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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case Keeps Getting Worse: New York Daily News Passes Off ABC News Hearsay as “Interview,” While

Changing the Hearsay!
 

Trayvon Martin, left, and George Zimmerman, right

 
[Previously, on this case, at WEJB/NSU:

“Sanford, Florida: Black ‘Little Boy,’Trayvon Martin 17, Beat White ‘Vigilante’ George Zimmerman Bloody; Zimmerman Shot Martin Dead; Now Black WFTV ‘Reporter,’ Daralene Jones, Black Supremacists, and White Aunt Jemima Earwitness Demand That Zimmerman be Arrested”;

“Trayvon Martin: ABC ‘News’ Gets on Bandwagon, Acting as Martin’s Family Mouthpiece; Family Lawyer Refuses to Release All Information about Teen’s Last Phone Call to Girlfriend, but Insists That It Requires That George Zimmerman be Arrested ‘Right Now’”; and

“Arrest First, Investigate Later: Press Conference by Lawyer Benjamin Crump, of Trayvon Martin’s Family, Seeks Through Violation of Due Process… to Railroad George Zimmerman.”]

“A 16-year-old friend says she was on the phone with Martin just minutes before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman n [sic] Feb. 26.”

That’s the Daily News’ caption to an undated photograph of Trayvon Martin. The caption is based on a hearsay story by ABC News, which claimed to be based on an interview which the station refused to air. The hearsay story claimed that Trayvon Martin was on the phone talking to his girlfriend, whose identity has been concealed, at the very moment that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman fatally shot him.

The Daily News deliberately changed ABC News’ wording, because it is lacking in credibility. It is widely known that Tryvon Martin beat George Zimmerman to a bloody pulp, precipitating Zimmerman’s shooting him. Martin couldn’t possibly be speaking to his girlfriend while beating up Zimmerman.

Meanwhile, the Daily News quotes from ABC News, as if the network had aired a real interview with the 16-year-old girl. Thus did the Daily News, between changing what ABC News’ hearsay claimed, and hiding that it was hearsay, engage in a form of truth laundering.

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Trayvon Martin case: 16-year-old girl recalls last phone conversation minutes before Martin was shot dead: report
Teen says Martin tried to escape, asked man ‘What are you following me for?’
By Philip Caulfield
New York Daily News
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:51 AM
Comments (290)

 

Family Handout/AP
Trayvon Martin in an undated family photo. A 16-year-old friend says she was on the phone with Martin just minutes before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman n [sic] Feb. 26.
 

George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin, 17, after a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.

A 16-year-old girl said she was on the phone with the Florida teen shot by a neighborhod watch volunteer moments before he was killed, and that he feared he was being stalked.

Trayvon Martin tried to shake the man following him just minutes before the fatal confrontation that left the unarmed high schooler dead, the unidentified femalesaid [sic], according to ABC News.

The 16-year-old told Martin's family attorney she was on the phone with Martin on the night of Feb. 26, ABC News reported, and they talked just moments before he was shot to death by George Zimmerman.

FEDS PROBE SHOOTING AMID NATIONAL OUTCRY

The pair's phone logs, obtained by ABC News, show they spoke just five minutes before police responded to reports of a shooting at the gated community in Sanford, Fla.

Recounting her conversation with Martin, the teen girl said, "He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man."

"I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run," she said.

After a few minutes, the girl said, Martin thought he was safe. But eventually the man appeared again.

"Trayvon said, 'What are you following me for?'" the girl said. "And the man said, 'What are you doing here?' Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the [phone’s\] headset just fell."

The line went dead, the girl said.

"I called him again and he didn't answer the phone," she said.

Martin's parents, Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton, told ABC News that the logs and the girl's story showed their son wasn't looking for trouble.

The 17-year-old high school junior had been watching the NBA All-Star game at his father's house and stepped out to buy a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea when he was killed.

"He knew he was being followed and tried to get away from the guy, and the guy still caught up with him," Tracey Martin told ABC News.

"That's the most disturbing part,” he said. “He thought he had got away from the guy and the guy back-tracked for him."

Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin but maintains he did it in self-defense after the teen came after him.

The case has attracted national attention, and rallies and protests were held across Seminole County on Monday calling for Zimmerman's arrest.

On Tuesday, State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said a Seminole County grand jury would investigate the case.

The Justice Department announced it would open an investigation on Monday.

Legal experts say Zimmerman could benefit from Florida's liberal self-defense laws, which allow someone who feels threatened to "stand his or her ground" and use deadly force without backing down.


 

10 comments:

Nicawawa said...

Some salient points:

Zimmerman was justified under Floridas Stand Your Ground Law becaus he was being beaten in the face by Martin. The Corrupt Liberal Media almost always omit mention of the Stand Your Ground Law, thus enraging millions of readers who dont understand why Zimmerman was let go. He was cuffed and his gun taken for analysis by the cops but not arrested because the local prosecutors said that a manslaughter case against him would not fly due to the SYGL.

Martin is not the baby face 13 year old shown in almost all the photos aired by the Corrupt Liberal Media but was almost 18 and is 6 ft three.

