Well, we finally may have a reason why George Zimmerman's first line pimp disappeared as soon as he appeared on the news cycles. The Taaffe pulling may have something to do with his criminal past and record as a fellow racist.
Plan B: Joe Oliver, handy dandy allaround stooge and Uncle Tom who's never too proud to refuse having his African American heritage being cynically used by the right wing and, by extension, ALEC, who wrote and helped push Florida's Stand Your Ground law into passage that resulted in Trayvon Martin's needless death. Problem is, the talking heads conveniently never tell you that when Joe Oliver's on their show that they're interviewing one of their own.
And, as is inevitable with the MSM, what is always missing from the narrative is the challenge to Oliver's credibility, like, "How well do you know Zimmerman?" "How long have you known him?" Hell, it was up to Charles M. fucking Blow of the NY Times, a PRINT journalist, a guy's been all over this like Gail Collins on Seamus, to show these MSNBC sock puppets how to do their fucking jobs properly. Even Lawrence O'Donnell, who did ask those pointed questions and then some, never thought to divulge to the American public that he was interviewing one of his own.
Likewise, O'Donnell never bothered to ask why and how Oliver could afford to quit his job to become Zimmerman's press agent. Even though there's no smoking gun, there's already speculation that Joe's getting not only his talking points but an income from ALEC or the American Legislative Exchange Council that helped write and midwife the Stand Your Ground law that Jeb Bush thought would be such a great idea.
Unlike the first goober they pushed in front of the cameras, Joe Oliver makes a much better choice from a propaganda standpoint because, as a former CNN anchor and public speaker, he's very comfortable on a sound stage. Apparently, some amateur detective doing some skullduggery from ALEC's basement discovered that Oliver probably met Zimmerman once or twice at barbecues and thought he's make a wonderful apologist. Hey, Oliver's wife and Zimmerman's mother in law are even rumored to be friends! Presto-change-O, Instant friendship. Who knew how little he actually knew the trigger-happy loser? It's not as if the mainstream media actually ever does its job, right?
Well, Charles Blow had other ideas and he showed up Oliver to be the fraud and charlatan he truly is. In fact, the only thing that Oliver said on The Last Word or anywhere else in the past couple of weeks was when he said, "My role in this just doesn't make sense."
No shit, Sherlock, not unless you're a right wing organization with a lot more to lose than the Sanford Police Department and County Prosecutor's Office combined. And, if there's something remotely resembling a God, there will be a very special place in Hell for Joe Oliver, another black man for sale willing to sell his racial credentials and to blame Trayvon Martin, a 17 year-old and fellow African American, for his own murder.