Cathy Young on Media Misinformation and the Zimmerman Trial


Courtesty of the Orlando Sentinel

More than a week after George Zimmerman's acquittal in the fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin, the backlash against the verdict continues. President Obama spoke some undeniable truths when he noted that the African-American community's intense reaction to the case must be seen in the context of a long, terrible history of racism. But there is another context too, writes Cathy Young, that of an ideology-based, media-driven false narrative that has distorted a tragedy into a racist outrage.