I would think that it would matter the circumstances under which Zimmerman became a “public figure”. It’s not like he shot St. Treyvon thinking to himself that “if I kill this guy I’ll be famous”. It’s not like Paris Hilton making a sex tape and basically looking to make a career of it.
Zimmerman shot Trayvon to keep himself alive and the notoriety ensued AFTER NBC ran their hit piece.
Geroge Zimmerman was a private citizen , involved in an incident where a homicide occurred .
Police investigated , and didn’t charge him any criminal charges ; he was covered by existing Florida ‘Stand your Ground’ law .
A week later , the indicdent was deemed a racial bias by the media , especially by NBC media . They showed youthful outdated photos of Travon Martin , and current jailhouse photos of adult Geroge Zimmerman .
Enter the NBC ‘doctored ‘ statement, selectively and intentionally misquoted from the 911 tapes , and the rest of the liberal media followed like sheeple . Each of the other media proceeded to make increasingly more outragious racial bias claims ,which were initially prompted by the NBC ‘doctored ‘ statement.
The fact of the matter is that George Zimmerman was a private citizen before NBC created a media circus .
Should Zimmerman made any public statement on Hannity , in hind sight , probably not ; but up until that time he was vilified and crucified by the media , and never given an opportunity to explain his actions .
Don’t forget that Zimmerman and his extended family were recieveing ‘death threats’ not just from his community , but also from arround the Country , and even a political commentary by the President , himself.
Zimmerman was a private citizen before the NBC media turned him into a public figure.
Prior to the rekindled legal attack on Zimmerman , the discussion in that community was about the ‘Stand your Ground ‘ law ; NBC jingo journalism changed all that .