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TOP 10 EXCERPTS FROM ZIMMERMAN VS. NBC NEWS COMPLAINT
Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Sexton

Posted on 12/08/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip

On Thursday, George Zimmerman filed suit against NBC News and three NBC producers he accuses of intentionally painting him as a racist. Zimmerman and his attorneys have now done what many in the new media only dream of doing, holding the major media responsible for their biased and misleading output.

The language in the complaint is blunt. It calls NBC's coverage "yellow journalism" and refers to "journalistic crimes." Most broadly, the complaint accuses NBC of trumping up a racism narrative for ratings, with a name check of the Today Show and Rev. Al Sharpton in particular. Here are some of the highlights or, if you prefer, the media's lowlights from the complaint:

1] NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain. Their goal was simple: keep their viewers alarmed, and thus always watching, by menacing them with a reprehensible series of imaginary and exaggerated racist claims.

2] NBC created this false and defamatory mis-impression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.

3] Defendants pounced on the Zimmerman/Martin matter because they knew this tragedy could be, with proper sensationalizing and manipulation, a racial poweder keg that could result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news programs, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing Today Show.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; msnbc; sharpton; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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10] Due to the defendants' journalistic crimes, Zimmerman has been transformed into one of the most hated men in America. Plaintiff seeks substantial compensatory and exemplary damages to punish the defendants for their outrageous fraud upon the public, designed to mislead our nation, create a national uproar, forever ostracize Zimmerman, and taint his jury pool, all to profit and attract attention to their television news programs.
1 posted on 12/08/2012 1:58:12 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

They need to start any settlement talks at a BILLION dollars.


2 posted on 12/08/2012 2:00:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

BTTT


3 posted on 12/08/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Uncle Chip

They ought to go after FL prosecutor Angle Cory..

Her witch hunt news conference show trying Z in a news conference setting, while winking and nodding at her news media friends in the audience, was just over the top.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 2:04:20 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GeronL

If I were Zimmermann there wouldn’t be enough money on the planet that would compensate me. I would want to own NBC...become the CEO and own every penny of that socialist organization.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 2:05:59 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
If I were Zimmermann there wouldn’t be enough money on the planet that would compensate me. I would want to own NBC...become the CEO and own every penny of that socialist organization.

I second that.

6 posted on 12/08/2012 2:08:12 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Uncle Chip

Don’t settle for less than a seat on the Board, Zimmerman.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 2:09:22 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can’t redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Here is another moron that needs to be sued.

http://news.yahoo.com/santorum-zimmerman-very-sick-mind-motive-malicious-one-162845818.html


8 posted on 12/08/2012 2:14:28 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Uncle Chip
Due to the defendants' journalistic crimes,

"Journalistic crimes" has a nice sound to it.

Defined:

journalistic crimes - willful lying by the media establishment to promote radical socialist agendas that causes harm to Constitutional republics and individual rights.

Example. See Chrissy Matthews's MSNBC propaganda show.

9 posted on 12/08/2012 2:16:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Uncle Chip

I want to see NBC totally humiliated and destroyed with the Zimmerman’s riding with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse over the lying manipulative media Giant.

It may seem trite to use a Comic Book Hero’s words but WORDS do mean something. “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”. NBC has great power and has used it for ill and to damage and destroy for money and political power, now then their Great Responsibility must come back to haunt them and destroy their power.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 2:19:39 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Uncle Chip

Datz zactdly whut deh dun der ...


11 posted on 12/08/2012 2:19:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Uncle Chip

Nice, tag Al Sharpton as a co-conspirator.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 2:20:37 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Gator113

Not Santo’s finest hour.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 2:21:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Gator113

Wow - I’d say I was surprised, but I am not


14 posted on 12/08/2012 2:24:25 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: Uncle Chip
Kudos to George Zimmerman! It's long past time for the corrupt, leftist news media to be held accountable for their deliberate lies and manipulation. Because they're all doing the same thing, other media outlets won't seriously address the fraud that was visited upon George Zimmerman when NBC edited, maliciously and deliberately, the 911 call that they used to falsely portray Zimmerman as a racist, 'targeting' the punk, Martin, simply because he was black, when in reality, Zimmerman simply responded to the police dispatchers question as to the race of the man Zimmerman was reporting as suspicious. Even then, Zimmermsn wasn't sure about the guy's race.

This kind of lawsuit should be filed more often against the corrupt media giants when they casually defame an ordinary person to make some biased point but most ordinary folks don't have the resources and are afraid that they'll just make things worse. Zimmerman is fighting back and his attorney's aren't mincing words. Calling out NBC for what it did for ratings and to foster the concept that racists whites are prowling the streets seeking innocent, angelic blacks they can "shoot down like a rabid dog..." according to Rep. Frederica Wilson. (D-FL)

In reality Saint Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman repeatedly bashing his head into the sidewalk according to multiple sources but most Americans probably see Zimmerman as some honky racist who killed some innocent black kid for laughs. I hope Zimmerman wins his suit and NBC has to pay him millions. Now that would be justice!

