On Thursday, George Zimmerman filed suit against NBC News and three NBC producers he accuses of intentionally painting him as a racist. Zimmerman and his attorneys have now done what many in the new media only dream of doing, holding the major media responsible for their biased and misleading output. The language in the complaint is blunt. It calls NBC´s coverage "yellow journalism" and refers to "journalistic crimes." Most broadly, the complaint accuses NBC of trumping up a racism narrative for ratings, with a name check of the Today Show and Rev. Al Sharpton in particular.
Comments: Is there any hope this would cause these networks to be more careful in showing their blatant bias? You really have to wonder if hitting them where it hurts could change their behavior.
Why stop here. George should get in touch with the Duke La Crosse team (for a start) and turn this into class action suite. Let´s get the damages pay out into the billions. Everyone that has been slandered should get a piece of the pie. Progressive activists have set the legal precedance, make them live up to their own words. Have you been unjustly accused of racism? NBC should pay you reparations. Talking to you, Tea Party.
The problem, 3, is that in the Duke case, the wrongdoers were 1) the Duke administration, 2) the Duke "Gang of 88" faculty signatories, 3) the corrupt DA, Michael Nifong, who was desperate to win reelection. I don´t think the media played the same role as in the Zimmerman case.
I listed the wrongdoers in that order because, though Nifong led the charge, the people at Duke should have known better, and they should have had a sense of responsibility toward their own students.
The one I´m hoping for: The American People vs. NBC News, for the journalistic crimes of
1. lying and covering-up for the Democrat candidate for president in 2008 and 2012 2. intentionally misleading the public that NBC´s slander and libel of the Republican candidates for president and vice-president (especially VP candidate 2008) was "objective news" 3. presenting intentionally false narratives, disguised as "objective news" of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street 4. failing to investigate any wrongdoing by any Democrat office holder, especially Barack Obama
I hope George wins and wins really, really big. It´s way beyond time for the old media to be revealed for their bias and their manipulation of the news. Funny how hitting a liar where it hurts - the pocketbook - changes behavior.
The one I´M hoping for: the American people vs. the msm for journalistic crimes of covering up:
1. Fast and Furious - Mexcio 2. Fast and Furious - Benghazi 3. Character assassination of Romney 4. Iran´s nuclear program buildup 5. The drug cartel civil war in the US southwest. 6. The federal budget bubble. 7. What else?
They definitely ratcheted it up. Do you remember when the Trayvon´s mom started to say it was all a mistake and she just wanted closure (parphrased.) Someone got hold of Trayvon´s dad, who you hadn´t seen, and he came out completely the opposite of his wife - this is a crime, it´s racist, etc etc. The next day, the wife says her words were taken out of context. You just know the media and the "leaders" of the black community talked to them and told them what the parents role was and what they were to say. It´s all a movie being directed by the usual suspects.
I, for one, would like to see a tee shirt with the COLOR picture of Zimmerman...the one with his nose out of joint, his lip busted up, and blood all over him. No, not the black and white one that made him look like some kind of monster. I want the one that proves Sweet Little Trayvon was beating the living snot out of him when he finally said " Enough of this BS, this little bustursd´s out to kill me!"
Shameless Left Wing bias is now a badge of honor. ´Exposing´ it has relatively little value, as it divides people into two groups. Those who already knew. And those who now know and don´t care. What will hurt is if we start getting them in their pocketbooks. A Zimmerman victory, even if minor, will give future victims and their lawyers courage. As for the MSM, by their own shallow, stupid and short sighted attitudes they are bringing on a Newsweek like - 1 dollar - fate on themselves. We just have to outlive the vermin.
Think back when this first came to your attention - when our so-called "media" was blaring this story. What was your first thought? Mine was that, by using Zimmerman´s last name, they wanted him to be Jewish. As a Jewish friend on mine used to say. "We get stereotyped - everybody thinks that we have all the money!" Then they compounded this by showing Martin as a much younger boy. So subconsciously, NBC & other media wanted you to think, "A rich, Jewish man chased & killed a little black kid who was innocently skipping home from the candy store!" They wanted their viewers to be outraged - and keep tuning in. Simple & diabolical.
Even if the suit ended without compensatory damages, I would hope that the legal proceedings go on for a LONG time in order to rack up tens of millions of dollars in defense costs for NBC. The plaintiff´s attorneys should call Poster #17 as their expert witness to attest to the cause and effects of what was truly yellow journalism.
FTA: "Their goal was simple: keep their viewers alarmed, and thus always watching..."
This is your daily dosage of "news" from local stations through the networks. None are exempt from this broadbrush, NONE. Women particularly love health and food scares. Don´t believe it? Count the minutes devoted night after night to these subjects on your favorite station - especially to "women´s health". Other hooks are race, crime, and "personal interest stories", happy or sad. I NEVER watch television news of any sort because 99% is directed to ginning higher viewership, i.e. station revenue, not informing me.
