I think most of us are not really "defending" Zimmerman--we're just saying, let's take a realistic look at what evidence we have. So far, the evidence (witnesses, tapes, police reports) does not fully support the media's stories.
At this point, the only things the media has gotten right is that one man is dead. The race of Zimmerman has been falsely reported as white, words on the 911 tapes have been mis-reported to paint Zimmerman as a racist white guy, and the media has carefully obscured many of the facts of the case that would seem to exonerate Zimmerman. This has to be some of the worst reporting I've ever seen.
In the US, it's usually customary to have the trial prior to the execution, not that this will stop the mob mentality we're witnessing. I think we're being set up for a summer of riots, and possibly for martial law so Obama can try out his nifty new EO.
And freepers are HELPING with this agenda? What ever happened to "let's investigate the facts before reaching conclusions?"
“The facts, M’am, Nothing but the facts.” Detective Joe Friday.