Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CNN Gave, and CNN Hath Taken Away, Blessed Be the Name of CNN

CNN's handling of the Trayvon Martin case has taken a turn straight out of Job 1:21:

"Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
CNN fed the flames of racial tension in Sanford, Florida by creating and airing an enhanced audio of George Zimmerman where he seemed to be uttering the racial slur "fucking coons." Well, now CNN has another enhancement of that same audio where George is muttering "its fucking cold."

In all of this, however, it should be remembered that, unlike Job, Trayvon Martin is not going to get his life back. Whether George Zimmerman should get his life back still needs to be tried in a court of law.

For CNN and other media outlets who insist on trying this case in the court of public opnion. You've just proved yourselves naked.

Update: This is worse than decoding the Zimmerman telegram. According to CNN, yet another audio enhancer says the words were "fucking punks."


Anonymous said...

Idiocy rampant! The original tape that CNN cleaned up is far, far clearer than this new take on it, and to posit that the second word now sounds like "cold" is as close to rationality as we are from the Planet Mars: there is without question a sibilant sound at the end of the second word, an "s," with even Zimmerman's father claiming his son told him he said f--king punks, and unless Zimmerman, upset and shivering in his heated car in the Arctic 62 degree temperature was cursing the cold virus in general, I find it a stunning stretch of the imagination to believe he was saying "f--king colds."

Left Bank of the Charles said...

But there was only one Trayvon Martin so how does that explain your sibilant sound?

Left Bank of the Charles said...

I still say you can't make out what he actually said but here's a word that a man with a Peruvian mother might use:

puna, (1) a high plateau region, 12,000 to 16,000 ft high, between ridges of the Andes in Peru and Bolivia. (2) the icy wind sweeping the plateaus.