Today’s headline on Matt Drudge’s news aggregate website Drudgereport.com screams “JEANTEL WARNED ZIMMERMAN COULD BE GAY RAPIST” — a reference to trial witness Rachel Jeantel who was the last person Trayvon Martin spoke to before he was killed by George Zimmerman. Jeantel’s first interview aired on CNN Monday night.
Drudge describes how Jeantel “opened up and let loose on the murder case that gripped that nation.”
And because he’s gay, Drudge immediately pounced on the notion that Jeantel called Zimmerman a “gay rapist.”
Of course, that’s not what she said, but that’s the way Drudge heard it.
Drudge’s frenzied headlines covering the Zimmerman verdict are intended to stoke the fears of jumpy conservatives who already sleep with one hand on their guns. His bigoted headlines are catering to the very same mentality that caused Trayvon’s death in the first place.
Drudge, like the rest of the national media, hoped for race riots in the wake of the verdict. And they are sorely disappointed that the riots didn’t take place.
Update: in the last 5 minutes, Drudge added the following headlines to his blog — an obvious attempt to make himself seem less biased.
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