MSNBC's initial -- not to mention its ongoing -- reaction to acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of second degree murder and manslaughter was predictably heavily focused on race and laden with melodramatic hand-wringing.
But it may be anchor Chris Jansing who took the cake in early Sunday morning coverage when she asserted that pre-teen boys were "crawling into bed" with their parents in fear that night as a result of the verdict:
12:43 a.m. EDT
July 14, 2013
CHRIS JANSING: 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. We'll talk about that when we come back.