On Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, conservative columnist Ann Coulter derided the mainstream media for coverage of the George Zimmerman’s trial for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
Coulter pointed out the racial elements being puffed up by the media and said that was why the U.S. justice system was out of balance.
“It’s outrageous and this is the way the media always is,” Coulter said. “This is an unbelievable illustration of my last book, ‘Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the 1970s to Obama.’ New York went through this on a monthly basis in the 70s, generally led by Al Sharpton. The thesis of my book was once the O.J. trial — he was acquitted and you had lots of black people cheering, white America said ‘screw it, we’re done.’ That was the end of it a long time. But Obama appears on the scene. Liberals want to defend him. They want to gin up the racial demagoguery machinery. But we live in a world where there isn’t equal justice. This case never, never would have been brought if the races were reversed and they go around saying it is the reverse of that.”
Coulter said the manner in which racial labels were being assigned as if they represented a position on a particular pecking order was reminiscent of the Old South.
“Oh, they need their fake case of how racist America is out to trying to you know, and rape and murder black people,” she continued. “We have to go two books back to my book ‘Guilty’ — this is the attack of the victims. We have a society — I think another point to consider when watching this nonsense is we have a society where people are not equal before the law. There is a pecking order based on race. It’s like we have to go back to the old southern codes. George Zimmerman— he’s what, an eighth black, he’s half Peruvian, but he counts as a white Hispanic, so he’s below African-American. We now have to go back to the old Confederate code to figure out who has the most rights in America. Now, keep that in mind as willing Congress considers whether to bring in 30 million more Democratic voters of different races. That’s fantastic to have a complete Tower of Babel in a country where we do not have equality before the law.”
She also maintained the circumstances the prosecution is presenting in this trial do little to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that second-degree murder was committed.
“It’s as if they think what has to be shown in this trial is George Zimmerman has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did not engage in racial profiling,” Coulter added. “No, just a little word to the wise. It’s not illegal for a private citizen to racially profile. It’s not illegal to follow someone. It’s certainly is not illegal when you have a concealed carry permit in Florida to have a gun on you. And by the way the burden of proof is 100 percent on the prosecution. They have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the self-defense claim was not legitimate. You do not need to have a scratch on you to fear death or imminent harm, which is why it’s kind of insane for people to say, ‘Oh, no, no, no. I don’t think he’ll be convicted on second-degree murder, but he will be convicted on manslaughter. The self-defense claim for each one of those is exactly the same. If he was in fear of … bodily harm, Trayvon doesn’t have had to have laid a finger on him. And as you pointed out night after night, we saw from his head being smashed, and now by the way, today the prosecution basically admitted Trayvon was on top. Their argument is yes, but he was backing away.”