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Trayvon Martin shooting: George Zimmerman sues NBC over its coverage of Trayvon Martin case
Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2012 | Susan Jacobsen

Posted on 12/06/2012 2:55:45 PM PST by Faith Presses On

George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, on Thursday sued NBCUniversal Media over the station's coverage of the fatal shooting in Sanford.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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And this has been news for awhile today, but it still isn't showing up on the front page of Google News. Google News does seem to push a viewpoint, from what I've seen.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 2:55:55 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

Now I look at Google News again, and it was just added under U.S. News. But it has been news for at least an hour.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On
Excellent.

Glad to hear

3 posted on 12/06/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by blam
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To: Faith Presses On

Good move. Bring the MSM’s despicable coverage decisions into the situation and get NBC to help pay for this mess.

The day will come when our MSM try to do - to a particular ethinic group in our country - what Radio Rwanda did in 1992 and 1993.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Faith Presses On

GOOD. Make ‘em pay.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Faith Presses On

Excellent. Zimmerman is going to need some money to recover from this mess, and Big Media owes it to him for lying in order to benefit Big Brother.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 3:02:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Faith Presses On

Good for Zimmerman. It is about time he fought back and we heard his side of the story. The media have been far worse than lynch mobs.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 3:02:52 PM PST by Rapscallion ( OBAMA: You own it now. See if you can govern it.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Bankrupt the pMSBNC bastards, for all they’re worth! Go after Sharp-scum, Jack-scum, Black Pampers and all the race-baiter filth! Sue them to death!


8 posted on 12/06/2012 3:03:56 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Faith Presses On
Great! And how many other news services picked up the story and ran with it? Embellishing it on the way? Saw it on BBC in Australia and ABC (Aussie B'casting Corp) - he went world wide. This should be fun to follow.

The press did the same thing with Annie Oakly. She wound up suing 25 papers of the day and won every one of them including Hearst's papers.

9 posted on 12/06/2012 3:04:58 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Faith Presses On

YES!!!! This just made my night!


10 posted on 12/06/2012 3:05:31 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Faith Presses On

Zimmerman is going to win this lawsuit. After the Duke fiasco, he will find a very sympathetic jury.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 3:05:31 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Faith Presses On

Make them pay his legal fees!


12 posted on 12/06/2012 3:08:18 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Rapscallion

Rapscallion~:” The media have been far worse than lynch mobs. “

Back in the day , we called it : “Jingo journalism” , I believe


13 posted on 12/06/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Faith Presses On

He will not only be free as a bird and but rich as well.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 3:10:05 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: Faith Presses On

This is good news, Z-man ought to get a bundle and deserves it.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: Faith Presses On

Good!!! Start with the big domino. Jay Leno will have to write his own jokes and instead of “where in the world is Matt Lauer”, it will be “where in New York City is Matt Lauer”.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 3:12:16 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Faith Presses On

Excellent! The more money he takes from NBC the less they have to give to Maddow, Matthews and Schultz.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 3:15:29 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Zimmerman is going to win this lawsuit. After the Duke fiasco, he will find a very sympathetic jury”

I would not be to sure. That would depend on who is on the jury. Do not forget the OJ Simpson trial as an example.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 3:19:47 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Faith Presses On

This is Blood Money! Travon deserves better! Racism!

/liberal talking points.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 3:22:26 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: SeaHawkFan
After the Duke fiasco, he will find a very sympathetic jury.

As long as the jury doesn't come from Durham. The local folks in Durham still think the Duke boys were guilty. Crystal was never even charged - thanks to the AG.

20 posted on 12/06/2012 3:24:17 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Go get em George


21 posted on 12/06/2012 3:25:22 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Faith Presses On
I can't think of a person who was more irresponsibly and wrongfully portrayed in the media, with such horrendous consequences to him and his family.

I hope he owns them after this and then goes after that out of control prosecutor.

22 posted on 12/06/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I wish I could be on that jury, I would make Zimmerman a rich man.

