The NYTimes is sticking with that whole "George Zimmerman is a murdering racist" theme even as the evidence supporting that view crumbles around them. The best indicator on how this narrative is going for the race baiting industry though is that we haven't heard from Jesse Jackson in a while.
Al Sharpton tends to go down with the ship. One can only assume it's because he has no problem being caught in a blatant lie. It happens often enough that it's not much of a shock to anyone. Think Tawana Brawley, white interlopers, and the totally fictional Duke Lacrosse rape.
But Jesse is a little slicker. He imagines he has some credibility left to save - and he probably does inside the beltway (who knows what those people really think.) So he'll work his way to the back of the room as the racist narrative decays, and when the media jury comes back (can't have a media trial without a media jury) and the public begins to accept that they've been hoodwinked by the media again, he usually has some 'regrettable' other business far, far away.
More and more, that's the way it's looking for the Trayvon Martin shooting. It would take real determination on the part of a reader, but I'm sure if you scan the back sections of the South Chicago community papers you'll find some reference somewhere that has Jesse distancing himself from this whole mess. It will be quietly done, but it will be done. There is no upside left in this circus for him anymore.
This also raises an interesting election year issue. The hardest portions of the racist political machine - the New Black Pathers, the Jeremiah Wright's, the Louis Farrakhan's and the like, will still be out there demanding the head of a 'white Latino' or whatever it is they're calling George now. If there isn't some action on this, it might be seen as Obama 'letting them down'. Remember, they don't want justice in the way that you and I use the term, they want blood. They're convinced that the justification already exists even apart from the Trayvon Martin shooting, to string up a few white boys.
And they are going to be out there lobbying for more legal action taken against George Zimmerman whether there is justification for it or not. In their minds he's already guilty of being a 'racist' (as are the rest of us) and they will be depicting this as a case of Obama letting a guilty man 'slip through their fingers'. But if Obama allows Eric holder to follow what I would expect is his first instinct, and charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime in the face of increasing evidence of his innocence, it will cost him moderate voters. In effect, the New Black Panther's are setting up a political 'with us or against us' situation for Holder and the Obama administration.
Another issue is Eric Holder obvious motivation for achieving 'racial justice'. He's come out and said that blacks in America should have a different standard of law enforcement, and that his Justice department will enforce things like election laws accordingly. In other words, while not as idiotically outspoken and Farrakhan or the New Black Panthers, he's given the distinct impression that he'd like to see the legal equivalent of a few "white Latino's" swinging from the Florida tree as well - the details of the specific case treated as a secondary concern.
So even if Obama is nothing more than distracted by his electioneering, it's possible Holder will act on his own for the sake of "racial equity", and the blowback from moderate voters will reach Obama.
It's a mess for Obama - to be sure. Even in the face of the Duke Lacrosse fiction, the invented Tawana Brawley fraud and the countless other false accusations of racial motivation for perceived crimes, it's unusual to have a story blow this far out of proportion. And although no one in the mainstream media seems to want to admit it, it's Obama that has created this new racial intensity. The race baiting industry saw Obama as the election of one of their own, and they now see him as someone who has failed to deliver white scalps.
To be fair, I don't think Obama sees himself that way - or for that matter that he feels the way the race baiters do on racial issues. Thanks to his elite upbringing and affirmative action, his race has never been anything but a benefit to him personally. It gave him a pass on issues that others would have to suffer through. It allowed him to be elected President without anyone from the press even taking a cursory look at his background or past. And he cares far more about his own vanity and getting reelected than he does about achieving what in Jeremiah Wright's view would be called "racial justice".
But like it or not, he's America's first black President. And while his election is meaningful to all Americans, nothing is preventing some of them from having irrational expectation because of it.
Given the public evidence, I don't see any way that a jury in Florida will convict George of anything now. In truth, given the evidence I think they had the right idea by not charging him in the first place. And with all the attention the case has gotten nationally, I don't see him being convicted in federal court either. It would be too costly for Obama. It's tragic that Trayvon Martin was killed, but it looks very much like it wasn't George's fault. Let's hope the book and movie deals give him the resources to survive the civil proceeding as well.
PS. I think we can all expect black voter turnout to fall to unprecedented lows after Romney is elected - in part because part of the black community will believe that Obama failed to deliver the white lynchings that they all originally wanted. They thought they were electing an American Robert Mugabe who would seize the assets of White people and distribute them to his supporters. On that front, thankfully, Obama really has been a failure for them.