I have been following the Trayvon Martin case fairly closely. In the past 24 hours, the right-wing media has turned this tragedy into an excuse to demean African-Americans.

They interviewed a friend of Trayvon’s killer and he said that the audio does not say “fucking coon.” Instead, he believes it says “goon” and explains that “goon” is used as a “term of endearment” in high school nowadays. Are you kidding me??

Since when is a “fucking” following by a “term of endearment”?

Oh, and did you see the picture of Trayvon being portrayed as a thug flipping off the camera? The right-wing media jumped all over that too. Turns out, it wasn’t even a picture of Trayvon. And even if it was, does that give someone the right to shoot him dead for no reason? I think not.

Tell me what you think. I am outraged by these developments. I’ll keep you posted.