Skip to comments.FOX host Sean Hannity confirms off-the-record talk with George Zimmerman
Posted on 04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
FOX News host Sean Hannity confirmed on his show Tuesday night he had an off-the-record chat with someone he believed was George Zimmerman.
The neighborhood watchman's former legal team announced they would no longer represent him because the 28-year-old had ignored their calls and said he had reached out to Hannity and special prosecutor Angela Corey on his own.
On his show, Hannity said he wanted to "set the record straight."
"For a few weeks we have been pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story," the host said. Now yesterday I was contacted by an individual that we in fact believe was George Zimmerman.
"We spoke on the phone about his case, and I agreed not to report on the contents of that conversation. That's it."
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Then, unless Zimmerman is planning on calling Hannity as a character witness at his upcoming trial, what was the point?
Maybe Zimmerman gave Hannity some information to be revealed if something bad happens to him at the hands of the New Black KKK or the (in)Justice Department.
He can keep it quiet until the court orders otherwise, is my guess. Not a good move on Zimmerman’s part.
To THANK Hannity for his objective and unbiased reporting on this story. That’s it!
Or to be revealed when Zimmerman skips to Peru (and I wouldn’t blame him at all).
Oh and, another thing.. He probably told Hannity not to interview his father again!
“pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story,”
That pretty much tells it all. George wants to have his side of the story told. Not sure that is a good idea at this point and maybe should just be quiet but I can understand where he is coming from. I Sean would be a good one to give out his side of the story to. Maybe even Greta.
Kinda li dark like wetting yourself wearing a pair of dark trousers.
Gives you a nice warm feeling, but nobody seems to notice.
Kinda like dark wetting yourself wearing a pair of dark trousers.
Gives you a nice warm feeling, but nobody seems to notice.
Serious mistakes being made by Zimmerman. When you are facing charges like this you have NO Advocates except for your Attorneys. Not the police, not the media, and not even smiling conservative talk show host, and defiantly not those reading your comments on your web site. Talk To Nobody without your attorneys present. Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong.
Zimmerman should have watched this video
Dont Talk to the Police. In praise ofs the Fifth Amendment Right to Not Be a Witness Against Yourself.
The problem with that advice is that there is something else on the line and that’s him being lynched. So he has to fight for his freedom in the courts but fight for his life with the public.
I’ve seen that video before and generally I do agree with it. And it has paid off for me and my family when falsely accused
THIS———> Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong. <———THIS
First time we’ve ever been in full accord I believe.
That was my thought also.
I am beginning to believe that George Zimmerman is starting to crack under the pressure and is making critical errors in judgement. He needs help, from people who believe in his side of the story. I’m sure that he deeply regrets taking the life of Trayvon Martin but he was placed in a position where he felt threatened and acted upon it. The fact alone that he has been tried and convicted in the MEDIA with out a trial would be enough to anyone over the edge. He really does need help.
Yes. And/or possibly to see if there’s some money to be had by coming on the show. The guy is going to need money in a bad way. He’ll have trouble ever getting work again and may have to move out of the U.S. just to be able to live without the constant threat of being killed.
If George Zimmerman truly believed he was acting in self-defense, he should have gotten out way ahead of this story by giving an impassioned statement of some kind.
Not necessarily an interview. But a read statement in which he looks into a camera and emphatically declares that he was being attacked and his life was in danger. He should have challenged those who are jumping to conclusions to put themselves in his shoes and imagine what they would have done if they were being beaten and feared for their lives.
In this unique case, he should already be trying to make a positive impression on his potential jurors. He has many advantages that he and his supposed lawyers were not using.
While I support his decision to go into hiding, he has not handled this matter well. In a situation like this, he should make an emphatic plea that he is innocent.
My only guess is that he was asked by the investigators to lay low. But he should not trust them one bit. They are going to throw him to the wolves. He will be a political sacrificial lamb.
This is not the time for Zimmerman to be “going rogue” either. He needs to hire a competent attorney (not the two bozos he had been working with) to help him.
What’s Jose Baez up to? LOL
Jose has already commented publicly in favor of Zimmerman. I’ve known Jose for 20a yrs. This case is right up his ally. Wouldn’t be a difficult case to win. Just a media circus.
Hannity was almost as guilty of the rest of the press, in the beginning. He was all hung up on Zimmerman continuing to “pursue” Martin after being asked not to. Which we now know that Zimmerman did STOP following Martin.
I tweeted, emailed Hannity to death, criticizing him for being so brutally uninformed on this case. How he was an embarrassment to Conservatives by jumping on the liberal media bandwagon.
