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He was like.
Be patient in an operating table.
Web mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia.
He didn't know why he was -- to this monster requires that you guys have a lot to do -- that you just did.
-- took a story.
That was fed to you.
And you ran with it and you granted right over him.
And that was -- -- to him.
Well that was George Zimmerman as attorney at Marcum -- speaking powerfully.
On Saturday night.
That was right after his client was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter and I was in the immediate aftermath of the not guilty verdict.
That's some high profile media figures took to social media to share their own judgment about the outcome.
Huffington post's live.
-- mark LaMont hill tweeted this.
We -- in a country where does not only illegal but lethal to be young and black.
-- on is our nation's.
Metaphor he said and how about this one from filmmaker Michael Moore who shared his verdict.
-- bond was one whose life was being threatened by a guy with the gun chasing after him.
-- -- -- had the right to do anything to defend himself.
The skin -- this little bit without fox news media media analyst Howard Kurtz Howard welcome back good to see you again.
-- you know I mean they're at this -- a lot of attention now of course everybody has a right.
To say what they want to say in social media.
But when you look at some of the background here is it isn't okay.
To go thrashing about in these different venues with beings that are are untrue or that you have no way of knowing about what happened that night.
Well everybody is entitled to their opinion of course but I am troubled by the degree to which.
Some ugly and incendiary comments are being made on television online on Twitter because it doesn't help the situation and what was already.
A kind of divisive and controversial trial blown up by the media which frankly have feasted on this tragedy for ratings and and for circulation.
Among those who were saying the trade on as a metaphor that these -- you can't be.
That the verdict was an atrocity that you can't be walking while black was Al Sharpton MSNBC the -- of what he had to say.
I can tell you this is long for being all well and we -- going to be with the members stepped away because this puts every -- -- -- -- I think it's a little bit of an overstatement say every child is -- -- this is a very specific case involving two very specific people.
And the state of Florida.
Hi how are thank you very much stay with us here for more on this we also want to bring -- Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and national review editor and Fox News contributor.
Which Larry rich -- good to have you with us you have full written very eloquently.
About this topic out over the last several days and and Juan and rich and it -- to this extent.
From the way that I read which you wrote.
That this story in many ways was used to fit and narrative.
That seems to be one that some members of of the media want to perpetuate and need to have and it's an example of every once in awhile.
In order to keep that going.
Is that true want.
Yeah I think if you look at -- NBC did with editing tape to make it appear that Zimmerman.
Was asking about or was telling police Martin's race up front.
That's an example the New York Times with the white Hispanic and model it seems like they think only white people can have racial bias not Hispanics or blacks.
And they want it to fit that mold I mean.
I think that the media to that extent and I just wanna pick up on what Howie Kurtz said.
Left and right somehow made you know the left.
I think wanted to push this as an example of something that they saw as a larger -- of race and -- race and racism in American society.
And on the right.
Some people wanted to make Zimmerman into a defender of gun rights and stand your own ground and for that reason it was driving traffic and I think it's had a again a media responsibility for advancing something it's highly corrosive in terms of our discussions of race in this society.
Rich you made a comment in your piece.
About -- -- A man who was brutally murdered.
For that the you know crime of -- nothing greater than than whistling.
And at a white woman.
I who -- a tragic tragic case and no doubt this is also a tragedy for it for the Martin family I don't think anybody.
Obviously that's that's an obvious thing here.
But but it's the joining of these two story lines that you seem to object.
-- Emmett Till.
Wasn't just a tragedy as a brutal racist murder.
And the authorities look the other way in 1950s Mississippi now thank god this is an entirely different country than that now and what happened in Florida here.
Was a tragedy literally.
It was mistaken circumstances and misunderstandings.
And I think it's -- media initially.
Had accurately reported that George -- it was Hispanic.
-- -- accurately the trade -- on -- in the initial pictures initial pictures of him are quite young it was impossible to imagine him standing up to someone.
Like George Zimmerman or are even hitting hitting him -- those things and an accurate from the beginning maybe this narrative.
Wouldn't have started.
But the fact is the jury deliberated very carefully decided on -- facts and if it appears -- -- on Martin was hitting George Zimmerman went and was on top of them and such a way.
That Zimmerman -- great bodily harm and therefore shot.
Howard you know the EU look at the media very closely obviously have for many years.
We looked at this case do you feel that there wasn't enough.
Good reporting done this case that too many jumped to a conclusion.
About George Zimmerman and didn't did the public a disservice.
By not laying out the facts as they -- as we knew them in this case.
Initially there was a lot that we didn't know because remember was six weeks before George and remorse tried.
His side was largely not talking so a sympathetic pro trade on Martin narrative did develop I think once some of the blanks were filled in the that -- -- reported at least get a pretty good job with some mistakes is in the -- NBC's misleading editing of that.
911 call get a pretty good job -- showing both sides but.
The media collectively -- particularly guilty of this love to have -- to all of -- about a wise one says.
People on the -- people on the right were choosing upsides were trying to draw attention themselves.
Stoke the flames keep the controversy going in the fortunately I see that continuing to happen even in the wake of this verdict.
Yeah I'm a lot has trickled out one when you look back to analyze it.
We didn't get the pictures.
Of the injuries that George Zimmerman sustain this part of this until we were you know pretty far along.
In this whole story how -- you think that had to do with that and how it all played out.
Well I think that there at the pictures you know art something that added to an image of Zimmerman.
You know a lot of this -- is we don't have pictures at least that not that have been widely circulated.
-- on -- laying there on the ground.
And it's it was pretty sad.
And of course we don't know I mean we didn't even have eyewitnesses much less pictures.
Of what really took place between these two men at least after that phone call between Marten and his girlfriend.
So we just don't know.
We do know what you know some of the robot kicked the provocation nearly the idea that Zimmerman was driving along -- got out of his car even after he was told not to follow and that he had a gun.
So I think that contributed to one side of it.
But the other side was that I think that you have some people who are race hustlers who picked up on this.
And wanted to make it -- -- something much larger.
Opt for their own agenda and and I'm just sad to say that -- you know back tends to drive American conversation now.
As opposed to the facts.
All right gentlemen.
It is a sad case all around and needed very thoughtful.
Look at all the Howard thank you very much -- rich great to have yell at us and we'll see you soon.
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