Wednesday, 17 July 2013

THE "RACIST" GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: REALITY CHECK

Ken Berwitz

Regular readers of this blog know I have mentioned George Zimmerman's involvement in the Sherman Ware case numbers of times over the past 17 months. 

But since, due to a combination of media's Operation Racial Firestorm, and the efforts of pretty much every racial huckster in the country, George Zimmerman is again being called a racist by people who either don't know squat about him or just assume that every White man - even an non-White like (half Peruvian) Zimmerman - must be a racist, I thought I would talk about it again today.

Sherman Ware, a homeless Black man, allegedly was beaten by the son of a Sanford, Florida police officer.  But, as the story goes, charges against the officer's son disappeared.  This outraged some people in the area, who felt that the police were sweeping this matter under the rug.  And one of the people most actively involved in demanding justice for Ware was.......guess who?

Here is an excerpt from an Associated Press story of May 23, 2012, which tells the tale very nicely:

George Zimmerman accused the Sanford police department of corruption more than a year before he shot Trayvon Martin, saying at a public forum the agency covered up the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a white officer.

"I would just like to state that the law is written in black and white," Zimmerman said during a 90-second statement to city commissioners at a community forum. "It should not and cannot be enforced in the gray for those who are in the thin blue line."

The forum took place on Jan. 8, 2011, days after a video of the beating went viral on the Internet and then-Sanford Police Chief Brian Tooley was forced to retire. Tooley's department faced criticism for dragging its feet in arresting Justin Collison, the son of a police lieutenant.

"I'd like to know what action the commission is taking in order to repeal Mr. Tooley's pension," Zimmerman said to the commission. "I'm not asking you to repeal his pension; I believe he's already forfeited his pension by his illegal cover-up in corruption in what happened in his department."

That's some helluva racist.

The media, and other racial arsonists out there, are lying about George Zimmerman.  I have no doubt that they know better - and I strongly suspect they have known better for a long time. 

I don't believe George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin means a thing to these despicable frauds.  I certainly know that a young Black man being killed means nothing to them, because, based FBI data, about 7,600 Black people have been killed since the Trayvon Martin shooting. 

Have these hypocrites written about them?  Marched for them?  Demanded justice for them? 

I'll tell you what does mean something to this ugly bunch.  What means something is trying their best to cause a racial firebomb in this country, which gets viewers, sells papers, and generates tons of media attention, with lots and lots of guilt-trip donations, to the sharptons of the world.

Shame on every one of them.

Zeke .... .... How many hate crimes ...... or any felony crime .... occurred right after the criminal called 911, spoke to them for nearly 5 minutes, insisted a police officer meet him right away. And gave precise directions where he would be. ..... ...... Well, according to Eric (the Red) Holder, One. (07/17/13)


THE BILL MAHER SINKHOLE

Ken Berwitz

How low has bill maher sunk?  His "jokes" are so tasteless that even a David Letterman audience boos them.

Watch this video, which I pulled from newsbusters.org, and see/hear for yourself.  First, maher is booed for making a racial reference to the state of Florida.  Then he is booed again for comparing George Zimmerman to casey anthony - with the boos turning into enthusiastic cheers and applause as David Letterman - grim-faced - looks at his watch as if to say "how much longer before I can get this jerk off my set?":

To me, the single funniest part of the video is maher, each time he is booed, wondering out loud why it is happening.  Can this execrable sack of manure possibly think the rest of the world is as accepting of his garbage as his HBO audience - the people who like his piggish material enough to proactively come and see him?

In the movie "Beetlejuice", Jeffrey Jones' character describes the potential for building an amusement park in a small Connecticut town to his investor client, played by Robert Goulet.  Goulet hustles him off the phone, hangs up, and disdainfully says "Putz".  That, in his own way, is what David Letterman - no paradigm of good taste himself - did to maher when he looked at his watch. 

The come-uppance was long overdue.  May it happen again real soon.

Zeke .... .... on the topic of venial libtards: .. . . . . . ESPN is expected to welcome home liberal firebrand Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC and Current TV talk-show host known for his outspoken, left-wing commentary and never-ending skewering of conservatives, The New York Times reported. ... ..... His contract with parent company Walt Disney explicitly prohibits him from discussing politics. He will, however, be allowed to discuss pop culture and current events. (07/17/13)


REAL RACISM (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

Since we have been discussing the phony racism attributed to George Zimmerman, let's talk about an example of the real kind.

