CNN: Zimmerman Prosecutor Axed Only Black Juror for Being a Fox News Viewer

Greg Hengler

7/16/2013 2:08:00 PM - Greg Hengler

Because "real" blacks watch MSNBC and CNN, while fake blacks watch Fox News wit dem creepy a#s crackers.

Note that there has been a lot of outcry from those who support the prosecution for the lack of blacks (i.e., zero blacks) on the jury.


UPDATE (Katie)
- CNN Anchor Carol Costello incorrectly stated that all six of the women on the Zimmerman jury were white. This is false. Five jurors were white and one juror was Hispanic.

The revelation that a black juror was cut due to being a Fox News viewer is important.  Supporters of the prosecution in this case have been complaining for weeks, especially after Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday, that there weren't any black men or women sitting on the jury to judge a case involving a black man [Trayvon Martin]. It turns out there was a black juror assigned to the case, but because he or she watched Fox News, they were cut from the case.

Noah Rothman at Mediaite sums it up nicely:

A Fox News Watcher’: Ejection Of Black Zimmerman Juror Over Ideology Embarrasses Race-Obsessed Pundits

Even if you resent it, you have to appreciate when reality cuts against the pundit-promoted narrative of the moment. In the wake of the verdict which found George Zimmerman not culpable for the killing of Tryavon Martin, many commentators lashed out at the justice system itself. With a nearly all-white jury, some political commentators asked how anyone could have anticipated an outcome other than full acquittal. On CNN today, it was revealed that it was the prosecution that ensured the jury would be composed primarily of white women. Why? One of the only black potential jurors being considered was nixed by the prosecution because he watched Fox News.