Railroading, the BGI, and the Treepers

Thomas Lifson’s book review of Jack Cashill’s If I Had a Son concludes that it “is an important work that deserves a large audience”. The book is about the Black Grievance Industry (BGI) propaganda campaign to railroad a mugging victim acting in self defense and the impact of a blogging group that dug up the facts to counter the propaganda campaign to railroad justice.

“But the most surprising heroes comprise a group of 8 previously unheralded bloggers, working at the website Conservative Treehouse, who made history. Although they scrupulously avoided any contact with the defense team, their work, relentlessly exploring and testing information related to the case, freely available online to anyone, provided invaluable support to the defense. Cashill believes that they may have made the difference in Zimmerman’s acquittal. The prosecution, despite having the resources of the state of Florida at its disposal, did not have an outside group X-raying information, and utilizing open source investigating techniques, dedicated to uncovering the truth.

The Treepers, as they are known, have ushered in a new era in not just the media coverage of important trials, but in the conduct of such trials. Historians of media and legal historians would do well to read this book and grasp the fact that the internet and citizen journalists have created a new era of justice.”

The saga has entered the collective and you can see its effect every now and then when it is used as an example in a way that takes the BGI narrative as axiomatic. The problem with a book exposing the problems with such presumptions is that it takes the path of reason and that is not in the same realm as those who espouse the grievances.

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