Yaasssiir !! George Zimmerman's about to get a little richer

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    Dont f**k with the Zimm !!! :ghp:


    Trayvon Martin's killer sues NBC over racist "myth"


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    (Reuters) - A Florida man sued NBC on Thursday, saying the network intentionally edited and repeatedly aired a non-emergency phone call he made to police before shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin "to create the myth" that he was a racist.

    Attorneys for George Zimmerman, who maintains he shot Martin in self-defense 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.

    "NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, so it set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain," the defamation lawsuit says.

    "NBC created this false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's owns words, splicing together disparate parts of the (police) recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made."
    But NBC denied any wrongdoing in a statement issued late on Thursday.

    "We strongly disagree with accusations made in the complaint. There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly. We intend to vigorously defend our position in court," the statement said.

    The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show in April, made it appear that Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, told police that Martin was black without being asked.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-usa-florida-shooting-lawsuit-idUSBRE8B51M320121207
     
  2. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Hello VIP

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    God damned litigious country
     
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    I don't care if he's guilty or not NBC did a shitty thing. Anything to sensationalize and get ratings.
     
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    Mexicans :facepalm:











    Oh sorry Dawg :c
     
  5. Vyb

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    Useless without before and after audio clips. :grad:
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    Feeling lucky on google brought up this.

    [video=youtube;ivAqfrx1CHY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAqfrx1CHY[/video]
     
  7. Swayze

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    Sue happy americuns :jj:
     
  8. tomtom

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    Although everybody says this I wonder how many of them would sue if given the chance? I know if I was in the public eye for a shooting and nbc edited my 911 call I would sue too.

    So would you.
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Good job :up:

    Yeah NBC is going to pay. Probably settle despite the posturing that they'll "vigorously defend their position in court."
     
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    NBC used that smiling innocent pic of the 14 year old thug for weeks even after the "niggathug" or whatever persona emerged from Twitter.

    I haven't watched NBC since.
     
  11. tomtom

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    They should pay.

    It's funny how people who think he murdered the kid are defending what NBC did with the editing. Showing the young innocent looking picture of trayvon was one thing, this was different.
     
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    NBC SHOULD settle. They're a news organization and should report the fucking news not adjust it to their propaganda. He should include CNN, Rosie O'Donnell and Spike Lee too

    Fuckers
     
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    Rosanne Barr published his address, although it ended up being an old couple's address. She did that on her twitter with something to the effect if people wanted vengeance. She removed it shortly after.
     
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    Spike Lee was giving out home addresses, wasn't he?
     
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    Yeah it was Spike and Roseanne. So much for right to a fair trial. He should sue errbody
     
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    Its amazing what kind of picture you can paint of somebody when you use a little selective editing
     
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    [video=youtube;4KTzH-H4bs0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KTzH-H4bs0[/video]
     
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    That was Spike Lee
     
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    Yet they (NBC) have fired two reporters associated with the scandal.