The Trayvon Martin News dump

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The Trayvon Martin News dump

Eric Holder gave a speech today at the NAACP where he spent a lot of time talk­ing about the Trayvon Mar­tin case.

He said a lot of things, and the media was all over it and con­tin­ues to be so. But here is some­thing you Eric Holder didn’t say any­thing about:

A gov­ern­ment watch­dog has found for the first time that con­fi­den­tial tax records of sev­eral polit­i­cal can­di­dates and cam­paign donors were improp­erly scru­ti­nized by gov­ern­ment offi­cials, but the Jus­tice Depart­ment has declined to pros­e­cute any of the cases.

Strangely enough Jus­tice doesn’t have much to say on the subject:

The Jus­tice Depart­ment should answer com­pletely and not hide behind tax­payer con­fi­den­tial­ity laws to avoid account­abil­ity for its deci­sion not to pros­e­cute a vio­la­tion of tax­payer con­fi­den­tial­ity laws,” Mr. Grass­ley told The Times. “With the IRS on the hot seat over tar­get­ing cer­tain polit­i­cal groups, it’s par­tic­u­larly trou­bling to learn about ‘will­ful unau­tho­rized access’ of tax records involv­ing indi­vid­u­als who were can­di­dates for office or polit­i­cal donors. The pub­lic needs to know whether the deci­sion not to pros­e­cute these vio­la­tions was polit­i­cally moti­vated and whether the indi­vid­u­als respon­si­ble were held account­able in any other way.”

Oddly you aren’t see­ing any­thing about this on the news.

Nor a thing about the econ­omy either.

Nor much about Egypt or Syria.

Edward Snow­den who is he?

and while the IRS scan­dal is in day 68 the media has for­got­ten it even as it rolls on

All of these things hurt lib­er­al­ism, all of these things hurt Obama and all are drowed out by the Trayvon Mar­tin Busi­ness in the MSM.

Never let a cri­sis go to waste

Clos­ing thought, here is one Trayvon Martin/​Zim­mer­man story nobody is talk­ing about:

Accord­ing to Zim­mer­man attor­ney James Beasley, the case against NBC News was stayed pend­ing the out­come of the crim­i­nal case. Now that’s out of the way, and Beasley is ready to pro­ceed. “We’re going to start in earnest asap, we just have to get the stay lifted which is a min­is­te­r­ial act,” says Beasley, a Philadel­phia lawyer, via e-​mail.

and I sus­pect this case is going to be a lot eas­ier to prove than you think:

if the Zim­mer­man team wants to show mal­ice at NBC News, all they have to do is play MSNBC’s cov­er­age of the trial and espe­cially the acquit­tal. The anger and mal­ice (and even more mis­in­for­ma­tion) didn’t just come from guest pan­elists on their cov­er­age, it came from MSNBC’s hosts, paid by NBC News. The phrase “shoot­ing fish in a bar­rel” comes to mind when prov­ing this par­tic­u­lar aspect of the case.

I must con­fess I can’t wait for this case to move for­ward but I sus­pect NBC will VERY qui­etly offer to settle.

I hope Zim­mer­man refuses.

Eric Holder gave a speech today at the NAACP where he spent a lot of time talking about the Trayvon Martin case.

He said a lot of things, and the media was all over it and continues to be so. But here is something you Eric Holder didn’t say anything about:

A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases.

Strangely enough Justice doesn’t have much to say on the subject:

“The Justice Department should answer completely and not hide behind taxpayer confidentiality laws to avoid accountability for its decision not to prosecute a violation of taxpayer confidentiality laws,” Mr. Grassley told The Times. “With the IRS on the hot seat over targeting certain political groups, it’s particularly troubling to learn about ‘willful unauthorized access’ of tax records involving individuals who were candidates for office or political donors. The public needs to know whether the decision not to prosecute these violations was politically motivated and whether the individuals responsible were held accountable in any other way.”

Oddly you aren’t seeing anything about this on the news.

Nor a thing about the economy either.

Nor much about Egypt or Syria.

Edward Snowden who is he?

and while the IRS scandal is in day 68 the media has forgotten it even as it rolls on

All of these things hurt liberalism, all of these things hurt Obama and all are drowed out by the Trayvon Martin Business in the MSM.

Never let a crisis go to waste

Closing thought, here is one Trayvon Martin/ Zimmerman story nobody is talking about:

According to Zimmerman attorney James Beasley, the case against NBC News was stayed pending the outcome of the criminal case. Now that’s out of the way, and Beasley is ready to proceed. “We’re going to start in earnest asap, we just have to get the stay lifted which is a ministerial act,” says Beasley, a Philadelphia lawyer, via e-mail.

and I suspect this case is going to be a lot easier to prove than you think:

if the Zimmerman team wants to show malice at NBC News, all they have to do is play MSNBC’s coverage of the trial and especially the acquittal. The anger and malice (and even more misinformation) didn’t just come from guest panelists on their coverage, it came from MSNBC’s hosts, paid by NBC News. The phrase “shooting fish in a barrel” comes to mind when proving this particular aspect of the case.

I must confess I can’t wait for this case to move forward but I suspect NBC will VERY quietly offer to settle.

I hope Zimmerman refuses.