This rush to demonize Trayvon Martin is beyond ridiculous.
Leading the charge in the cavalcade of stupidity surrounding Trayvon Martin are the Breitbrats. In this case, Intrepid Blogger Dan Riehl, “found” a Facebook photo of “Trayvon Martin” which is supposed to lend credence to the wingnuts’ desperate efforts to cast Trayvon Martin as a thug.
In the photo, a young black kid is in a room somewhere throwing up middle fingers. This, of course, is damning evidence to the Breitbrats because the kid is black, he looks kind of black, and I’m pretty sure the kid is black. Also, it’s the first time in history that any kid, black or otherwise has ever mugged for a camera, so he must be up to something. He’s probably mugging the cameraman!
One look at the photo should have been enough to convince Riehl that it’s not the same kid, but we’re obviously not dealing with the most intelligent of life forms, and besides — all black boys look alike, don’t they? And they’re all in a gang, or are ex-gang members, or are thinking about joining a gang. Right? I mean, just look at this picture!
In Riehl’s oxygen-deprived brain, a young shirtless black kid wearing a knit cap, and saggy red pants is obviously a Crip. Or a Blood. Or whatever it is those niggras do down there in Florida:
I came across this Facebook account in the name of Trayvon Martin. I do not know if it is the same Martin who was recently killed in Florida. [It would be irresponsible not to speculate, Dan. -ed.] The banner photo matches, which proves nothing fwiw.
This is one of the few images still posted at that account.
Update: It doesn’t appear to be the same Trayvon Martin. But I’m still not sure. It’s still linked. h/t a reader. [What reader is that, Dan? Perhaps one of your buddies at Stormfront***? -ed.]
Also, people are whacked. We asked questions all the time when I covered crime out here. People need to get over it. I’ve seen several pics alleged to be Trayvon Martin circulating that didn’t look worth asking about. Community sourcing works. It’s what blogs did well back when they started. If I had something earth shattering, I’d look to publish it via a Breitbart site, if it were solid.
Also (and this is a real knee-slapper), Dan Riehl and the rest of the Breitbrat bozos are convinced that the librul media is perpetrating a hoax on the American public by photoshopping a picture of Trayvon Martin to make him look less guilty:
Among a few interesting items uncovered in trying to examine the facts behind the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin without drawing any conclusions, was that a widely viewed photograph of Martin appears to have been altered, somewhat.
Here is what appears to be the original via the Miami Herald.
The one below has been observed in the media and at forums such as Democracy Now. Clearly, it has been lightened, or softened, somehow. Along with other possible alterations, he looks far more, perhaps innocent is the right word, in the altered image. For the record, that has nothing to do with the guilt, or innocence, of anyone involved, but more to do with the reporting of the story, which is why I’m bringing it up.
Got it? The librul media lightened the photo of blackity black Trayvon Martin to make him look more “innocent” because the blacker the berry, the more guilty the juice… or something. It’s a reverse OJ! (And of course, Dana Loesch — Breitbrat-in-Charge — was screeching about this on her radio show today. Way to go CNN!)
And now for the schadenfreude portion of the evening — from Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs:
But in fact, this BOMBSHELL is yet another foot shot for the intellectually challenged Dan Riehl, because if you actually follow his own link to the article at the Miami Herald, and read the caption underneath the photo he claims is “the original,” you discover that it’s a photograph of a low resolution copy of the picture on a sign at a protest — not “the original” at all.
So the ‘guilty” Trayvon photo isn’t even the original photo. ::cue derisive laughter::
I’m not sure what this does to Riehl’s theory of melanin-based guilt and innocence; probably nothing since he’s pulling all of these wingnut conspiracy theories directly out of his own racist ass.
Without question, these are some of the most aggressively stupid people on earth.
***Don’t worry, it’s not a link to Stormfront, but rather to a Google search, courtesy of Charles Johnson.
[cross-posted at ABLC]