Skip to comments.Media jump the gun again: Giddy reports George Zimmerman ‘arrested’ for pointing gun at wife
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.
And that unverified reporting spread like wildfire thanks in part to those responsible journalists:
But the story started to evolve:
(Excerpt) Read more at twitchy.com ...
WTF is “Giddy”?
Giddy = extremely happy.
George, buddy, pal. Lay low, for Chrissakes! And change your name to Immanuel Goldstein.
My first response was: She got paid by the media to turn on her husband!
It was just Twitter - it was all over facebook, as well.
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.
I think the gunner’s “W” was for who and not what. Just a guess.
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?
Although not exactly the right word in this context, this is also what "Gay" used to mean.
Now it’s reported that a “gun was present” but not involved. Of course, a gun was present. He has a license to carry.
So “TWITCHY” now becomes a primary news source????? Give me a F’n break!
Or he could change his name to Ben Ghazi and nobody in the Obama administration or the media would ever speak of him again.
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.
Giddy is more like silly happy or so happy they are giggling with joy.
Yay Twits, telling us all the news in 140 characters or less.
Yeah, thanks. I'm aware.
The way the misbegotten title is worded.. it sounds like "Giddy" is a news source.
Think of how you feel when you find large quantities of free tannerite.
Yes it is
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.
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.
When my puppy is giddy he tinkles on the floor.
In other words.
The wife fabricated the entire incident and called the police.
She may be facing charges for filing a false police report.
The Chris Matthews “tingle”.
Maybe the voting public should have been privy to what was in the Obamas’ own divorce papers (never finalized).
Looks like she changed her story and lied to 911.
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 wasnt 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 cant be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didnt see a firearm, Bracknell said.
That’s what I’m hoping for. The sow in an orange jumpsuit. She can pretend she’s an astronaut.
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.