Zimmerman Sues NBC

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Good for him. I hope he gets millions from them.

    Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed suit today against NBC Universal Media over a well-publicized editing error that portrayed their client in racist terms in his pursuit of Trayvon Martin on a drizzly evening in February.

    “NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so to set about the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” states the civil complaint in its opening salvo against NBC.

    NBC’s editing of the 911 audiotape in the Martin case became a public fixation after the media-monitoring Web site NewsBusters.org noted editing oddities on a “Today” show broadcast March 27. Here’s how NBC News portrayed the audiotape:

    - Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

    The full tape went like this:

    - Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
    - Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
    - Zimmerman: He looks black.

    Zimmerman thus didn’t volunteer a racial profile of Martin; he was asked to provide it, a point that the lawsuit makes in colorful fashion: “NBC created this false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman’s own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create illusions of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.”

    The suit against NBC alleges four other instances in which NBC-produced shows aired false and defamatory versions of the same events. Zimmerman faces a second-degree murder charge in the case.

    The botched edits, charges the suit, were far from innocent mistakes: “Defendants pounced on the Zimmerman/Martin matter because they knew this tragedy could be, with proper sensationalizing and manipulation, a racial powderkeg that would result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news programs, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing “Today Show” as well as for the individual defendants to “make their mark” for reporting a [manipulated] story such as this.” Individual defendants are Lilia Luciano and Jeff Burnside, NBC employees involved in early cases of Zimmerman mis-editing.

  2. Overdue in my opinion.
  3. tens if not hundreds of millions in punitive damages.

    Remember these people put his life at risk (and still do ) all to fit their malevolent agenda.
  4. I guess that signing autographs for donations thing didn't work out for him
  5. 377OHMS


    I need to send another donation. Help with the attorney fees or maybe help put food on the table. This guy did his community a service. I hope he ends up owning NBC.
  6. pspr


    NBC will try to settle. They may want this to go to trial though so he can be exonerated of making the statement as NBC depicted.
  7. Yes, George is so angry for that media lie. But he does not think it is wrong for him to lie about money. He have many donations to him, but his wife lie to the court about that money and cry they are so poor. And he try to get Barbara Walters to pay him money and give him and his wife vacation. His wife lie to the court about money they have. His wife is charged with perjury.
    Yes George is so holy.
    If you can not see he is heartless for his killing that boy, and now he try to make money. His mother and father try to make money too.
    Can you be so stupid to believe him?
  8. you and rcg should really hook up.
  9. Max E.

    Max E.

    Why do you hate working, jewish, hispanic, neighborhood watchmen so much? What did zimmerman do to you to evoke such unbridled hatred?

  10. Really Phoenix, you should go with Lucrum.
    #10     Dec 6, 2012