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06 Dec 2012 11:41 PM   |   6584 clicks   |   ABC
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BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  
Good--I hope he cleans their clocks after that crap they pulled

06 Dec 2012 05:46 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
DRINK!

06 Dec 2012 05:47 PM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
Well, he should.

But this is a separate issue than who I think was standing whose ground.

06 Dec 2012 05:58 PM
giftedmadness     
Agreed, sue these bastards.

06 Dec 2012 06:18 PM
BSABSVR     
I hear they ran an ad for Skittles.

06 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
kingoomieiii     
"NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy, but as an opportunity to increase ratings."

Every news station sees every event with a catastrophe level below "9/11" exactly that way.

06 Dec 2012 06:47 PM
cman     
He wont win

I aint all that up on liable or defamation laws, but I do know it is insanely difficult for one to prove such.

06 Dec 2012 07:19 PM
Runs_With_Scissors_     
"I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future so I expect NBC to be held responsible."

Translation: I farked up and NBC has deep pockets. I expect someone to provide for me.

06 Dec 2012 07:37 PM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  

cman: He wont win

I aint all that up on liable or defamation laws, but I do know it is insanely difficult for one to prove such.


Yeah...no, it's not. It's a pretty straightforward case:

1. Defendant published untrue statements
2. Defendant knew they were untrue when they published them
3. As are result of Defendant's actions, Plaintiff suffered damages.

That's basically it. And NBC had better open their checkbook before this reaches a jury.

06 Dec 2012 07:47 PM
doyner    [TotalFark]  
NBC was only standing their ground.

06 Dec 2012 08:11 PM
Kazan     
it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

06 Dec 2012 08:14 PM
AirForceVet    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: Well, he should.

But this is a separate issue than who I think was standing whose ground.


Completely agree. And Trayvon Martin should sue George Zimmerman for bringing a handgun to a Skittles fight.

Oh, that's right, Trayvon is dead.

06 Dec 2012 08:16 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
Poop thread!

06 Dec 2012 08:24 PM
cretinbob     
No George, you portrayed yourself as a racist and predatory villain, you racist and predatory cocksucker.

06 Dec 2012 08:25 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

cman: He wont win

I aint all that up on liable or defamation laws, but I do know it is insanely difficult for one to prove such.


In this case, it's called "false light defamation." NBC purposefully edited the 911 tape knowing that it would make it look like he told the operator Trayvon was black without reason.

06 Dec 2012 08:29 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.


One can detest Hitler and still recognize that he was probably the greatest public speaker of the 20th Century

06 Dec 2012 08:29 PM
cretinbob     

BravadoGT: 1. Defendant published untrue statements
2. Defendant knew they were untrue when they published them
3. As are result of Defendant's actions, Plaintiff suffered damages.




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Zimmerman's own actions speak louder than anything any news outlet could say. I saw the jizz on Hannity's chin, but even that interview went badly for George.

06 Dec 2012 08:31 PM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
I've been stockpiling popcorn for when this goes to trial.

06 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: BravadoGT: 1. Defendant published untrue statements
2. Defendant knew they were untrue when they published them
3. As are result of Defendant's actions, Plaintiff suffered damages.



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Zimmerman's own actions speak louder than anything any news outlet could say. I saw the jizz on Hannity's chin, but even that interview went badly for George.


1. NBC played the 911 tape.
2. Without informing anyone, NBC edited the tape to make Zimmerman sound more racist.
3. Zimmerman now suffers more greatly in the media and the tape will make it less likely for him to find an impartial jury.

06 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
Kazan     

ArkAngel: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

One can detest Hitler and still recognize that he was probably the greatest public speaker of the 20th Century


except.. that isn't what they're doing. they're claiming that he has a libel case against the media for saying that he's racist.

06 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Make NBC pay for his legal defense team, which they made him need.

06 Dec 2012 08:38 PM
doyner    [TotalFark]  

ZAZ: which they made him need.



WAT?

06 Dec 2012 08:39 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

Kazan: ArkAngel: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

One can detest Hitler and still recognize that he was probably the greatest public speaker of the 20th Century

except.. that isn't what they're doing. they're claiming that he has a libel case against the media for saying that he's racist.


A: He does have a case.
B: I was simply saying how one can disagree with someone's actions but not condemn every single thing about them. NBC farked up big time on this and did make him look worse.

06 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
jbuist     

cretinbob: Zimmerman's own actions speak louder than anything any news outlet could say.


Shooting somebody that's beating your face in isn't racist.

