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There's been an explosion of media coverage after a jury of six women acquitted George Zimmerman on all charges in the killing of seventeen year old -- on -- Check out some of the headlines from media watching web sites.
NBC's Matt Lauer interview with -- on Martin's parents getting attention on news busters when he asked do you think the legal system failed trade law.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews catching the attention of a website called TV news -- saying he was speaking for all white people.
Apologizing to his black -- -- for racial injustice.
And the outspoken former NBA star Charles Barkley weighing in on media treatment of storytelling Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.
He agrees with the Zimmerman verdict.
Hitting the media for giving racists a platform to -- ignorance.
And an editorial in a right leaning Washington times saying quote many members of the media compared the case in Sanford Florida.
To those of civil rights icons Emmett Till and Medgar Evers an incredible stretch of fact and logic.
Our FOX News Watch panel weighs in now Judith Miller is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author.
Kirsten Powers is a columnist for the -- Daily Beast both of them.
Fox News contributors what do you think over all of the media behavior since the verdict came down on Saturday night.
Well I think it's been better than it was before.
The -- that try to look at it.
There's been a lot of it I think what's really amazing is the extent to which this issue continues to -- this trial continues to have -- And many of the columns that I read focused on -- issue of whether or not.
This was a racial crime any racially influenced verdict lot of thoughtful coverage there.
We have purist in a black president we have a black attorney general of this nation has come very far since the murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers why compare this case to those life.
I don't think they should be comparing this case is because anybody who's familiar with those cases most of their they really have nothing to do with each other and it diminishes what happened in those situations I think.
To suggest that this is Hussein however this is a tragedy and I don't have any problem with the question of -- Matt Lauer asked and I'm surprised that people have actually made an issue out of it I think.
If your child was killed -- seventeen year old.
And the person who shot him and he had an unarmed I think you probably would feel like justice and Phil -- I I just think that's a fair thing to say regardless of where you.
Fall on this issue.
And I -- it but but unfortunately it's if this has gotten so divisive because of the claims that the comparisons of the you know Medgar Evers.
And that and that and and on the other side -- I feel like the same thing is happening.
But it's not as though trade on -- was shot in the back I mean you you heard the one jurors say that she thinks he probably through the -- respond she was on top of George shows Zimmerman straddling him.
Punching him and battering his visit the site white at this resumes it is okay to follow people at night and look I put myself -- -- on Martin's position and I say you know I'm walking along and some of the comes up behind me.
Look it was maybe -- on Martin was standing his ground I think that they're there are two sides to this the jury verdict I think probably was right but that's because a lot this kind of screwy right but but you know but it but -- the idea that people can't see why this would be upsetting -- is what's concerning to me they don't have so many conservatives sort of saying what's the big deal he -- -- threw the first punch like that's really oversimplifying what happens it really is I mean the idea is do you have a right to walk home from the grocery store at night.
And not have an overzealous person.
I feel that he had to protect his community I think the stand your ground to -- Florida received a lot of publicity.
A lot of attention and I think it's interesting that the president himself.
We did not put this did not frame this issue in terms of -- racial crime and he talked about a lot of other things including gun violence but he did not talk about.
Race but the media also have been making heavy use of some of the pictures that the family first trotted out when this unfortunate case happened -- -- -- -- is this.
Innocent and angelic little kid twelve years old I mean that's the picture that is often shown of him.
In fact he was seventeen he was much bigger than George Martin and he had been suspended from school for -- graffiti incident in which -- Inspected his backpack and found a bunch of jewelry which he refused to explain.
Right but does that mean he should be killed.
Going -- if he is -- he wasn't present can't actually didn't do anything in -- situation and there are a lot of kids who get into trouble.
White kids black kids kids of all races who get into trouble.
I don't think that we should you know and say because of dot that we should assume he's mild.
But again we don't know what happened on that sidewalk and and the media have turned it into.
A case in which.
He -- you know they they -- would have you believe that that he had absolutely nothing to do with what happened that.
I really I just there's just such a disconnect comments I don't know I don't understand -- he was not the person who I mean.
One person is on tape saying that he followed him.
You know so -- -- like I said I'm walking along I now what I've learned from this case is someone can follow me at night and I cannot defend myself against that person.
Because if -- defend myself against that person and they kill me they're justified.
I think that's what a lot of people see in this case and I EL I MI mystified that some people just can't see that -- aren't exactly.
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