As soon as George Zimmerman was declared “not guilty”  on Saturday, the liberal media has gone into overdrive to try and paint the decision as a failure of our justice system, rather than pointing out that the prosecution had a weak case from the start and didn’t do a very good job in presenting their case.

trayvon-martinThe decision was a major blow to the media which tried extremely hard to make the case about race and racism,while ignoring the facts.

NBC was one of the first to go to bat for Martin with an edited version of the 911 call, that totally changed the context of the call.  Then there is the media as a whole who chose to run pictures of Martin at age 12-where he looked wide-eyed and innocent, rather than more recent photos which showed a different young man, while showing a less than flattering picture of George Zimmerman in order to make him appear guilty.

MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom weighed in on the trial, by saying that the prosecution needed to focus extensively on the racial angle in their summation-though their was no evidence that race played a part in the incident, and added on another appearance that Martin’s reference to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass-cracker” was lighthearted and humorous, and not as serious as Zimmerman’s derogatory comments about Martin.

Also, in trying to make the case for this being racially motivated, Zimmerman- whose mother is from Peru, was referred to as a  white Hispanic.  What’s next, white Black?  Oh, sorry, that’s an oreo. Gimme a break!

Now the focus of the media along with other liberals and Democrats is to try and convince the Justice Department to file civil charges against Zimmerman, while decrying the decision and harping on how the judicial system doesn’t treat blacks fairly.

Even President Obama, who said earlier this year that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon, reminded the public that the jury has spoken.

That message seems to be lost on the media.

While black leaders condemn the decision, they weren’t quite so outraged when former NFL star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, who both happened to be white in 1995.  While many people were outraged at the verdict, there wasn’t a wide-scale by protests by whites as we are now seeing by blacks after the Zimmerman decision.

On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews too a little breather from his Republican racism charges, but let guest John Heilemann do his dirty work for him.

Matthews started off the opening segment with Heilemann and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson by saying that he wanted to get away from the racism talk because “we don’t know what’s in a person’s heart,” and then proceeded to ask Robinson ad Heilemann what the Republicans were really saying in their attacks on President Obama.

Robinson said that the Republican Party was appealing to the white working class voters and and was telling them that Obama doesn’t like them,he’s not like them and doesn’t understand them.  Matthews then said that what they are doing is charging Obama with “old big style, old big city politic of fifty years ago,” adding that they keep saying Chicago, sending the message that this guy is helping people in the poor neighborhoods and “screwing us in the burbs.”

Heilemann responded by saying “there’s a lot of black people in Chicago,”  with Matthews agreeing and adding that it may have something to do with it. “another ethnic people.”

So just because the Republicans mention Chicago, now that is hidden racism?  Maybe Heilemann and Matthews haven’t noticed, but there are plenty of white people in Chicago and references to Chicago style politics refers to the Daley machine which dominated the city for decades and was known for rampant corruption and cronyism.  Plus the fact that Daley was, ahem, white.

Once again if a conservative had made a statement like Heilemann’s , the media would hang them out t dry, but since he is a liberal on a liberal show he of course gets a pass.

Exactly who is playing the race card again?

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Veteran actor James Earl Jones, best know for being the voice of CNN and Darth Vader, opined on the Smiley and West radio show about his love of MSNBC and his understanding of the Tea Party.

The show which is hosted by left-wing professor Cornell West veteran radio and television personality Tavis Smiley was asked whether or not he was a “political person.”

Jones responded by saying that he listens as much as he can an that he “can’t get enough of MSNBC.” and admitted to turning to right-wing news on occasion as well.

Then Jones opened up about the Tea Party and racism.

I think I figured out the Tea Party. I think I… I do understand racism, because I was taught to be one, by my grandmother. My grandmother was part Cherokee, Choctaw Indian, part black. She hated everybody. She taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist, to hate white people, and to distrust black people.

Jones doesn’t cite any evidence of racism in the Tea Party, because there aren’t any beyond what has been manufactured by the liberal media, but since he was on a liberal radio program he could get away with playing his own version of the race card.

In a series of town hall meetings this month members of the Congressional Black Caucus accuse the Tea Party of racism and wanting to lynch blacks as they tried to stir up the disaffected Democrat base.

Liberal black Democrats are showing that they are out of constructive ideas and that rather than propose solutions to the soaring unemployment in the black community which attendees wanted to hear decided to play the race card.

This isn’t firing up the base as inciting them to violence and playing the race card isn’t what Obama promised when he took office in 2009.

Left wing congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House floor to  call the recent Pepsi Super Bowl commerical racist.

Jackson Lee says the commerical promotes  racial stereotypes about angry black women and black men ogling white women.

The segment that Jackson Lee complained about was the last ten seconds of a thirty second commerical and until she decided to go aftre Pepsi it had  been considered  just another funny commercial.

Director Brad Bosley is stunned by the accusation and told Mediaite that he was thinking about a generic couple but that they were the best actors he had available and so he put them in the commerical.  Nothing more, nothing less.

If there is a sterotype of an angry black woman then Jackson Lee should be the poster child not the actors in the Pepsi commerical.

Without using the R word Minnesota Twins second baseman Orlando Hudson made a veiled accusation that teams in Major League Baseball are guilty of racism for not signing older black players to contracts this year.

Specifically Hudson referred to 36 year-old Jermaine Dye and 41 year-old Gary Sheffield who remain unsigned as the season begins.

But is racism the reason that Dye and Sheffield aren’t playing baseball this season.  Dye who hit 27 home runs for the Chicago White Sox reportedly had offers from both the Washington Nationals which could use another power hitter and the Chicago Cubs but turned them down since they offered far less than the $11.5 million he made in 2009.

Sheffield who has bounced around baseball and has hit 509 home runs in a 21-year career has seen his productivity drop considerably in the last three years.  Once a reliable 20 plus  a year home run guy he managed to hit just 10 last year in 100 games with the New York Mets and has lost some foot speed as well. He too has apparently turned down offers.

Hudson though ignores the fact that Dye has offers but would rather not play than accept a lower salary, and that Sheffield’s is not the player he once was.

In order to support his bogus claim he cites the salaries given to some white ballplayers whose production has sagged recently as evidence of racism.  What Hudson fails to note is that those players are signing for far less money that Dye made last year and apparently was willing to accept.

It’s not racism it’s economics.  Thanks to the recession which has reduced gate receipts owners for the first time are beginning to treat their teams more like a business which means that they should only pay a player what they think he is worth or what the market will bear.  For Dye and Sheffield it isn’t $10 plus million a year.

Hudson needs to remove the chip off his shoulder and just concentrate on playing baseball.  If Dye and Sheffield really want to play this year then she should accept salaries that are more commensurate with the market and not let someone like Hudson whine and try to play the race card.

Political correctness has no place in sports and those that try to change the game to reflect their views should either keep them to themselves or get out.