Gawker Publishes Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body


[two_third]After MSNBC accidentally showed a graphic picture of Trayvon Martin’s dead body, Gawker quickly captured the image and posted it to their website. This has set off a firestorm against the site with people accusing the articles author, Adam Weinstein, of using the slain boy as a way to get page views for the site along with the headline “This, Courtesy of MSNBC, Is Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body. Get Angry.”[/two_third]

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Read more at policymic.com. Read the gawker article here.

54 comments
Plastic Thoughts
Plastic Thoughts

Gawker should have never stooped to the level of MSNBC, even in attempting to expose the malicious intent of MSNBC in "accidentally showing" the picture.

rexdart936
rexdart936

he looks so lifelike.  This is how i expect Fez to be found after his first twink fucks him to death Russian prison rape style.

clown baby
clown baby

That's not even Trayvon! I  have seen pictures of Trayvon, he was much younger looking and much shorter. This person almost looks like a grown man.

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

Which brings us to the core question. Is a picture of a dead man’s body newsworthy? Is it really about journalism? But then again who said media really has anything to do with being newsworthy in the first place anymore? Or is it really about providing us with sanitized versions of reality that are consumer palatable? Or maybe media is just all about being entertaining and sensational? 

If we are going to sit down for months and talk about motives, prejudice and hoodies and pictures of Trayvon looking like a gangster, why not the end result picture too...?

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/07/trayvon-martins-dead-body-sends-the-media-world-into-a-tizzy/

HabibHaddad
HabibHaddad

That is as fucked up as a (Anthony Cumia bit)'s checkbook.

JonNockels
JonNockels

Worst class senior picture ever.

Beer
Beer

Did he died?

Badger1225
Badger1225

It can't be Trayvon Martin, that looks like a much older guy than the picture MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC used.  They wouldn't have mislead people by doing that would they?  

brushmonkey
brushmonkey

Its an advertisement  for vigilante recruits.  "If you look for trouble, you can get trouble"  

TheMeebs
TheMeebs

The website is called GAWKer, what do you expect?

Saskopite
Saskopite

The pro-Zimmerman crowd has been playing this story all wrong. This wasn't a kid in a hoodie that got shot. This was a kid in skinny jeans. If the jeans don't really fit, you must acquit.

Distortion9
Distortion9

I dunno....he looks pretty well behaved

bktallguy
bktallguy

its been all over the internet for like 2 weeks. people should save their fucking outrage. we have the internet now. EVERYTHING gets out...the public has seen EVERYTHING

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

Oh, by the way, HOLY SHIT I SHOULDN'T HAVE LOOKED AT THAT PICTURE! 

I think after seeing that Trayvon pic, he doesn't look like he could kill shit with his fists. I'm not a fake ultra-liberal like Fez, but Trayvon Martin looks like he was not intimidating.

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

How many dead bodies have they already put in the paper? Why is anyone's body to be respected more than anyone elses? If this was the first time they ever did it, I would be wondering why they made that move.

Sonnytax
Sonnytax

That was hours ago..... Ibang be slippin.

c-money
c-money

a peek inside the cumia jack files..

TheOandAKid
TheOandAKid

Haven't we all seen this picture before?

BallPeenHammer
BallPeenHammer

Gawker did some stupid shit? How amaziung.


yet half the content from this place is lifted directly from one of their sites....stupid media hypocrites, all of you

ummmwhat
ummmwhat

goodbye loser, this is what happens when you think you're a tough guy.

Moe Green
Moe Green

What they are really saying is, "We want to see a pic of Zimmerman's dead body"

Clover leaf
Clover leaf

Whatever particular political/racial ideology you hold this picture helps to remind us that this is because someone died.

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

@ScallywagNYC The media is largely a joke now. It's an entertainment machine more than it's a hard news outlet. That being said, if you want the facts, if you want the truth, a dead body qualifies. 


I don't think we need proof Trayvon's dead, even though I'm not against it. We'll just take people's word that he's dead. He's not Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden.

sidwasout
sidwasout

I've seen enough dead bodies, some in person and many in photographs, to know I don't need to look at this one. That said, I can't think of a single instance where one of the bodies looked intimidating. That's fairly normal, even when looking at a body you know was once very animated and very capable of intimidation.

FLpro
FLpro

Annoying Troll

babydawg
babydawg

@ummmwhat - I'm pretty that ummmwhat is a screaming faggot and so is his mama!

Amsterclam
Amsterclam

@ummmwhat   He's not the one running around playing cop vs. imaginary robbers all night.  Or taking martial arts classes. Or carrying a gun everywhere he goes like Dirty Harry.

Recyclerz
Recyclerz

@Clover leaf The media behavior in these cases is hypocritical and just plain stupid.  They fetishize these killings, turn them into  emotional porn melodramas, then get all prissy about the sight of the dead body which is the fundamental fact of the matter.

Mikfin
Mikfin

@Clover leaf I think all can agree it was a senseless death.  What people disagree on is who was the senseless one?

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

@sidwasout Looking at him, he looks gangly. Doesn't look intimidating to me. To be more specific, I don't think he's so intimidating that I'd feel like my life was in danger. If some guy has you on the ground punching your face, that's not a fun time, but Trayvon doesn't look like he can put someone in a hospital.

clown baby
clown baby

@babydawg @dirtyleft Well, glad to see you had a change of heart and apologized. On behalf of everyone here at the I BANG, we accept you apology. Now go get your fucking shine box!

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

@babydawg It's so entertaining to have you on here! It'll be so sad when you are totally blocked from this site.

ummmwhat
ummmwhat

@Amsterclam @ummmwhat btw it wasn't imaginary that there was robberies in that neighborhood, taking martial arts classes WTF is wrong with that, ever heard of MMA the most popular new sport in the country. Also EVERY concealed carrier, carries ALL the time or else whats the fucking point asshole

Henduey
Henduey

@Recyclerz @Clover leaf Because cases like these while tragic on both sides serve the higher purpose of distracting and dividing everyone.

Like I dont know anyone on here , but because of a comment on this case im supposed to think/care if they think one side is right or wrong at the end of the day one man has to live with killing a kid, and a kid wont live to learn from his own mistakes?

YotaruVegeta
YotaruVegeta

@Plastic ThoughtsI don't know. Some dead bodies look like they can still go a round or two!

I was referring to his stature, not his life status.

Plastic Thoughts
Plastic Thoughts

Kind of hard to look intimidating without a life force..

clown baby
clown baby

Yes huh you did! And again, let's leave the mother's out of this. That doesn't work with white people, we have secure relationships with our parents. What color is your dad's eyes? Just guess.

Amsterclam
Amsterclam

@ummmwhat @Amsterclam    There's no need to call me an asshole. And my point was George Zimmerman was the wannabe tough guy with the gun and the classes and the neighborhood watch bullshit.