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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching has -- the battle to network news divisions over trade on -- that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
The killing of seventeen year old in Sanford Florida is now a national story in a number of areas not just a crime situation.
As you remember President Obama weighed in on the case and now we have two competing news agencies ABC and NBC news covering this story in completely different ways.
ABC news has done 42.
On the Martin Zimmerman situation since March 10 that's a lot.
The latest today on Good Morning America when ABC news reporter Matt Gutman discuss some very important evidence.
This photograph obtained exclusively by ABC news.
Appears to show the bloody back in Jordan Zimmerman head.
And was apparently taken just moments after the neighborhood watch volunteer shot seventeen year old -- bond market.
On February 26 the photograph appears to be the first -- publicly disclosed evidence supporting Zimmerman to camp.
That the shooting was instilled defense and they are doing their scuffle that night Morton repeatedly bashed his head on the concrete sidewalk.
Now ABC news has basically been reporting the Martin -- case as a hard news story with little commentary attached to it.
NBC news has been doing the exact opposite that operation is now investigating predicting George -- of murdering trade law.
What possible explanation is therefore why this young man was shot tax the guys -- he knows he has to stand in the stand and I would stay your ground -- on his side.
He's acting like some -- pseudo policeman he has no authority whatever.
And yet these -- some kind of neighborhood watch thing.
It is a toxic mix -- bond market is quickly turning into the civil rights figure of our time.
Because he was gunned down while doing the simplest of facts just walking home from the 7-Eleven store and talking to his girlfriend on the self.
You let my country where your teenage son can get days and -- in high school be well liked by his teachers.
Never get in trouble with the law and run -- to buy a snack during halftime of the NBA all star again.
-- never come home.
Because someone decides he has the right.
To execute your son.
So it is striking the difference between ABC news and NBC news in this case more on that in a moment but first what happened today.
Florida judge Kenneth Lester granted George Zimmermann -- of a 150000.
Zimmerman will not be allowed to drink he used drugs or have any farms also we have to Wear an electronic monitoring device.
In court Zimmerman apologized to the Martin family.
I am sorry.
For the loss of your son.
I did not know how old he was I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not.
But the lawyer for the Martins was unmoved by Zimmerman state.
-- out here and Tracy -- and had tears in his eyes as he wants to kill his son.
That it was devastated and that.
He's got to give a self serving apology to have him give a bond.
Obviously feelings continue to run very hot.
But back to ABC and NBC news -- talking points as stated it is very dangerous.
For any news operation to try a criminal case on television.
But that is what NBC has chosen to do through its cable arm MSNBC.
In the process a heavy racial component has been introduced into the case and it mr.
Zimmerman is not convicted.
Violence is certainly possible.
The fact there are some who believe the only reason Zimmerman was arrested in the first place was because of the racial component of the case now that's pure speculation.
And again we believe the Florida authorities are competent.
And are running a fair.
It is now up to the jury to decide whether George Zimmermann is guilty of second degree murder.
That being said the ABC news exclusive this morning is newsworthy obviously Zimmerman is offense will be that he was attacked by mr.
Martin and had the right to stand his ground.
But in this troubling that evidence like blood on mister Zimmerman head is delivered to the public on TV.
In Great Britain the court can prevent the press from reporting on criminal cases -- go to trial of authorities believe that justice can be tainted.
By media exposition it's.
It's worth noting that Great Britain also gives judges the power -- Make those who file frivolous lawsuits pay the entire cost of the case thereby making it more difficult to game.
The legal system.
Talking points believes there is merit in the British hard line against criminal justice abuse the fact that we now.
Have two major television news operations.
Covering a very important story in opposite directions.
Says a lot.
About where we are tenacious.
The fact believes that the media should use -- straight in its coverage of the Martin -- case.
We don't believe the commentators who have already convicted mr.
Zimmerman are responsible in fact we believe they have hurt this country.
And we will continue to cover the case without prejudice.
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