March 28, 2012
A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.
The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.
Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman.
Last night, Tina went to be a bit earlier than I did. We both hit the sack earlier than usually. Times have been stressful, and sleep has been sparse.
On these kinds of nights, I tend to put on the TV news stations to see what they’re talking about. If we’re sharing the tube, we watch TV that we both might like.
Last night, Bill O’Reilly was talking about Trayvon Martin, just like everyone . O’Reilly is convinced there’s a story that the liberal media isn’t letting us know about yet, and that this story is going to give George Zimmermon the edge he needs to come out scott free.
The absolute funniest and sickest part of the whole show was O’Reilly’s spin on who made this story popular. At one point, he looked right in the camera at one point and said, “The American public can’t get enough of this story. They’ve made it the most discussed topic in public and won’t let it down.”
Frankly, I haven’t heard many people talking about the story at all. It’s the last thing small talk brings up.
This is a media story. It’s in the media all the fucking time.
I watched through some talking heads with different perspectives, and admired how Bill talked right over the right-leaning law perspective telling her what she was supposed to say. And then he argued with the left-leaning perspective about Obama’s, “He’d look like my son,” comment, but then finally agreed with him on his point … you know, so that Billy Boy looks like he’s “fair and balanced” a term made cliché in the 10 minutes I tuned in.
I bet he said it five times.
What a ruse.