The screams heard by this eye witness were comming from Zimmerman who cried out for help when Martin was beating him. Zimmerman had a bloodied nose and bleeding from the back of his head and grass stains on the back of his head consistent with this story.Police ran the screams recorded by Martins father and he said that that was not the voice of his son.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-trayvon-martin-family-20120315,0,2583523.story

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Nothing-to-Dispute-Sanford-Shooters-Self-Defense-Claim-in-Miami-Boys-Death-Police-Chief-142376875.html

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/022712-man-shot-and-killed-in-neighborhood-altercation#ixzz1phFMGCu4

http://news.yahoo.com/video/orlandowesh-16122564/sanford-police-speak-out-in-trayvon-martin-case-28640523.html

Nicholas said...

Thanks so much, Nicawawa. I followed up your earlier lead about Trayvon's suspension, but haven't worked it up yet. This is a jailbreak-type sitiation. They're definitely trying to get this guy lynched, and I no longer mean metaphorically. The stuff people are making up about him, whether it's moron commenters or "bloggers." He doesn't have a chance.

Anonymous said...

A while back I commented how the murder cases that receive national attention almost never have a black victim. The reason? They would have to feature the defendant, whom in practically ever such case would also be black.

This seems to be the best prospective defendant for a "black victim" the MSM can find. Zimmerman's family has said "He's not white." The unspoken assumption being this is the best defense Zimmerman has.

David In TN

Nicawawa said...

Nicholas,you have the best in- depth analysis of the Corrupt Liberal Medias bias in stories like this one on the Net. I dont how you produce the high volume of your original, high quality posts that you do.

Actually the grass stains on the back of Zimms SHIRT was how my previous post should read. Sorry bout that! Sigh, The tragedy of Old Timers Disease!

BTW,this link says that when a police detective played back the 9-11 recordings of the screams in the fight to Martins father he said it wasnt his son screaming. Yet the Lynch Zimmerman Mob says it was the "little boy" Trayvon screaming and begging for his life.

SOP for the demagogues of the racist left.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/orlandowesh-16122564/sanford-police-speak-out-in-trayvon-martin-case-28640523.html

Baloo said...

Your blog is essential, really. Can't find these facts anywhere else on the net, so far. Anyhow, I've linked to this and related it to the Toulouse shootings here:
Whitey Didn't Do It After All, Alas!

Anonymous said...

In actuality this incident is just another shooting. It is a non-news story. What this is about is what Rush Limbaugh calls, "the state controlled drive-by media", method of cowering Whites. The media are telling Whites this could happen to you if you don't believe this is Black Ruled America. The facts in this incident mean nothing. The fact that Zimmerman is not a White man, and that the black is not a small black kid, and that this black 6'3" kid was witnessed beating the crap out of Zimmerman and Zimmerman was calling for help, is all beside the point. This is just another media,"You better watch out Whitey" incident.

Anonymous said...

Did you miss where 911 told Zimmerman not to approach Treyvon. So if he followed the kid then who is the one who would feel threatened? That's right smart guys Treyvon would be the one who would be scarred. So if he beat up Zimmerman then where are the bloody pictures? So if anyone is using self defense it would be Treyvon. Zimmerman needs to be locked up. As a white woman I am just disgusted at this and your responses.

jeigheff said...

Good morning, anonymous disgusted white woman.

What do you think, and how do you feel, about all the white victims of black crime? If you're a visitor to this site, then you've certainly know a little information about this, even if you just skimmed some headlines.

Please explain something to me. How come many people in this country don't get upset when mobs of blacks beat whites (sometimes to death) or when a thirteen-year-old white kid in Kansas City gets lit of fire by two older black teenagers? Where is the outrage about crimes like the Knoxville Horror? (Plenty of information about that here.) Don't these white victims and their loved ones deserve our grief, and don't their black attackers deserve our outrage and condemnation?

Why is your heart dull to the amount of black-on-white crime going on in this country, but that you're actually angry about the Martin-Zimmerman case?

If you return to this site and read this question, I'd like to hear your response. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

The difference, for one, is that in vast majority of the time: there would have been an arrest. Arrest now, question later -> in trial. That is how it is done! If there was a trace of Zimmerman blood, you can bet it would have been shown; although the media may not have been there to take pictures. Truth of the matter is that Zimmerman persude Martin, plain and simple. Furthermore, Zimmerman carried a gun with intent to use it. He is not a law officer and even if he were, his actions were out of control and without cause. Law officers in Sanford, FL are quite often known to lie, especially on police reports. The fact that Martin is black, gives him these men to fight his fight for him; since Zimmerman made sure that young Martin is not here to do that. I do not fault Sharpton or anyone else for standing up for the rights of Trayvon Martin. We all know there is a lot of senseless crimes being committed, around the world. The question is, why isn't Zimmerman arrested. Don't give me that SYGL junk! He was the persuer. Lastly, this is the tip of the iceburg in Sanford's crooked law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

How about writing the facts for once. Trayvon did NOT beat him to a bloody pulp you dumbass I'll just leave it at that. . . You're a dumbass.