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George Zimmerman sues
NBC and reporters

Associated Press, by Mike Schneider

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Posted By:jond, 12/6/2012 6:42:12 PM

Orlando, Fla. - George Zimmerman sued NBC on Thursday, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was racist. The former neighborhood watch volunteer filed the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of money in Seminole County, outside Orlando. Also named in the complaint were three reporters covering the story for NBC or an NBC-owned television station. The complaint said the airing of the edited call has inflicted emotional distress on Zimmerman, making him fear for his life and causing him

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He´s trampling on their First Amendment rights.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nina584, 12/6/2012 6:44:08 PM     (No. 9052489)

No he is not. This is selective editing to demean him . Mal intent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/6/2012 6:48:08 PM     (No. 9052496)

NBC by their actions have guaranteed that this man connot obtain a fair trial.
NBC made it all about race.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/6/2012 6:48:53 PM     (No. 9052498)

Yes, yes, YES!

I think OP was being facetious!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: golfmann, 12/6/2012 6:49:53 PM     (No. 9052501)

And he SHOULD!

I hope he bankrupts them for this.
Obama´s immune too but he´ll get his later...

As Jim McDougal said:
Hell´s a burnin´...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sardonic, 12/6/2012 6:53:27 PM     (No. 9052505)

Why didn´t he do this sooner?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/6/2012 6:57:18 PM     (No. 9052512)

Good!

I think OP may have left out the /s.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ho72, 12/6/2012 7:07:50 PM     (No. 9052530)

Excellent. If only the MSM could be sued for malpractice whenever it occurs...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: quark, 12/6/2012 7:08:44 PM     (No. 9052532)

He should also sue Obama, Jackson, Sharpton & Spike Lee. They all contributed to the racial hysteria. And don´t forget the Obama buddies = New black Panthers for the bounty ´dead or alive´.

Next up would be Crump & Parks, the DAs ofc.
and lots more.

This has been a travesty of justice.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/6/2012 7:10:15 PM     (No. 9052536)

He was not, at that time, a public figure. He needs to nail them to the wall.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jond, 12/6/2012 7:10:50 PM     (No. 9052539)

Thanks guys. I only use "/s" when I think it might have been unclear. Obviously, YMMV.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 12/6/2012 7:13:33 PM     (No. 9052543)

Hope he cashes in BIG time...big enough to make it hurt for NBC otherwise it´s just the cost of doing business for them and nothing will change.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/6/2012 7:13:50 PM     (No. 9052544)

Many of us were appalled and sickened by the race-baiting coverage of this story by NBC and other mainstream media outlets. This was clear-cut malpractice by NBC. I would hope Zimmerman sues NBC for multi millions of dollars. NBC must be made an example of.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/6/2012 7:14:16 PM     (No. 9052546)

Simple he waited until he was able to secure a copy of the color photo taken by the first responder cop showing him bleeding from the nose and other places.
That photo proves NBC filtered data and more or less lied.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bpl40, 12/6/2012 7:16:41 PM     (No. 9052551)

Get them for every foul, ill gotten penny they have..

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/6/2012 7:19:07 PM     (No. 9052559)

#10 and OP: I agree. When I am sarcastic, I do not feel the need to identify it. I got your drift. Don´t worry.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56, 12/6/2012 7:25:53 PM     (No. 9052577)

"Zimmerman Broadcasting Company" sure has a nice ring to it ...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2012 7:30:13 PM     (No. 9052581)

Here is the best reporting you will see on this case from Day One. Investigative work that would boggle your mind. An amazing effort.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/12/06/first-served-george-zimmerman-sues-nbc-defamation-intentional-infliction-of-emotional-distress-demand-for-preservation-of-evidence-demand-for-jury-trial/

You can link to the complaint here as well. It names the defendants.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tren9, 12/6/2012 7:33:16 PM     (No. 9052586)

From NBC: There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly," she said. "We intend to vigorously defend our position in court.

Translation: NBC is preparing to offer a settlement because they know their goose is cooked. At this point the argument is about whether NBC pays what? One Mil? 10 Mil? 100 Mil?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: angelesgift, 12/6/2012 7:41:49 PM     (No. 9052599)

Never in my life have I seen such a disgusting display of self-righteousness, lies, propaganda, and judicial incompetence all for the sake of race-baiting. It´s only topped by Travon´s loathsome parents´ ostentatious displays of "grief" while holding hands and pretending to be together so they can milk every available dime from their son´s death.

