The Hannity show trotted out George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, tonight, to lecture President Obama about being too black his “glaring double standard” with the Trayvon Martin shooting and the horrific shooting in Oklahoma of Australian teen Christopher Lane. I can’t think of anyone less appropriate to seek out for such comments given Robert Zimmerman’s quite public and quite despicable record of racist comments about interracial crime. But, given that Fox previously sought out Mark Fuhrman and Pat Buchanan – and given that Paula Deen and George Zimmerman were probably not available – I guess Robert Zimmerman was next in line.
Not that guest host David Webb (who frequently plays the role of what I call the African American designated black-attacker) said a word about Zimmerman’s bigotry. Webb started by asking Zimmerman about the “glaring hypocrisy” in the media on the subject. But Zimmerman – maybe he’s looking for a paid Fox News gig - went straight to attacking President Obama.
I don’t know where to begin on the White House. Apparently, they’ve lost internet access or there’s some other explanation as to why the entire country is talking about the tragic slaying of Chris Lane and they’re unaware of it, just like Jay Carney was weeks ago, of our family’s security situation. I see the double standard there. If the president feels like he should make remarks, then he will. I wish that the White House chief deputy press secretary were a little bit more prepared to answer questions about some of the topics trending in our nation.
Of course, President Obama did speak out on the need for calm and said that any violence “dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family.” But Webb allowed Zimmerman to conveniently forget about that as he moved in for the racial kill, so to speak (no pun intended).
I don’t think it’s fair to say that he should know about everything that has any kind of racial inflection, nor in this case do I think that we should point out the race of the shooter or the alleged shooter as a factor that we need to look into and decry it as racist but for the fact that his social media accounts, seem to, by his own hand, suggests that he hates white people.
Well, it’s funny Zimmerman should mention racism on social media. Because Tommy Christopher caught a load of the same from Zimmerman on Twitter not too long ago. And last year, the Miami Herald uncovered George Zimmerman’s 2005 My Space page and found disparaging comments about Mexicans.
Not that Webb brought that up, either. He complained, “There are no civil rights leaders leading a charge on what’s happening to our young children today and why they end up in these situations.”
But despite the opening to take some more swipes at African Americans, Zimmerman segued into championing his brother's work "in the hood."
Yeah, that was classy. I wonder if the people in this segment can guess how many fingers I’m holding up. Hint: In stereo.