be exactly as they are now, because almost all “legacy media” is owned, operated, edited, and staffed by Democrat true-believers, for whom deception is the highest form of reality. So get over the illusion that newspapers are interested in honest reporting or that they exist to make money as “businesses”.

      • sangell says:

        When the Washington Post fetches less money than some video game or cell phone app software start up and is ‘valued’ at less than 1/200th what Face Book is that should tell you as a business newspapers are dead.

        This goes to my larger point that black America is facing economic obsolescence. They always become influential in industries right before those industries collapse. The Orlando Sentinel e.g. is disappearing behind a paywall. How many peope are going to want to pay $8.99 /month to get a product run by a ‘African- Americans?

        It may not be fair, it may even be racist but when I see black people in senior management positions in a company I will not invest in them. You will see shrinking profits, loss of market share and eventually bankruptcy.

  24. sybiljx1 says:

    Issues and Voices that Matter September 13, 2012
    Trayvon Martin – Media Forum
    Trayvon Martin – Media Forum (L/R- Francis Oliver, Susan Vernon-Devlin, Jennifer Bisram, and Mark Russell)
    Hear a panel of CThe forum is conceived and hosted by the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists and held Saturday, August 11, 2012 in the sanctuary of Sanford’s New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. It is moderated by association president, Daralene Jones, a reporter for WFTV/Channel 9.

    Media panel members are Jennifer Bisram, a reporter for Fox 35 News, and Mark Russell, editor, of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Also on the panel is Francis Oliver, a Sanford area community activist, and Susan Vernon-Devlin, director of public relations for Massey Communications, speaking in her role as a crisis management consultant to the city of Sanford.entral Florida black media professionals, a community activist and a crisis management consultant to the city of Sanford discuss and answer audience questions about local media coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman and its effect on the Sanford community length – 40:33.

  25. eastern2western says:

    The sentinel has more law suits coming from the Zimmerman camp because of their creation of forensic scream analysis. Lets see what happens after the shelley Zimmerman can is over because I believe George Zimmerman is itching to file his suits.

    • allhail2 says:

      And I’m itching to be drinking Mai Tai’s with GZ on KMA Island after shooting fish in a barrel…..I mean after civil suits have been settled.

  26. ed357 says:

    Tribe matters.

  27. lepanto says:

    OK, Rene. The question is now posed: Why?

    Whether or not Sundance had the presence of mind to ask the reporter the obvious question at the time, the reporter must already have this question deep inside of her mind. Even if her conscience has been numbed, and buried and brutalized by compromise, the truth has a way of shining through the darkness. If she tries to ignore it, she may still toss and turn at night, and she will have to face it for herself.

    The question is so obvious (“Why did you go along with this policy, when you already knew the truth?”). The question begs for an answer, even if no one else asks it. The question cannot be suppressed or ignored forever. And, once upon a time, she was a young cub reporter with the ideals and innocence of youth, who could only have begun to “report” events because reporting the truth was seen as a valuable and noble task. She may, perhaps, be jaded by years of compromise, but that noble task still cries out for an answer.

    And I do not believe that the reporters and editors of the Low-Information Media are unaware of this website, any more than the prosecuting attorneys were unaware of it during the trial.

  28. nivico says:

    I spoke with my dad on the phone last night for the first time since the trial…

    Now here was a man who ate, slept, and breathed MSM every day of his retired life… if his television was on, it was on MSNBC or CNN or the like. And he was a staunch TM advocate prior to the trial based on what he was being spoon fed by these ‘news’ outlets, which led to a few interesting discussions between us over the last year and a half.

    After watching the trial for himself, though, he told me that he has lost all respect for the media… he feels deceived because there is absolutely no doubt in his mind now that Zimmerman was innocent.

    I wonder how many folks like my dad are out there…?

    • Stormy says:

      I hope more than a few…

    • sangell says:

      The whole story line that Crump laid out in early March of 2012 was preposterous but when you looked at the faces of the people presenting it qualified for ‘racial privilege’ a special category wherein white people are required to suspend reason and judgement so as to not give offense and pretend that a barely literate Ben Crump was a respected attorney. And so the Skittles and Ice Tea, should’ve stayed in his car, disobeyed the police lie was simply passed up through the black media ( Radio One) and up to the MSM with an invisible ‘asterisk’ on it that it was not to be questioned or authenticated.