He should be suing Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson too, but Sharpton doesn’t pay off even when found guilty, and Jesse is still paying child support for his little bastard.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 3:29:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Faith Presses On

Good. I hope he wins big.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 3:30:29 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Go big, Mr. Z. I mean BIG!!!!!!!! I want the filth who call themselves “the media” to PAY!!!!!


25 posted on 12/06/2012 3:31:07 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Faith Presses On

Wait till he sues and, better yet, files bar grievances against Team Crump. They have far exceeded ‘advocacy’ on behalf of their client; they have (seemingly) committed fraud and related ethical issues. They should all be disbarred for life.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 3:31:23 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Faith Presses On

Now I’m waiting to see if ABC News will cover this on their evening news tonight. They tend to skip any news that isn’t bad for Zimmerman. I don’t watch NBC, though. Will they mention it?


27 posted on 12/06/2012 3:35:02 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

I hope George wins big!


28 posted on 12/06/2012 3:35:02 PM PST by miserare
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To: Faith Presses On

Now I’m waiting to see if ABC News will cover this on their evening news tonight. They tend to skip any news that isn’t bad for Zimmerman. I don’t watch NBC, though. Will they mention it?


29 posted on 12/06/2012 3:35:05 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: SkyDancer

SUE, GEORGE, SUE!!!!

BTW, what did the press say about Annie Oakley?


30 posted on 12/06/2012 3:36:11 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: carriage_hill

Amen. Bankrupt the bastards.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 3:38:22 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Faith Presses On

Good for Jorge!
I hope he takes that scumbag Democrat newsroom for $million$.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 3:41:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Frank_2001

cut and paste from Wiki:

In 1904, sensational cocaine prohibition stories were selling well. The newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst published a false story that Oakley had been arrested for stealing to support a cocaine habit. The woman actually arrested was a burlesque performer who told Chicago police that her name was “Annie Oakley”. The original Annie Oakley spent much of the next six years winning 54 of 55 libel lawsuits against newspapers. She collected less in judgments than were her legal expenses, but to her, a restored reputation justified the loss of time and money.

Most of the newspapers that printed the story had relied on the Hearst article, and upon learning of the libelous error they immediately retracted the false story with apologies. Hearst, however, tried to avoid paying the anticipated court judgments of $20,000 ($300,000, adjusted for inflation in 2008 dollars) by sending an investigator to Darke County with the intent of collecting reputation-smearing gossip from Oakley’s past. The investigator found nothing.[28]


33 posted on 12/06/2012 3:46:33 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Faith Presses On

I hope there is a suit in the works for Matt Gutman and ABC News too. Go George.!


34 posted on 12/06/2012 3:57:13 PM PST by ironman
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To: Faith Presses On
I didn't see it in the article, but I hope Zimmerman hires a lawyer with a record of success in big defamation suits.

L Lin Wood comes to mind.

35 posted on 12/06/2012 4:02:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Parley Baer

It 99.9% won’t go to a jury.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 4:06:11 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ironman
I've thought the same thing. Gutman has said over and over that Zimmerman was told to wait in his car for police but he disobeyed the dispatcher's order, and that is blatantly untrue.

I was just watching the evening ABC news and I don't believe they mentioned Zimmerman's lawsuit. They tend to not report things favorable to Zimmerman. They never reported on the FBI investigation finding no evidence of him being racist. And just the other day when the news came out about the photo showing Zimmerman with a bloodied face, they apparently even disabled their comments on the story. I see no comments, which is impossible, and tried posting but couldn't:

George Zimmerman Lawyers Say Bloody Nose Photo Creates Doubt
37 posted on 12/06/2012 4:07:39 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I didn’t know that about Annie Oakley.

It kind of puts her in a new light. Most people threaten to sue and then fail to follow through...Annie Oakley sued 55 times. Presumably in 55 different jurisdictions. Back when travel was train, ship, or horse.

I don’t know about cowboy type toughness but going through 55 lawsuit over six years shows a certain bulldog tenacity that is intimidating.


