Bob Owens

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ABC News doctors Zimmerman video to peddle false story in Trayvon Martin case

Written By: Bob - Mar• 29•12

The Daily Caller has investigated the ABC News claim that police closed circuit television of George Zimmerman being brought to the Sanford, FL police station shows no sign of injury, in what appears to be an intentional effort by the network to cast doubt on Zimmerman’s accounting of events. Zimmerman claims he was forced to shoot high school football player Trayvon Martin after Martin knocked him down and began slamming his head into the ground.

ABC News blatantly lied about what the video showed.

“A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman,” ABC News reporter Matt Gutman wrote, noting that Zimmerman told police “he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.”

ABC News reported that Zimmerman appears uninjured in the video. But a still image from the video indicates what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long.

In fact, not one but both camera views showed that Zimmerman has a laceration several inches long on the back of his head. Any blood had been cleaned up by the Fire Dept assets that had treated Zimmerman at the scene.  Bruising would not have shown on the low-resolution video.

More disgusting is the obvious fact that ABC News used a strategically placed chyron (graphic) to cover up the back of Zimmerman’s head for their broadcast, covering up the video evidence that would have disproven their story. View the video at the Daily Caller, and you’ll note that they did not even need a chyron, as there was no need to transmit any additional visual data to explain the story. The only logical reason the chyron exists is to cover-up Zimmerman’s wounds.

ABC News doctored the video to sell a false narrative, in a dishonest attempt to brand a man a murderer. I’d be very interested to know if Zimmerman can pursue legal action against ABC for constructing this false narrative.

Update: Cleaned up the mangled prose. Don’t blog on less than two hours of sleep.

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  1. Ilse Dujmovic says:

    people…have you not read the entire story from the 60 min interview of george Soros????
    He has bought the Main Sream Media as well as many others including Democrat and Republican Congressme. It ia all part of his plan do do away with America as we know it. These racial problems are even a part of it.

    • Stenny says:

      That is precisely correct.

      To all people of African origin/black around the world: dont let them take advantage of you liek this. race wars and lowering everyones standard of living is their agenda. they are attempting to alter the news before our eyes, not through subtle spin, but blatant deception!

      Has there ever been a clearer example of PROOF that this is not a news outlet but a political tool to a dictated agenda.

      • A Son of Liberty says:

        Hey! Stenny, wake up the news media! They are all leftist, marxist. Your kind of people! So, get off trying to say the “NEWS MEDIA” is trying to alter the truth. Probably the truth is that maybe this article could be correct. Maybe, just maybe this guy did have to defend himself. Wake Up!

  2. saudi's own part of Fox henhouse says:

    Fox is about running interference for the global masters. Bill O’ for : Arabs running our port security
    : Amnesty for illegals
    Been watching them softpedle for the Islamists for years now

  3. James B. Crownover says:

    ABC should be processecuted by the United States Government for their attempt to cover up the wounds on the young man hancuffed being lead into police custody. He told the truth about being beaten before he was forced to shoot the black man. It’s unfortunate that this confrontation came to a bad end. The NY Post, on this past Wednesday, printed an article about this young black person which indicated he was not in a good frame of mind and acted accordingly to a law enforcement person.

  4. well let me put it like this you people want a race war al sharpton jessie jackson and all the empty suites well im a white man in the chicago and i want you raciest basterds to lift up and get crazy with the white folks of america rember you are leading the pack on the race war put on your war gear and step up to my plate its esay to find me i dont hide around corners im out front and if you rotten raciest dont like what i represent then do some thing about it to me not my race and trust this im a crazy as white man and you race baiters can bring it on i wrote this with the freedom of speech brodie blakeslee

  5. Jack P says:

    Perhaps before this hoopla ends, Zim will have found a good civil attorney to file suit against ABC for fraudulent misrepresentation or something like that.