The medias walkbacks in the Trayvon Martin shooting case are piling up.
ABC News has pulled the plug on its breakthrough video showing an uninjured Zimmerman being taken to the police station.; their new, enhanced video “Shows Injury”. Oops. A local outlet had reported a chat with Zimmerman’s neighbor, who said George was bandaged and bruised. Obviously, this supports Zimmerman’s self-defense story. Or, if you prefer, it makes it harder for a prosecutor to overcome his self-defense claim.
NBC News is investigating their deplorable editing of a video in which they trimmed part of Zimmerman’s 911 call down to “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” Oops.
And the NY Times has quashed the “Large Scary Man Chasing Helpless Child” meme with the news that Zimmerman weighed 170 pounds and Martin weighed 150. Oops.