      We can pick which part of the Crump story line was the most ridiculous because none of it made sense but it was so thick with treacly emotion about people our experience and commonsense tells us to be wary of many whites felt to not accept it at face value was to be guilty of racism. Afterall, it was theoretically possible a 17 black boy would set off on a dark and stormy night to get candy for his father’s ‘fiance’s’ 14 year old son. It was also ” possible” a middle class HOA would select as its neighborhood watch liason a rogue racist spoiling for a fight ( just don’t ask yourself why he would’ve called and requested police if he wanted to attack the boy?). It was possible Tracy ‘Fruit’ Martin was sober that evening and was desperately trying to find his son when he didn’t return from the 7/11 and had no idea his boy had been shot dead half a block from his fiancé’s house. Everything Crump was saying was ‘possible’ it was just extremely unlikely and inconsistent with the people he was presenting to us.

  29. myopiafree says:

    In the beginning I looked for the “alternative” analysis – about Zimmerman/Martin. I could not find anything, even though it was crazy to say that this 3.5 GPA student had thee 10 day suspensions and had missed 53 days of school. Only Sundance was the “investigative journalist” – standing almost alone.
    We have “killed off” almost all honest people – who speak the truth.

  30. KPM58 says:

    When the civil suits start how is the MSM going to be able to ignore and hide what comes out from the suits?
    Putting on my tinfoil cap, would the changes in the laws protecting “journalists” provide a means of hiding the info?

  31. Mike says:

    I grew up in Florida, and i can say with confidence that most of its newspapers are notoriously biased. In the mid 1970′s the St Petersburg Times completely ignored black on black murders and robberies happening exactly 8 miles from my neighborhood. They did however do a half page report based on complaints from an elderly lady about me , and my friends, playing baseball in a county owned lot next to her house. In the article we were morphed into a ” gang” that was creating “fear” in the ” retiree” neighborhood. Never mind the fact that we grew up there, and had been playing baseball in that field for years. Or the fact that the ” terrorized” lady had only lived in our neighborhood for 3 months. If the Times had bothered to check with our local Sheriffs Department on the veracity of her claims, they would have realized that she was a chronic attention seeking drama queen , and that her most startling complaint was that we jumped her fence to get our baseball. But I guess in the end the Times got what it wanted , a picture of my blond haired , blue eyed, neighbor grimacing, accompanied by the words , gang, retiree, and terrorize.

  32. hawkeye13 says:

    Too many of the people I have talked to recently believe the mainstream media over the truth. It will take a mainstream outlet standing up and publishing the truth to change things.. All of the blogs and minor media outlets are looked at as conspiracy nuts, not as truth. My daughters (grown and on their own) don’t even want to discuss the truth because it does not jive with the MSM view.

  33. woohoowee says:


    What Do News Execs of Color Owe Their Communities?
    Submitted by princeeditor on Wed, 11/07/2012 – 02:01.
    From Mark Russell, editor, Orlando Sentinel:”


    ” For the Sentinel, I have tried to ensure that we approached the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story with a wide-angle lens, looking for ways to describe how this complicated story has played out in multi-cultural Central Florida.”

    I must have missed the “wide-angle lens”.

  34. woohoowee says:

    Major Garrett’s old roommate:

    “Different Roads Lead to Same Success for Mark Russell and Major Garrett, Who Roomed Together as J-Schoolers Back in 1984″

    And from same link:

    “Press, Freedom and Responsibility: Then and Now
    By Mark Russell, BJ ’84
    The Orlando Sentinel”


    “The reporters at the Sentinel are armed with the knowledge that they are entitled to public records, and they aggressively seek them when it’s relevant for a story.”

    Relevant public records (that SD tried to give them!) deemed not relevant in George’s trial.

  35. Liberty Laxative says:

    I just want to give up. These black thugs are replicating the policies of Jim Crow, through and through. What savages. Just as those plantation owners and white racists in the Day were savages. Is this nation even still worth fighting for?

  36. The Sentinel is, and always has been, regarded as a liberal news rag. Whether these individuals were/are black, in my mind, matters not at all. As we’ve seen, the Zimmerman case has really been divided by political affiliation and it just so happens that blacks identify as liberals by a 9-1 margin. They could have been multicolored, and if they were liberal, they were likely to make the same decision that these two black men made. Liberals all across the nation, not just some blacks or the BGI, saw this case as a way to push a narrative and they jumped the gun long before they knew what the facts were. Their pride, ego, agenda, whatever you want to call it, disallowed them from ever admitting their error, so they decided to double down, instead.

