Most of the time, if a gang of white guys was to attack, say a black guy, then many, many people would be screaming "hate" crime, but if it's the other way around then they just wanted his watch.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Race only became an issue when Martin's parents, and their supporters, claimed that the lack of prosecution was racially motivated. You're reasonable. Do you really think the media should report how a group of people are claiming the govt acted in a racially biased manner without saying anything about race?
IOW, the crime itself, which wasn't a racial issue, was not reported as a racial issue. The protests about the lack of prosecution, which was a racial issue, was reported as a racial issue. What's the problem with that?
Ignored what reporting?You argued that the media routinely does not report the race of those involved when the perp is black or the victim is white, but does so when the opposite is true. I responded by pointing out that not reporting the race of either perps or victims was SOP for the media.
In the case of Martin/Zimmerman shooting, the media ignored reporting about the crime.
No, what they did was purposefully accentuate the racial aspect of the crime through purposeful editing of 911 calls.However, what they did report about was the claims of protestors who complained about the lack of prosecution which they claimed was racially motivated
Not in the least, and this is nothing even remotely related to my point. Are you going to continue to be dishonest here?Do you really think the media should not say anything about race when people are claiming that the police and prosecutors acted in a racially biased manner?