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George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call
CNN ^ | 7 December, 2012 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 12/06/2012 7:43:04 PM PST by marktwain

(CNN) -- George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, sued NBC Universal on Thursday for using "the oldest form of yellow journalism" by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsuit said.

Zimmerman is seeking "damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit" in Seminole County Circuit Court in Florida, where the lawsuit is filed.

Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and is charged with second-degree murder, is accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, who was African-American. The February incident has provoked national controversy.

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The defamation may not have been for ratings. It may have been for political purposes.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 7:43:09 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Nicely played by the defense.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 7:46:09 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: marktwain

Yes!

Show no mercy.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 7:48:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: marktwain

Zimmerman may have a target rich environment for lawsuits after he gets acquitted.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 7:50:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: marktwain

Good! It’s about time somebody fought back at this manipulated “journalism.”


5 posted on 12/06/2012 7:51:18 PM PST by livius
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To: marktwain

This just makes my day. Thanks for posting it!


6 posted on 12/06/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: marktwain

I’m thinking Zimmerman has got good cases against the shakedown artists Jackson and Sharpton after he wins in criminal court. It would be what goes around comes around against those two.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 7:54:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: marktwain

I hope he cleans their clock.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 7:55:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: tractorman

Good for him.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by Eva
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To: Red Steel

That would be good to see - they jump in to situations to make them worse - when it fits their agendas; otherwise not a peep.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 7:57:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: marktwain
Zimmerman's suit should include us.. a separate suit perhaps.

I posted this reply at the time..

We are all affected by matters of race relations so the MSM's patented NBC-style cherry-bomb journalism hurts us all. Class action -- yes, I say class action!

MSM race relations reporting motto: If at first it don't seethe try, try anything until you make it seethe.

Already whites have been attacked, how will we ever know the number attacked and even killed?

11 posted on 12/06/2012 7:59:09 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

HA! CNN cowering as well, note they called Zimmerman Hispanic, that’s a first!


12 posted on 12/06/2012 8:03:50 PM PST by DAC21
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To: marktwain
I'll bet there would be millions of spoke that would love to sign a petition in support of his suit. NBC is more dangerous to our liberty than Al Queda. I'd have to say that the MSM is probably a greater threat to America than Hiltler and Stalin ever were combined. “Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together," Pulitzer wrote. "An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.” ― Joseph Pulitzer
13 posted on 12/06/2012 8:10:03 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: marktwain
I'll bet there would be millions of spoke that would love to sign a petition in support of his suit. NBC is more dangerous to our liberty than Al Queda. I'd have to say that the MSM is probably a greater threat to America than Hiltler and Stalin ever were combined. “Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together," Pulitzer wrote. "An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.” ― Joseph Pulitzer
14 posted on 12/06/2012 8:10:03 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: marktwain

Award Zimmerman all of NBC’s broadcast licenses.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 8:11:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Obama’s friends don’t care how many people, of all colors, they hurt. Obama himself may be ignorant, not having anyone who would ever let the bad news on to him, and living in a scripted bubble.

Anyhow, probably some liberal zillionaire will offer Zimmerman a huge hunk of hush money pretty soon.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 8:11:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: DAC21

But he’s Brazilian so that doesn’t COUNT as Hispanic, of couuuuuuuurse.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 8:12:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

Were any big-shot MSNBC types named in the lawsuit?


18 posted on 12/06/2012 8:12:55 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: marktwain
Zimmerman, who is Hispanic

I wonder if CNN's lawyers made them stop reporting him as white hispanic?

19 posted on 12/06/2012 8:13:20 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: smoothsailing

And make the newly named ZBC a bastion of conservative news that puts Fox to shame.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 8:13:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: F15Eagle
That would be good to see - they jump in to situations to make them worse - when it fits their agendas; otherwise not a peep.

I am pretty sure they have anticipated these sorts of suits, and have rendered themselves "free of assets", and thus immune from lawsuit.