I hope a major settlement from NBC is only the beginning of the comeuppance due the whole race-baiting industry. A plague on all their houses!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/6/2012 7:45:31 PM     (No. 9052601)

How is altering and then broadcasting a 911 call defended in court? On what legal leg would they stand?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/6/2012 7:49:44 PM     (No. 9052609)

There was certainly malice intended by NBC in this case. They wanted to portray Zimmerman as a racist and generally damage him in any way they could. No ´Absence of Malice´ here.

This is pure libel and a good jury will give him a huge settlement.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/6/2012 8:03:25 PM     (No. 9052642)

It is about time!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/6/2012 9:05:40 PM     (No. 9052731)

Marvelous!!! Maybe Mr. Zimmerman can get his reputation back and several million too!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/6/2012 9:08:39 PM     (No. 9052737)

NBC has a lot of money. They didn´t earn it, they lied and maligned Zimmerman, and should pay him everything they have. Costas is an old white guy and should go.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/7/2012 4:58:40 AM     (No. 9053006)

Sue them out of business.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/7/2012 7:00:29 AM     (No. 9053084)

They even admit to editing the tape, it´s just a matter of dollars for them now. Love the yellow journalism comment, we need to hear it more.

I wish I could be on anyone of those juries. Zimmerman is likely going to get acquitted that´s why they´ve been dragging this out. This poor guy will not be safe in this country when it´s over

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bevan, 12/7/2012 7:17:17 AM     (No. 9053100)

I´m rooting for the white hispanic.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Velox, 12/7/2012 7:20:06 AM     (No. 9053103)

Don´t be so sure it will be over for Ziimmerman if he wins in local courts.
Obama will sic the Feds on him to find something to charge him on.
I know that´s double jeopardy , but Obama and his criminal justice department think they are above the constitution and common law.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: steveW, 12/7/2012 7:30:47 AM     (No. 9053120)

The MSM also guaranteed that the American electorate could not make a fair appraisal of Obama and Romney. I have long argued that suing them is the only way to start bringing this corruption down. Complaining about "bias" has proven to be time and breath utterly wasted. They are manifestly corrupt. Take them to court for their crimes against the truth.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/7/2012 7:34:15 AM     (No. 9053129)

The one person in this entire thing who should go to jail is Angela Nifong. In the alternative, she should lose her license to practice law.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: dolphin, 12/7/2012 7:46:16 AM     (No. 9053145)

NBC didn´t just want to paint Zimmerman as a racist gun nut they wanted to paint US as racist gun nuts. They were successful. The cultural revolution has gone forward. They will probably get a Pulitzer Prize for the story.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: beca, 12/7/2012 7:47:56 AM     (No. 9053150)

fire everyone involved........sue nbc for a sinful amount of money...go george.....no one showed the pic of his bloody nose etc...just saw it for the first time..the press in this country is so low down...they are all guilty of incompetence and bias.....

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LZK, 12/7/2012 8:04:47 AM     (No. 9053175)

Oh goodie -- obama´s son is being "scrutinized".....

Go for it!!

LZK

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JLoophole, 12/7/2012 8:09:52 AM     (No. 9053184)

Ha! Love the OP comment.
NBC willfully set out to make this guy a racist, which in their book trumps murder every time...they deserve to be sued.

Anyone else see the huge ironies and discrepancies in the reporting of the football player who murdered his girlfriend and the George Zimmerman case? It´s insanity.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/7/2012 8:11:33 AM     (No. 9053188)

I don´t think Mr. Zimmerman will be in public danger so much as endangered by his public stand against Obama and company. I fear that he will have to leave the US to be safe from administrative retribution. Bullies (Obama) do not willingly accept defeat..

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Reply 36 - Posted by: saucy, 12/7/2012 8:26:29 AM     (No. 9053228)

NBC (Nothing But Crap) sure needs to be brought down a notch or ten.....

They have gotten to be so disgusting (The Office).
Can´t watch it anymore.

The Today show is just a trashy rag.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 12/7/2012 8:36:43 AM     (No. 9053243)

Of course NBC will try to defend vigorously the civil suit. They may be on the hook for criminal charges too. Last thing they want is to have the civil record contain evidence that will burn them on the criminal side.

