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July 27, 2013

Gerbils: ABC Edits Juror B29 to Say She Thinks Zimmerman Got Away With Murder... But She Didn't

Well, she did and she didn't. The reporterette put those words to her, and B 29 repeated them as she was considering them, and gave a very ambiguous answer.

But ABCNews of course clipped the remark to make it seem like she was saying that herself. And they did more than that-- they also edited her other remarks.

2. She stands by the verdict. ABC’s online story about the interview ends with Maddy asking, “Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?” But that’s not the whole quote. In the unedited video, she continues: “I know I went the right way, because by the law and the way it was followed is the way I went. But if I would have used my heart, I probably would have [gone for] a hung jury.” In another clip, she draws the same distinction: “I stand by the decision because of the law. If I stand by the decision because of my heart, he would have been guilty.” At one point, she says that “the evidence shows he’s guilty.” Roberts presses her: “He’s guilty of?” Maddy answers: “Killing Trayvon Martin. But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.” That’s the distinction she’s trying to draw here: Killing is one thing. Murder or manslaughter is another.

Despite ABCNews' false depiction of her as doubting the verdict, she in fact thinks the case shouldn't even have come to trial.

3. She thinks the case should never have gone to trial. According to ABC News, when Roberts asked “whether the case should have gone to trial,” Maddy answered, "I don't think so. … I felt like this was a publicity stunt.”

A juror who thinks the case was so weak it was a "publicity stunt" that never should have come to trial -- and ABCNews reports this as "Juror says Zimmerman got away with murder."

Shameful.

As NBCNews did with "he looks black," ABCNews is deliberately throwing oil on a smoldering fire of racial grievance, partly for ratings, but largely for ideology.

And partly out of racial guilt-- because, like TNR, they are overwhelming white and seek to ameliorate this situation not by hiring minorities (which could cause some of them to lose their jobs) but by shameless racial pandering.

Oh, and an important bit of fact-checking from the delightful idiot Touré, who wants you to know that George Zimmerman is not Hispanic, because he's actually Peruvian-American, which raises the indescribably delicious questions, "Where does Touré believe Peru is located, and what language does he think is spoken there?"

I wish I could see the world through his dumb-stupid eyes. What a wondrously moronic sight that would be.


Peruvia

Hidden high in sparking snow of the Bavarian Alps, this vibrant and diverse country is famed for making goose sausage, torch-skiing at night, and baffling simpletons on MSNBC.


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