Jon Stewart on Thursday took on the “mediagasm” surrounding charges against George Zimmerman — or, as Stewart dubbed it, “Zimdecision 2012.”
After the initial tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and “the subsequent lack of anybody getting in trouble for it,” Stewart turned to the news conference where Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced second-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman.
Now for the reactions: Zimmerman’s parents were tearful, and Zimmerman’s lawyer spoke eloquently about letting the justice system run its course. “I’m sorry, I should have been more specific,” Stewart said. “Not the calm, rational, heartfelt reactions of the people directly involved in the case … I mean the reactions of the people who really matter: the media.”
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