Did you know that a Black radio host has offered to foot the bill for Rachel Jeantel's college -- but only if she goes to a Black college?

Here are the particulars, via the following excerpt from Chuck Ross's piece for dailycaller.com:

On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice.

Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, "if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU...if you want to do that, I want to help you do that."

Jeantel is currently 19 years old and is about to enter her senior year of high school in Miami. She's scheduled to graduate next spring, at the age of 20

Joyner continued, "I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you'd like."

Isn't that sweet? 

Tom Joyner is offering Rachel Jeantel, whose entire claim to fame is that she had a telephone call with Trayvon Martin and lied repeatedly in sworn testimony, a free college education.......but only if she will go to a Black college.  If Ms. Jeantel is accepted to, say, Miami U. - a school with White as well as Black students - she has to say no, because then the offer is null and void.

You want racism?  There it is, plain as day.

Now grow old waiting for our wonderful "neutral" media - the media actively engaged in Operation Racial Firestorm, featuring their completely BS narrative about George Zimmerman - to say a word about it.

Real racism.  It comes in all forms, from all sources.  No group is immune to it, or from it.  Certainly not a holier-than-thou talk show host who is happy to shove his racial hypocrisy right in our faces, apparently without a worry in the world that mainstream media will call him out.

Ken Berwitz Terrific article. Loaded with reality. Thanks, free (07/18/13)

free` Ken wrote: Now grow old waiting for our wonderful "neutral" media - the media actively engaged in Operation Racial Firestorm, featuring their completely BS narrative about George Zimmerman - to say a word about it. ------------------------- Ken, CBS has reported on it and they reported on it as if it were a wonderful thing. Here is the link to the video, also Jeantel states she has a 3.0 GPA. But the same person who offered to pay for her college also offered to pay for a tutor and anything else she needs to get her GED. If you have a 3.0 in high school why would you need any help to pass? Anyway here is the story along with the video. miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/16/rachel-jeantel-on-trayvon-martin-friendship-he-never-judged-me/ (07/17/13)

free` Ken, I tried to email you lastnight with a story on the economy. But I guessed wrong on email address. I now know it isn't KenBerwitz@hopelesslypartisan.com. Here is the email I sent. Mort Zuckerman: A Jobless Recovery Is a Phony Recovery More people have left the workforce than got a new job during the recovery—by a factor of nearly three. online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323740804578601472261953366.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_opinion pinion Wishing you and yours the best, free` (07/17/13)


MEDIA PROTECTING BLACK THUGS. AGAIN

Ken Berwitz

Here we go again.

Last night a group of about 40 young people, most or all of them Black, tore down Hollywood Boulevard in an orgy of robbery, assault and vandalism.

Yet, if you read the accounts in the Los Angeles Times, or on NBC's local news web site or CBS or ABC, you will not see even one reference to the fact that the thugs perpetrating this crime orgy were Black.  You will find out that they are teens and young adults.  You will find out they are male and female.  But the fact that most or all are Black?  Nonexistent.

Only the Fox local news coverage mentioned that most of these thugs were "African American".  And only Fox noted that the LAPD "now believes" this thuggery was tied to the Trayvon Martin verdict and subsequent protests.  None of the other reports mentioned this - in fact they made a point of claiming the two were unrelated.  .

How can this be?  Why is the fact that an identifying attribute which is common to most or all of the people involved in a terroristic crime spree is - with one notable exception - erased by the city's leading newspaper and every one of the networks' local affiliates? 

I'll ask the same question I ask every time this happens:  If they all wore red hats, would the news reports say so?  If they were all observant Jews wearing yarmulkes (skull caps), would the news reports say so?  If they were all Chinese, would the news reports say so? 

You bet they would.  As they SHOULD.  This is a description of who the thugs were, no more or less than their age and gender.

Why, then, do these so-called "news venues" think it is proper to withhold this information when the thugs are Black? 

-Do they think they are being nice to Black people?  They certainly are not being nice to decent, honest Black people - who, let's never forget, comprise a vast majority of the Black population, and, in fact, are far more frequently the victims of Black crime than Whites. 

