Taylor on the Trayvon case

Jared Taylor has a 15 minute video talk, dated March 27, on the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin event. While Taylor does not break any new ground, he skillfully presents the tale as a whole, the official story that has been disseminated far and wide, counterposed by the facts that are already established. Along the way, he has some hair-raising quotations from the liberal media and the black leaders. The first is the most striking. It is from an article by René Lynch (who by the way resembles and has the same self-pleased facial expression as Elena Kagan) in the March 23 Los Angeles Times:

[The] facts … are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.

Zimmerman pursued Trayvon and gunned him down. He tracked after that innocent lad and shot him dead in cold blood, just because he was black. And the Sanford police, the Bull Connors of our time, they just let this racist killer go, choosing to believe his obviously false story of what happened! Damn, it’s worse than William Zanzinger with a six month sentence! And this (“Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down” Trayvon), says Lynch, is a fact that is not in contention. Will the Times ever pay a price for having published this? No. Because who is there to exact a price? What adult, what authority is there in America to say that what the Times did is wrong? America as we knew her is gone. We live in a liberal ideological state, and the Los Angeles Times, as a mouthpiece of that ideology, has nothing to fear. That’s why René Lynch looks so smug.

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Kristor writes:

Pride goeth before a fall.

April 2

Bill Carpenter writes:

We still have laws against defamation. A defendant’s reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of a statement of fact will get a plaintiff past first amendment protections. The claim is worth bringing even if it doesn’t ultimately succeed.

LA replies:

Yes. Earlier I said that NBC’s doctoring of the tape was clear grounds for a lawsuit. But it would appear that even these conclusory statements about Zimmerman’s guilt would pass the libel threshold. Zimmerman may have been turned into the biggest libel and defamation plaintiff in American history. Multiple superwealthy media organizations have called him a murderer without evidence. Their disregard for truth is so palpable it amounts to malice. Never has a man been libeled as he has been. When we consider not only the massive attack on and destruction of his reputation, but the physical danger of murder he has been placed in, compensatory damages for the harm he has suffered will be very large, but punitive damages could be significantly larger, enough to cause actual damage to these media companies. Zimmerman could be the man who brings down the MSM!

Bill Carpenter replies:

He should find good lawyers. There should be plenty of volunteers ready to step up for such high-profile cases. If a media defendant published the statement that there was no disputing that such and such was a fact, he should be found to have waived the argument that he was just expressing an opinion.

Irv P. writes:

I watched the Taylor video last week.

This is the man who is so dangerous, his group has to meet in secret … in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Ferg writes:

Is it just a co-incidence that her name is Lynch?

Kathlene M. writes:

What an appropriate name—Rene Lynch—for the author of such a piece of propaganda. Maybe it’s just my browser but the article shows no comments after it. The only way to see them is to click on “Add Comments” and then 1400 comments appear, and most are critical of Jesse Jackson and the coverage of this case. The article was also given a paltry rating of 1.68 stars out of five stars by 278 people. It seems most people are aware of the media’s subterfuge in this case.

David B. writes:

Is the MSM going to give this even more coverage than the Simpson case and trial? Do they think it helps Obama?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 01, 2012 11:38 PM | Send

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