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From the start, Fox "News" has presented its usual fair and balanced perspective about the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, and last week it even went so far as to enable an attempt by shooter George Zimmerman's attorney to smear with inadmissible evidence the shot dead unarmed black teenager. Inadmissible evidence that Zimmerman's attorney subsequently admitted was false. But while Fox and others, for some not particularly difficult to discern reason, continue to attempt to make a case against the shot dead unarmed black teenager, there are some very basic facts that even Fox, many of its viewers, and those who share their fair and balanced opinions should be able to understand. Even if that understanding does not in any way alter those fair and balanced opinions.

1) George Zimmerman had been arrested and charged for an act of violence. Trayvon Martin hadn't.

2) George Zimmerman had had a restraining order granted against him for alleged domestic abuse. Trayvon Martin hadn't.

3) George Zimmerman had a history of racial conflict. Trayvon Martin didn't.

George Zimmerman's attorney seems to think the personal history of the shot dead unarmed black teenager is relevant. And he's right. It is. Because the shot dead unarmed black teenager had no history of legal problems arising from acts of violence. George Zimmerman, on the other hand, did.

Originally posted to Laurence Lewis on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 11:56 AM PDT.

Also republished by Black Kos community, Trial Watch, and Daily Kos.

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