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Media jump the gun again: Giddy reports George Zimmerman ‘arrested’ for pointing gun at wife
http://twitchy.com ^ | eptember 9, 2013

Posted on 09/09/2013 2:11:53 PM PDT by lowbridge

Twitter was on fire this afternoon with giddy members of the media and others eager to “report” that George Zimmerman had been arrested for threatening his wife with a gun. Behold the people so many Americans rely on for their “facts.”

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And that unverified “reporting” spread like wildfire thanks in part to those “responsible” journalists:

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But the story started to evolve:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; zimmerman
Full title: Media jump the gun again: Giddy reports George Zimmerman ‘arrested’ for pointing gun at wife appear to be false
1 posted on 09/09/2013 2:11:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

WTF is “Giddy”?


2 posted on 09/09/2013 2:12:48 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Ecstatic.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: humblegunner

Giddy = extremely happy.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 2:14:25 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: lowbridge

George, buddy, pal. Lay low, for Chrissakes! And change your name to Immanuel Goldstein.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 2:15:00 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

My first response was: She got paid by the media to turn on her husband!


6 posted on 09/09/2013 2:15:35 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: lowbridge

It was just Twitter - it was all over facebook, as well.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

No, he should change his name to Mohammed Islam and say he belongs to Al-Qaeda, Obama will use the air force to defend him.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 2:16:57 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think the gunner’s “W” was for who and not what. Just a guess.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 2:17:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: princess leah

Well, very coincidentally - she filed for divorce either yesterday or the day before. Perhaps she needs him to look really BAD so she can get some money. I’d like to know what really happened. Wasn’t there something like, ‘he is not in custody but held at a home’ or something so very vague?


10 posted on 09/09/2013 2:18:29 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Giddy = extremely happy.

Although not exactly the right word in this context, this is also what "Gay" used to mean.

11 posted on 09/09/2013 2:18:43 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: lowbridge

Now it’s reported that a “gun was present” but not involved. Of course, a gun was present. He has a license to carry.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 2:18:58 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: lowbridge

So “TWITCHY” now becomes a primary news source????? Give me a F’n break!


13 posted on 09/09/2013 2:19:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Or he could change his name to Ben Ghazi and nobody in the Obama administration or the media would ever speak of him again.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 2:20:27 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, Mr. Humble - you’re old enough to know the definition of “giddy.” Are you trying to convince us you are a 20 year old know-nothing? I’m not buying.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 2:20:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: humblegunner

Giddy is more like silly happy or so happy they are giggling with joy.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yay Twits, telling us all the news in 140 characters or less.

Effing Twit-tards.


17 posted on 09/09/2013 2:22:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: BubbaBasher
Giddy is more like silly happy or so happy they are giggling with joy.

Yeah, thanks. I'm aware.

The way the misbegotten title is worded.. it sounds like "Giddy" is a news source.

18 posted on 09/09/2013 2:25:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Think of how you feel when you find large quantities of free tannerite.

That’s “Giddy”


19 posted on 09/09/2013 2:27:24 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: humblegunner

20 posted on 09/09/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: 5Madman2

Yes it is


21 posted on 09/09/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
“TWITCHY” now becomes a primary news source?

Twitchy is a heck of a lot more reliable than ABCNNBCBS. The twits were giving Michelle grief for not running with the original "arrest" story.

22 posted on 09/09/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: deadrock

Not Geddy.


23 posted on 09/09/2013 2:41:48 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: lowbridge

I think this is her only hope of leading a normal life without worrying someone is going to kill her or someone in her family.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 2:46:36 PM PDT by DeakonSmith
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

lol! Yep!


25 posted on 09/09/2013 2:48:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: humblegunner
WTF is “Giddy”?

Giddy is kinda like feeling a tingle down your leg.
26 posted on 09/09/2013 2:50:38 PM PDT by nonamer
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To: nonamer

When my puppy is giddy he tinkles on the floor.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 3:02:58 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: lowbridge

In other words.

The wife fabricated the entire incident and called the police.

She may be facing charges for filing a false police report.


28 posted on 09/09/2013 3:03:37 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Izzy Dunne
Twitchy is a heck of a lot more reliable

.....Sheesh!

29 posted on 09/09/2013 3:06:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: humblegunner

The Chris Matthews “tingle”.


30 posted on 09/09/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: bboop

Maybe the voting public should have been privy to what was in the Obamas’ own divorce papers (never finalized).


31 posted on 09/09/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: lowbridge

Looks like she changed her story and lied to 911.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-george-zimmermans-estranged-wife-calls-saying-he-threatened-her-her-dad-with-gun/2013/09/09/76d5303e-1983-11e3-80ac-96205cacb45a_story.html

Shellie Zimmerman, who has filed for divorce, initially told a 911 dispatcher that her husband had his hand on his gun as he sat in his car outside the home she was at with her father. She said she was scared because she wasn’t sure what Zimmerman was capable of doing. But hours later she changed her story and said she never saw a firearm, said Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.

For the time being, “domestic violence can’t be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didn’t see a firearm,” Bracknell said.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 4:04:13 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Oliviaforever

That’s what I’m hoping for. The sow in an orange jumpsuit. She can pretend she’s an astronaut.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Zimmerman’s post-shooting life would have been much easier if he used his mother’s Spanish maiden name. It would have been harder for the media to paint him as a white anti-black bigot if it had been perceived as yet another case of a black vs. Hispanic conflict.


34 posted on 09/10/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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