Survey: Republicans Are Sick of Hearing About Trayvon Martin

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The reaction to the Trayvon Martin shooting has deeply divided Americans. According to a new Pew Research Center, African Americans and Democrats say they are following the case closely, while whites and Republicans are more likely to say that the case is getting too much media attention.
The poll shows that 56 percent of Republicans say the case is receiving too much media coverage, while only 25 percent of Democrats feel the same way. Though, 33 percent of white Democrats feel it is getting too much attention.

Meanwhile, 43 percent of all whites think the case is getting too much attention, while only 16 percent of African Americans feel that way; 37 percent of all Americans feel the case is getting too much coverage.

Of blacks surveyed, 58 percent say they are following the case more closely than any other news story. Only 24 percent of whites and 19 percent of Republicans agree.

It's an interesting, but obvious divide. Perhaps Republicans are more likely to play down the story because it shines a light at Republican authored gun rights and self defense laws.

Though, Pew suggests that if anything the case isn't getting enough attention.

Thirty percent of Americans say it's the most interesting story in the news right now, but it's only receiving 18 percent of overall news coverage. Only 15 percent of Americans say the Supreme Court's health care law hearings are the most important story, but its receiving 19 percent of the coverage.

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stickrshok
stickrshok

niggers and liars..but I am being redundant

Too
Too

Im tired of hearing about not hearing about the case., MSNBC and Sharpton and Jackson,just race baiters that divide society....like this poll.  Until people stop caring what everyone's skin color is, there will be no end to racism.

Nixonfan
Nixonfan

I'm not tired of hearing about Trayvon Martin as much as I am tired of never hearing about Channon Christian and Chris Newsome and the Knoxville Four.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 I'll be around. Where there's a rich white guy in need of another tax break, I'll be there. Wherever there's a brain dead woman in need of expensive life support her husband doesn't want, I'll be there. Wherever there's a country that needs invading for reasons that don't quite pan out, I'll be there. the gop.

where is jesse jackson when Fourteen people have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history?

Fourteen people have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history. A 5-year-old girl, identified by her family as Mckayla, was shot in the leg and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital along with eleven other victims.

CBC=KKK...
CBC=KKK...

Yawn... Much ado about nothing. The only reason blacks want to lynch Zimmermann is because the leftist media has been lying(NBC,ABC,NYTimes, etc) about the "facts" that THEY DON'T HAVE!! The leftists always say, "Don't waste a good crisis!" "Let's lie all we can before the sheeple realize it..." If it was a black on black crime, nobody would care!! If it was a black on white crime, nobody would care... But, because Hispanic(white Hispanic...?) on black, let's lynch the guy! The Congressional Black Caucus is our modern day Ku Klux Klan, they are more racist THAN the Klan...!!

nevernot
nevernot

 You must be particularly dense, and by dense I mean racist, to compare lawfully elected congressmen to the KKK. Apparently you missed the entire point to this whole issue. A man, regardless of race, stalked and killed a 17 year old boy in cold blood and lied openly about it, then was let go without being arrested even though the detective on scene stated he did not believe him and lobbied for an arrest. The outrage is because a man killed a child and was let go with no penalty whatsoever.

Too
Too

 Most of what you said about the case is crap you either heard from MSNBC or made up in your own racist mind. Facts be dammed. That was no child and there is no evidence that Zimmerman lied about anything or killed anyone in cold blood.

CBC=KKK...
CBC=KKK...

Aaah, here we go, the "racist" card thrown out there, first thing...!! LMAO! Typical liberal douche bag material. Okay, Mr. Judge, jury and executioner... You already have the case "figured out," do ya'...? There's nothing funny about this case and I'm not making light of it, but ALL these liberal(leftist) "detectives" have the case all finished, signed, sealed, delivered... It's ironic that you feel "hurt and angry," because I called out the racist CBC. Where were you when people were calling GW Bush, "A racist, Hitler ,etc...?" Oh, I forgot liberals have two sets of standards... You're pathetic...

CBC=KKK...
CBC=KKK...

There's no way I'm sitting out the November election, just got my voter's registration card renewed! So, as you said in your first post, "A man stalked and killed a boy in cold blood...etc." maybe you were wrong about what really happened...? Are you admitting you were pre-judging the case...? I'm not a vigilante, racist or any other name you called me. I want justice also. If the detective's superiors told him not to arrest Zimmermann, there was probably a good reason for that. I'm sure after an intensive, thorough investigation by the outside state prosecutor, they will make a decision on whether this case merits an arrest, etc.Let's leave it at that...

nevernot
nevernot

Thanks once again for all the hate. I'm glad you think "most of the folks in Congress(Democrat AND Republican) are "crooks" in one form or another", maybe you can sit out this upcoming election since it would probably be against your moral code to vote for a crook. I still only have an issue with the handling of the case by the authorities. It is not my place to judge a man guilty or innocent, I leave that to the justice system, not myself or other vigilanties.

CBC=KKK...
CBC=KKK...