15 posted on 12/08/2012 2:27:27 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Uncle Chip

too bad they left out the main reason for the persecution of Zimmerman . gun control .


16 posted on 12/08/2012 2:28:33 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Uncle Chip

GO GEORGIE... beat them like a rented Donkey.. and put them up BROKE..


17 posted on 12/08/2012 2:37:38 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Uncle Chip

Was it NBC or ABC that lightened his skin color for maximum effect?


18 posted on 12/08/2012 2:39:57 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Uncle Chip


19 posted on 12/08/2012 2:49:26 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip

“”The speculation is that the FBI is close to making the case. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case”.”

For that comment by Tom Brokaw, NBC settled with Richard Jewell (accused of being the Atlanta Olympics pipe bomber) for $500,000. CNN also settled, but the Atlanta Journal did not. Janet Reno belatedly apologized for the FBI leak. Richard Jewell was just 44yrs old when he died ten years after the settlement.

Jewell did and Zimmerman will settle rather than going through years of trials and appeals. It would take someone with deep pockets to hold out in order to make the corrupt media pay and think twice about their journalistic malpractice.

The lying media hardly feel these settlements sad to say.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 2:49:51 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Uncle Chip

Wonder if Zero and Holder will put pressure to bail NBC out of this..
and maybe IRS audit his lawyers.. or some other Goons.. making an offer that cannot be refused..

After all whats legal is whatever Eric Holder says is legal..
and whats illegal is whatever Eric is annoyed with this week..


21 posted on 12/08/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: JoeProBono
There wasn't a scratch on Z and it was Martin yelling for help...

And public pays phones are becoming popular again....

22 posted on 12/08/2012 2:56:43 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Chip; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; LucyT

substantial compensatory and exemplary damages....................>>>>>>>>>>

Substantial damages : damages that are calculated to place the plaintiff in the same condition as he was prior to the injury, as far as monetary claim can do it. ( This can include the cost of establishing a whole new identity in this case, and can run into the millions of dollars, but will also include the entiore legal expense of defending his case brought on by inflaming the public against a valid case of self defence, damages for mental and physical suffering)This will be a claim of millio0ns of dollars

Exemplary damages: Are also called in some jurisdictions “punitive damages,” designed to punish the defendant so it will deter the plaintiff or any other person from perpetrating such damages on an individual again in the future.This will be a claim in the millions or even in the billion dollar range, since it must be an amount large enough to have an impact on the finances of the defendant.

YOU GO ZIMMERMAN !!!!!!!!


23 posted on 12/08/2012 3:00:09 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Uncle Chip

Oh please, let me be on that civil jury.


24 posted on 12/08/2012 3:01:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Nice, tag Al Sharpton as a co-conspirator.>>>>>>

Hell, tag Obama since his comments were personal and not made within the ambit of his presidential duties according to the Constitution, they actually were made in order to remove Zimmermans due process rights.Obama would make a fine defendant.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 3:03:13 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Uncle Chip; All

I would love a knockdown suit from GZ...but NBC will probably settle as they already admitted liability when they canned their staff people over this lie. They are working on a settlement as we speak


26 posted on 12/08/2012 3:05:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do.)
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To: A'elian' nation

“It would take someone with deep pockets to hold out in order to make the corrupt media pay and think twice about their journalistic malpractice.”

The Beasley Law Firm is now in charge. They have very, very deep pockets.


27 posted on 12/08/2012 3:08:01 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: A'elian' nation

Co-counsel is The Beasley Firm. Some very very deep pockets.

http://www.beasleyfirm.com/


28 posted on 12/08/2012 3:09:07 PM PST by ironman
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To: A'elian' nation
The lying media hardly feel these settlements sad to say.

Well then they aren't big enough and there aren't enough of them.

Let's all sue them for $5 Million per copy, for foisting Obama and the RATs on us.

29 posted on 12/08/2012 3:12:09 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Uncle Chip

Awesome..!
I am naturally delighted that Zimmerman is going after scumbag NBC, but I sure hope this is only the first of many lawsuits. NBC and its spliced audio certainly was the most egregious of the lying Democrat networks, but there was a lot of piling on by the rest.

I hope Zimmerman sues them all into oblivion.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 3:14:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
"If I were Zimmermann there wouldn’t be enough money on the planet that would compensate me. I would want to own NBC...become the CEO and own every penny of that socialist organization."

....and then gut the whole, stinking organization like a trout, parting it out like an old Chevy til there's nothing left.....then raze their headquarters, salt the ground, and retire in luxury while former NBC'ers send out resume's by the thousands.

31 posted on 12/08/2012 3:14:43 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: GeronL
They need to start any settlement talks at TEN BILLION dollars.

