George Zimmerman, the defendant in the criminal proceeding arising from the murder of “Trayvon Martin, is threatening a lawsuit against NBC for defamation. The claim surrounds the editing of the 9-1-1 call Zimmerman made regarding seeing a threatening young man shortly before he murdered Trayvon Martin.
PJTV explains the editing of the video, claiming that NBC was guilty of “criminal neglicence.”
The suggestion is that the editing the clip of Zimmerman was misleading. The argument is that Zimmerman described Martin as “black” without being asked to identify his race. In fact the 9-1-1 dispatcher asked Martin to identify the race of the suspect. The amazing this is that identifying Martin as “black” is not why people viewed Zimmerman as racist. We concluded that Zimmerman was racist because:
1. He said “these ass-holes, they always get away”
2. He called Martin a “fucking coon.”
3. Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teenager who was simply walking home with Skittles and Ice Tea.
How and why would PJTV be so quick to condemn NBC for the editing of the tape? Perhaps another clip of the same three commentators suggesting that the President of the United States, who is black, was guilty of terrorism, provides a better understanding of their willingness to champion the cause of a bigot.?!