LOL! You said it, "Only a moron would support a criminal acting under the guise of public service..." I'm guessing you're referring to yourself, since most of the folks in Congress(Democrat AND Republican) are "crooks" in one form or another. Do some research, you'll uncover some info that you may not have seen before. When you say you have no feelings about the outcome of the case, you sound disingenuous...Your previous post shows that.Where do I say that Zimmermann is innocent...? Don't try and put words in my mouth, that's a typical leftist tactic, unfortunately facts get in your way. When you have no argument, you resort to character assassination(Saul Alinsky...?) What in your mind did I say to make me racist...?(Comparing the CBC to the KKK...? LOL!) Have another sip of Kool-Aid. Too bad, so sad, it doesn't work anymore...

nevernot
nevernot

Once again, I appreciate the hate, coming from you it tells me I'm doing the right thing. As for support of my elected officials, only a moron would support a criminal acting under the guise of public service and I do not support them one bit. However, those who have committed no crimes get my full respect as they should. I have told you a few times I do not have any feelings towards the outcome of the case, I simply want due process like every other person on the left, something you yourself just said needs to be done. How is letting a man who police thought was openly lying aftrer shooting an unarmed man go free due process? The detective on scene thought he was not being truthful and wanted him locked up but was told to let him go by his superiors. Since you have already come to the conclusion yourself that Zimmerman is innocent and compared elected officials who have committed no crime to the KKK I stand by my original claim that you yourself are acting in a racist manner and feel deeply sorry for your family and your "black friends" for having to deal with your unfounded hate. You on the other hand seem to be an unrepentant racist so I feel no sorrow for you, only pity. By the way you aren't the only original Floridian, my family sold Henry Flagler portions of their land they had owned for decades, we were the second family to purchase land in Florida in the history of the United States.

CBC=KKK...
CBC=KKK...

You're a "good citizen," fall in line, keep your mouth shut, "support" your Congressman...The left loves the likes of you, one of the "useful idiots," as they are called. Don't try the case before it happens, that's why they call it, "due process," numb nuts. I don't need your fool's sympathy, my family is doing just fine without you. I'm a 6th generation Floridian and part of  my family's roots are in Sanford. My great, great, great grandfather settled there in 1838, he was one of the first to settle the area(this is before it was called Sanford). I'm as far from a racist as you could be, I've black friends that I consider "family." Your "racist" tag is overused and worn out... Anything, else,,,?

nevernot
nevernot

1 No I do not have the case "figured out", that's the responsibility of the courts but since Zimmerman has not been arrested as is standard practice when you kill someone even in self defense I don't see that happening right now.

2 No one on the left has this case "all figured out", we simply want the courts to do their job and need the police to start the process.

3 I only feel "hurt and angry" because I have to share the planet with an outright racist like you, I truly feel sorry for you and your family.

4 I was never calling our former president "A racist Hitler, etc?", in fact I was calling for civility when others disrespect our elected president as any patriotic American would. I have one standard, I am an American and I support our elected officials despite opposing ideals because they are our elected officials.

Thanks for calling me pathetic, based on your standards of racism, lack of logical thought and fairweather patriotism I'll take that as a compliment. I do not want to be admired by someone as completely inappropriate and hateful as you.

Onslaught305
Onslaught305

You have to be a miserable prick to take the time out to participate in some BS survey like these fools did.

seep
seep

if you look at Trayvon's youtube, he's thin as a rail.  On the surveillance video, Zimmerman looks    powerful.  There's no way he couldn't wipe the floor with Trayvon, even after getting sucker-punched.  All the posters that describe Trayvon a gigantic freak of nature probably headed for the NFL are mistaken.  A little gust of wind would've knocked that kid to the ground.

geral sosbee
geral sosbee

REPUBLICANS AND THEIR FBI ASSASSINS/ASSOCIATES ARE GOING TO GET A LOT SICKER.The popular news anchors and high profile moguls (and talk show hosts) have the biggest microphones and make the smallest contributions to important news regarding a decadent & homicidal culture.

Police/fbi/vigilante to Target: WE INTEND TO: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2OUr... http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/pro... http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/for... http://www.barbarahartwellvsci... http://www.barbarahartwellvsci... http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/for... Police have legal right to kill fleeing (innocent) suspect in car: http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/... Finally: http://www.indymedia.org/de/20...

Chas Holman
Chas Holman

For anyone that is interested….I am an audio guy..

I took the 911 call with the most audio informatiion regarding screams, compressed it, ran it at half speed and pitch corected it 100 percent.. even though it runs slower (just a tenth over half speed) anyone with an ear for music can tell not a note has been changed.. Digital affords you this luxury. In the analog days we had to physically slow the tape/medium down and you lose pitch and clarity.

Anyway, what I find most interesting is the ghastly scream at about 1:12 right after the final shot.\.

THIS AUDIO IS NOT ENHANCED per sey.. not like enhancing a photo.. the only enhancing has been to adust volume levels so you don’t hurt your ear listening to everything at relative volume levels.

There are a few swirling artifacts in this copy because I had to compres the wav file to a 128 kbps mp3 to fit on my page so you had a player to hear it on.. These artifacts are slight and will not distract.

The 911 call as you have never heard it before, draw your own conclusions. Listen for the scream after the shot.

http://soundclick.com/share.cf...

Again, draw your own conclusions, I am not here to change any minds tonight. This exercise is just a way to access the call and hear things you would not of just listening to the raw recording.

JailGeorge
JailGeorge

In other news, Republicans are still racist.

Ggordon
Ggordon

Where are Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and F. Wilson when they need to bring attention to the funeral shooting? Why do these individuals appear after the events and where are they when they need to bring help to the communities affected by violence and gangs?

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