Facts are stubborn things.
On one hand the media is actively trying George Zimmerman. NBC/MSNBC leads the way by falsifying reports to make George Zimmerman look racist:
In a published report bylined “msnbc.com Staff and NBC News,” a quote attributed to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, appears to be purposefully distorted by the left to read as though Zimmerman is a racist. A full reading of the transcript of the quoted 911 call suggests nothing of the kind. Here’s what MSNBC staff and NBC News published.
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black,” Zimmerman told a police dispatcher from his car. His father has said that Zimmerman is Hispanic, grew up in a multiracial family, and is not racist.
The quote gives the impression Zimmer was somehow equating the fact that Martin was black with his looking suspicious, or “up to no good.” Here is what MSNBC/NBC News left out thanks to a convenient ellipsis.
ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, [begin ellipsis] or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
911 DISPATCHER: Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic? [end ellipsis]
ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.
Not only did Zimmerman not equate Martin’s skin color with his looking suspicious; he didn’t even initiate the comment. It was simply a response to the police dispatcher. What the full quote does seem to make certain is that at that period in time, Zimmerman wasn’t even positive as to what race Martin was. He was speculating based upon what he could determine at night in the rain to answer the police dispatcher.
ABC News doctored the Sanford PD video.
Mary Cutcher and Selma Lamilla saw…..something.
And Cutcher’s roommate said something that Zimmerman’s lawyer will want to pursue:
Lamilla said that after the shot was fired Zimmerman appeared to be pacing.
“He started walking back and forth like three times with his hand on the head and kind of, he was walking like kind of confused,” she said.
Lamilla said he was touching his head like “he was in shock.”
Hand on his head? Confused? Shock? Like maybe his head has been beaten?
Anderson Cooper has also joined the “lynch Zimmerman” gang.
Cooper interviewed Cutcher and Lamilla, who didn’t hear a thing. At 1:57
Cooper: “So you didn’t hear or see any altercation, any struggle?”
Both women shake their heads no. A neighbor two doors down from Cutcher and Lamilla did hear a fight and called the police but despite an open window Cutcher and Lamilla heard no fight. They heard “whimpering” before they gunshot. Cutcher doesn’t know whose voice she heard but she “feels” that it was Martin.
And catch the title from Mediaite:
Anderson Cooper Interviews Witnesses To Trayvon Martin Shooting
Curious, as neither was a witness to the shooting.
On March 19, Cutcher said this:
“This was not self-defense,” Cutcher says. “We heard no fighting, no wrestling, no punching. We heard a boy crying. As soon as the shot went off, it stopped, which tells me it was the child crying. If it had been Zimmerman crying, it wouldn’t have stopped. If you’re hurting, you’re hurting.”
Even though she saw none of the altercation she knows it wasn’t self-defense.
Cutcher said something else everyone has ignored”
Then I saw him with his hands over his head in the universal sign of: ‘Oh man, I messed up.’
Remorse. Zimmerman was gripped by remorse. This hardly sounds like a man coldly “hunting down” Trayvon Martin.
The Martin family lawyers heard two shots:
“You hear a shot, a clear shot, then you hear a 17-year-old boy begging for his life,” said Natalie Jackson, one of the family’s attorneys, “Then you hear a second shot.”
But three witnesses who have made public statements have been clear that they heard a single shot, and Trayvon was hit in the chest by a single bullet.
In one of the eight calls, screaming can be heard in the background as a woman tries to get help. That call is punctuated by two gunshots.
“You hear a shot, a clear shot, then you hear a 17-year-old boy begging for his life,” said Natalie Jackson, another family attorney. “Then you hear a second shot.”
On the other hand, another day brings another witness, this time witness to George Zimmerman’s wounds.
One of George Zimmerman’s neighbors is speaking out, saying looks can be deceiving.
Despite booking video from the Sanford Police Department that many say shows George Zimmerman largely unscathed from his encounter with Trayvon Martin, the neighbor said he saw Zimmerman with obvious injuries.
The neighbor is talking for the first time about what he saw on George Zimmerman’s face less than 24-hours after Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
“I saw George. He was banged up. His head had two big bandages, that weren’t flat, had a bump on them,” the neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said.
He described where the injuries were.
“I seen him have a big bandage on his nose and his nose swollen. On the side, where his eyes were at, it was swollen,” he said.
He points out exactly where on a picture.
“I seen the bandage right here, and this side of his nose and this side of his nose was swollen.
And he says the screaming voice is that of Zimmerman:
He says that the voice heard screaming on the 911 call is that of George Zimmerman.
“I hear his voice every single day, I talk to him every single day,” he said.
It’s been more than a month since the shooting- long enough for someone to determine whether there are grounds for some sort of charge. I hope this is resolved soon, before someone does find and kill George Zimmerman. You can’t help but wonder how different things would be had the victim been white and the accused shooter black and a white supremacist group was putting a bounty on the head of the accused and promising that it would administer justice if the government didn’t. How would everyone react to a white supremacist group’s spokesman saying “You kill one of mine I kill one of yours” as Mikhail Muhammad did?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUIYbac2w0Q
Which CNN conveniently left out of their video.
It rapidly getting to the point that little to nothing that comes from the left wing media can even be trusted any more.