Skip to comments.Juror B29 was framedů sort of (Another shameful editing by the lamestream media against Zimmerman)
Posted on 07/27/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Allahpundit took a first look at the big Juror B29 Breaking News on Thursday, and like many of us, was left scratching his head. The headlines which showed up all across the media all focused on one money line from ABC’s big interview with “Maddy” because it was just so gosh darned irresistible. “George Zimmerman Got Away With Murder.”
Another person who jumped on that headline, albeit from a different angle, was Dr. James Joyner. That’s not surprising given the number of others who reported the “news” pretty much as presented by ABC. But now he’s had time to look over the situation and found that there was a lot more (or perhaps less) to the truncated interview clips than met the eye. Joyner points us to William Saletan, who takes a look at the unedited interview and determines, “The media are reporting that a juror says Zimmerman is guilty of murder. Thats not true.
The reports are based on an ABC News interview with Juror B29, the sole nonwhite juror. She has identified herself only by her first name, Maddy. Shes been framed as the woman who was bullied out of voting to convict Zimmerman. But thats not true. She stands by the verdict. She yielded to the evidence and the law, not to bullying. She thinks Zimmerman was morally culpable but not legally guilty. And she wants us to distinguish between this trial and larger questions of race and justice.
ABC News hasnt posted a full unedited video or transcript of the interview. The video that has been broadcaston World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning Americahas been cut and spliced in different ways, often so artfully that the transitions appear continuous. So beware what youre seeing. But the video thats available already shows, on closer inspection, that Maddy has been manipulated and misrepresented.
The bottom line is that ABC News exploited the only minority of the Zimmerman jury, attempted to take advantage of someone not accustomed to being on television or otherwise expressing herself publicly, and then selectively edited the tape when they were unsuccessful in getting the story they wanted. Other outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers were duped along with me.
This is truly shameful conduct on the part of a news division once home to giants like John Cameron Swayze, Frank Reynolds, Harry Reasoner, David Brinkley, and Peter Jennings.
Saletan makes a number of pretty much unassailable points on this, so read that entire piece. One of the chief ones is that the top, link baiting quote from the interview – that Zimmerman “got away with murder” – was, as the author puts it, “put in her mouth.” If you saw the highlights from the interview playing endlessly on ABC, CNN and NBC – to name only a few – you saw Maddy reciting that line as if it was her heartfelt conclusion in a moment of juror’s remorse. But when you watch the full interview, (which I’ll include below for your own judgement) you’ll see what really happened. The “journalist” in question fed her that line word for word, prefaced with the ubiquitous, “some people are saying…” for good measure, and then asking B29 to respond. She pauses for quite a while, starts, stops, and then repeats the line the interviewer had said, as if judging how it sat on her tongue. Only then does she add in her own thoughts about how the verdict was legal and that she stands by it, but morally she feels that Zimmerman may have to answer to God for the incident. And even there she clearly seems to allow that none of us know what really happened and aren’t in a position to judge.
I agree with Dr. Joyner that this was some pretty shameful editing on the part of ABC for the many instances where they used the footage, and the rest of the networks are equally culpable for lapping it up. Anyway, as I indicated above, here’s the full clip. Decide for yourself.
He wasn’t morally culpable either...it was self-defense at the point of the gunshot. She either believes that, or she punts the question, throws up her hands and says, we just didn’t have the evidence to convict him of what I feel that he did.
Appalling, no matter how you parse it.
The LSM is not excused. All they want is a race war, looks like.
What ABC did now is very similar to what NBC deceptively did before.
In an NBC segment featuring George Zimmerman’s 911 call on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Zimmerman is heard saying: This guy looks like hes up to no good. He looks black.
The full UNEDITED version, though, unfolds like this:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like hes up to no good, or hes on drugs or something. Its raining and hes just walking around, looking about.
911 operator: Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
Notice how NBC took out the operator’s question....
LOL. Peter Jennings held up as a shining example of *journalism*. Glad I wasn't drinking when I read that part.
This stuff is Urinalism at its worst! ya
Those toads down at abc seem to be developing a pattern of editing interviews to make the person appear to say things that they did not say. abc is slime.
Another person who jumped on that headline, albeit from a different angle, was Dr. James Joyner. That's not surprising given the number of others who reported the "news" pretty much as presented by ABC. But now he's had time to look over the situation and found that there was a lot more (or perhaps less) to the truncated interview clips than met the eye. Joyner points us to William Saletan, who takes a look at the unedited interview and determines, "The media are reporting that a juror says Zimmerman is guilty of murder. Thats not true."
George Zimmerman got
proper justice as he should have. Far and away, I'm left with no doubt that there's any evidence of a murder.
That looks like what Maureen Dowd did to President Bush one time. He said that half of al Qaeda was either dead or captured,. Either way they are not a problem. After being Dowdized it became “al Qaeda is not a problem”.
Um no, they are more than willing to spread lies for the cause.
The only thing that matters is The Narrative. Actual people and their lives are just unimportant details.
CNN Guest Lashes Out At Juror B29’s Empty Apologies For Verdict, Scolded By Fellow Guests
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mosesdapoet to 2ndDivisionVet
Too many on both sides are playing with this. Its the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity.
In both cases those representing authority were reported as white . In the second case the person working security was attacked after questioning an activity while on private rights of way and allowing the person to continue on their way. Who doubled back and attacked the neighborhood watch worker beating him severly on the ground and the attacker was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.
In the second case both were dark skined.
Since the Zimmernan not guilty verdict has been rendered, the facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice to be committed of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent.While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder.
Instead the party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives.where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky wont be able to move,.
Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation has skyrocketed placing those on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts because of this regimes socialist policies the sacrifice of Zimmerman must die for . This time to another communist plan. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare arent in it) wont and never live there.
Why is this being done ? Who accompained Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the presidents hand ? Never looked into either by the House and certainly not even speculated about or reported on by the media. Seems like that could be considered pay back at US taxpayer expence. Isnt that an impeachable offense ? Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. What better way to discourage that by organizing the base for riots in the streets ?
Until ole jury memeber 29 comes out to accuse her interviewers as being dishonest, I’ll believe she gives her tacit approval to the information that the network/s disseminated to all the low information and ignorant people.