Let's start at the beginning of his post:
BooMan refers us to an extraordinarily sympathetic story about George Zimmerman from Reuters. He got a gun because he'd been menaced by a pit bull! He has black people in his family tree! And on and on.
The snark stems from a Reuter's story where they dared to actually, *GASP* do some research into George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin and claims it was self-defense,.
They reported on Zimmerman's past, which included neighbors statements, one of which was an African- American women who lived in the neighborhood who declined to be identified for fear that she would suffer backlash for being black and speaking up for Zimmerman.
In other words, the "sympathetic piece" was a complete biography of Zimmerman.
The next paragraph is actually a WTF moment:
Look, folks, we need to face facts: the chances of a conviction in this case are basically zero. It's just not going to happen. Too much is being put out there so that potential jurors will give Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt.
Notice Steve M. neglected to mention how "much" was put out there before the media decided to actually report facts. Like when NBC's "Today" show deliberately edited an audio 911 call where they cut out the part where the 911 operator asked Zimmerman "And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds like this:
Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
That resulted in two firings to date.
Did Steve just forget that happened?
How about when Barack Obama spotlighted the Trayvon Martin case before the investigation had been concluded saying if he "had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
Or when ABC produced a video and claimed Zimmerman had no injuries to his head despite police accounts saying he did, just to later report, oh yeah, there are gashes on his head now that we actually looked!!!! CBS News then went on to repeat ABC's original claim.
The big three, NBC News, ABC News and CBS News, all produced so-called evidence against Zimmerman before they had to backtrack and report the truth which was completely contrary to their original reporting.
Did Stevey forget how the media tried and convicted Zimmerman in the court of public opinion for weeks before they bothered to actually research any facts?
No, Stevey is too worried that the truth will give a "benefit of the doubt" to Zimmerman with no mention of how the lies could have tainted a potential jury against Zimmerman, before the truths were reported.
Moving along to Steve's convoluted conspiracy theory now:
I'm trying not to have the paranoid thought that Rick Scott, possibly after conversations with national figures on the right, arranged for a special prosecutor because he thought it was better for the right if Zimmerman was arrested and tried than if he remained free. What I mean is this: Assuming Zimmerman is tried and acquitted, I suspect the amoral SOBs on the right hope there's an unpleasant reaction on the part of Trayvon Martin's supporters. I think they want us to riot, or at least engage in isolated acts of violence. I don't know when a trial is likely to take place, but I think they'd love it if the trial happened before the election and an acquittal led to a riot that they could hang around President Obama's neck. Even if this happens after the election, I imagine they think it's always good to be able to say, "See? We're civilized and they're not."
So, to Steve's mind, the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, along with the prosecutor, Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman with second degree murder, bypassing a grand jury to do so, along with police officer statements from the night of the shooting which described injuries to Zimmerman, and 'national figures" on the right, all conspired to charge Zimmerman knowing that he would be acquitted.
The reason, using Steve's paranoid delusions, is so that when Zimmerman is acquitted, all the people listed above are hoping Zimmerman haters who were tainted originally with the media lies, will explode in Florida and start rioting and committing violence, just so that in November, Barack Obama can be blamed for the whole thing.
Basically everything that happened after the shooting, minus of course the media misrepresentation for the weeks before they actually reported facts, was all one large conspiracy to hang around Obama's neck in November.
Then Steve ends with a question:
Please tell me I'm crazy to think this.
Yes Steve, you are crazy. I would suggest those lil blue pills and maybe a nice rubber room with those pretty white straight jackets.