zimmerman files lawsuit over edited nbc 911 tape

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    The plot thickens......

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/12/06/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin-911-lawsuit/
     
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    I don't blame him, but he'll only win his suit if he's found innocent.
     
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    wrong. you clearly don't understand defamation.
     
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    Smart move. If he's found guilty, he can claim NBC painted him as a racist in the media to manipulate public opinion and probably get the conviction overturned. Having said that, however, I doubt if he'll be convicted.
     
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    Edited tape Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

    Unedited tape

    Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

    Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

    Zimmerman: He looks black.


    Plus Zimmer says he said "fucking punks" and NBC says he said "fucking coons"

    Am I missing anything?
     
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    No....NBC willingly and maliciously defamed Zimmerman....They should be hung out to dry.
     
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    Yes the edit made it appear that Zimmerman targeted him because he was racist, that he started off the conversation by saying he was black. When only said that AFTER being asked. The edit is defaming and totally changes what was said and by whom and why.

    He should sue NBC as well.
     
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    Suing the media is really, really hard. That being said editing shows a willful attempt to mold the story to your percieved viewpoint. Its the editing that may doom them to lose the lawsuit.
     

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