MSNBC has come out with a new and interesting variant of the Trayvon Martin autopsy story that oddly does not match that of any other media outlet.
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin died from a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from “intermediate range,” according to an autopsy report reviewed Wednesday by NBC News.
The official report, prepared by the medical examiner in Volusia County, Fla., also found that the 17-year-old Martin had one other fresh injury – a small abrasion, no more than a quarter-inch in size – on his left ring finger below the knuckle.
All other media accounts, including those citing police officers at the scene, refer to damage on Trayvon Martin’s knuckles… plural.
NBC also uses the phrase “intermediate range,” a very precise forensic term referring to the patterning of powder burns at a range of 6-40 inches… inside arm’s length, which is consistent with Zimmerman’s defense. They refuse to explain this distance in their article. Was this done in the hope of misleading people who would infer “intermediate range” means “medium distance” in an effort to deceive the public?
They’ve only had to fire 3 reporters for doctoring the story so far. Obviously, they didn’t fire enough.