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I've online -- well did the media played a part in the U racial divide of the -- to remain case of a egging it on that begins our -- bash.
And and a in the hot seat today is Ellen -- she is the bureau chief -- talk radio news service and Fox News contributor welcome.
Ellen thank you so much all there is a lot to bash on the train on Martin's case -- let's and it's Abbott OK well first to ball.
A lot of the media started talking all about this stand your ground law well guess why.
That was not part of the case and various people we're talking about this lot how it needs to be changed.
-- might need to be changed that's very separate issue that that was not part of this case.
It needs to be declared by a judge it needs to go -- a whole process that wasn't.
But the media and -- weren't there or watching on TV for all these weeks did not pick up -- Mean some media did back and amendments that mainstream media.
Wasn't part of -- -- so.
But some -- -- you can quote me so that doesn't happen that have a part of the -- and it ends up -- media was erroneously quoted as -- stand your stand your ground.
-- -- Okay it's that start at number one and number two.
A lot of people talked about the background and Zimmerman.
And some of the legal trouble he got in -- But not necessarily some of the legal troubles that -- on Martin isn't what's the M -- -- in the criminal case that's right.
-- -- back at what you know you can't bring up past.
You could have murdered your mother or something in a criminal case -- they can't bring it up in court but -- could bring it up and I've had.
A -- and answer -- the third issue.
Around this is how they referred to Zimmerman.
You know there was a lot of that sort of white Hispanic yelling.
And again just the way you talk about people does prejudice that the reader -- -- -- The listener depending -- we -- -- I was talking about that have you ever heard of this white Hispanic.
Category before and as a media ever -- we get used to the format -- It isn't but actually it is often used on certain kinds of government far yes okay so how.
And that's interesting why is that even a part of things and why -- -- -- using it.
And what difference does that in in many respects tonight what if you're Hispanic -- but it doesn't matter whether you're white or black I mean I don't understand.
Yeah yeah I mean so are you blaming the media for really kind of grew fueling the racial divide here do you think -- at fault here and you think.
They were kind of tapping into the -- of what was -- are -- going on in the culture could be a little about but let's put it this way.
The media certainly poured gas on the fire.
Yeah I that's the way I would take a look at it I mean I'm not saying look I think we have I do remember President Obama.
When he was elected saying you know you're not going to be able.
To heal the racial divide in this country for -- and other -- one person can't do it.
You're gonna have to deal with it on a community by community state city by city state by state level there's no doubt about that but the media certainly.
Has fueled this whole discussion by the use of white Hispanic.
By looking at one person's background and not the other by.
Taking a look at stand your ground when in fact that wasn't on this particular issue the case.
-- is going to be a lot of you know you know a hashing out what the media did what we didn't do what we should have done -- -- what a credit.
Thank you very much Ellen Ratner thank you doesn't you can catch on -- on FOX News Watch posted by Jon Scott.
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Thank you very much Alan.
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