Race wasn’t a factor in the George Zimmerman trial, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said today. Reflecting on a CNN interview with Rachel Jeantel, a witness called by the prosecution, Rush pointed out that Trayvon Martin may have “profiled” Zimmerman as a gay predator.
It’s a whole new perspective on the case as only El Rusho can explain:
Rush went on to say that according to left’s own definitions, Zimmerman could be victim of a hate crime:
A bit along these same lines, Slate’s Will Saletan writes that after reviewing the facts of the Zimmerman case, it’s clear that Trayvon Martin was just as much at fault as George Zimmerman:
Trayvon Martin is dead, George Zimmerman has been acquitted, and millions of people are outraged. Some politicians are demanding a second prosecution of Zimmerman, this time for hate crimes. Others are blaming the tragedy on “Stand Your Ground” laws, which they insist must be repealed. Many who saw the case as proof of racism in the criminal justice system see the verdict as further confirmation. Everywhere you look, people feel vindicated in their bitter assumptions. They want action.
But that’s how Martin ended up dead. It’s how Zimmerman ended up with a bulletproof vest he might have to wear for the rest of his life. It’s how activists and the media embarrassed themselves with bogus reports. The problem at the core of this case wasn’t race or guns. The problem was assumption, misperception, and overreaction. And that cycle hasn’t ended with the verdict. It has escalated.