Class action lawsuits are the answer. Hundreds join in the cost, there are some great lawyers specializing in class action. Millions of unknown Tea Party members could join in and cause network chaos by deliniating thousands of untrue things said about them. The Tea Partiers all over America had made records of the networkk´s careless slanderings. For racism, include Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, David Letterman, Whoopie Goldberg just for starters to add power to the indictments. DodgeBoy, above, gives us a partial list of examples: 1. misleading on Fast and Furious - Mexcio 2. obfuscaating the Benghazi killings 3. Character assassination of Romney 4. Fear mongering Iran´s nuclear buildup 5. Hiding the American drug cartel´s war against its own citizens and imprisonment. 7. So much else to bring out with the fool proof device of class action. All it takes is one person to start it, and them sign up and publicize for more, just like any solid mmarketing plan, watching it grow. Don´t forget to sue Diane Sawyer the worst of them.
# * Speaking of the offspring of Brian Williams.. Are you aware that the daughter of Brian Williams co stars on the same HBO show as the woman who made the virginity / voting ad for Obama ? Allison Williams ( who is very pretty and has a beautiful singing voice ) has a lot of sex scenes. In one scene , her character went into a bathroom and performed a solo and very graphic sex act . Complete with moaning and groaning. Brian Williams told an interviewer in April that he was euphoric after watching his daughter do the the X rated scene .
" What is it like watching Girls for you? Are you covering your eyes? No, no. It’s kvelling, pride. It’s incredibly great. Her co-creator and I have known always that she was going to be an actress. So it’s fantastic. "
" You’re fine with the awkward sex scenes? Unmitigated joy ". Brian Williams is a pervert . No father should ever watch his daughter doing this , even " acting ". And he expressed " unmitigated joy " and " pride " after watching it ??? Disgusting.
Speakig of Class Action lawsuits, Ron Paul has millions of followers and could start up against the Fed´s unconstitutional printing of money and debt out of thin air. And here´s the big big one, half of America can sue all the communist individuals who voted and promoted communism´s obamaskare.
Go ahead and add Obama to the suit; his "...if I had a son he´d act like Trayvon..." helped rouse the rioters and the african-american panthers and negro pussies into threats and "this is for trayvon" mayhem. Too bad barry didn´t let out his inner punk for all to see back in 2007.
In 1987 Al Aharpton handled the publicity of Tawana Bawley, who falsely accused NY police of raping her. After rascist allegations thrown around by Sharpton, the Grand Jury found she made eeverything up. Sharpton has not apologized.
The day after the shooting, when I heard NBC use the term, "white hispanic," I knew a racial incident was being manufactured. A punk attacking a neighborhood watch person is not news. Shooting an innocent young black kid is if you are of another race.
But funnily enough, black kids can shoot each other in droves and it´s just another weekend statistic.
What do you expect from fascist/commie media? I don´t remember that pravda or foelkischer beobachter (hitler´s pravda) was afraid of any lawsuits from the citizens. (I was a soviet citizen in the ussr era and know that first hand). So, don´t expect that commie/fascist courts will resolve this against the totalitarian government. Especially, if boehner´s/robert´s cohones are in obozo´s vise! We NEED conservative mainstream media. Lefties got their own media, why won´t we?
I support George Zimmerman´s efforts to sue NBC, but he has a tough road to hoe. The "journalistic" cowards at NBC will hide behind the 1st Amendment, and most likely will escape without any major damage. But at least the public will know the truth of their reporting malpractice. Good Luck, Mr. Zimmerman
Al Sharpton:everyone remembers Tawana brawley, which not only ruined the lives of many innocent people but bankrupted the civil rights division of NY State resulting in no legitimate cases of civil rights violations being investigated. But do we remember the deaths caused by Sharpton´s targeting of Freddie´s Fashion Mart, claiming that it was white owned when it was actually black owned. He caused the deaths of Angelina Marrero ,Cynthia Martinez . . . Luz Ramos ,Mayra Rentas,Olga Garcia ,Garnette Ramautar . ,Kareem Brunner. If you think these were "people of color," you´d be right. He called some of the worlds great philosophers "homos" He led a racist anti-Korean boycott. That any decent man should ever deign to shake his hand, let alone seek his counsel as our President has done, is an outrage.
"all to profit and attract attention to their television news programs."
As we all know, there was more to it than that. The media vendetta against Zimmerman also enhanced and promoted the fraudulent Democrat party ideology that Americans are racist, and guilty unless proved innocent. How smug and satisfied with themselves the media moguls and their hired hands must have been. Godspeed to this lawsuit.
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