Brendan Bordelon, National Review, February 25, 2015
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. during a commemorative speech at Cornell the best way she knew how, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter that ended in the African-American teenager’s death.
But it was her comments regarding the night of Martin’s death that caused Cornell’s conservative campus newspaper, The Cornell Review, to post video of her remarks online. “I hope he tried to stay alive,” she said of Trayvon. “I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ’stand your ground’ law.”
“And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman,” she added, prompting instant applause from the student audience.