The reason conveniently, consistently, context, challenged Ann Coulter says that the media lavished inordinate attention on the Trayvon Martin case is because it plays well before a Republican Party which is the refuge of people who believe that Strom Thurmond should have been elected President in 1948. People with this belief and their philosophical heirs are more likely to be comforted by the notion the Trayvon Martin case was a media exaggeration designed to, in Coulterese, “immunize Barack Obama.” The people who consume Coulter’s corrosive, crap consommé are convinced that America need only return to the fifties to return to greatness and dismiss any talk of racism or racial profiling as just an attempt to defend President Obama. (Coulter pukes, “They have to protect Obama, so the rest of us have to get ‘mugged.’”) And when she barks, that Barack Obama is the “most left-wing presidential candidate the nation has ever seen,” you’d think that he was the president that the EPA(massive government inspections of water and Three-Mile Island inspections and intrusive river clean-up) was started under(Nixon) or Homeland Security (Bush) or that he advocated using government resources to build the interstate highway system with all that government-property-taking imminent domain activity (Eisenhower).
Coulter upchucks white-on-black, black-on-black, and black-on-white homicide figures from 1986, six years into the Reagan Administration (not 1966, 1956, 1946, or 1936), because she must focus on an individual year and not the span of history and the racial structural formation of the nation which contributes to the figures. And you’ll never see her provide her audience with any reference to things that affected the psyche of generations of blacks and continued in spirit down thru Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin, like the unique black experience in America which was described as “strange fruit” hanging from the poplar trees. No, she is much more inclined to regurgitate the O.J. Simpson case (which had much more to do with the relationship of wealth to justice than race to justice) in her laughable attempt to make the Trayvon Martin media coverage about Obama (however, this does play well among the Crypto-Dixiecrats).
Giving the Trayvon Martin case and the media attention it got fair and balanced treatment means that you would have to make part of your presentation how much outside pressure was brought to bear just to get Zimmerman placed on trial. I am still waiting to hear the results of the toxicology report from the shooter. I understand that they drug-tested the corpse. Ann, that is just one of the ways in which the Martin case was unlike the cases you claimed the media was “ignoring.” Presentation of this face along with the similarity of the law enforcement response to Emmitt Till’s murder would not serve your financial interests. I have to hand it to you, Ann; your readership’s ignorance will continue to make you small fortunes. But that disgusting, debilitating, diet you’re serving them means it’s going to take this country a long time to get well.