July 13, 2013

AP Reporter’s Reax to Zimmerman Verdict: ‘So We Can All Kill Teenagers Now? Just Checking’

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 11:54 pm

An ever so objective Associated Press reporter didn’t handle a Florida jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman too well tonight.

Cristina Silva took the verdict to mean it’s open season on teenagers (HT Breitbart):

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The tweet was pulled, and now she says she was joking:

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Horse manure.

The fact that Silva appears to be based overseas is hardly exculpatory.

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.

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8 Comments

  1. A joke? Yeah, let’s be flippant about someone having to kill someone else in self defense and then being put through a very public trial and character assassination.

    If she’s joking, that’s almost as bad as if she was serious.

    Comment by zf — July 14, 2013 @ 7:26 am

  2. Clarification, please: Ms. Silva was a temporary AP staffer who hasn’t worked for AP lately. Thanks. — Paul Colford, AP Media Relations

    Comment by Paul Colford — July 14, 2013 @ 8:50 am

  3. “So we can all kill teenagers now? Just checking”

    Some Journalists really need to go back to Journalism school.

    That Tweet is the type of biased comment that one would expect from a partisan teenager.

    Maybe Ms Silva really needs to decide if she is signed up to the US judicial process and the sacrosanctity of juries or not?

    Comment by Dabi Adebola — July 14, 2013 @ 9:35 am

  4. [...] George Zimmerman verdict, AP reporter Cristina Silva, as noted late last night (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) tweeted “So We Can All Kill Teenagers Now? Just Checking.” A short time ago, Colford [...]

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  5. [...] George Zimmerman verdict, AP reporter Cristina Silva, as noted late last night (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog; HT Breitbart.com) tweeted “So We Can All Kill Teenagers Now? Just Checking.” A short [...]

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  8. Maybe a better Tweet would have been to say:

    Maybe you should reconsider assaulting the neighborhood watch, they might be armed.
    ————
    An object lesson that should be applied in Chicago, arm the citizens and watch the hoods scatter back to the dark corners where they belong.
    ————
    Those who are wiling to sacrifice their rights for security deserve neither.
    ————
    The final indignity to Martin Luther King occurred, the Black Leadership engaged in self parody by elevating Travyon Martin, the drug pusher to sainthood…St. Skittles.
    ————
    Liberals, Democrats and Blacks have drunk their fill of Lean as a new form of Koolaide. (Skittles, Arizona Iced Tea, Robitussin = ‘Drank’ Or ‘Lean’)

    Comment by dscott — July 14, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

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