Univision’s Zimmerman Interview Hits a Shamefully New Low

We refuse to link back to Univision’s interview with George Zimmerman for a very simple reason: it was shameful. There is so much to be said about why the country’s largest Spanish-speaking network decided to interview a man whose only claim to fame was that he shot Trayvon Martin to death.

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What Univision did last night was perhaps one of the most embarrassing and obviously sad ratings grabs in recent memory. So what if Zimmerman spoke Spanish, is this new strategy to get sympathy from his own community? If that is the case, he needs to move on. Also, did anyone else cringe when Univision ran a series of computer animated recreations of that night when Martin was killed? Yes, a TV news network actually spent money to commission animation artists to depict the confrontation between Zimmerman and Martin. Talk about misusing your budget for “journalism.”

Univision is not the only one interviewing Zimmerman this week. CNN is next and then Fusion. We wonder if people will stay quiet about this one, given that when Zimmerman want to box for money, the Internet exploded and the celebrity match had to be cancelled. Speaking about money, this is what we tweeted last night and share on our Facebook page:

And not surprisingly, a lot of people in our community agreed. Here are just a few of the tweets we received, and you can read more on our Facebook:

In the end, we want to thank those other outlets that did NOT interview Zimmerman.

George Zimmerman’s Father Hides Behind a Shadowy Face in Orlando TV Interview

Hiding his face from a shadow, the father of George Zimmerman spoke with Fox 35 Orlando last night.

Here is the video of what the shadowy Robert Zimmerman, a retired Virginia judge who has lives in Lake Mary, FL, is sharing information of what his son told him.

 

Here is an excerpt of the Fox story:

 

"It's my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him," the 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman said.

 

He said he felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way.  He also said he and his family have received death threats and asked that we not show his face on camera.

 

Because there has been a lot of break-ins in the area, Robert said George thought it suspicious that someone would not be walking on the street or the sidewalk on a rainy night  that Martin would be walking between the town homes.  He said after making those observations, his son decided to call the police. 

 

"He called the non-emergency number first, and they asked him where he was, because he was at the rear of the town houses and there was no street sign," said Robert.

 

Even though a dispatcher told George Zimmerman not to follow Martin, his father said his son continued his pursuit to locate an address to give to police.

 

"He lost sight of the individual, he continued to walk down the same sidewalk to the next street, so he could get an address for the police," he said.

 

"He went to the next street, realized where he was and was walking to his vehicle. It's my understanding, at that point, Trayvon Martin walked up to him and asked him, 'Do you have a [expletive] problem?' George said, 'No, I don't have a problem,' and started to reach for his cell phone…  at that point, he (Martin) was punching him in the nose, his nose was broken and he was knocked to the concrete."

 

Robert said Trayvon, "continued to beat George, and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did."

 

When asked about the screams for help which were heard on a 911 call, Robert replied, "All of our family, everyone who knows George, knows absolutely that is George screaming. There's no doubt in anyone's mind."