There was a time when news reporting was made by men of principle. Cronkite, Brinkley, Brokaw
Huntley, Brinkley, and Murrow. The asked the questions and got the facts. They only used the facts to base their opinions and as stories began to tell themselves from the revelation of new information, the reporter accordingly adjusted their own opinion and reported that commentary along with the news. Truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, and fairness made these men great and those principles were founded in a solid belief that they were accountable to the public. It was there duty to seek the truth.
Those men and the principles they championed are long gone; as is news reporting. Sensational quasi-editorial reports and programs that blend ideology and news is the current rage of media. Few major stories are made without advocacy for policy or party as forethought. A prime example is the Trayvon Martin killing.
On April 14, 2012. Saturday Night Live did a skit mocking CCN windbag Piers Morgan whom was already trying to shape a Trayvon narrative for himself and CNN. From the very start and continuing even after the trial Piers Morgan refuses to relent and admit that from the start he was incorrect for the sake of trying to save face. He is a pathetic excuse for a professional and for a man.
On the 15th of this month he interviews Rachel Jeantel and led her into answer after answer and when she decided to tell the world that she basically goaded Trayvon into confrontation by suggesting Zimmerman was a gay stalker going to rape him and his little brother; Piers quickly shut her down and tried to re-direct her. She was not giving testimony in court. Report the news windbag let her speak. CNN should have never hired you as a reporter in the first place and they should quietly release you from your contract and let you disappear back across the pond.
Jeantel confirms that Trayvon thought Zimmerman was probably gay and a racist because in fact she fed those thoughts into his head and it probably led to him starting off with turning and punching Zimmerman. In one interview she destroys over a year of liberal narrative by the media outlets. Brilliant!
MORGAN: Because of the make-up of the jury? Do you think it was just wrong that you had no black people on the jury at all?
JEANTEL: No, not that. They don't understand, they understand -- he was just bashed or he was killed. When somebody bashes like blood people, trust me, the area I live, that's not bashing. That's just called whoop ass. You do that (INAUDIBLE). That's what it is.
MORGAN: Would he have defended himself if he'd been in that position?
JEANTEL: Yes, in my mind -- well, in reality, Trayvon, before his death, he thought I was still on the phone. I could have called out for help or something. But I wasn't on the phone. The struggle (INAUDIBLE) because Trayvon have an Android. If you click on the Android, that can end the call. And there was a struggle, so somebody had to be on top of Trayvon.
MORGAN: How would -- how would you like Trayvon to be remembered? Because the picture of
the theme built now, because of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, is that Trayvon Martin was a young thug who had it coming to him, because he jumped George Zimmerman, punched him in the face, got his head, smashed it into the concrete repeatedly, and tried -- was going to kill him. That is why George Zimmerman pulled out a gun and shot him.
JEANTEL: That's called dramatic. That's really acting like a punk, like a real punk -- be honest.
MORGAN: Did Trayvon have that in him?
JEANTEL: No, no. Trayvon was too quiet. And why -- why Trayvon going to run if he wanted to confront him, beat him? Why would he run? And people need to understand, he didn't want that creepy ass cracker going to his father or girlfriend's house to go get -- mind you, his little brother was there. You know -- now, mind you, I told you -- I told Trayvon it might have been a rapist.
Parents need to stop acting dumb. If you're going to tell your child, oh, a stranger, oh, you tell your child one thing -- run away, trying to find somebody, that's not what Trayvon was doing? So why -- so why the jury -- they're all parents -- well, some of them are parents. And they've been telling their -- their child that. Now, you're going to tell me you're going to tell your child to stand there (ph)? No.