Twitter Has Yet to Yank @KillZimmerman Account; Where's the Media Outrage?

In the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting, the liberal media were quick to harangue conservative Republicans for a campaign website that had depicted tiny images of crosshairs on different points of the continental U.S.. They represented targeted districts in the 2010 midterm race, including Rep. Giffords' seat.

But now in light of the ongoing coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, there's a different infamous set of crosshairs, this one over a picture of George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida man who claims to have killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense last month. That image is the avatar for a Twitter profile established on March 24 with the handle @KillZimmerman. Despite conservative bloggers and Twitter users' complaints, as of press time the Twitter handle is still live. What's more, the liberal media have thus far been strangely silent on the matter.

 

Also of note, other Twitter users have taken to including #killzimmerman or "Kill Zimmerman" in their profiles or user names in some capacity or another:

 


 

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters