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Matt Gutman: The Dan Rather of ABC News

Written By: Bob - Apr• 03•12

As I tweeted this him morning:  Seriously… THIS is the hill you want your reputation to die on?

Enhanced video footage of George Zimmerman about 30 minutes after he shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin shows little evidence of a broken nose, the president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians said today.

But the video does show what could be an injury to the back of Zimmerman’s head.

But Dr. Vidor Friedman, president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, remains unconvinced.

“If somebody had been beating his head against concrete I’d think we’d see more obvious scrapes,” Friedman said. He also said he would expect to see bandages on Zimmerman’s head.

More significantly for Friedman was the condition of Zimmerman’s nose.

“All of the ridges in his nose are clearly defined. You would expect significant swelling in the hour or two after a break. There appears to be none. It doesn’t look like his nose was broken or badly broken,” Friedman said.

Gutman was the same hack that tried to run the police department video last week and claim that we didn’t see the head wound that was obvious for all to see. Forced to admit they were caught in a lie, ABC then released an “enhanced video” which did nothing but show what was obvious all along.

Gutman found a doctor willing to diagnose trauma injuries via closed circuit video from a police garage. Does Doctor Gregory House need a new team member? I think we’ve found their guy!

The guys Gutman couldn’t find to interview? The doctor who actually treated him, or the next-door neighbor that saw Zimmerman in person.

“I saw George. He was banged up. His head had two big bandages, that weren’t flat, had a bump on them,” the neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said.

He described where the injuries were.

“I seen him have a big bandage on his nose and his nose swollen. On the side, where his eyes were at, it was swollen,” he said.

He points out exactly where on a picture.

“I seen the bandage right here, and this side of his nose and this side of his nose was swollen.

Nice reporting, Matt. Ever thought about Current TV?

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  1. Neo says:

    “Enhanced video footage of George Zimmerman about 30 minutes after he shot”

    “You would expect significant swelling in the hour or two after a break”

    Just because it was swollen an h”our or two after”, doesn’t mean it would be swollen “30 minutes after.”

  2. Rick says:

    Glad you picked up on this. Gutman, the ABC “journalist” was on late last week on Roe and Roper on WLS in Chicago yucking it up with the hosts, convinced of Zimmerman’s guilt.