Some bad "facts" are too good to bury - here is Taylor Marsh commenting on the latest medical news in the Zimmerman case, with a focus on his Adderall use:
The Orlando Sentinel reported in March that George Zimmerman “called 911 dozens of times in the months that led to the fatal shooting.” He would report “suspicious persons” who also happened to be black four times, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
So, you have an unarmed teenage African American male being followed by a man who thinks Trayvon Martin is “a real suspicious guy,” who also sounds paranoid.
My goodness - was it really over a month ago we pried a correction out of the NY Times on the 911 call question? Rod Dreher was citing the 46 calls in fourteen months as evidence of Zimmerman's paranoia, and eventually the Paper of Record nodded to reality - the 46 calls dated from 2004, not January 2011.
That won't change the narrative for some, but it would be nice if the delegates from the Reality-Based Community could come to agreement on some basic facts.
And while on that topic of Memes Immortal, New York Magazine delivers this:
The relative size of the men has been debated, with Martin described as 6 feet tall and between 140 and 160 pounds, while Zimmerman is about 5 feet, 9 inches and 200 pounds.
Interesting. A 2005 booking sheet had Zimmerman at 250 lbs, so that was widely reported for a while. When the first ABC video of Zimmerman at the police station was released, folks realized he could only weigh 250 if he had an adamantium skeleton, so new guesses, such as 200 (Miami Herald, in a now-dead link), were offered.
The New Yorker is resisting reality and making Zimmerman a bigger threat than he is. My surprise can only be imagined.
FWIW: If I could have figured out Ms. Marsh's comment registration this post would never have been written. I tried to log on to her site with Facebok and, although I was struck by the scope and achievement of her many friends, I never did find an opportunity to leave a comment.