Jay Z to Immortalize Trayvon Fiction on Film

Jack Cashill, WND, March 29, 2017

The New York Times reports without a hint of skepticism that “rap star Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will team up to produce a series of television and film projects about the life of Trayvon Martin.”

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As if to underscore the fraud about to be perpetuated, the Times leads with a photo of an innocent young Martin from 2009.

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By the way, the accepted journalistic standard is to use the most recent photo of an individual. The media routinely violated this in its effort to portray Martin as an innocent “child” up to and during Zimmerman’s trial.

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The Times shares the depressing news that the projects are to be based on two books to which producers have acquired rights. The first one, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, I have not bothered to read. It is “written by his parents.” One can imagine the rest.

The second book is Suspicion Nation by Lisa Bloom, NBC’s gavel-to-gavel analyst. The book is a living testament to the enduring power of fake news, a flat-out disgrace.

Suspicion Nation by Lisa Bloom

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As Bloom interpreted events, Zimmerman “fear[s]” black men. He profiles seventeen year-old Martin for no reason other than his race. He follows him after the officer tells him not to. He confronts Martin. He “grabs or shoves him.” These are all provable lies.

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Bloom’s treatment of the most important eyewitness, Witness #6, Jonathan Good, is unforgivable. On the night of the shooting, Good told Sanford PD investigator Chris Serino:

So I open my door. It was a black man with a black hoodie on top of the other, either a white guy or now I found out I think it was a Hispanic guy with a red sweatshirt on the ground yelling out help! And I tried to tell them, get out of here, you know, stop or whatever, and then one guy on top in the black hoodie was pretty much just throwing down blows on the guy kind of MMA [mixed martial arts]-style.

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Of all the witnesses to testify at the trial, Good was the most succinct and coherent, but Bloom spends only one sentence on him and gets everything wrong.

It reads as follows: “Trayvon remained a threat after the shooting, according to Zimmerman, which is why he asked John Good, the first to come outside after the gunshot, ‘to help me.’” (italics added)

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I have not heard from Jay Z or the Weinstein Company. I did not expect to. The last thing they want to know is the truth.

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