He “claims” to have taken a position of not “rushing to judgment”. This was a throw away line, a life preserver, he used in case he turned out to be wrong about indicting Zimmerman. As it turns out, he's lucky to have done so since now he is clinging to that life preserver and pointing out often how he “from the beginning was not rushing to judgment”. Actually he did, and is a hypocrite now.
I will give him credit for being one of the first to do a 180.
You are welcome Sean. You can, by extension, thank me for the Zimmerman “get”. Again you are welcome.
zimmerman needs to talk to his lawyers, not hannity.
I think he might be getting some attorney advice on the quiet on how to conduct himself. And that attorney might be Jose Baez — if Zimmerman is lucky. Baez is Hispanic and is almost certain to be interested in Zimmerman’s case.
There is a rumor swirling around that Zimmerman has taken a powder (out of the country), and maybe he wants some influential member of the media to know he's still around.
Zimmerman dis not take an innocent life. He defended himself from the brutal onslaught of a brutal thug.
Having a name like Travon and being negro is not a defense
Oh, I see it’s you again. Yeah. Tell me, should Zimmerman be executed by firing squad, drawn and quartered or dance at the end of a rope?
It’s assumed you want his cracker head on a pike....
“You seem to forget that Zimmerman had not observed any crime and had no reason to leave his car and follow Martin in the first place.”
You are the one getting it twisted. Zimmerman reported Martin acting suspiciously, and left his vehicle to maintain visual contact so that police could find Martin when they arrived. There is no law against “leaving your vehicle”, and any reason for doing so does not have to be approved of by Rooivalk.
The fact that none less than the president of the United States came out publically against him and whipped up the race hatred of millions of people and refuses to order his Attorney General to prosecute people who acted on the presidential influence to put a bounty out for his murder, should - clearly - deny ANY use by the prosecutor of ANYTHING George says or does because of clear and overwhelming duress.
Do you have a source or a retraction for the allegation you made in this post?
Re: Mr. Zimmerman and the police smoking and laughing after the shooting.
And when you add the fact the federal government, the Dept of Justice, no less, is coming after you and ignoring an open and active death threat against you, you can imagine the pressure is unbearable.
He has no one in authority actually doing anything to protect HIM. He has no one looking out for his life and family.
Imagine the pressure when you know the federal government is doing nothing to protect you and your family, that the federal government wants you dead (and your family), and mob rule is the law of the land.
Our nation is lost when the law comes second to mob rule and politics.
Home viewing bookmark.
Wow. You are pathetic. You’ve bought every lie. Let me guess, you aren’t white or hispanic?
I've seen nothing of the kind. Nobody thinks he should be exonerated if the evidence shows he murdered somebody. We'd just like to see some evidence before he's lynched. If you were a rational person (a leap I am not prepared to make), you would want that too.
Yours is the side that wants a rush to judgement and execute the man without benefit of facts, so take your silly straw man and go home.
Thanks for the affirmative answer. I figured.
So he forced Tray-von to punch him in the face, he forced Tray-von to beat him and slam his head into the ground, and forced Tray-von to try to steal his gun, eh?
Yeah, I figured that out too. Ignored my “cracker” crack.
Unfortunately,God isn’t going to “try” George Zimmerman, Holder and “his people” will get the nod. if I were him, I’d be applying for citizenship in a country that does not have an extradition treaty with ours. There is just no way for him to get anything resembling a fair trial here. This isn’t about a search for the truth, but rather a black lynch mob wanting some sort of revenge irreective of the facts.
Zimmerman is getting a ride on the PC Railroad...there is no law here...the situation is being controlled by two groups...the agitators, and those who wish to be agitated. Letter of the law? Please.
There were two eyewitnesses. Their story does not fit with your bizarre narrative of a racist Whitey hunting down an innocent ten-year old child, so you ignore it.
“Sadly you grasp at straws to support your position. Just what did “acting suspiciously” mean to Zimmerman? Were you there that night? At least tell me the crime in progress Zimmerman observed that supports his actions.”
Read the transcript. It explains what Zimmerman thought was suspicious. Were you there that night?
“All we have is Zimmerman’s self serving account of someone “acting suspiciously” as his rational for encountering someone walking down the street.”
You’re right. That’s all we have. So why are you making things up to fill in the blanks?
“Shooting and killing an unarmed person because in your mind, they were “acting suspiciously”, sure is against the law.”
Prove that that’s what happened.
“Again tell me what crime was Zimmerman observing when he left his car to accost Martin. Give that a try.”
He doesn’t have to be observing a crime to report someone or to leave his vehicle.
“But we both know you have no answer for that. None of you Zimmerman supporters have that answer”
Why would I answer questions based on fallacies and speculation? And I’m not a “Zimmerman” supporter. That’s your problem. You’ve chosen a side and are completely immune to logic, reason, or evidence.
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