Fixed it

32 posted on 12/08/2012 3:16:47 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Uncle Chip

NBC is going to be NBZ.

National Broadcasting Zimmerman


33 posted on 12/08/2012 3:19:58 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Uncle Chip

NBC is going to be NBZ.

National Broadcasting Zimmerman


34 posted on 12/08/2012 3:20:10 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Uncle Chip

NBC is going to be NBZ.

National Broadcasting Zimmerman


35 posted on 12/08/2012 3:20:10 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: GeronL

And Brian Williams spit shining George’s shoes in prime time!


36 posted on 12/08/2012 3:27:15 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: Standing Wolf

I wish I could be on the Jury that acquits him....


37 posted on 12/08/2012 3:27:32 PM PST by southland ( party will lead us)
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To: Ouderkirk

50.001% of NBC Universal stock


38 posted on 12/08/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GreatMan

haha


39 posted on 12/08/2012 3:29:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

Z's nose appears to be twice it's normal size among other wounds.

I'd bet a cup of coffee, when this goes to court, when the scene and autopsy images are revealed, Martin will not have a single wound on his face and the only wound will be from a gun shot.

40 posted on 12/08/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Chip
The language in the complaint is blunt. It calls NBC's coverage "yellow journalism" and refers to "journalistic crimes."

I agree with that and with the points in the brief. Furthermore NBC was trying to gin up a race war.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

41 posted on 12/08/2012 3:50:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Gator113

I was shocked that Santorum’s advisors did not see the race hate set up going on in the media against Zimmerman. How small and ignorant, espeically for a “conservative” politican!

I knew as soon as the white/black hate thing started, the Left was at work for Obama’s gun control. It was an effort to pit racial minorities and soft headed white women (self hating liberals) against “white male” gun laws. It made for great ratings, too.

Leftists win when they can pit minority races against the white race; class against class, religion against religion; women against men. They thrive on doctrines of race and sex hate and envy - intolerance.

Every part and action of human life, to a leftist, is politics. If we had equality under the law and a constitution, they would not get away with it and stop doing it. We are supposed to have the constitutional right to self defense and to possess guns but socialists don’t respect it. They want all rights destroyed.


42 posted on 12/08/2012 3:55:05 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: RightOnline

“....and then gut the whole, stinking organization like a trout, parting it out like an old Chevy til there’s nothing left.....then raze their headquarters, salt the ground, and retire in luxury while former NBC’ers send out resume’s by the thousands.”

Yes, that was the intent and hire conservative journalists and make it somewhere to the right of Faux News. :-)


43 posted on 12/08/2012 3:57:30 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Given what they have done to this man, a monetary settlement is appropriate. I am not a person who sues. I have had several oppurtunities in my life but I have not sued. In this case I would sue. Zimmerman was maligned. Of that there is no question. The millions of dollars NBC made should not go into their coffers. It should go to Zimmerman. They should not gain from their filth.


44 posted on 12/08/2012 4:12:25 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: JoeProBono

The old saying was, a picture is worth a thousand words.

The new saying is, a picture is worth 10 million dollars.


45 posted on 12/08/2012 4:20:01 PM PST by lurk
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To: Candor7

Punative damages are NOT taxable, IITC.


46 posted on 12/08/2012 4:22:22 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: TigersEye

I love Pat Caddell!

He’s about the only FOX pundit I pay attention to anymore.


47 posted on 12/08/2012 4:25:35 PM PST by miserare
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To: Jim Scott
The media described Zimmerman first as "white," then as "white Hispanic," in order to portray him as a racist. It came out later that one of his grandmothers was half-black, so he is one-eighth of African ancestry (the same amount as Homer Plessy of the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case in the 1890s in which the Supreme Court OK'd the "separate but equal" doctrine). Of course in the US "Hispanic" negates "African" but it makes it implausible that Zimmerman would be prejudiced against black people...so the media has ignored that angle.

All the information that has come out recently was known to the prosecution all along...and they are still stalling on handing over evidence to the defense. Why hasn't the defense been given a good recording of the interview with Dee Dee, when her testimony was critical to Corey's decision to make it a charge of second-degree murder?

The prosecution may still be hoping they can get an "O.J. jury" which will decide the case purely on race.

48 posted on 12/08/2012 4:29:47 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ironman

That’s great the Beasley firm has deep pockets. But will Zimmerman wait it out? I’ve read he and his wife have money problems.

Another problem with waiting it out is that the law firm reaps most of the money. Most of Richard Jewell’s payout went to the lawyers, and that was with a settlement.

Sure, we want Zimmerman to financially decimate these media whores, but little guys like Zimmerman need the money especially with his mounting legal fees.


49 posted on 12/08/2012 4:30:30 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Albion Wilde

majority plus one!


50 posted on 12/08/2012 4:33:11 PM PST by EDINVA
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