Inexplicably, a demographic breakdown of views on George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the case of Trayvon Martin’s death has to this point not been provided here.
Better late than never! The following comes from a Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted in the summer of 2013. “Neither agree nor disagree” and “don’t know” answers, given by one-quarter of respondents, are excluded so that the residual for each bar indicates the percentages who disagreed with the verdict. The sample size for Asians was too small to separate by sex:
Along with Michael Brown’s death, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, Nick Sandmann narrowly avoiding becoming an offering to mollify Moloch, and the Jussie Smollett hate hoax, Trayvon Martin’s killing is one of the highest profile cases in the last decade where the mendacity of the corporate media nearly defied belief.
There were of lies of even greater significance prior to the Martin case–like the ones that helped push the US into the most disastrous war in American history–but the Martin case was arguably the first one where independent social media dismembered the lies of put forward by the corporate media and disseminated that dismembering in real time.
Could the Iraq War happen today, at least on anything like the scale of direct American involvement that occurred from 2003 to 2006?