Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:41 PM
rachel1 (538 posts)
George Zimmerman Sues NBC For 'Racist' Tape Edit
"George Zimmerman, the man who shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in February, is suing US television network NBC, saying the broadcaster intentionally edited and repeatedly aired a non-emergency phone call he made to police before shooting and killing Martin "to create the myth" that he was a racist.
Attorneys for Zimmerman, who maintains he shot Martin in self-defence in February during a struggle, said the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount in damages was filed in the same central Florida court where he will stand trial in June for murder."*
George Zimmerman is suing NBC for editing a tape to make him look more racist in the Trayvon Martin case. But is it all NBC's fault that Zimmerman came off as racist? Is he unfairly blaming the news outlet for his actions of stalking and killing an unarmed teenager? What about his newly released pictures? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss Zimmerman's case.
*Read more from Reuters/ The Guardian:
So, he's suing a network for exposing his racist mentality which motivated him to murder a black teenager?
What a typical reich-winger.
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Response to rachel1 (Original post)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:08 PM
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They might have over-edited it but the fact is that GZ did offer the race of TM more times than he was asked and described his clothing as if that was proof positive that TM was a bona fide burglar outside his vehicle looking around at those apartments that all looked alike. I'm glad that Judge Nelson is on this case also. I don't think she will see the editted tape as something that would keep GZ from getting a fair trial or defaming his character or whatever it is that he thinks is prosecutable. The tape told the truth: he offered the race more times than it was asked and he (or his accomplice) did say "effing coons". He ought to be upset that they played the part about him "following" him when he was supposedly too afraid and needed the police to "send someone out here".