    • sangell says:

      True but look at the bind they’ve got themselves in. Earlier I pointed out the cognitive dissonance the Crump storyline created. Wholesome 17 year old boy just buying candy for his little brother ( Crump’s description of Chad Greene). Worried sick family desperate for answers etc. Most Americans were naturally skeptical because that is not the black American teens and families they see in their lives. Some may want to believe such a cock and bull narrative, others may feel guilty because they don’t believe and blacks will pretend to believe anything in the name of racial solidarity. Let’s look at it from a different angle.

      Everybody remember “Leave it to Beaver”. That is what Crump would have us believe the Sybrina, Tracy, Jahvarmint , Trayvon household was. Anyone familiar with the Cleaver TV family would find it hard to believe Wally Cleaver would be out roaming the streets at night and then commit aggravated battery on a neighbor. It makes no sense to everything we knew about the Wally Cleaver character. We also could not imagine Ward and June Cleaver coming home from an evening out and not noticing or caring that Wally wasn’t home. America knows Fruit and Trayvon Martins don’t play by TVLAND rules. This was not the Cleaver or Bill Cosby family we were dealing with not matter what Crump, Sybrina or even the President said. But rather than believe their lying eyes many Americans were willing to play make believe in order to excuse their natural reaction when it comes to race in America.

      • Too many generalizations for my tastes. For what it’s worth, I have relationships with many black American families that fit the false narrative put together by Crump, Julison, Jackson, etc.

        I was skeptical of the narrative, because I didn’t automatically jump to the conclusion that the Orlando Sentinel did, without facts, that the SPD acted in an overtly racist manner by letting the shooter go free, simply because the victim was black. The more I learned, the less the narrative made sense. I didn’t care to know, at that time, about Martin’s past. As we’ve seen, while it was relevant to who Martin was, it was not necessary to understand that Zimmerman acted within the law and that the SPD and Wolfinger made the right call from the very beginning. Everything else we now know just shows how incredibly biased the media, and others, acted in this case in order to push a false narrative. And, as we have seen, before and since, these people have no limit to the depths they will sink in order to sell a narrative and push an agenda.

        • sangell says:

          But the ‘family’ Crump was offering us didn’t meet the black families you say you’ve known. Sybrina and Tracy were not husband and wife and hadn’t for almost the entirety of Trayvon’s life. Trayvon’s dad had a neck tattoo! and was divorcing wife #2 and storing his kid at the new women in his life’s apartment. Is that how the ‘black families’ you so admire handle their children’s living arrangments. Cognitive dissonance abounded around the Crump story. How often do black men get custody of their children? Everything that Crump was saying cried out for skepticism and verification by the news media but it was never done.

          • I agree that Crump’s comments should have been investigated by the media. Not because of someone’s generalized view of the modern black American Family, but because the media is supposed to be skeptical and report the facts. Many of the black families I know handle their children like we expect good and proper parents should. We know the Martin’s don’t fit that description. My point was that Crump’s description of the Martin family didn’t raise my suspicions. I learned about the family later. My suspicions were raised by the insinuation by the media, and others, that the SPD acted in an overtly racist manner by letting Zimmerman go, simply because the victim was black. I knew there had too be more to the story.

    • Cynewulf says:

      “The Sentinel is, and always has been, regarded as a liberal news rag.”
      At least since the early 90s, and probably before then, it’s been known as the “Slantinel.” The St. Pete Times is just as bad. The only major paper in central FL that has any sense of balance is the Tampa Tribune.

  37. sangell says:

    The Orlando Sentinel is owned by the Tribune Group which emerged from bankruptcy in January of this year. Also owns the LA Times and Chicago Tribune and 23 TV stations. It is buying some more TV stations too. How can a recently bankrupt company go out and spend billions buying 19 more local TV stations. Easy. Financing of up to $4.1 billion from JPMorgan Chase, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. That will include a new $300 million revolving credit facility and the capacity to allow Tribune to refinance its existing debt.

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  39. recoverydotgod says:

    Just a couple video recent links. The first link talks about the connection to the March on Washington coming up this month toward the end of the clip.

    Trayvon Martin Amendment detailed by Benjamin Crump
    August 2, 2013
    Trayvon Martin Amendment detailed by attorney Benjamin Crump at NABJ Convention.

    Trayvon Martin’s mother still uneasy about media attention
    August 2, 2013

    Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is still uneasy about media attention.

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