Trayvon Martin, Week Two

Friday, March 30, 2012


If last week Trayvon Martin’s death broke as a national story, then this week it reached a full boil. Every day new details have been leaked and analyzed, pundits have opined and the interested parties have sought to characterize each other.  Brooke again talks with Huffington Post senior reporter Trymaine Lee about how this story has continued to develop.


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Comments [6]

Monte Haun


You really can't make some of this stuff up.
Seriously. That's real Tremaine Lee reporting. I suppose it is a pity, that On the Media couldn't grab Geraldo Rivera for an in depth interview on the media's angle on the Trayvon Martin story."

As a matter of fact, they did.

Rivera said that anybody (Black?) who wears a Hoodie is asking for it.

But what would you expect from Geraldo, a Fellow Jew Spaniker?

You want Journalist Sh_t, Zimmerman is an excellent example. Particularly following on the heels of the Strauss-Kahn spectacle.

The Hymietown paper suggesting that DS-K's Schwartzer Victim had AIDS-HIV????

Monte Haun

Jul. 15 2012 02:55 PM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

E. O. Wilson reaches the conclusion that we, as a species, have an altruism gene but for Western-style democracy (our best evolved system of social organization) to flourish, we must dramatically reform our justice system.

In Afghanistan, our system is clearly failing the test when compared to the vicious but reliable dispensation of justice by the Taliban as opposed to the deferred or disappearing justice of ours. Where, for example, is Sgt. Robert Bales, Afghans demand. Here, the injustices of our system are beginning to demand our attention. Even Texas has begun to realize that prison populations are a waste of a valuable resource, the human capital represented by unrehabilitated recidivists and now have programs to address it.

How long it will take tlo tease justice out of this case is anyone's guess. A verdict against New Orleans' police in the murders during Katrina just came down today!

Apr. 04 2012 08:57 PM
greg from upstate new york

Note: the following comment does not infer any conclusion on the part of this writer as to the guilt or innocence of Mr. Zimmerman.

I was very disappointed that OTM's 3/30 update of the Trayvon Martin story did not include any mention or examination of the address tweeting episode by Spike Lee. Hopefully this oversight will be corrected in a timely manner. This particular use of social media carries raises issues of social maturity and responsibility. They should be examined while this (tweeting) incident is still "fresh" in the news.

OTM is an excellent program.

Apr. 03 2012 11:26 AM
Adreana Langston from Long Beach, CA

Hey Brooke, STOP calling Zimmerman a Neighborhood Watch ANYTHING. The head of Neighborhood Watch gave an interview in which he stated
A) There is no registered Neighbordhood Watch in that neighborhood
B) Zimmerman is not registered with Neighborhood Watch
C) Neighborhood Watch trains people specifically NOT to carry weapons.

Apr. 01 2012 10:13 PM

You really can't make some of this stuff up.

While the public radio sages at On the Media, one of NPR's flagship programs, is treating Trymaine Lee as a groundbreaking reporter in the death of Trayvon Martin, here is Trymaine Lee, breaking this story (and no for the second time, I am not making this up). Here is how the Huffington Post put up Tremaine Lee's entry:
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A Taiwanese media company known for animating major international news events has created an animated reconstruction of the Trayvon Martin killing.

"Next Media Animations created 'Trayvon Martin Death: A Reconstruction,' which, according to the Taiwan-based company, serves to 'explain the events leading up to and following Martin’s death from the accounts of Zimmerman and Martin’s girlfriend.'

"The animated reconstruction includes excerpts from audio 911 recordings made the night of the shooting.

"While the reconstruction is based only on the company’s depiction of the events that night, it does, perhaps for the first time, put in live motion what could have happened on Feb. 26, the night Martin was killed..."

Seriously. That's real Tremaine Lee reporting. I suppose it is a pity, that On the Media couldn't grab Geraldo Rivera for an in depth interview on the media's angle on the Trayvon Martin story. Oh, by the way, I much preferred the Taiwanese animation of Tiger Woods on Thanksgiving weekend of 2009.

Mar. 30 2012 10:48 PM

Has Trymaine Lee been "following" this case? Or has he been prosecuting this case in in the press?

Here is Trymaine Lee's index of Huffington Post columns:

I see precisely one-half of the story, coming from Trymaine Lee. If I only read Trymaine Lee and listened to NPR, I'd be woefully badly informed about this case. The other half of the story has been rather clearly aggregated at .
Could anyone keep a straight face, listening to Trymaine Lee whine about "the N-word," when Trayvon Martin's Twitter handle was "No_Limit_Ni--a"? (I left out the g's.)

Mar. 30 2012 10:02 PM

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