What Fed the Perception that Zimmerman Was a Racist?

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    Apparently, it was the phone recording of Zimmerman's call to the Sanford PD dispatcher.

    Prosecutors: Zimmerman did not use racial slur during 911 call about Trayvon Martin - The Washington Post

    Digital enhancement by the FBI or FDLE probably provided the clarity to determine that Zimmerman never used a racial slur.
     
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    After CNN reported that Zimmerman said "coon"? Which was a lie.

    After a disgraced and fired NBC executive doctored Zimmerman's 911 call?
     
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    What Fed the Perception that Zimmerman Was a Racist?

    Probably the "white" Hispanic label.

    You know what they say about white, male, right wingers. They're all racists.

    Wait a minute, I read that Z'man was a Democrat. He must not be a racist then.
     
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    Race was a part of the story, as soon as we learned someone named Zimmerman killed a black killed.
     
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    Inter-race killings are actually quite rare, statistically speaking. They make up less than 10% of all murders annually, and murders are at their lowest level in the U.S. in the past 50 years. I don't consider it a hate crime every time a white person kills a black person, or vice versa, and I would say that most black folks don't, either. Race-motivated crimes tend to have certain hallmarks, and this case does not necessarily fit the bill, although anything is possible. We simply don't know enough at this point in time to speak ethically to either Zimmeran's or Martin's motives and actions, and doing so is both stupid and irresponsible.

    I consider the initial reporting on it pretty inflammatory. I don't think that there is a huge rush to judgement any time a white person kills a black person, but when media reports suggest that a racial expletive was used by the suspect in an inter-race crime, that's certainly going to fuel things.

    No one of even minimal intelligence would say something so stupid. I certainly would not, and I can promise you that I would and have verbally rebuked people for engaging in such random acts of stupidity.
     
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    I'd say the coon comment. And I'm still not 100% convinced that he didn't say coon instead of punk. His lawyer said he said cold.

    Lots of misinformation.
     
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    Rocko Wrote:
    I think Rocko has pretty much nailed this one...

    The minute a man named George Zimmerman shot an unarmed young black man the narrative was set as far as the media was concerned. They did everything in their power to mold the narrative as needed to keep it about race...going so far as to doctor or alter recordings, make up new ways to identify people that had never been used before (although I am looking forward to the interviews where Katie Couric and others ask Obama what his first 4 years as America's first "white-African American" president have been like), and peg Zimmerman as a racist regardless of what the actual facts of his life seemed to indicate.

    Zimmerman should be investigated for this incident. If he is found guilty he should go to prison. But we ALL should be extremely concerned about how eager so many in our nation seem to be to twist facts or outright lie when it suits, in order to fit the narrative that they want to express...and how complicit the media is in perpetrating this habit.
     
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    I hadn't heard that one. Was he sick? "Fucking colds?"
     
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    On the topic of the 9-1-1 call and whether it was "coons" or "punks" or "Cold" being said by Zimmerman, he was painted as a racist long before this came out. I recall this coming to light and being played adnauseum on CNN a good 10 days after the incident.
     
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    Nah, the lawyer said he was complaining about the weather.
     

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