38 posted on 12/06/2012 4:09:44 PM PST by Freeeedooomm
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To: Faith Presses On

Good. I hope he also sues the Miami and Palm Beach media for the same reason.


39 posted on 12/06/2012 4:11:08 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: izzatzo

He also ought to sue the ambulance chaser who convinced his attacker’s parents that they had a case.


40 posted on 12/06/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not only that, but this lead prosecutor, it appears, ought to get the Mike Nifong treatment, i.e., removed and disbarred.


41 posted on 12/06/2012 4:29:28 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: ladyjane
As long as the jury doesn't come from Durham. The local folks in Durham still think the Duke boys were guilty.

The accused Duke plays got millions each from the local government and Duke University; and I still think they've got cases going.

42 posted on 12/06/2012 4:39:16 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: RoosterRedux

This is what I’m reading: The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history was previously awarded to The Beasley Firm (co-counsel), $34,000,000.00


43 posted on 12/06/2012 4:44:00 PM PST by ironman
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To: Faith Presses On

The lawsuit:

http://184.172.211.159/~gzdocs/documents/nbc/complaint.pdf

It names Ron Allen, Jeff Burnside, and Lilia Rodriguez Luciano along with NBC:

Merry Christmas to y’all —


44 posted on 12/06/2012 4:49:31 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Faith Presses On
Anyone who says what NBC did was just a 'mistake' has their head up their behind. They clearly had a narrative for Zimmerman that his actions were racially motivated to incite outrage among their black viewers.

STICK IT TO 'EM, GEORGE! God only knows what else and how often NBC spins, mutilates, twists, edits, and misrepresents the so-called 'news' they report. FUNBC!

NBC'S STUNT PUT GEORGE'S AND HIS FAMILY'S LIVES IN GRAVE DANGER!

45 posted on 12/06/2012 4:51:28 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Faith Presses On

Brian Williams announced it on the NBC Nightly News —


46 posted on 12/06/2012 4:54:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Remember when Carol Burnett sued the National Enquirer for printing a story saying she was seen drunk at a restaurant? Since Burnett’s mother suffered from alcoholism, she never used alcohol, and saw the story as a way to smear her.

And she won too...


47 posted on 12/06/2012 4:59:05 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: Frank_2001
"Famous Woman Crack Shot ... Steals to Secure Cocaine,"

The story claimed that Oakley was currently in a Chicago prison, sentenced to 45 days for "stealing the trousers of a negro in order to get money with which to buy cocaine."

Oakley's "striking beauty" was now "entirely gone," the reporter declared. "Although she is but twenty-eight years old, she looks almost forty."

None of it was true -- Oakley was nearly 43 and spending August on the New Jersey seashore. Nor had she ever stolen trousers or used cocaine. But newspapers from coast to coast soon picked up on the story, and friends mailed her articles with headlines like "Annie Oakley, Famous Rifle Shot is Destitute."

Oakley was devastated -- she had always scrupulously avoided any scandalous conduct, and suddenly her reputation was on the verge of being destroyed.

"The terrible piece ... nearly killed me," Oakley declared. "The only thing that kept me alive was the desire to purge my character."

More here:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/oakley-paper/

48 posted on 12/06/2012 5:01:52 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Excellent. Zimmerman should have a very LONG LIST of those to sue.

I hope he get millions from this witch hunt. I don’t think he can sue Obama, but that big and reckless mouth Santorum should also be on his list.


49 posted on 12/06/2012 5:05:55 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Uncle Chip

They did? I guess that makes sense. They couldn’t very well avoid it since they’re involved, although with how low the media can go it wouldn’t have been surprising. But I believe ABC didn’t mention it, unless they mentioned it in passing. The media will talk about this is little as they possibly can. The ABC evening news didn’t do a story about the recent-released photo of Zimmerman, either, come to think of it. When the allegations of abuse against Zimmerman by his cousin came out (which I believe are probably too but are from when he was a child and he was probably abused himself), ABC covered that though.


50 posted on 12/06/2012 5:09:34 PM PST by Faith Presses On
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