Sean Hannity, Fox News Master Baiter Of Race, once again stuck his finger in the eye of African Americans tonight with the blatantly insensitive use of Mark Fuhrman as an analyst of the George Zimmerman trial. But even worse, Hannity specifically asked Fuhrman to opine about how likely it will be that African Americans will riot if when Zimmerman is acquitted. As if a noted racist like Fuhrman would have any insight into African Americans in Florida. Yet Fuhrman used the opportunity to take a thinly-veiled swipe at the black community.
Despite the fact that Sean Hannity has already declared the George Zimmerman trial over, he didn’t bother to contain his excitement tonight over the testimony of pathologist and gun-shot expert, Vincent Di Maio. Never mind that forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden pretty much tore apart Di Maio’s testimony as useless on Fox's On The Record. Hannity for the defense knew better!
“He said (the evidence was) ‘consistent with George Zimmerman’s story,’” Hannity exclaimed to local Fox reporter Valerie Boey about Di Maio's testimony. She added her own little pro-Zimmerman nugget – that the one minority juror “started nodding her head” for the defense.
Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, the only guest who challenges Hannity’s “acquittal” was not there. But Fuhrman was! He described Di Maio’s testimony as “spot on.” Defense attorney Jonna Spilbor was back, too. She announced, “It’s all over but the crying.” Spilbor has been such a regular, loud-mouthed Zimmerman-defender on Fox, I would not be surprised if she gets hired after the trial. Along with Zimmerman, himself, if he’s acquitted. He’d undoubtedly be positioned as an expert on race and false accusations by black people.
Don’t believe me? Check out Hannity’s later question to Fuhrman. At about 7 minutes into the segment, Hannity said: "Let’s go to the issue, the Broward County sheriff’s office is preparing a Zimmerman-verdict riot plan. That was laid out today, Valerie."
Boey said that there were already “peace makers” there “getting the pastors together, getting people in the community together and trying to improve race relations so that we will not have riots and, you know, the mayor here says that it should be peaceful. Of course, that’s what we all hope."
Well, that may not be the hope of Master Baiter Of Race, Hannity. I mean, anyone who wants peace would not be regularly consulting the likes of Mark Fuhrman on this case in the first place and especially not on the topic of calming the waters in the event that Zimmerman is acquitted. But that’s just what Hannity did. He asked, "Mark, how on guard must they be?"
Fuhrman answered, “Well, I s’pose that they’re gonna prepare as they would for anything that’s gone sideways like this. I just think it’s kind of pathetic that a court of law cannot be in a vacuum of the legal system without the influence of the public threatening to do great bodily harm to people and property. It’s really a pathetic statement for our country.”
I guess Casey Anthony wasn’t available to analyze Trayvon Martin’s parents child-raising techniques - and "prove" for Fox News viewers that he, not Zimmerman, was the violent one
I agree about the RW glee and I’d love to know how Zimmerman is paying for all these high-priced experts (even though one has not been paid) and attorneys. In February, Zimmerman supposedly had no money for his defense. Now, he seems to have all the money in the world for experts. Somebody has to be helping him but who?
But what has really been leaving a bad taste throughout has been the glee some right wingers have really been showing here. There’s a real sense of enthusiastic support for Zimmerman in a situation where one has to wonder about its basis. The whole notion of painting Trayvon Martin as somehow being the wrongdoer here is particularly distasteful, but the right wing approach has been to play the situation as Martin somehow deserving to be killed and Zimmerman deserving to be celebrated for having killed him. In the case of Ramos and Compean, it was obvious that the right wing pundits wanted the guys to get away with shooting Davila in the back – since this would send a message to Mexican drugrunners not to repeat his actions. In this case, the right wing “lesson” seems to be to tell young black men to “watch what they do, watch what they say”. And in 2013, that’s a scary premise indeed.
Riots were about to happen for OJ because the LAPD was using the N-Word in court, and beat officers were caught making racist comments talking about it at work.
Zimmerman is a known racist (his co-workers busted him for that), with a racist family. He may have used the word “coon” on the 9/11 tape, before he defied orders, and the reason there were so many protests to start with was that the local PD treated him like some kind of a hero, while pissing all over Trayvon’s family.
Innocent or guilty, this will be a smoking gun for every black people who has been (or thinks they’ve been) singled out by the local police. So, yeah- If they happen, it will be about race. But not for the reasons Hannity wants his viewers to think it will be.
Nothing in any of Hannity’s statements changes the facts that Zimmerman followed and stalked Martin, that Zimmerman disobeyed instructions of a police dispatcher to continue the following and stalking, that Zimmerman confronted Martin and that Zimmerman killed Martin. Further, Zimmerman’s version of the events leaves out the crucial bit where he fails to identify himself during the confrontation. And his version of events assumes that we believe that Martin could see Zimmerman’s holster on Zimmerman’s back in the dark, and that Zimmerman had no idea about the “Stand Your Ground” law.
We’ll have to see what happens in the end here, but it’s clear that Zimmerman could have avoided all of this trouble in court by pleading out last year.
No surprise that Hannocchio the RINO would rub elbows with this ex-cop, most famous for his n-word usage during the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio the RINO wants to pin the so-called riots on Obama and the Democratic Party. This New York street hustler thinks he is slick, but we are on to his little schemes.
Hannocchio the RINO is using his past interview with Zimmerman to boost his ego. Hannocchio never lets a scandal go to waste.