The New York Times Admits Its Reporting on the Trayvon Martin Case Has Been Fundament


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From the beginning press coverage of this case has routinely conflatedthese issues, implying that Florida’s definition of self-defense is so broad that it gave Zimmerman a license to kill in circumstances that did not justify the use of deadly force. The New York Times has been one of the worst offenders in this respect, running one story after another that either obscured or misstated the legal issues while suggesting that both Martin’s death and the delay in arresting Zimmerman somehow hinged on the absence of a duty to retreat. Now the *Times *is implicitly admitting that its reporting was based on a fundamentally mistaken premise.
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