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Oh Crap... THIS Is Joe Oliver... (Original Post) WillyT Mar 2012 OP
I don't believe Joe Oliver and Zimmerman were ever friends. FarPoint Mar 2012 #1
Seriously. How many 53 year old men are good friends with 28 year olds??? n/t Pryderi Mar 2012 #3
me Swamp Lover Mar 2012 #6
it can happen through things like work JI7 Mar 2012 #8
According to the article his wife is friends with Zimmerman's mother in law csziggy Mar 2012 #23
me as well belcffub Mar 2012 #25
Me either. I've noticed that last week's plant, George Taffe, has disappeared. eom Ecumenist Mar 2012 #7
Could Have Something To o With This... WillyT Mar 2012 #13
He's not really friends. The connection is that his wife is friend's with snagglepuss Mar 2012 #10
GODDAMMIT WILLY CatWoman Mar 2012 #2
LOL... I Got More... WillyT Mar 2012 #12
Absolutely fabulously catch! FarPoint Mar 2012 #14
Thank You !!! WillyT Mar 2012 #19
You should send this to MSNBC FarPoint Mar 2012 #21
More likely that Oliver is friends with Zimmerman's DADDY. blm Mar 2012 #4
I thought that Joe Oliver looked and sounded familiar, he used to have hair... Ecumenist Mar 2012 #5
He seemed to have incredible media training C_U_L8R Mar 2012 #9
Ah... one of them e-lite media types, eh? Fawke Em Mar 2012 #11
This is ProSense Mar 2012 #15
Hearsay. Supposedly. roody Mar 2012 #16
Yep. EC Mar 2012 #17
k&r... spanone Mar 2012 #18
Kick !!! WillyT Mar 2012 #20
K&R BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #22
Kick !!! WillyT Mar 2012 #24
Kick !!! WillyT Mar 2012 #26

FarPoint

(12,086 posts)
1. I don't believe Joe Oliver and Zimmerman were ever friends.
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:32 PM
Mar 2012

Joe Oliver is a plant....a paid bi- racial actor pretending to be a friend to spew misinformation. That's my feeling ...my gut instincts.

csziggy

(34,112 posts)
23. According to the article his wife is friends with Zimmerman's mother in law
Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:49 AM
Mar 2012
"I mean, he took a man's life and he has no idea what to do about it. He's extremely remorseful about it," Oliver said, relating stories told to him by Zimmerman's mother-in-law, a close friend of Oliver's wife.


I wondered how this new Zimmerman apologist had gotten access to so many national news outlets. Why did Oliver leave CNN, anyway?

belcffub

(595 posts)
25. me as well
Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:09 PM
Mar 2012

I like motorcycles... guy around the corner likes motorcycles... he was 50 when I was 25 and new to the neighborhood... friends ever since...

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
10. He's not really friends. The connection is that his wife is friend's with
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:45 PM
Mar 2012

Zimmerman's mother-in-law.

 

WillyT

(72,631 posts)
12. LOL... I Got More...
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:49 PM
Mar 2012
KPIX Hires CNN's Joe Oliver For Weekend Newscast Slot
JOHN CARMAN - SFGate
Wednesday, January 3, 1996

Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1996/01/03/DD67121.DTL

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And...

AIDS Disclosure Brings Lawsuit
LATimes
December 27, 1989

<snip>

SACRAMENTO — A young mother is suing a Sacramento television station because it allegedly disclosed she had AIDS after promising not to air any information about her personal life.

The suit filed recently in Sacramento Superior Court also claims that KCRA-TV reported the woman's son had tested positive for AIDS at birth, which was not true.

The complaint alleges libel, fraud and invasion of privacy, and seeks an unspecified amount in damages. In addition to the station, the suit names reporter Joe Oliver. KCRA-TV is an NBC affiliate owned by Kelly Broadcasting. The station's attorney, Rick Robinson, said, "We're not in a position to comment until such time as we have reviewed the complaint."

<snip>

Link: http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-27/entertainment/ca-1204_1_big-sisters

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And Again...

Link: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2245&dat=19891228&id=Q5kzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eTIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=3506,8510899

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And...

He seems unable to hold a job for very long... maybe he's just ambitious.

Link: http://annex.wikia.com/wiki/index.php?search=joe+oliver&fulltext=0










FarPoint

(12,086 posts)
21. You should send this to MSNBC
Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:45 AM
Mar 2012

Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, Rachel or Larry....even Current TV...this is good stuff.

Ecumenist

(6,086 posts)
5. I thought that Joe Oliver looked and sounded familiar, he used to have hair...
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:37 PM
Mar 2012

I kept looking at him and wondering why he seemed familiar. Sorry Motherf****r!

C_U_L8R

(44,793 posts)
9. He seemed to have incredible media training
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:44 PM
Mar 2012

for some random friend of a loser pretend neighborhood watch captain

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
15. This is
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:00 PM
Mar 2012

more of the attempt to cast doubt on what transpired.

<...>

"He couldn't stop crying. He's a caring human being," Joe Oliver, 53, a former television news reporter and anchor in Orlando who has known Zimmerman for several years, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"I mean, he took a man's life and he has no idea what to do about it. He's extremely remorseful about it," Oliver said, relating stories told to him by Zimmerman's mother-in-law, a close friend of Oliver's wife.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/joe-oliver-george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin_n_1378390.html

His wife is a friend of Zimmerman's mother-in-law?

The information he's relating isn't even first hand.

EC

(12,287 posts)
17. Yep.
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:52 PM
Mar 2012

He knows Zimmerman's mother in law...so his retired judge father and his wife likely hired the guy.

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