Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Republicans think there is too much coverage of the Trayvon Martin tragedy

The Pew Research Center has released a poll in which 56 percent of surveyed Republicans say that the press is providing too much coverage of the homicide of Trayvon Martin.

Republicans are a funny bunch when it comes to what should and shouldn't be covered.

In August 2009, when Pew asked people about the coverage of the "debate" over President Obama's citizenship, an identical fraction of Republicans, 56 percent, said that there was the "right amount" or "too little" coverage; only 26 percent of Republicans indicated that that there was "too much" of that issue.

To recap, a utterly phony and wholly disproved smear against a black politician deserves a lot of press coverage to 56 percent of Republicans, while the actual tragic death of an unarmed, innocent black teenager generates too much.