The Zimmerman Self-Defence trial had every element that the media would seem to love.
- An element that will inflame black people -- even if it's completely fabricated. In this case, calling an absolutely clear cut case of self-defense, something else.
- Pretend that cause and effect exists -- add a white person, even if they are not white (as in the case of George Zimmerman).
- Firearms in the hands of an honest citizen. The media hates firearms more than they hate broccoli, and persecuting somebody (even a non-white person) who has one, always takes on the element of a Salem, Massachusetts trial ---- which is precisely what they wished to do in this matter. That 6 good and true people found Zimmerman not guilty is clearly NOT the media's fault.
Media people do own firearms and they are secretly in love with them, but they really don't like the fact that people who are not on the same wavelength as they are (for example, the people in "fly over country") own firearms. They'd prefer one set of rules for themselves - elites - and another set of rules for the 'great unwashed masses' who listen to their drivel.
The media loves NOTHING better than a good race riot to report on. If they have to incite one with fabricated "facts" and inflammatory rhetoric, so much the better.
My sense is that people like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow are profoundly saddened by the fact that the nation didn't erupt into a bloodbath in which (primarily black owned) businesses were looted and black rioters were killed by the police, in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict. They tried hard to make it happen but the mainstream media didn't deliver enough hatred.
The hate merchants tried. Sharpton, Jackson and their band of thuggish "pastors" were there in force, egged on by the US Department of Justice. What's happened to the tried and true propaganda? I'm sure that the media moguls are in huddles in boardrooms on the 52nd story of a glass tower trying to figure out where they went wrong.