I believe that this is something criminals learn quite quickly.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 8:14:44 PM PST by marktwain
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To: HiTech RedNeck

YES!!!


22 posted on 12/06/2012 8:15:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: HiTech RedNeck

wasn’t he a registered Democrat?

I wonder if he’s had time to ponder that


23 posted on 12/06/2012 8:16:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: smoothsailing

The funny thing, if any major broadcasting firm broke the mold and DID that... they’d quickly eat the lunch of the likes of “See B.S.”


24 posted on 12/06/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

This civil suit may show that NBC is so generally viewed by all Americans that NBC has poisoned the NATIONAL jury pool, rendering it impossible for Zimmerman to get a fair trial anywhere in the United States. Big fallout from that.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 8:17:13 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Right! We are all affected by news that isn’t true. Some even vote according to what they hear/read. This guy’s/family future has been affected by this no matter the outcome. A class action suit seems sweet! However, I couldn’t take part of it - I don’t watch them. But I am affected by the idiots who do.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 8:17:21 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: marktwain; mickie
Is there a lawyer in the house?

What does Zimmerman asking for "damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit" mean?

Also, does he and his attorney have to prove malice?

Leni

27 posted on 12/06/2012 8:17:34 PM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: OrioleFan
Were any big-shot MSNBC types named in the lawsuit?

MSNBC Sharpton went down there to rabble-rouse the natives. He could be next.

28 posted on 12/06/2012 8:18:24 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: GeronL

I’d imagine that Barack Obama is a distinctly sour taste in his mouth now, and he has to wonder how his fave political party could ever elevate such an imbecile to power.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

Traditional First Amendment jurisprudence is that you can say some awfully outrageous things and still walk with impunity. The reverse side of this doubtless helps such outfits as FR itself. But still, there’s a point when you got to wonder if it’s more than dedication to an abstract philosophy, if there’s blind malice and hate going on. The same kind of thing that liberals are quick to slime folks like Rush Limbaugh for, sometimes only on hearsay. Except for liberals it’s true.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 8:23:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: smoothsailing

And then a time slot geared to a ‘neighbor watch’ for all to report their local politicians/lawyers ripping off citizens of fair trails and taxpayers’ money. They can dispute it only when they fix it. It will not be to offer an ‘excuse’.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 8:23:14 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: DAC21
HA! CNN cowering as well, note they called Zimmerman Hispanic, that’s a first!

Funny how that works. The MSM will beat on you mercilessly until you punch back. Fear works. Lawsuits work. Terrorism works. Threats work. Don't try and get the bastards in the MSM to love you; they see that as weakness. Make them fear you.

32 posted on 12/06/2012 8:23:59 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: marktwain

We’re I on the jury, about $500 million would be about right.....


33 posted on 12/06/2012 8:25:13 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: MinuteGal

Sounds like it might have to be kicked to a special court convened for the purpose of the case, but I dunno.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 8:25:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Flick Lives

We will know they are saying “uncle” when we start to hear about “purple drank.”


35 posted on 12/06/2012 8:26:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

Lawsuits ought to be brought to a lot of media outlets, just based on their bias. Sue them to send a message....over and over. Do it until they change.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 8:34:09 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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***Zimmerman, who is Hispanic...***

Thank you, CNN. And Michael Martinez. Maybe I haven’t notice it, but precious few msm outlets report that Mr. Zimmerman is Hispanic.

It forces the race-baitors to put this in its proper perspective.


37 posted on 12/06/2012 8:34:13 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: DAC21

News reports labelled Zimmerman “Hispanic” right from the start, the reason not readily apparent. Possibly his mother, of South American Indian (Peruvian?) ancestry, if I remember correctly, has a Spanish surname.


38 posted on 12/06/2012 8:35:27 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It just shows how jaded they all are in their little bubble.

They don’t care, they’d rather give each other awards and attend the same cocktail parties. Competition is repugnant to them. Just preach the party line, don’t deviate, never take a chance, it’s dangerous. Take the money, live spoiled and fearful.


