Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace followed in the footsteps of colleague Geraldo Rivera by using the George Zimmerman case to suggest that President Obama’s racial prejudice on behalf of black people was the only reason Zimmerman was ever charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in the first place. Republican guest Steve King of Iowa was right there on the same page, ready to expand on the smear. What a coincidence!
Wallace: Local authorities originally decided not to prosecute (George Zimmerman). Then civil rights groups, even the president stepped into the case and the decision was made to try him. …Should George Zimmerman ever have been prosecuted?
King: From what i have seen of the evidence, I would say no. And my sympathy goes out also to the Martin family and the Zimmerman family for this ordeal that they’ve been through. The evidence didn’t support prosecution and the Justice Department engaged in this, the President engaged in this and turned it into a political issue that should have been handled exclusively with law and order. So I regret that this all happened. I’m sorry that it was turned into a race issue by the media. And otherwise, it would have been tried or not tried depending on the laws that were there. This is unfortunate.
It’s beyond disgusting that Fox News would use this case to racially hate monger against the president. But, sadly, it’s no surprise at all.
Video below via Think Progress.
Obama speaks up, he’s manipulating the government to destroy Zimmerman because he’s a racist.
Obama doesn’t speak up, he’s causing racial division for his agenda, while martyring Zimmerman because he’s a racist.
Either way… They loaded the deck to call Obama a racist.
And if the local police and prosecutors decided not to pursue the case;
you can bet a year’s supply of Little Chrissie’s hair dye that he and Fux Noise would be squealing for right-wing justice.
Does Wallace not know what court was trying the case?