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George Zimmerman

Sues NBC Over 911 Tape --

I'm Not a Racist!

12/6/2012 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Trayvon Martin
shooter George Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit against NBC over the way it edited his 911 call -- placed moments before Martin was shot -- claiming the network falsely made Zimmerman look like a "hostile racist."

You'll recall, NBC launched an internal investigation over the tape after it aired the edited recording -- which made it sound like Zimmerman immediately told police that Martin was black, without being prompted.



In actuality, the full 911 tape reveals Zimmerman only referred to Martin as "black" when responding to a question from the dispatcher about Trayvon's race.

Zimmerman accuses NBC of creating a "false and defamatory misimpression 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."

He's suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, demanding unspecified damages.

Zimmerman -- a former neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community in Florida -- fatally shot 17-year-old Martin on February 26th. George has claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

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76.

reader    

I hate it because this guys needs to be in jail, however all other issues aside if NBC did do this then they need to be sued. He may be guilty ( and I think he is but the real facts will speak for themselves. Yellow journalism needs to stop. On this one and only issue I team zimmerman.

496 days ago
77.

ssss    

good for him.

496 days ago
78.

speakMYbrain    

WHEN he gets found not guilty RIOTS WILL HAPPEN EVERYWHERE

496 days ago
79.

SistaToldjah    

Zimmerman did the world a favor

496 days ago
80.

Rose    

Shut up and go to jail
Assasino

496 days ago
81.

SistaToldjah    

Travyon was a straight up hood rat and burglar. He was busted with burglary tools by his schools detective. He had women's watches and jewelry on him also...proving that Travyon was a Piece of Sh^t thief and low life burglar.

496 days ago
82.

SistaToldjah    

Trayvon was suspended from his school and when the school detective searched him Trayvon had a BURGLARY TOOL KIT and WOMEN'S WATCHES AND JEWELRY.

Proving that Trayvon WAS a Burglar.

496 days ago
83.

Sasha    

Some of you people are biggoted to the bone. You cheer in the death of a black unarmed child for the culprit who followed harrassed him and then pulled the trigger. Now when your low class offspring get dealt such a hand you will then revolt and cry for sympathy but just remember you supported a man who murdered and stalked a kid. So you get what you give.....

496 days ago
84.

dennis    

Per the Stand Your Ground Law he shouldn't even go to trial, but I've got a better question. If you harm no one, can you be a racist? Do you have to be white to be a racist? I'm just askin'

496 days ago
85.

kitnplayn    

Americans are an evil, evil, evil people. I appreciate every day that I am not American.

496 days ago
86.

cass    

Because you are INNOCENT until "PROVEN GUILTY"


He is not a violent person either. Keep believing the media like an idiot. Don't you realize that they skew EVERYTHING? Lets get the facts FIRST!


Just in case you didn't fully understand how the judicial system works.

496 days ago
87.

marymac    

He's not a racist but was recorded on that non-emergency call to police saying the "effing c^ ^ns always get away"???? This black high school kid was just walking thru the condo complex where other black families live too by the way, and fat Georgie decided to chase him almost a football field to shoot & kill him??? That's how far away fatso was from his parked vehicle to Trayvon’s dead body!!! Racist murderer!!! Plus he was high on speed/adderall & possibly drunk on his way to the liquor store when he spotted Trayvon walking home but racist Sanford cops didn't bother to test him!! And what about fatso georgie's 100+ false 911 calls in a year reporting "black" guys breaking into condos that weren't really there? No one else ever saw anyone; he was trying to play cop to get the cops to hire him but the police academy said no way, nutjob!!! Jeeze why would anyone send money to this loser-killer??!! Hope NBC wins against this putrid racist.
jmo

496 days ago
88.

SistaToldjah    

Not only is Zimmerman a BROWN Latino, but he is also part Black.

Brown Latino means he is NATIVE AMERICAN...who have had it harder than most blacks in the USA.

496 days ago
89.

Obamais still aracist    

I hope he wins a lot of money a whole lot

496 days ago
90.

Rob    

I support George one hundred percent. The liberal media did a hatchet job on the poor guy. He was trying to do something good and protect his neighborhood and this guy NOT from his neighborhood beat the crap ot of him. Good for George. More thugs need to be shot and killed...put a little fear in them all.

496 days ago
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