Here’s Cowshut in yet another issue that he spins into right-wing propaganda, this time concerning the tragic death of the young man in Florida killed by George Zimmerman.
The President made some heartfelt remarks about Trayvon Martin, the seventeen-year-old who was shot dead by Zimmerman; saying that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” The right-wing immediately jumped all over it, spinning it all out of proportion as political propaganda. All the right wing talking heads and Republican candidates added it to their anti-Obama rhetoric; including Newt Gingrich, Laura Ingrahm, Sean Hannity, Rick Santorum, and now Cowshut jumping on the viral right-wing spin wagon.
This is a politically-motivated war of words using the murder of a young black man as propaganda capital. Shameful! The facts are that George Zimmerman allegedly murdered an unarmed young man after following him with a loaded weapon, and he seems to be getting away with it.
As usual, Cowshut leaves out details and never provides links to his sources. He mentions a “white kid murdered in his dorm room at MSU by three blacks,” and makes this a racial issue, as if it has anything to do with Trayvon Martin or President Obama’s remarks.
I guess he’s talking about John Sanderson, who was shot to death at Mississippi State University last Saturday. The obvious difference between these two incidents is that the man who murdered Trayvon Martin hasn’t been arrested and is in hiding, whereas those who killed John Sanderson are in custody and the weapon has been found. Justice evades the murder of Trayvon Martin, not John Sanderson.