Personally, I hope Zimmerman and his lawyers are successful on both fronts. NBC is a despicable organization, IMHO, and it deserves to lose its broadcast license among other penalties.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lust For Justice, 12/7/2012 8:53:15 AM     (No. 9053269)

It´s about time that they learn to get as good as they give. I hope he wins and wins BIG!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 12/7/2012 8:57:13 AM     (No. 9053275)

The race card is expensive. Hear that Al Sharpton? You are next.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/7/2012 9:06:57 AM     (No. 9053292)

Re: OP´s remark....

A carefully constructed bit of sarcasm shouldn´t need a "/S" any more than a good joke needs a rim-shot.

Gild not the lily.

And.....if I had a son he´d look like Mike Ditka and he woulda dispatched Mssr. Martin with his bare hands.

So there !

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Reply 41 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/7/2012 9:07:43 AM     (No. 9053294)

Freedom of speech: News papers, TV, Radio, etc have every right to write or say whatever they want, in any way they want be it truth or fiction.

Libel: defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.

Slander: defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.

Zimmerman has been defamed in both venues. First by NBC and the news print which he has every right to go after on the principle of Libel.

He has also been defamed by the likes of Sharpton and his ilk on the principle of Slander.

It´s in Zimmerman´s corner to prove there was no truth in the allegations of racism which probably will be possible and he should reap a good harvest. Right now he has an extremely biased constituency to confront in his upcoming trial.

God willing, he will win that also.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/7/2012 9:11:38 AM     (No. 9053302)

You go George. I bet they´re quaking in their high rise offices! Which alphabet network slandered that poor guy who lived w/ his mother and had found the bomb at the Olympics in Atlanta? Man, they tore that poor guy apart!! He sued and won BIG!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/7/2012 9:12:49 AM     (No. 9053304)

In Britain, news outlets are often sued for slander.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 12/7/2012 9:19:30 AM     (No. 9053316)

With our newly reelected Commissar-in-Chief at the helm, John Adams’ “nation of laws, not of men” description is being ever so persistently turned head-over-heels upon itself. Nothing good can come of this. I fear for our descendants.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/7/2012 9:39:35 AM     (No. 9053355)

Face it, with the election of Two Won, NBC (along with the others in the alphabet soup) have shown themselves to be RACIST. Go for it George. WTP would dearly love to see you win this and bring these klown kissing donkeys to their creaky knees.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Grady, 12/7/2012 10:05:53 AM     (No. 9053430)

I agree with #44.
The Obama admin. will pressure any judge or jury
(Chicago style) to Not find in favor of Zimmerman.
Obama and NBC campaigned on the race and division of this country and
will not let the truth prevail.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 12/7/2012 10:10:47 AM     (No. 9053440)

Ya gotta love the 1St Amendment. It allows fools, in this case NBC, to stand tall and and be identified.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Arby, 12/7/2012 10:23:21 AM     (No. 9053479)

Let´s hope that they get fleeced and flayed and start thinking twice before pursuing these kinds of behaviors in the future.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 12/7/2012 10:25:02 AM     (No. 9053485)


MSNBC is the news source for angry white teachers employed by the government. But - I feel sorry for the people that still watch NBC news... NBC News was relevant before they developed the TV remote control.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/7/2012 10:25:28 AM     (No. 9053487)

A press that lies and/or misrepresents will not remain free.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: shalimar, 12/7/2012 10:27:09 AM     (No. 9053494)

NBC will settle this thing as quickly and quietly as it can. Nice pay-out in exchange for a gag order.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: jasmine, 12/7/2012 10:35:33 AM     (No. 9053511)

What happened to George Zimmerman at the hands of NBC (and politically correct government officials) is a very big deal. Holding the network and its enablers accountable should be an even bigger deal.

This story made my day

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Reply 53 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/7/2012 10:50:55 AM     (No. 9053542)

Cash and court order will silence the truth

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Nan, 12/7/2012 10:51:20 AM     (No. 9053543)

Excllent !!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/7/2012 10:51:36 AM     (No. 9053544)

Dittos, #4. And as my Mama said, ´´Hell´s only half full!´´

That said, suing the former network giant is one thing; going to trial is another; getting a judgment is another and having them PAY is quite another.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/7/2012 11:04:04 AM     (No. 9053584)

Any civil lawyers out there?? I have a law degree and license, but I mainly did criminal prosecution and administrative law. I can´t recall the standards for libel. IIRC, only "public figures" have to prove "actual malice". Ordinary folks like Zimm only have to prove that the defendant intentionally(?) published false information and the plaintiff suffered damage as a result. I also recall something about "false light", ie publishing stuff that may technically be truthful but that paints a false picture of the plaintiff. NBC could be cooked either way, I can think of no benign motive for editing out the dispatcher´s question to Zimm. And of course NBC will do their best to settle, hopefully it will cost them enough to hurt.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/7/2012 11:10:10 AM     (No. 9053599)

I was wondering about that as well, #57 (though I´m no lawyer).

