Trayvon Martin's former football coach visited On The Record tonight for what host Greta Van Susteren clearly intended as a sympathetic interview. But even so, she couldn't resist (or knew her bosses wouldn't want her to resist) lecturing her guest for not "put(ting) the lid on" the tragedy.
Van Susteren gave Jerome Horton time to describe the Trayvon Martin he knew, including a heart-wrenching anecdote about how Trayvon saved his father's life in a fire and the anguish his father felt at not being able to save his son's life. But two minutes was just about all the unqualified Trayvon liking Van Susteren could take. She said, at about the 2:20 mark:
Is there any way to - the jury's decided the case, the jury listened to the case and I understand, you know, the pain of the family and the friends. Is there any way to sort of put the lid on, this sort of, this simmering hostility. I mean there's no way to mend a broken heart. I got that. But there's a horrible sort of simmering pain in this country that's causing people to say horrible things - and maybe - and hurt other people in terms of what they say.
Well, it's nice to know that Van Susteren cares about the "simmering pain in this country" even if she does paint it in rather menacing terms. But she had no such thoughts about what the Zimmerman family might do to heal the wounds, even when George's brother, Robert Zimmerman, spoke condescendingly, coldly and even hostilely to her recently about the Martin family and their attorneys. Did she ask him if there wasn't any way to reach out to the Martin family and express remorse and sorrow for what they're going through (beyond the family's statement issued in September 2012)? Chastise him for his approving retweet of a comment, "Black leaders make their living stirring hate?"
Or for ginning up racial hostility by attacking the NAACP as anti-American?
No, she didn't. Apparently, "getting over it" is only for the friends and family of the slain teen on Fox. But the killer gets unconditional sympathy.
As for Princess Peach, frankly, I suspect you are our old troll under a new name. However, I will say that I posted Greta’s full quote and while it’s true she did not literally say, “Get over it,” that’s pretty much what she meant, IMO, albeit in kinder, gentler words. And, by the way, she has also made comments such as “when will this end?” which suggests the same thing, that the Trayvon Martin supporters should put up and shut up or, in my rephrasing, “get over it.”