Media's dishonest motives in Trayvon Martin case could end in riots

Since the news of Trayvon Martin's death hit the news cycle, the mainstream media has portrayed the teenager as a sweet young-man, drinking fruit punch and eating skittles, when, out of know where, George Zimmerman attacked him. Forget innocent until proven guilty, George Zimmer was guilty of Second Degree Murder, without a shadow of a doubt in the eyes of the mainstream media.

Why?

Race…obviously! (…forget the fact that George Zimmerman is a multi-racial Hispanic American, that doesn't matter to the MSM.)

"From the beginning, they were trying to make every element of it [the Trayvon Martin case] about race," Stu said.

Well, after nearly a year of the media doing nothing but paint Martin as a strapping young man and Zimmerman has a racist killer, this Florida community is now being told that Zimmerman will walk. Whether you like him or not, the facts are revealing that his plea of self-defense could quite easily be a legitimate one. But sadly, that doesn't matter to the public. They're not going to react well to this.

"You get a year of this, then you get one week of a little bit of evidence that completely contradicts every element of that story.  And then you expect people to not react and get upset?  Of course.  I mean, the media has been inciting.  It has nothing to do with a particular community.  I think any community that was targeted by the media, given a bill of goods like this, would be a risk to riot," Stu continued.

Stu continued, "I mean, the media has told us for a year that there is a huge injustice if this man walks free.  Without any evidence, without anything to back it.  And now that we find out that the evidence is on the other side, it's a much smaller focus, it's in a much smaller period of time.  It's more technical evidence and everything else.  It's not the emotion of this black man was killed by this white man.  You know, it has to be, it has to run through your head.  I mean, just ‑‑ it just, of all logic would run through your head.  I think on any group of people that was sold a bill of goods like this.  And the media is responsible for it.  They are responsible."

"There's no doubt about that," Pat agreed.  "And they're still, they're still beating that drum now."

Well, they're trying anyway. Only now that evidence has been laid out, it's not quite as easy.

Cable news hosts like MSNBC's Al Sharpton are saying things like, 'There's little hope Zimmerman will be convicted.'

"Why are you hoping for conviction when there's no evidence to convict him on?" Pat rhetorically asked. "It's really bizarre."

"Think about the fact that Al Sharpton has a television show in this country," Stu began (now THAT is bizarre). "This man who's been discredited for false accusations over and over and over again, has intentionally ruined the lives of public servants for no reason. And the man is rewarded with a television show every night where he's now spouting the exact same things he said about, you know, Tawana Brawley and Duke Lacrosse. Now it's George Zimmerman."

"The guy who's yelling on the megaphone on the steps back in the eighties," Stu continued, "he's now the authority on television every night for a major corporation!  I mean, we've come a long freaking way.  So to say that there's no chance of this happening as far as rioting or, you know, looting or who knows what else I think is absolute — you're in denial if you don't consider the possibility."

Luckily for Zimmerman, Sharpton's ratings are abysmal. Unfortunately, Al Sharpton's not the only one who painted him in this light.

Here are just a few examples of the mainstream media's "reporting" on the case...

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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