I´d have to wonder also if NBC will attempt to hide behind the ´public figure´ defense, though I can only see that as an epic fail, since Zimmerman may be in that category now, he certainly wasn´t at the time of the incident, and it was NBC who made the man a pariah.

Burn, NBC, burn!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Shucky, 12/7/2012 11:25:53 AM     (No. 9053623)

This case will end badly either way. if zimmerman loses, blacks will feel empowered to attack at will any white who happens to be walking more or less in their direction. if zimmerman wins, the blacks will riot and many innocent people will die.

in the end it will be a better, more just outcome if zimmerman wins. no one should feel they have the right to initiate an assault on someone because you think they are follwing you, let alone to pin them down and smash their head on the pavement.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: owl, 12/7/2012 11:37:35 AM     (No. 9053650)

Irrelevant if your´re a thug , a hood , a career criminal who just got out of prison , if you´re black , you´re to be protected by media . The media wing of the socialist party cannot take ANY chances rubbing that precious black vote the wrong way , and they know how volatile it can get . Just look at the riots . Who , if possible , should step up now is that sports team that was so blatantly smeared by the media wing .

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Reply 60 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/7/2012 11:48:18 AM     (No. 9053681)

Think of this as a precedent setting moment in the attack on government controlled, war controlled media. Racism, their robotic shouting of it, is just one of the Diane Sawyers robots cruel weapons against the people. Zimmerman goes to court and thereby gets lots of national attention from all the other robots. We can´t all go to court. We can attack each crappy news droid as often as possible and make their lives miserable. Nobody attacks the Diane Sawyers for their daily brainwashing, not a soul opposes the commie View, and so many other shows. It´s time each aware citizen focused criticism on the actual people, the shows, the companies, even the sponsors who don´t seem to care. We only look to the greedy Congress for help that is not ever coming. Boehner, imagine, is right there in the midst of Obama´s dictatorship, and he says nothing. Does not speak out for less government, no more taxes, less awful regulations, says nothing. And Boehner is the most important person on our side ???
We need more Bachmanns everywhere, more Palins, more Michelle Malkins, more Mark Steyns, we need constant criticizing from citizen and elected alike. They all have to attack each media lie. Last, we need our own unionized newspeople like Hannity, Rush
OReilly, Glenn, Huckabee to attacke their so called colleagues, the commie, statist brainwasher like Diane Sawyer and Brokaw. Attack them challege them on the air daily.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/7/2012 2:45:54 PM     (No. 9054020)

Some American Patriots must have stepped up & helped him file. The reason this is very important is that the MSM is using it as a baseline, to define every black on white attack.

Freedom of speech does not protect outright liars who intend to cause damage.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/7/2012 2:51:49 PM     (No. 9054031)

Another race riot inducing act by the MSM is to use photos of the attacker when he was 12 yrs old... not the gang banger pics from his own website.

Again... this has become the norm,... it is being repeated in other black on white crimes.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/7/2012 2:57:52 PM     (No. 9054038)

Horrific crimes aside, I object to ´designer´ legislation with names like Megan´s Law, Rachel´s Law, Leah´s Law, etc. etc.

In this case I make an exception - George Zimmerman should lay waste to NBC and there should be a ´Richard Jewell´ law enabling targets of media bias and character assassination to fast-track their counter-claims.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: wwsweet, 12/7/2012 3:50:43 PM     (No. 9054122)

To the Koch bros, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn and hedge fund guys: BUY Comcast in its weakened state after NBC loses.

This will give conservatives an MSM network channel.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: nhchemist, 12/7/2012 3:52:37 PM     (No. 9054128)

Reuters has the same story with the prejudicial headline "Trayvon Martin´s killer sues NBC over racist ´myth´"

Zimmerman should sue Reuters too!

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Reply 66 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/7/2012 4:36:14 PM     (No. 9054196)

I agree with #16. I wouldn´t mind hearing that NBC (nothing but communists) is gone and replaced by ZBC (Zimmerman Broadcasting Co.)

