This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC host Chris Jansing claiming that George Zimmerman's acquittal of murdering teen Trayvon Martin prompted children to hid in bed with their parents "out of fear."
At 12:43 a.m. on Sunday following the verdict, she said on the cable network: "Whatever your opinion is about this case and whether or not you think that the prosecution proved its case, I think there is one thing that is undeniable. And that is, the result of this case, there are 12-year-olds who are crawling into bed with their parents tonight out of fear and while there may be some more legal recourses, some more legal issues that will be dealt with in the courts, there are other things that are going on right now, including a phone call among civil rights leaders about where do we go next."
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "How low can MSNBC go? They spent months exploiting racial fears to advance the left's agenda. Then, even after that theory falls apart in court with Zimmerman's acquittal, Jansing refuses to adjust to reality and puts nightmares into the heads of gullible viewers."
Rating: Five out of five screams.
Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.