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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 18, 2013 / 11 Menachem-Av, 5773

All wrong in the Zimmerman Soap Opera

By Michael Reagan





http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In a better world we should never have been subjected to the Zimmerman trial.

But politically motivated prosecutors in Florida turned a local tragedy into a race crime, and then the media turned a murder trial into a primetime soap opera.

The trial accusing George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin wasn't about seeking justice. It was a ginned-up, politically motivated morality play presented on the national media stage.

Even the president helped with the pre-trial publicity, saying, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

The Zimmerman soap opera couldn't have been written any better. Zimmerman was the perfect bad guy for a courtroom drama about race -- a "wannabe cop" packing a gun on his side.

Trayvon Martin was the perfect good guy -- the innocent victim of a racist "white Hispanic," as the imaginative scriptwriters at The New York Times dubbed Zimmerman in their effort to create a racial narrative where there was none.

In supporting roles the soap opera featured Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, so-called black leaders who still make their livings spotting racism everywhere and inciting the black community with their hate speech.

The Zimmerman trial was an American tragedy. It had no winners.

A teenager was shot to death in the heat of a fight that never should have happened.



The young man who pulled the trigger was acquitted. But he will have to live with what he did -- and the fear that he'll be killed by some thug in the name of "justice" -- for the rest of his life.

Meanwhile, the country watched as the justice system was abused and exploited for political reasons by prosecutors whose courtroom incompetence was obvious.

Prosecutors got it wrong in the Zimmerman case. The media got it wrong -- before, during and after the trial.

In the end it was the jury of six women that got it right. Because they did their job perfectly, the justice system ultimately delivered justice.

Those women sat through every minute of the trial. Sequestered and unaware of the national attention on the case, they listened to the evidence and then weighed it and debated it among themselves without getting the "help" of TV legal experts like Jeffrey Toobin.

Then those six ordinary citizens -- unsung heroes, really -- had to decide Zimmerman's guilt or innocence based not on racial grounds or the history of blacks being mistreated by the justice system, but on the actual evidence.

The race baiters and the media experts are still re-trying the case and desperately trying to figure out how six women on a jury could be so naive or stupid to not see the "truth" they saw right away -- that Zimmerman was a murderer and a bigot.

For the race baiters, facts and the decision of the jury don't matter. To them Zimmerman will always be a racist white vigilante who got away with murder.

And Trayvon will always be just an innocent victim -- a young kid in a hoodie who died simply because he was black.

The Sharptons and Piers Morgans, like the thousands who will take to the streets this weekend to protest Zimmerman's acquittal, don't care what that jury of women decided.

They don't care that Zimmerman-the-racist was a cardboard character created and perpetuated by the media to heighten the tension and boost the only thing the media really care about in the end -- higher ratings.

The Zimmerman Trial may be over but the Zimmerman Soap Opera may never end. The race-baiters still have lots of work to do and money to make keeping Trayvon Martin's tragic death alive. So do the media.

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Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Comment by clicking here.



Previously:


07/11/13 Preying for race riots
07/04/13 A Nation of Dummies
06/27/13 BO, spare us the BS
06/20/13 The mess that is Mexico: What few have the cojones to say
06/13/13 Obama, the role model. Seriously
06/06/13 Don't whine about the IRS, kill it!

© 2013, Michael Reagan

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