Now, if you said something like, "He looks suspicious... he's black" right before the shooting, yeah, you'd look like a farking racist, which is what NBC aired.

What actually transpired on the 911 call was:
Z: "He looks suspicious."
O: "Is he white, black or hispanic?"
Z: "He's black."

Or something really close to that.

NBC knows they f*cked up. They already fired everybody responsible for the SNAFU. Zimmerman has a solid libel case here.

06 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  

Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.


Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

06 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
Peter von Nostrand    [TotalFark]  
So can we just complete the circle here and have the Martin family sue Zimmerman for every penny he gets from NBC?

06 Dec 2012 09:09 PM
GAT_00     

ZAZ: Make NBC pay for his legal defense team, which they made him need.


NBC made him shoot a kid in cold blood?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.


Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.

06 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
jmadisonbiii     

GAT_00: ZAZ: Make NBC pay for his legal defense team, which they made him need.

NBC made him shoot a kid in cold blood?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.


And the fact that Democrats have most of the bad history with Blacks likewise cannot be ignored.

06 Dec 2012 09:26 PM
doyner    [TotalFark]  

jmadisonbiii: And the fact that Democrats have most of the bad history with Blacks likewise cannot be ignored.


Sure. But that doesn't change that they gave away the racist vote to Republicans in the 60s and the GOP has run with it.

06 Dec 2012 09:30 PM
cretinbob     

ArkAngel: cretinbob: BravadoGT: 1. Defendant published untrue statements
2. Defendant knew they were untrue when they published them
3. As are result of Defendant's actions, Plaintiff suffered damages.



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Zimmerman's own actions speak louder than anything any news outlet could say. I saw the jizz on Hannity's chin, but even that interview went badly for George.

1. Zimmerman gets out of his car
2. Zimmerman follows a kid because he was black, wearing a hoodie and walking casually
3. Zimmerman shoots the kid, killing him.


ftfy

06 Dec 2012 09:31 PM
GAT_00     

jmadisonbiii: GAT_00: ZAZ: Make NBC pay for his legal defense team, which they made him need.

NBC made him shoot a kid in cold blood?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.

And the fact that Democrats have most of the bad history with Blacks likewise cannot be ignored.


Ah the classic Robert Byrd argument. Ignore the last 50 years to blame the present for actions 100 years ago.

06 Dec 2012 09:35 PM
jmadisonbiii     

doyner: jmadisonbiii: And the fact that Democrats have most of the bad history with Blacks likewise cannot be ignored.

Sure. But that doesn't change that they gave away the racist vote to Republicans in the 60s and the GOP has run with it.


Hey, I didn't bring up history or political parties. The days of lynching, fire hoses and cross burnings belong to one party.  Agreed, though that racists now vote for the other party.

06 Dec 2012 09:39 PM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.


There are a few... and I can't understand their position or reasoning, since Zimmerman initiated the confrontation disregarding the 911 dispatcher's directions. To me, it's pretty cut and dry that the deceased was the one standing his ground.

06 Dec 2012 09:44 PM
GAT_00     

violentsalvation: GAT_00: violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.

There are a few... and I can't understand their position or reasoning, since Zimmerman initiated the confrontation disregarding the 911 dispatcher's directions. To me, it's pretty cut and dry that the deceased was the one standing his ground.


Dude, again, I don't consider you a Republican. You're a good guy, no matter how often we disagree.

06 Dec 2012 09:46 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  
Good for him. If the media no longer feels a responsibility to be truthful because of journalistic integrity then lets try it the fiscal and legal way.

06 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
Kazan     

ArkAngel: NBC farked up big time on this and did make him look worse.


how exactly do you make a person who shot an unarmed kid "look worse"?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.


yeah.. because him killing an unarmed black kid was totally not about race. not at all

06 Dec 2012 09:57 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  

Kazan: ArkAngel: NBC farked up big time on this and did make him look worse.

how exactly do you make a person who shot an unarmed kid "look worse"?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

yeah.. because him killing an unarmed black kid was totally not about race. not at all


You edit tapes to make him look racist and retouch photos to make him look more white while hiding bruises etc?

06 Dec 2012 10:00 PM
Amos Quito     
TFA HEADLINE: "George Zimmerman Sues NBC for Portraying Him as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain'

Yes, and it worked SO well that countless brain-dead Farkers continue to believe the race-baiting ploy in spite of all contradictory evidence.

/POO flingy
//POO flingy
///POO flingy

06 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
Amos Quito     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DRINK!


