Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trayvon Martin & The Racist Gun Nuts

You might as well just embrace the rage now. It's okay. Let it come.

If you have not read about the tragedy of Trayvon Martin, an innocent 17-year old African American kid, and the racist, gun-toting nut who took his life, please take a minute to brush up on some of the bullet points of this horrible event - and the deplorable way it was handled.

Now, take into account the fact that this story, while not discussed or featured in any way by Fox, did appear on its website. Now imagine all those Fox commenters goin' buck nutty over this story and making their missives known to the whole of the internets. I know, it's an ugly mental image.

Little Green Footballs did the painful digging, and has come up with a grotesque pile of the worst of the worst of the comments from the Fox posting of that story. If you have the stomach, head on over there. Either way, here's a sampling:
What a shame—a tragedy, really— because the dead lil’ gangsta could’ve used “‘A-FIRM-TIV AK-SHUN” to go to kollige an play footballz and make lotsa cash munny!”


Let’s find out why the “po’ baby” was REALLY there!


The little thug ghetto monkey should have been home doing his homework, not out gang bangin.


I’m just glad Zimmerman didnt miss and hit an innocent bystander.


Whenever a prominent conservative is confronted with the idea that anyone conservative is racist or bigoted in any way, the first line of defense is that it is a liberal lie. Remember racist signs at the Tea Party rallies? Plants. Besides, Blacks would be better off in the Republican Party. Right?

I really don't have anything else but seething frustration to offer on this topic - it sums itself up, and Little Green Footballs has the long form.

Good luck and don't explode.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I heard the Martin family's lawyer interviewed on CBC radio last night. And of course there's been a lot of TV coverage here in Canada too. What an absolutely appalling case. Why has that guy not been arrested yet?

Sarah said...

So hard to articulate through rage...the argument that he shouldn't have been there, wearing what he was, is akin to the rape defense of "She was wearing a skirt & was obviously asking for it"

Anonymous said...

i watch fox news and they have been very fair and your comments are just inflamatory---stick to the facts---It is a shady deal but let the authorities clean it up and avoid the emotional outburst---until the facts are in no one is innocent....whare is the equal rage for all shootings?

Ricky Shambles said...

Debra - even now, no arrest; I honestly don't know.

Sarah - I know. So. Angry.

dan - I bow to your news-watching ninja skills as Fox only became interested in the story after pics of his grill and school suspension records were leaked.

However, please read the post. The inflammatory comments came from commenters on the Fox News website. Not me. And parroting the "where's the rage" talking point is just silly.

Honestly - and I hate to bring it up - download a free browser like Chrome that puts a little red line under misspelled words because the only people who will take no punctuation and misspellings seriously are the mouth-breathing trolls who comment on race stories on the Fox News site.

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