Yes, it’s the nail in the coffin of racist Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Most have heard the new audio that CNN’s Don Lemon recently aired. Of course, most did not hear it on CNN. How could they? No one watches CNN.
No, we heard the rather bizarre “soft porn” recording on Fox news or Talk Radio – programs with actual audiences.
For those who have not had the pleasure, here it is:
Obviously this is authentic. I know because the “recorder’s” attorney, Lopa Blumenthal, who vetted it, says she vouches for its authenticity and the reliability of the man who recorded it.
Well, that’s good enough for me, but apparently not for others.
Erik Wemple writes that former LAPD cop David Klinger’s first thought was “someone is trying to punk CNN.” CNN’s own law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said, “When I heard this yesterday, I thought the exact same thing – it’s a hoax,” writes Wemple.
But how could it be? Clearly one can hear six shots ring out, then a pause, then four more. That and CNN confirmed that the man who recorded it lives nearby. No way a judge and jury would require more evidence than that – right? Not for the sake of “Social Justice”!
Put yourself in this man’s place. You’re watching … well, heaven knows what you’re watching, but I know when I’m chatting on the computer and rapid-fire shots ring out just outside my window – I don’t flinch or skip a beat. I don’t stop to question what the heck is going on out there. I don’t get up to look outside or duck and cover. I just continue on like nothing happened. Don’t you? I mean, if I had a dime for every time this has happened to me I’d have … nothing.
Frankly, I’m baffled by the claims that this “vetted” testimonial may somehow be a fake. I mean, it’s not as if CNN has ever done anything like this before. Oh wait … yes they have.
John Nolte at Breitbart writes that: “This is the second time CNN has been unforgivably irresponsible with audio. Using audio of George Zimmerman’s 911 call, CNN falsely claimed Zimmerman had described Trayvon Martin as a “f****ng coon,” before finally shooting the teenager.
“(O)n April 4, CNN re-assessed the tape with another CNN expert, and now felt it suggests George Zimmerman was just chilly, muttering the words ‘f–ing cold’ under his breath. Tuchman explained: ‘The reason some say that would be relevant is because it was unseasonably cold in Florida that night and raining.’”
NBC made edits to the Zimmerman 911 call that made it sound like “Zimmerman had volunteered that Martin was ‘black.’ In actuality, the 911 officer asked if the ‘suspicious person’ he was calling about was ‘black, white or Hispanic.’”
None of these examples of journalistic malpractice matters in the world of “everything is racial” because Zimmerman was thinking like a racist even though he never said anything that can be construed as racism.
But give it a week or so and the “ten-shot” recording will just magically go the way of the Dodo – maybe end up on Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry never to be heard again.
But that’s okay, because for “Social Justice,” there are no boundaries of legality and decency. It’s anything goes, to right the wrongs of racism. Guilt must be established, by any means necessary.
In closing, I want you to go back and listen to the audio once more. Listen very carefully, for at the end of the recording, you, like me may hear “Brought to you by Al Sharpton Productions LLC.”
At least that’s what I thought I heard.