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Letter to the editor: Zimmerman case was sensationalized

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

Would the angst displayed over the Zimmerman verdict be the same had NBC not edited/messed with the 911 tapes, the Photoshopped changes made to Zimmerman’s features covering up his injuries or the president inserting himself into the case (“Trayvon would look like my son”)?

This case was decided a long time ago via the media, who wanted Zimmerman (half white, half Hispanic and a registered Democrat) to be seen as a crazy, white, racist conservative. In the meantime, we rarely, if ever, see or hear about racially motivated crime when other races are attacked.

Now our justice system is called into question. Many will now try to change law and rules of law as a result to create “fairness.” Sensationalism is jacked up to produce more juicy news reports. It’s nonstop.

The “news” producers look for and publish the most outlandish people who will say anything to get attention. Then add in Hollywood who can’t just shut up and act but has to jump on the bandwagon to ramp up emotions. Our nation surely seems to be doomed as we have not only lost our heart, but our mind, too.

Jim Johnson