In the middle of an interview with George Zimmerman's defense attorneys in which Sean Hannity was trying to prove Zimmerman is not a racist, Hannity let his own feelings about African Americans slip when he said, "Didn't George Zimerman... take one to the prom?"
At about 3:35 in the video below, Hannity followed the Fox News meme of using the Zimmerman trial to racially smear President Obama. He asked attorneys Mark O'Mara and Don West, "What do you think about Eric Holder and the news of the day that they're considering... civil rights charges against George."
Predictably, O'Mara described Zimmerman as "without a racist bone in his body" and, at the same time, took a swipe at the Obama administration and African Americans by saying, "I think the suggestion that they're going to look at it is just placating those people who they want to placate to believe that there's still some investigation going on."
So Hannity responded:
Didn't George Zimmerman date a black woman, take one to the prom?
O'Mara replied with an emphatic, "Yeah."
The two went on to discuss how Zimmerman mentored two young black children. I'm surprised they didn't say that some of his best friends are black.
The profiling issue comes up because it would be a very small initial step in proving a hate crime (which he wasn’t even accused of by the prosecution because even they know that’s ridiculous and hard to prove). They’d have to prove that Zimmerman HATED African Americans and killed Trayvon out of hate. They’d have to prove Zimmerman confronted Trayvon (but never any earlier minorities roaming around the neighborhood) with the intent to kill him out of hate. So he let Trayvon beat the heck out of him as an excuse to kill Trayvon out of hate? You guys are in fantasy land and full of your own hateful racial issues if you believe that. One could use that empty baseless rationale whenever a member of one race kills another.
Shame that the assumption that “whites” (even though he was Hispanic – yet another mistaken assumption) people are always profiling minorities partially caused Trayvon’s death. And Obama and others mindlessly feed the fire. He could have said it’s clear Trayvon was NOT being profiled even though it does occur, and that we need to assume each others’ intentions are good by default, and to never be violent. But clearly Trayvon did not do that.
And even if profiling had occurred, hardly would being profiled make it OK to beat the heck out of Zimmerman.
Some knuckle-walkers are blatant and unabashed racists, as has been observed on numerous occasions throughout American history.
Some display their racist inclinations more subtly — for example, when referring to “one of them” being taken to the prom.
Other folks indignantly proclaim that “some of my best friends are (fill in the blank).” One may behave in an extremely civil manner — or even be friendly — toward someone of a different ethnicity … so long as that person does not offend one’s sensibilities or disagree with one’s political ideology.
It is often when confronting someone with whom one has a conflict that race suddenly becomes an issue and ethnic bigotry rises to the surface, such as when a person of color is the butt of a racially-insensitive joke delivered at a political event …. or even when someone fantasizes about blacks role-playing as slaves of the old South while waiting upon white folks.
Zimmerman spent his 20s hating black people, as well as having a self-hatred of himself that he took out on Mexicans. His Myspace, his Twitter, and his first Facebook page are full of that. And his lawyers only scrubbed it up to a certain date:
Oh, and do pay careful consideration to the part where he picked a fight with a cop, and his daddy came to save him then, too.
Bottom line: George Zimmerman, like his brother and father… is a racist. Those kids he mentored were a beard, his black girlfriend was probably a beard. And people who looked objectively into him (the opposite of what you did) knows this.
BTW, I know we talked about this before here on Newshounds, but isn’t it funny that four pics of Trayvon Martin being stupid on Facebook are a smoking gun, yet, three social networks full of Zimmerman fantasizing the deaths of blacks and Mexicans by his hand was somehow inadmissable because they “didn’t relate specifically to Martin?” Come to think of it, the crimes he was proud of himself for didn’t get mentioned in court, either…
And look at the way Hannity said that- Wording and tone. Zimmerman’s prom date wasn’t a person to our dear host, she was a prop. It’s the same kind of “don’t notice how I say it!” misdirection we get when Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly talk about race, and try to bury what they really want to say…
Except Sean’s not any good at hiding it. At least with the other two, you have some level of doubt, despite how much of their comments are blatant.
How exactly is that racist?
kkklannity is the most vile racist on teevee and he still manages to talk to black people. Just because a racist is capable of talking to black people doesn’t mean he’s not a racist. So just because a racist supposedly “mentored” a couple of black kids doesn’t mean he’s not a racist. Did he volunteer to “mentor” these kids, or was it an order from someone? We don’t know.
The fact remains, Zimmerman has a history of racism. He has a history of profiling black males. He called 911 40 times over 4 years he lived in that neighborhood to report “black punks”, (and a bunch of other racial slurs), walking through his gated community. He profiled Trayvon Martin. He stalked Trayvon Martin. He murdered Trayvon Martin.
The world will forever see Zimmerman as a racist and a murderer. The right-wing can polish that turd all they want but it won’t erase his record.
It’s disgusting how FoxGOPTV, AM neocon hate radio, the racist pigs at the FokkksNashun cesspool, our resident trolls, etc. are twisting themselves into knots demonizing a black teen who did nothing wrong, while trying to convince themselves that a known murdering racist should be glorified and seen as a hero.
Gee, I wonder how much this appeared on Fox, seeing as how Trayvon’s Twitter activity was the basis of their attacks on him… What? Zimmerman was special? Well, OK then.
The Stop Hannity Express is surprised that this RINO didn’t say “it to the prom.” But hey, what do you expect from a man who associated with a neo Nazi, and is friends with Patrick J. Buchanan, George Allen, Ted Nugent, and other hatemongers.
If anyone deserves to be jailed, it’s this graying media hack. He’s done things in his past that would scare off his audience, and he knows it.
Coming down the pipe:
1. Hannocchio the Rino is embarrassed.
2. Another scandal rocks this fraudulent “news” outlet.
3. A well-know News Corp. hack is exposed.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Only a desperate female would go to the prom with a skinny, loud mouth, cigarette-smelling, uni-brow, dark-haired cretin.
If you bothered to read my post, you would see how I got the entire quote and put it in context.
What’s really hilarious is how you can’t stay away from this site, despite your constant complaining about us.
That’s how the actual quote goes. It’s laughable how you feel the need to doctor this quote in order to get your point across.
Context is everything, and if you’re going to pretend to report on the news, you might as well tell the whole story instead of only the parts that support your agenda.
But yeah, taking a black girl to the prom proves that family had no influence on him through his 20s. That’s kinda like saying that a 29 year-old who took a Jewish girl to the prom can’t become an anti-semite over the course of 11-12 years. Even though it was just a movie, American History X actually has a fair share of reality to how quickly it can happen- They go through something bad, where they only hate a few of the demographic as People, then some piece of slime gets into their head and convinces them that the entire demographic is like that, and they just had blinders on…
Hey, wasn’t Zimmerman a huge fan of Hannity before Fox News went to bat for him? I seem to remember that being one of his factors for giving the interview…