Nearly every major conservative blog ignoring the Trayvon Martin killing

There was a lot of buzz about Fox News initially ignoring the Trayvon Martin killing. What most people haven’t noted is that nearly every major conservative blog is completely ignoring the story. If you search for the word “Trayvon” on Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Power Line, and Instapundit, you come up with zilch. There’s not a single mention on Drudge. The one article I found on Pajamas Media defends Zimmerman.

It seems strange that nearly major conservative blog is ignoring arguably one of the biggest news stories in the last week.

Author: SIMON OWENS, Guest Voice Columnist

9 Comments

  1. It does not seem strange to me. I did not expect the conservative bloggers to cover this. They have an objective that this story is clearly antithetical to.

  2. Well judging from the comments on FOX News, I think they were surprised how many of their commentors were huge bigots and embarassed by the naked racism on display in response to such articles. I usually discount random nutjob comments on blogs as the bloggers have little control over who posts what, but the endless stream of racist comments there the other day was enough to say something about the demographics of their readers.

  3. That conservative blogs would choose to ignore injustice and tragedy that required honest examination of gun laws and racism surprises me not in the least. There is no credibility there.

  4. For the life of me I don’t know why anyone’s surprised.

    Of the ELEVEN articles posted here at TMV the last several days only ONE of the resident wing-nuts has bothered to comment.

    The jest of his comment was concern “that the pressure from the protests will circumvent the legal system.”

    This speaks volumes about the priorities and values held by those on the right.

    And, why the term “Wing-Nut” should no longer be considered an ad hominem, it’s a hard fought for, well deserved description of the American Right… Yes, even the little mousie ones unable to speak up when their ‘tribe’ is on the wrong side of an issue.

  5. Jeeze now I’m a wing nut because I have some concern that a case be driven by facts not public opinion? That seems a bit harsh.

  6. SteveK wrote:

    And, why the term “Wing-Nut” should no longer be considered an ad hominem, it’s a hard fought for, well deserved description of the American Right… Yes, even the little mousie ones unable to speak up when their ‘tribe’ is on the wrong side of an issue.

    Calling another TMV commenter a “Wing-Nut” seems like a pretty clear cut case of argumentive ad hominem to me.

  7. I am bewildered in general regarding how much time the collective blogosphere (left, ring, and center) devotes to certain stories. I first learned about the Trayvon Martin shooting from a Reuters article on March 7. Given the shocking nature of the story, I was surprised by lack of coverage it was receiving throughout the blogosphere back then.

    I guess a black teenager being shot by a white “neighborhood watch” captain claiming self-defense (despite having pursued with the teenager after having been instructed by the police not to do so) just wasn’t considered newsworthy enough to interrupt the 24/7 coverage of the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy.

    I’m glad to see that the story is receiving coverage now (even if it is a bit late). I wonder whether the amount of coverage the story has been receiving would have been different had the perpetrator been a law enforcement officer instead of a neighborhood watch captain and how many “law and order” types would have reflexively defended him/her.

  8. This speaks volumes about the priorities and values held by those on the right.

  9. What are the “right” blogs supposed to say? Honestly we really don’t even know what happened and the majority of coverage is rumor, speculation, and about the effect of all the rampant rumor and speculation. No one wants to defend Zimmerman if he’s guilty, and even if he’s not he at the least contributed to the outcome. Are you upset because someone had the sense not to trumpet gun rights over the body of a youngster? Restraint is often thin in the blog-sphere but I’m glad that there is a least a little sense in some.

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