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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:47 PM

George Zimmerman Sues NBC for Portraying Him as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain'

I can accept that he deserves a fair trial, but really?

George Zimmerman, the man facing second-degree murder charges in one of the most racially charged and controversial cases in recent memory is seeking damages against NBC for portraying him as a "racist and predatory villain."

The suit, filed this afternoon, claims, "NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy, but as an opportunity to increase ratings."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-sues-nbc-news-portraying-racist-predatory/story?id=17897214#.UME57oNRiN8

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Reply George Zimmerman Sues NBC for Portraying Him as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain' (Original post)
sarisataka Dec 2012 OP
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #3
Dr. Strange Dec 2012 #2
vaberella Dec 2012 #4
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #26
gollygee Dec 2012 #5
metalbot Dec 2012 #16
Vattel Dec 2012 #27
Neoma Dec 2012 #6
lalalu Dec 2012 #9
Neoma Dec 2012 #11
lalalu Dec 2012 #14
TorchTheWitch Dec 2012 #18
DearAbby Dec 2012 #7
lalalu Dec 2012 #8
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #10
Hoyt Dec 2012 #12
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #17
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #20
intheflow Dec 2012 #13
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #15
vrguy Dec 2012 #19
The Second Stone Dec 2012 #21
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #22
dogknob Dec 2012 #23
slackmaster Dec 2012 #24
Downwinder Dec 2012 #25

Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:49 PM

1. The truth hurts.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:57 PM

3. They both may well be right

However I am not sure what the media did was a tort or a crime. Not so much with Zimmerman.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:55 PM

2. It was really unfair of NBC...

using his words and actions against him like that.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:58 PM

4. But him going on Fox News was not seeing what he did as a tragedy but as a money maker. n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:38 PM

26. NBC will no doubt use that footage too. n/t

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:59 PM

5. ROFL

you can't sue someone for telling the truth!

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Response to gollygee (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

16. So why did NBC fire its employees for doctoring the quote?

If they were simply "telling the truth", it seems weird that NBC would fire "at least two employees" for telling the truth.

You'd also think that an NBC president wouldn't go on record saying "It was a mistake" if they were "telling the truth".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/nbc-news-george-zimmerman-probe-shock_n_1407432.html

He's going to win this or get a big settlement, whether he is convicted or not. The lawsuit is just there to help them argue about the amount of money he gets.


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Response to metalbot (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:47 PM

27. Don't confuse the lynch mob with facts.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. He's going to sue the Internet next!

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Response to Neoma (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

9. You mean the

 

internets

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Response to lalalu (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:07 PM

11. You mean Zimmerman has ties to W Bush?

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Response to Neoma (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:14 PM

14. LOL

 

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Response to lalalu (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:40 PM

18. You mean the

intertubes

Or is that just short for intertubulars?


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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

7. Cart before the horse, George?

you may well be convicted for your racial predatory actions.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

8. Zimmerman is a nut.

 

NBC can now defend themselves by digging out even more of his dirty secrets. Which will result in more ratings.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

10. Will DU's gungeon file an amicus brief?

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:11 PM

12. LMAO. That is just perfect.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:37 PM

17. Snort.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:57 PM

20. hahaha

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:14 PM

13. Might as well sue the internet.

I saw it on facebook before the networks picked it up. Dude must be running low on cash in his undisclosed location, and his lawyers are trying to figure out how they're going to get paid when his ass gets slammed into jail.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:18 PM

15. That should last as long as it takes to land on judge's desk. nt.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:49 PM

19. Wow unpaid.....

Neighborhood watch guy, benevolence like this should be honored!!!!

MacDonald's employees make min wage


George you are a great American

NOT!

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:01 PM

21. In a civil case the defendant can take depositions

of the plaintiff. No right not to take the stand.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:56 PM

22. Who in the world is representing him?

I'm reminded of the time an employer sued an employee for libel. The judge strongly advised the employer to dismiss his claims saying (of himself), "People call me an idiot all the time. That's an opinion. I disagree, but I can't sue."

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:02 PM

23. If this works out, I see a big payday in Casey Anthony's future...

FOX News' official line with her to this day (always repeated verbatim): "...acquitted of murdering her own daughter."

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:21 PM

24. A large majority responded in another thread that NBC's action should be a crime

 

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I'll get a link if my Crackberry can handle it...

ETA my Crackberry couldn't handle it last night, so here it is:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1932043

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:21 PM

25. There is Florida case law that there

is no requirement that the news be truthful.

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