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TOP 10 EXCERPTS FROM ZIMMERMAN VS. NBC NEWS COMPLAINT
Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Sexton

Posted on 12/08/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip

On Thursday, George Zimmerman filed suit against NBC News and three NBC producers he accuses of intentionally painting him as a racist. Zimmerman and his attorneys have now done what many in the new media only dream of doing, holding the major media responsible for their biased and misleading output.

The language in the complaint is blunt. It calls NBC's coverage "yellow journalism" and refers to "journalistic crimes." Most broadly, the complaint accuses NBC of trumping up a racism narrative for ratings, with a name check of the Today Show and Rev. Al Sharpton in particular. Here are some of the highlights or, if you prefer, the media's lowlights from the complaint:

1] NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain. Their goal was simple: keep their viewers alarmed, and thus always watching, by menacing them with a reprehensible series of imaginary and exaggerated racist claims.

2] NBC created this false and defamatory mis-impression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.

3] Defendants pounced on the Zimmerman/Martin matter because they knew this tragedy could be, with proper sensationalizing and manipulation, a racial poweder keg that could result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news programs, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing Today Show.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; msnbc; sharpton; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: ridesthemiles

Punative damages are NOT taxable, IITC.>>>>>>>>>>

Thats a HUGE incentive <:-)

Here’s to Zim!


51 posted on 12/08/2012 4:36:51 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: miserare
He's kind of a strange guy and an old school Democrat but he's honest, passionate and believes what he says. Very smart too. I trust him more than I do a lot of Republican pundits.
52 posted on 12/08/2012 4:37:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Boycott Comcast Xfinity, they own MSNBC, the corporate leadership reflects the on-air personalities of MSNBC!


53 posted on 12/08/2012 4:40:43 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Uncle Chip
When NBC gets it thru it's head that it is a “NEWS” organization, not an opinion station, they will do o.k. It should be illegal to call it a “NEWS” entity if they try to color the article with their personal opinion.
54 posted on 12/08/2012 4:40:57 PM PST by Gertie
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To: Gertie
"When NBC gets it thru it's head that it is a “NEWS” organization, not an opinion station, they will do o.k."

You have got to be kidding. They will go bankrupt before changing their ways.

55 posted on 12/08/2012 4:45:51 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: A'elian' nation

That is what makes this calculatingly interesting.

Usually the civil trial takes place after the criminal trial, but in this case they are running concurrently.

The longer the criminal trial goes, the higher will be the demands against NBC and they know it.

Meanwhile the longer the trial goes the more discovery takes place under the subpoena power of the state that can be sifted into the civil action.

It’s a win win for Zimmerman’s side and a lose lose for the state and NBC.

The state thought that it could stall and drag this thing out and bankrupt GZ into a plea deal, but with that big NBC bank waiting at the end of the rainbow that they will eventually tap into, what’s to lose???

Especially when the best parts are coming up — the depositions of Crump, Tracey, Sybrina, DeeDee — that will give them more discovery to use against NBC.


56 posted on 12/08/2012 4:45:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: All

Besides a cash penalty, NBC should be required to have a scrolling apology at the bottom of the screen .. at least 10 percent high of the screen , and running 24/7 for at least one year...


57 posted on 12/08/2012 4:54:36 PM PST by uncle fenders
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To: A'elian' nation
Sure, we want Zimmerman to financially decimate these media whores

I want much more than a 10% punishment.

58 posted on 12/08/2012 5:33:41 PM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: ASA Vet

What NBC will do is offer a ton on money, ON CONDITION
that the amount be kept confidential; AND that
Zimmerman not badmouth NBC or talk about his
treatment by NBC thereafter.

IOW, a huge settlement (a bribe) to keep quiet.

OTHERWISE, NBC will use its battalion of lawyers (and its friends on the bench and throughout the government) to see that
his suit takes years and years and years to get through the courts, and gets whittled down to next to nothing;

so that his grandchildren MIGHT collect a little out of the case.

(For informative comparisons, examine what has happened to the suits filed by the Duke lacrosse players).

Our legal system—both criminal and civil—is a sick joke.

(Doesn’t have to be, but in its current incarnation, it is.)


59 posted on 12/08/2012 5:49:16 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight
I hope that the "settlement" is enough to make NBC's stockholders cry.

Zimmerman's life as he knows it is over. WHEN he's acquitted, he's going to be looking over his shoulder every moment for the rest of his life, lest some "aggreived minority" decides to exact "justice".

How much would you put in $ terms for that kind of paranoia?

You couldn't pay me enough.

And for GZ,the "enough" better be so much that he can afford protection for the rest of his life.

60 posted on 12/08/2012 6:32:49 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Uncle Chip

I’d ask for so much money that NBC would cease to exist.


61 posted on 12/08/2012 6:39:43 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CatOwner
"When NBC gets it thru it's head that it is a “NEWS” organization, not an opinion station, they will do o.k."

You have got to be kidding. They will go bankrupt before changing their ways.

That works too.

62 posted on 12/08/2012 6:42:06 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: A'elian' nation

He now has deep pockets. Look up the Beasly Law firm of Pa. They will not settle. They are specifically asking for a jury. This firm has clout and this is just the beginning. Lots more actors after this. His life is in ruins and he has nothing else to do. May as well make a career out of it.


63 posted on 12/08/2012 6:44:59 PM PST by DeWalt
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To: DeWalt
I'd LOVE a multi-pronged attack on the MSM. First Zimmerman vs. NBC.

Next James Holmes, the Tea Partier defamed by ABC, as the Aurora shooter.

Keep suing news outlets that do this until they just can't function anymore. Tie them up in court for years.

Make them PAY.

64 posted on 12/08/2012 7:00:13 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Uncle Chip. The case probably hangs on #2, which I particularly enjoyed reading:
2] NBC created this false and defamatory mis-impression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.

65 posted on 12/08/2012 7:18:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DeWalt
They will not settle. They are specifically asking for a jury. This firm has clout and this is just the beginning.

Oh please, please be right.

Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara has been impressive so far.

66 posted on 12/08/2012 8:25:33 PM PST by TChad
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To: EDINVA

Hey, girl!


67 posted on 12/08/2012 8:43:08 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Getting your holiday cheer on, Albion?


68 posted on 12/08/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

I could use a little holiday cheer. Too bad I don’t drink. LOL!


69 posted on 12/08/2012 9:39:20 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Find the highest tax rate a lib has proposed for the wealthy on any NBC owned network and demand that percentage of all pre-tax income NBC makes, for the next 20 years. That should kill them off.


70 posted on 12/08/2012 10:00:26 PM PST by matt04
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To: A'elian' nation

That’s great the Beasley firm has deep pockets. But will Zimmerman wait it out? I’ve read he and his wife have money problems.
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The firm will bankroll a nice existance for him while this plays out... Bank on it.


71 posted on 12/08/2012 10:36:15 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: boop
Next James Holmes, the Tea Partier defamed by ABC, as the Aurora shooter.

When even left-wing tool Jon Stewart is ripping ABC a new one over their handling of the situation, then brother, you're in deep 0bama.

72 posted on 12/09/2012 10:53:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Today's USA Today has a story about Trayvon on the front page. I didn't read it through but it definitely seems to be in the "Saint Trayvon" tradition.
73 posted on 12/12/2012 12:46:51 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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