HolyCoast: What Happens When the Facts Don't Support the Narrative?

Monday, March 26, 2012

What Happens When the Facts Don't Support the Narrative?

There's a specific narrative that's been associated with the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.  Unfortunately for those trying to profit from this case, or use it for political purposes, facts are stubborn things and the facts that are coming out aren't supporting the narrative.  Rather than recount it all myself, this guy did the work and he has all the details.  Go read it and then you'll see why I and many others have been so suspicious of the manufactured outrage associated with this whole mess.  Oh, and ABC has finally gotten around to looking at the other side of the story.  And the Orlando Sentinel adds this.

The left badly overplayed their hand on their "War on Women" attacks on Rush Limbaugh and other conservative voices.  When the right fought back with facts showing deviant behavior by many of their own, their case fell apart.

The same thing is happening with the Trayvon Martin case.  As facts come out, the narrative begins to fall apart. Unfortunately, the true believers who have invested so much of themselves in the narrative will be hard, or even impossible, to convince of the error of their thinking.  They'll continue to cling their false ideas, and when either no charges are brought against Zimmerman, or when he's acquitted because the evidence doesn't support the politically-motivated charge, those people will go off like rockets on the Fourth of July.

It's been 20 years since the Rodney King race riots in L.A.  It looks like we're setting up another round in cities all over the country, and we can thank the media, Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson for that.

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