-Are they afraid that reporting the racial makup of the mob will result in their being called "racist"?  By who?  the al sharptons of the world?  Why would they care about this for even one second?  Are sharpton and his likeminded racial flamethrowers in charge of the network news bureaus?   Apparently, in the case of NBC, CBS and ABC Los Angeles, the answer is yes.

And, ironically, by not mentioning the racial composition of the mob, these so-called "news venues" probably communicate to their readers/viewers that the mob was comprised of Blacks anyway.  Most people know that, since media are fearful of reporting this information, a story which does not mention it is saying as much with perfect clarity.

Suppose I told you that, by leaving out the ethnic makeup, news media are effectively giving Black thugs a free pass, thus insuring that there will be more of the same.  Would you argue with me?

Here's an idea:  how about these "news venues" turning over a new leaf and actually reporting news again -- like, for example, the Fox affiliate did?  What a refreshing change for the better that would be.

Hey, isn't Fox - the only one which gave us this information - the venue which other media accuse of not presenting the full story?  

You have to laugh.

free` Ken, you think that is bad? look at this NBC report on the violence. especially near the end at 1:23 into the video and tell me what you see. I want to know if I am seeing what I think I am. (07/17/13)


NANCY GRACE - I RETRACT MY RETRACTION

Ken Berwitz

Yesterday,  I wrote a blog attacking HLN's nancy grace for making an offensive comment about George Zimmerman, which stereotyped the fact that he is half Latino.

I then retracted it when my source - mediaite.com, via hotair.com - backed off  and said she was only responding to someone else's comment.

Since then, commenter "free" has noted that my retraction was incorrect, and has provided a definitive source. 

I have checked the source and "free" is 100% correct.  Click here, watch the video, and see/hear for yourself. 

You will first hear defense attorney Mark O'Mara, during his summation, calling for the jury to "give George Zimmerman back his life".  Then you will hear the despicable grace saying "he's out on bond, driving through Taco Bell every night, having a churro". 

Lovely. 

As I asked in my original post, does nancy grace also think that Trayvon Martin's family consoled themselves over the verdict by having some fried chicken and watermelon?  Hey, if she's going to stereotype people by their ancestry, why stop at Zimmerman?

My thanks to "free" for pointing out that I was right in the first place.  I therefore retract my retraction.  And again call for nancy grace to be either suspended or fired for her obnoxious, offensive stereotype.


STAND YOUR GROUND: REALITY CHECK

Ken Berwitz

Is Florida's "Stand Your Ground" (SYG) law a bad idea, especially for Black citizens?

To hear the howls of protest since the George Zimmernan verdict (which, let's not forget, had nothing to do with SYG), you'd swear it was a scourge on Black people, an insidious racist plot to justify killing them.

Our thoroughly compromised media, of course, have largely moved this belief along by showing story after story of enraged Black protesters - with a smattering of White sympathizers - railing about its ugly racial context, but never examining the facts to find out if they are right or wrong.

Well, Patrick Howley, of dailycaller.com, has done the investigative work for them.  And guess what?  It turns out that Black citizens use the Stand Your Ground defense far more than their incidence in the population.  And most of the Black people who use SYG are acquitted.

Read this excerpt from his eye-opening article and see for yourself:

...approximately one third of Florida "Stand Your Ground" claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times.  Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida "Stand Your Ground" cases have been white.

African Americans used "Stand Your Ground" defenses at nearly twice the rate of their presence in the Florida population, which was listed at 16.6 percent in 2012.

So, despite the angry howling of protesters, aided and abetted by a mainstream media determined to keep them as ignorant as possible of the facts:

-Stand Your Ground has nothing to do with the Zimmerman verdict - thus rendering the protests over that verdict which invoke SYG ridiculous right from jump street...

-....and, even if it was exactly why the jury acquitted Zimmerman, that does not mean it is some White strategy to kill Black people.  Because the reality is that Black people accused of murder use SYG plenty - almost double the percentage of their incidence in Florida's population - and most of the time it works in their favor.

Could these protesters, these angry people demanding an end to "Stand Your Ground" because of the Zimmerman verdict, possibly look more ridiculous?  If so, tell me how because I can't think of a way. 

