Skip to comments.TOP 10 EXCERPTS FROM ZIMMERMAN VS. NBC NEWS COMPLAINT
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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They need to start any settlement talks at a BILLION dollars.
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.
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.
If I were Zimmermann there wouldnt 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.
Don’t settle for less than a seat on the Board, Zimmerman.
Here is another moron that needs to be sued.
"Journalistic crimes" has a nice sound to it.
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.
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.
Datz zactdly whut deh dun der ...
Nice, tag Al Sharpton as a co-conspirator.
Not Santo’s finest hour.
Wow - I’d say I was surprised, but I am not
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!
too bad they left out the main reason for the persecution of Zimmerman . gun control .
GO GEORGIE... beat them like a rented Donkey.. and put them up BROKE..
Was it NBC or ABC that lightened his skin color for maximum effect?
“”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.
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..
And public pays phones are becoming popular again....
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 !!!!!!!!
Oh please, let me be on that civil jury.
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.
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
“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.
Co-counsel is The Beasley Firm. Some very very deep pockets.
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.
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.
....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.
NBC is going to be NBZ.
National Broadcasting Zimmerman
NBC is going to be NBZ.
National Broadcasting Zimmerman
NBC is going to be NBZ.
National Broadcasting Zimmerman
And Brian Williams spit shining George’s shoes in prime time!
I wish I could be on the Jury that acquits him....
50.001% of NBC Universal stock
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.
I agree with that and with the points in the brief. Furthermore NBC was trying to gin up a race war.
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.
“....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. :-)
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.
The old saying was, a picture is worth a thousand words.
The new saying is, a picture is worth 10 million dollars.
Punative damages are NOT taxable, IITC.
I love Pat Caddell!
He’s about the only FOX pundit I pay attention to anymore.
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.
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.
majority plus one!
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