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/7/2012 7:40:11 PM     (No. 9054424)

If the financial damages are enough to push NBC out of business, a good start. CNN still on the ropes, too. Newsweek hardcopies go away at the of this month. Too bad that Obie got re-elected on their backs, no? Zimmerman is about to become a very wealthy individual despite Obie´s attempts to screw us all on his tax hikes.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/7/2012 7:49:48 PM     (No. 9054433)

Hope George makes millions.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: daisey, 12/7/2012 8:34:23 PM     (No. 9054461)

Obamas remark "if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon" made it personal for all of his supporters. Zimmerman never stood a chance after that.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 12/7/2012 9:07:25 PM     (No. 9054474)

All Mr. Zimmerman has to do is demonstrate the threats on his life due to the edited actuality, then tell the court that he will need private comprehensive security and a secure place to live and lifetime income in order to protect himself and his family from the thugs...that will be worth about $200 million...

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 12/7/2012 10:39:18 PM     (No. 9054579)

Funny how zippy can comment on this case when he knows nothing about it, but can´t comment on Bengaze after 10 weeks and all that intelligence at his command. Any drop of a hat is racist to him.

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Lawyer: Teen accused of ´minor role´
in driver attack, calls $500K bond
´excessive´
Detroit Free Press, by Gina Damron    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 4/8/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
A 17-year-old was arraigned on charges today in connection with the brutal beating of a motorist who hit a child last week in Detroit. Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr. of Detroit was arraigned in 36th District Court by Magistrate Millicent Sherman on charges of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm in connection with the assault on 54-year-old Steve Utash, who was beaten by a mob of people.

New Malaysia plane search area
turns up objects
Associated Press, by ROB GRIFFITH, GILLIAN WONG    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 3/28/2014 11:20:54 AM     Post Reply
PERTH, Australia — Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday following a new analysis of radar data, and planes quickly found multiple objects in the new zone. Five out of 10 aircraft hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found objects of various colors Friday, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. It said it was not clear whether the objects were from the plane, and photos of them would be analyzed overnight.

Gunman´s doctor before rampage:
´No problem there´
Associated Press, by KEVIN FREKING    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 1/31/2014 12:34:45 PM     Post Reply
The gunman who killed 12 people in last year´s rampage at Washington´s Navy Yard lied so convincingly to Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that they concluded he had no mental health issues despite serious problems and encounters with police during the same period, according to a review by The Associated Press of his confidential medical files. Just weeks before the shootings, a doctor treating him for insomnia noted that the patient worked for the Defense Department but wrote hauntingly "no problem there."

Amazon Braces For Political Backlash
After Original Show ´Alpha House´
Bashes Republicans
Business Insider, by Steve Kovach    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 11/21/2013 4:40:14 PM     Post Reply
Amazon´s Instant Video streaming service may have hit a bump in the road. It´s intended to rival Netflix, which has had original programming hits like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is The New Black."

AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing
Associated Press, by PHILIP ELLIOTT, JENNIFER AGIESTA    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 8/18/2013 12:15:01 AM     Post Reply
Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students´ and schools´ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Most parents also say their own children are given about the right number of standardized tests, according to the AP-NORC poll.

Ray Manzarek, founding member of
The Doors, dies at 74
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 5/20/2013 6:59:26 PM     Post Reply
Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. (Snip) He had been stricken by bile duct cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. The band went on to become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll acts to emerge from the 1960s and continues to resonate with fans decades after Morrison's death brought the band to an end. The Doors sold more than 100 million albums worldwide on hits like "Hello, I Love You," "Riders on the Storm," "Light My Fire," and "Break On Through to the Other Side."

´Off the charts´:
133k Somalia famine child deaths
Associated Press, by Jason Straziuso    Original Article
Posted By: jond- 5/2/2013 3:31:10 PM     Post Reply
A decision by extremist Islamic militants to ban delivery of food aid and a "normalization of crisis" that numbed international donors to unfolding disaster made south-central Somalia the most dangerous place in the world to be a child in 2011. The first in-depth study of famine deaths in Somalia in 2011 was released Thursday, and it estimates that 133,000 children under age 5 died, with child death rates approaching 20 percent in some communities. That's 133,000 under-5 child deaths out of an estimated 6.5 million people in south-central Somalia.



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through


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