Charles Johnson’s Ignorance Over Trayvon Photo Flap Tops Memeorandum
lgf blogger Charles Johnson has finally made it fully into the arms of the left with his post attacking me, which gives him enough links and attention to result in this. What's sad is how willing Johnson has been to throw away everything he seemed to once understand about the media and turn on so many once friends to do it. Worse is the race-based ignorance of so many blacks I'm seeing in attacking me, when they should be criticizing the media, instead.
In this post of mine, along with this one on the AP, I pointed out that some media outlets appear to prefer using an image of Trayvon Martin that has been altered in a manner that makes him appear to be much lighter in skin color than he actually was. Said image has been enhanced to make him look so much lighter, even his facial features appear altered at that point.
No where have I said a darker image of Martin would suggest he was somehow guilty of something, or that it might justify his being shot in any manner. As to any actual case, I was very clear right at top.
Among a few interesting items uncovered in trying to examine the facts behind the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin without drawing any conclusions, was that a widely viewed photograph of Martin appears to have been altered, somewhat
Johnson, the many progressives and now many blacks who have been attacking me over it are being played and they don't even know it. If anything, blacks especially should feel insulted and upset at the media, including the AP – not me. My whole point questions their judgement and worldview, not Trayvon Martin's, or Zimmerman's.
By seeming to prefer using a lighter image of Martin to further fuel the story line that he was a total innocent in the encounter and Zimmerman is guilty before all the facts are clear, my concern is that they feel that making Martin look less black in the eyes of the their readers, somehow makes him look less guilty of something.
Every post I've done on the shooting has been focused on the media's handling of the incident, not what may, or may not have happened on the street in Florida. I have no way of knowing that. But rather than see the potential for racism in the media's judgment (lighter = better, darker = worse), for a now unhinged blogger like Johnson, progressives and many blacks, it seems easier to focus their anger and hate on a white conservative with a blog. Worse, my link to the late Andrew Bretbart makes it a trifecta for them. It's especially sad in Johnson's case, as he once understood what blogging was all about, along with the various games played by the mainstream media.
As for the many blacks attacking me, when it's actually the media, including the AP, who appears to be saying to them, lighter is better, while darker is bad, and they aren't even able to see that, the pre-judgment and ignorance on display is just sad.
As I Tweeted last night in response to so may Tweets like these below, ultimately, if anything, this whole affair only re-affirms my loathing of the race baiters like Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan – and now, even Obama.
RT @Trollolololumad: hrd u R a #Breitbart retard who hates black ppl.Fuck off, U cunt.You disgust the world.I suggest suicide by Zimmerman.
RT @supercatrobot: @elitistliterati @KuntaJay LOL Breitbart is dead, isnt he? It's funny b/c he sucked & deserved 2 die young, & he did.
Said leaders, I use the term loosely, seem only interested in fueling outrage and a mob mentality for political gain. It's sad to see so many black Americans still falling for it after so many decades. Their minds haven't been freed, all that's changed is the owners of the plantation. Too many would be black leaders are too happy to lead them down a path through a cotton field of ignorance and hate ending at the ballot box, before just going on and on with no real end in sight.