That sound you hear is the air slowly leaking out of Al Sharpton:
George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.
Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four — two parents and two children — trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.
The left has turned Zimmerman into its latest Emmanuel Goldstein, shrieking and punching the air at the mention of his name. They’ve gone well beyond just arguing for his guilt, turning the Obama-supporting, black-children-tutoring Floridian into a racist villain devoid of character, fueled by a stream of defamatory lies. Now, at least for today, he’s a hero. In the 24-hour news cycle, where narratives compete for supremacy, that’s a pretty big splash in the water.
Sharpton admitted earlier today that he organized a lot of the outrage surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death. I’m sure he’ll respond on his show with his characteristic blend of nuance and good taste. Tonight at 6 pm Eastern, only on MSNBC. Lean Forward.