DONE!

06 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
Amos Quito     

Runs_With_Scissors_: "I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future so I expect NBC to be held responsible."

Translation: I farked up and NBC has deep pockets. I expect someone to provide for me.



If found guilty, he'll be murdered in prison. If found not guilty, he'll be murdered on the street - all thanks to the race-baiting media turning this into a circus.

He needs to relocate to some foreign country to avoid the murderous Jackson / Sharpton / Spike Lee generated farktards.

06 Dec 2012 10:22 PM
Peter von Nostrand    [TotalFark]  

Amos Quito: Runs_With_Scissors_: "I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future so I expect NBC to be held responsible."

Translation: I farked up and NBC has deep pockets. I expect someone to provide for me.


If found guilty, he'll be murdered in prison. If found not guilty, he'll be murdered on the street - all thanks to the race-baiting media turning this into a circus.

He needs to relocate to some foreign country to avoid the murderous Jackson / Sharpton / Spike Lee generated farktards.


Hyperbole much?

06 Dec 2012 10:27 PM
Amos Quito     

cretinbob: No George, you portrayed yourself as a racist and predatory villain, you racist and predatory cocksucker.



cretinbob portrays self as slobbering troll.

06 Dec 2012 10:32 PM
cman     

Amos Quito: cretinbob: No George, you portrayed yourself as a racist and predatory villain, you racist and predatory cocksucker.


cretinbob portrays self as slobbering troll.


Coming from you that is pretty damn hilarious

/also this coming from a Moran like me makes me Moran more

06 Dec 2012 10:33 PM
Amos Quito     

Peter von Nostrand: Amos Quito: Runs_With_Scissors_: "I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future so I expect NBC to be held responsible."

Translation: I farked up and NBC has deep pockets. I expect someone to provide for me.


If found guilty, he'll be murdered in prison. If found not guilty, he'll be murdered on the street - all thanks to the race-baiting media turning this into a circus.

He needs to relocate to some foreign country to avoid the murderous Jackson / Sharpton / Spike Lee generated farktards.

Hyperbole much?



Sometimes, but not this time.

The non-racist justice-minded vigilantes want to kill him on sight.

06 Dec 2012 10:33 PM
BSABSVR     

Peter von Nostrand: Hyperbole much?


Have you met Amos? "The savage negro and the scheming jew" is his gig.

06 Dec 2012 11:20 PM
jmadisonbiii     

GAT_00: jmadisonbiii: GAT_00: ZAZ: Make NBC pay for his legal defense team, which they made him need.

NBC made him shoot a kid in cold blood?

violentsalvation: Kazan: it's cute how the conservatives in this thread are defending a racist murderer who is still set to stand trial for his crime.

Keep it up, let's make that word meaningless, the 'tards who cried racism.

Leaving aside the racism comment, it is noteworthy that Republicans on here have almost universally lined up to defend the shooting of an unarmed black man. The historical analog cannot be completely ignored.

And the fact that Democrats have most of the bad history with Blacks likewise cannot be ignored.

Ah the classic Robert Byrd argument. Ignore the last 50 years to blame the present for actions 100 years ago.


More of a Bull Connor argument. I didn't bring up history, but if any group is to blame for the actions of Democrats in the past, it sure as hell isn't Republicans. And "the historical analog cannot be ignored" sounds an awful lot like blaming the present [Republicans] for actions 100 years ago. Visiting the sins of the Democrat fathers on today's Republicans, regardless of their faults, is disingenuous at best. Historical analog or no, lynchings, fire hoses and cross burnings belong to the Democrats.

06 Dec 2012 11:36 PM
Amos Quito     

BSABSVR: Peter von Nostrand: Hyperbole much?

Have you met Amos? "The savage negro and the scheming jew" is his gig.



So, is this how you try to compensate for you impotence, BSABSVR?

06 Dec 2012 11:43 PM
sleeps in trees     

Runs_With_Scissors_: "I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future so I expect NBC to be held responsible."

Translation: I farked up and NBC has deep pockets. I expect someone to provide for me.


It reeks of this.

06 Dec 2012 11:45 PM
almandot     
So he could theoretically win a defamation suit against NBC for racist libel and then get charged with a hate crime murder at the same time?

06 Dec 2012 11:46 PM
Amos Quito     

almandot: So he could theoretically win a defamation suit against NBC for racist libel and then get charged with a hate crime murder at the same time?



Yes,

06 Dec 2012 11:48 PM
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