KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright
THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL HAD E-MAILS, TWEETS AND PHONE CALLS FLYING, WE ALWAYS GET OUR SHARE. DURING THE TRIAL, CATHY WROTE IN:
“Mike, I hope and pray that whatever the outcome, that Americans and people all over the world will not take matters into their own hands. It is up to the jury to decide this man's fate, not us. It has been portrayed by the media as a trial of race and it should not be about race. We need to show the world that we believe in the justice system here in the United States of America. So people, let the jury decide this man's fate. Please. If you want to be heard, raise your voices, and not your hands.”
I CAN’T BEGIN TO RELATE TO THE GRIEF A FAMILY EXPERIENCES WITH THE LOSS OF A CHILD. TWICE IN A VERY SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, ABOUT A WEEK AGO, FAMILIES HERE WERE IMPACTED – THE TRAGIC LOSS OF A TEENAGER, 16-YEAR OLD SYDNEY JETER AND 24-YEAR OLD DANIEL DODDS. OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE POISED TO BE LEADERS OF TOMORROW ARE LOST. BUT CATHY’S POINT IS WELL TAKEN – AGREE OR DISAGREE, THIS COUNTRY NEEDS HEALING.
I MUST BE CAREFUL HOW THIS NEXT E-MAIL IS ADDRESSED. ONCE BEFORE, KBTX RECEIVED A MESSAGE SIMILAR TO THIS. WHEN THE ZIMMERMAN / MARTIN CONFRONTATION FIRST TOOK PLACE, SOME STARTED BLASTING KBTX FOR ONCE AGAIN BEING A “MOUTHPIECE FOR THE LEFT,” THIS IS WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST THE MEDIA TYPE OF GARBAGE.
M-J SENT THIS TO ME, I’M SURE THIS PERSON IS WELL MEANING AT THE CORE OF WHO THEY ARE, BUT IN MANY WAYS IS ALSO AT THE CORE OF THE DIVISIVE CULTURE OUR SOCIETY SEEMS TO BE EMBRACING.
“Trayvon Martin was not 12 years old!!!! I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS PHOTO SHOWN FOR MONTHS BUT THEY KEPT SHOWING THE LOVABLE PHOTOS. Who is this guy? This says it all about, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN! Do you know who this is? It is Little Trayvon Martin...! At 17 yrs of age. That old adage applies here: "there are two sides to every story." We don't always get the truth from the media. One of my favorite rants - the liberal controlled media, television news, newspapers, magazines, radio; all continue to show 12 year old Trayvon; NOT 17 year old Trayvon. In reality "little Trayvon" at the time of his death stood almost 6'2" tall and weighed 175 muscular pounds. A fair and impartial news media in the USA? One that does not follow the liberal agenda? Are they looking to further divide this already fractured Nation? I didn't compose this. I'm only passing it on.”
WHAT DO I REALLY DISLIKE ABOUT THIS? THE PUPPET MENTALITY – SOMEONE SOMEWHERE TOLD M-J TO SEND THIS. SO, M-J DID. IT REMAINS THE HEIGHT OF HIPOCRISY TO ME THAT THOSE WHO ACCUSE WHAT THEY ARE TOLD TO CALL “MAINSTREAM MEDIA,” - OF USING OLD PICTURES JUST TO PUSH AN AGENDA – ARE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO WANT A PICTURE CHANGED TO REFLECT – THEIR POINT OF VIEW! – EVEN IF IT ISN’T TRUE! OH – AND YES, FOUND IT ODD THAT “FOX” WASN’T MENTIONED AMONG THE NETWORKS THAT DIDN’T RUN THE PICTURE…SO I’LL DEFEND OUR COLLEAGUES AT FOX – THEY DIDN’T RUN IT EITHER AS FAR AS MY RESEARCH COULD TELL. THE BOTTOM LINE?
THE PICTURE M-J AND OTHERS WANT US TO SHOW REPRESENTING TRAYVON MARTIN IS THAT OF JAYCEON TERRELL TAYLOR, ALSO KNOWN AS “GAME” IN RAP CIRCLES. THE OTHER PICTURE? OF A TEENAGER MAKING HAND GESTURES? – IS ANOTHER TRAYVON MARTIN FROM A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOWN, PICKED UP OFF FACEBOOK AND USED BY WEBSITES THAT DO NOTHING BUT STIR UP THOSE WHO WOULDN’T DARE LET TRUTH AND ACCURACY GET IN THE WAY OF THEIR MIS-GUIDED BELIEFS.
SO – TO BE CLEAR AGAIN - THE REASON WE DIDN’T RUN THE 6-FOOT TWO INCH, 175-POUND PICTURE SUPPOSEDLY OF TRAYVON MARTIN – IS BECAUSE – IT WASN’T HIM! SO, TO THOSE TEMPTED TO KEEP FORWARDING E-MAILS LIKE THAT, YOU ARE FORWARDING FALSE INFORMATION. STOP IT. STOP SITTING AROUND BEING MAD ALL DAY AND WHY DON’T YOU DO SOMETHING TO START A HEALING PROCESS.
GARBAGE LIKE THIS IS ONLY MAKING THE DIVIDING LINE DEEPER. LAST I LOOKED, THE SKIES ARE BLUE, THE SUN SHINES SOMEWHERE EVEN WHEN WE’RE BEING BLESSED WITH MUCH NEEDED RAIN, AND WHILE WE ALL HAVE OUR ISSUES TO ADDRESS AS A COUNTRY, IT WON’T GET BETTER BY HAVING NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN SPREAD GOSSIP. COME ON. WE’RE BETTER THAN THAT. STOP WITH THE CHICKEN LITTLE STUFF.
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