Is this just a classic example of media manipulation - another front in Operation Racial Firebomb - designed to incite race-against-race violence?  Are they just dumb and easily manipulated?  Both?

And does this mean Stevie Wonder will reconsider, and start booking Florida performances again?  Just asking.

free` I would like to know how many of the anti-Stand Your Ground law people are for stricter gun laws. My bet would be most if not all of them. (07/17/13)


THE FIRST POLL I'VE SEEN ON THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT

Ken Berwitz

From rasmussenreports.com:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of American Adults agree with the jury's verdict that Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the shooting death of the black teenager.  Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree with the Florida jury's verdict.  Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A significantly greater number of respondents agree with the verdict than disagree - even though, based on the media reports we've seen, there is barely anyone who feels that way?

Well, well, well.

And are you surprised that other polling on this verdict is so hard to come by? 

Why do you suppose our wonderful "neutral" media, which love to poll everything, avoided polling this?  Could it possibly be out of fear that the results would not square with their Operation Racial Firebomb narrative?

Once upon a time there was real journalism.......

Zeke ..... ..... In the USSR, the two leading papers were Pravda (Truth) and Izvestia (News) ..... ..... .... The Russian joke was: There is no Izvestia in Pravda, and there is no Pravda in Izvestia. .... ....... The US Media has adopted that paradigm. ...... (07/17/13)


MEDIA PROTECTING BLACK THUGS. AGAIN

Ken Berwitz

Here we go again.

Last night a group of about 40 young people, most or all of them Black, tore down Hollywood Boulevard in an orgy of robbery, assault and vandalism.

Yet, if you read the accounts in the Los Angeles Times, or on NBC's local news web site or CBS or ABC, you will not see even one reference to the fact that the thugs perpetrating this crime orgy were Black.  You will find out that they are teens and young adults.  You will find out they are male and female.  But the fact that most or all are Black?  Nonexistent.

Only the Fox local news coverage mentioned that most of these thugs were "African American".  And only Fox noted that the LAPD "now believes" this thuggery was tied to the Trayvon Martin verdict and subsequent protests.  None of the other reports mentioned this - in fact they made a point of claiming the two were unrelated.  .

How can this be?  Why is the fact that an identifying attribute which is common to most or all of the people involved in a terroristic crime spree is - with one notable exception - erased by the city's leading newspaper and every one of the networks' local affiliates? 

I'll ask the same question I ask every time this happens:  If they all wore red hats, would the news reports say so?  If they were all observant Jews wearing yarmulkes (skull caps), would the news reports say so?  If they were all Chinese, would the news reports say so? 

You bet they would.  As they SHOULD.  This is a description of who the thugs were, no more or less than their age and gender.

Why, then, do these so-called "news venues" think it is proper to withhold this information when the thugs are Black? 

-Do they think they are being nice to Black people?  They certainly are not being nice to decent, honest Black people - who, let's never forget, comprise a vast majority of the Black population, and, in fact, are far more frequently the victims of Black crime than Whites. 

-Are they afraid that reporting the racial makup of the mob will result in their being called "racist"?  By who?  the al sharptons of the world?  Why would they care about this for even one second?  Are sharpton and his likeminded racial flamethrowers in charge of the network news bureaus?   Apparently, in the case of NBC, CBS and ABC Los Angeles, the answer is yes.

And, ironically, by not mentioning the racial composition of the mob, these so-called "news venues" probably communicate to their readers/viewers that the mob was comprised of Blacks anyway.  Most people know that, since media are fearful of reporting this information, a story which does not mention it is saying as much with perfect clarity.

Suppose I told you that, by leaving out the ethnic makeup, news media are effectively giving Black thugs a free pass, thus insuring that there will be more of the same.  Would you argue with me?

Here's an idea:  how about these "news venues" turning over a new leaf and actually reporting news again -- like, for example, the Fox affiliate did?  What a refreshing change for the better that would be.

Hey, isn't Fox - the only one which gave us this information - the venue which other media accuse of not presenting the full story?  

You have to laugh.

free` Ken, you think that is bad? look at this NBC report on the violence. especially near the end at 1:23 into the video and tell me what you see. I want to know if I am seeing what I think I am. (07/17/13)


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