Skip to comments.Did ABC News Purposely Use Unnecessary Chyron to Cover Up Zimmerman's Head Bruise?
Posted on 03/30/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Get that totally unnecessary chyron out of there, ABC News!
Why is your "ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE" chyron covering up the back of George Zimmerman's head in the police surveillance video of him arriving at the police station soon after Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Florida? There is a big controversy out there as to whether Zimmerman actually did suffer certain injuries including a bruise to the back of his head during the fight with Martin. You would think ABC news would allow an unobstructed view of the back of Zimmerman's head. Instead the head was covered for much of the time by a completely redundant chyron since there was already an unobtrusive ABC News label in the lower right of the screen.
A suspicious mind might even think that ABC News was trying to cover something up with that annoying chyron. And one such person is Bob Owens, a Pajamas Media contributor, who makes just such an accusation in his personal blog:
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“incite to riot”
I had a similar reaction. The whole point of the video is “Oh, let’s see if this video shows any injuries to the back of Zimmerman’s head.”
Then I watch as they superimpose a bar across most of the screen, “coincidentally” blocking the man’s head thru most of the video.
What the hell is going on here!
I didn’t beleive it was on purpose until watching it. The bottom part of it is semi-transparent and is there for no purpose of all.
I remember watching the video and actually saying to myself, “why is that label so tall”. It is blocking the very thing I want to see in this video. I did get a nice view of the motorcycles though...
It had to be intentional. Ether that or they are incompetents over there at ABC.
Imagine them doing that during a live football game. The center and quarterback hidden by the station label. :-)
Instead of blocking Zimmerman’s head with that “ABCNews” banner, they should’ve used the “0bama” logo.
Kill 2 birds with one stone.
They may not intend to incite a riot,
but the do intend to “incite to vote for 0bama”.
I’d watch the video, but those stupid commercials they run are a real turn-off. Sorry. I’ll take your word for it.
It's not just this video, it's the entire approach.
BTW, it's the Duke lacrosse deal all over again.
I’m a video guy and that was the first thing I noticed. The needless graphic was way higher than normal, there was nothing in the space below (which is reserved for text), and the graphic covered Zimmerman’s head for the majority of the time.
They want to use this as an excuse so they can say “Hey, we showed the graphic and you can’t see the wound.”
They think everyone is stupid. Sadly, they are right in some cases. All they want is their riot.
There’s clearly something there on the top back of his head, though. You can see that near the end of the video.
Thanks, but the video doesn’t run.
Some gal on Hannity was really insisting that that video was conclusive proof that Martin didn’t attack Zimmerman,
despite the eyewitness account.
It wasn’t a mistake.
And the video didn’t matter, at that time, because the headline was the point they wanted to get out to the masses...
Not unlike MSNBC showing only the back of a guy carrying a gun at an Obama event in Arizona. Then the news people implied that this showed some racial concerns when you have (implied) white people showing up at an even of a black President with guns. Turns out the guy with the gun was black. MSNBC knew that, but intentionally hid this fact from their reporting. I put nothing past the state-run media in this country.
You have to click that green download bar .. it saves on your pc and plays in whatever media app you normally use.