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My grandmother was fond of saying, "Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are."

From Mother Jones:

Ever since Zimmerman gained notoriety by fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, Taaffe has been his most visible and outspoken defender. As Mother Jones has reported, Taaffe also happens to be a fire-breathing racist.
Meet the man himself:
in mid-August Taaffe teamed up with The White Voice's cohost Joe Adams, a white-power activist who has authored racist screeds such as the Save the White People Handbook, to launch a new weekly white-power podcast called Standing Our Ground.
Media Matters recently did an expose on Taaffe with the headline: A Virulent Racist With A Criminal History Was The Media's Go-To George Zimmerman Defender
These kinds of extreme racial views infused Taaffe's media commentary. He told the New York Times that his gated community had been burglarized by "Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down" and taunted his black fellow talk show guests with race-tinged jibes. On a recent episode of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call, the topic turned to racial profiling. Taaffe shouted down a fellow panelist and launched into a bizarre diatribe: "You know, Whitey, us...we've had a little bit of slavery, too,"
Taaffe has something to say about the murderer threatening his wife as was chronicled by that 911 call:
Taaffe argued that Zimmerman was distraught because his wife, Shellie, was trying to take his Rottweiler. "Now, that's pretty vindictive," Taaffe said.
Zimmerman has not distanced himself from Taaffe. Mark O'Mara has not distanced his client from this known racist.
Most of us already knew GZ. We really didn't need this expose', did we? But for those of you still in doubt, what's your excuse now?

Originally posted to JoanMar on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:44 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Black Kos community, and DKos Florida.

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