39 posted on 12/06/2012 8:37:58 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: marktwain
"George Zimmerman sued NBC Universal on Thursday"

"Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and is charged with..."

A cynical person might see some relationship between those two sentences. Where oh where did "White Hispanic" go?

Nah, I'm sure CNN decided to drop the whole White Hispanic charade for other reasons.
40 posted on 12/06/2012 8:42:16 PM PST by Freeeedooomm
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Good- I truly hope he and his wife end up as multi millionaires for the compelte railroading and travesty of justice he has had to endure

The defamation most definately WAS for political purposes- and was meant to force a judge to hold george in prison until AFTER the elections at which point the case will lose ALL media attention except for fox and a few talk radio shows at which point I doubt that a blatant violation of his rights will even be mentioend in the press and he’ll be tucked away in some quiet cell for life and forgotten- The whole issue became political when our dear leader declared that he wanted a son just like martin- and hten NEVER said another word abotu the case even after it was blatantly clear george was being violated by the very court systerms that is suppsoed to protect victims-


41 posted on 12/06/2012 8:42:33 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Elsiejay

First reports called him white. That’s what ginned up the initial rage. I think it was his defense team, once they got into gear, that countered by pointing out his heritage, and also noted he tutored black kids.


42 posted on 12/06/2012 8:43:06 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Nicely played...NBC...deeeeeep pockets, and all parties associated with NBC. Makes me smile.


43 posted on 12/06/2012 8:43:26 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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[[Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and is charged with second-degree murder,]]

hmmmm- that’s funny, now that dear leader has another 4 years to destroy this country even further, george is being referred to as hispanic instead of white- wieeeeerd!


44 posted on 12/06/2012 8:44:00 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hah!!! :-)


45 posted on 12/06/2012 8:45:52 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: CottShop

O’Mara is raising hay that will severely upset some applecarts even if there is an utter news blackout. (To mix a couple or more metaphors)


46 posted on 12/06/2012 8:48:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: DAC21

[[HA! CNN cowering as well, note they called Zimmerman Hispanic, that’s a first!]]

I can hear hteir lawyers pleadign with george right now saying’ you have to believe us george, we didn’t know all the facts when we first reported the case, abd it did appear by the photos that you were white and not hispanic, so it’s not our fault we called you a white male, and we certainly meant you no harm when showed the videos that made it look liek you were fien hwen they brought you into the police station- honest george- we meaqnt no harm- can’t we all just get along now por favor?

those in the MSM are SLIME- Every last one of them! Nothign woudl make me any happier than to see george sure EVERY SINGLE STATION that INTENTIONALLY misrepresented the FACTS and who sullied his reputation so badly that it put his very life at risk and hwo RUINED his life forever now- He will NEVER get hisl ife back no thanks to the SCUM in the MSM!


47 posted on 12/06/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

[[Dear leader himself may be ignorant,]]

Oh- he was NOT ignorant of what he was tryign to do- He stoked racist hatred agaisnt george by stating that if he had a son it would look just like martin’. Our dear leader had a responsibility to protect george, but instead chose to stoke hatred agaisnt george in the hopes that someoen in the black community woudl kill george and who knows- perhaps he even hoped they woudl kill his family too- And this country wanted 4 more years of this thug? Unbelievable!


48 posted on 12/06/2012 8:53:42 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Repeat Offender

[[I wonder if CNN’s lawyers made them stop reporting him as white hispanic?]]

There’s almsot no doubt they did- and htere’s almsot no doubt that order really stuck in the craw of thsoe racists in the MSM too- they aare probably seethign over the fact that they can’t call him white anymore-


49 posted on 12/06/2012 8:55:33 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Like an idiot savant or someone with autism, maybe. Barack Obama, the Zero, looks way too puppeteered to be your ordinary politician. Those remarks came off of his teleprompter. If they didn’t he’d be stumbling and stuttering at best.


50 posted on 12/06/2012 8:58:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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