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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm not the one who started the thread.
    Starting a thread about a current news story has nothing to do with it.
    It was your voice opinion that showed angst.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Starting a thread about a current news story has nothing to do with it.
    It was your voice opinion that showed angst.
    Your definition of angst is different from mine. You're the one that felt the need to start a thread and say the judge shouldn't be on the bench. I just want it to be done and over.


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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    At what point does it stop? If certain commentators call Sandra Fluke a whore, are they responsible? Or is that different?
    Calling someone a name is protected by the Constitution. I didn't think the Constitution granted anyone the right to put someone's life in jeopardy.

    Are you comparing what MSNBC did to Zimmerman to Limbaugh calling someone a name?

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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Am I the only one who's noticed that many of the people wailing about this judges decision are the same people who point to a judge's decision to argue that Zimmerman was not guilty of committing any crime?
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

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    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC


    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.

    Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.

    She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.

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    "Zimmerman and his family had received death threats and had gone into hiding long before any of the challenged broadcasts," she wrote.

    Zimmerman had made himself more difficult to defame, the judge wrote, because he had voluntarily made himself a public figure long before the shooting. In 2010, when the Sanford Police Department refused for weeks to arrest the son of a white police officer who had punched and broken the nose of a homeless black man, Zimmerman publicly protested.

    That was an example, Nelson wrote, of Zimmerman "voluntarily injecting his views into the public controversy surrounding race relations and public safety in Sanford."

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    George Zimmerman loses libel suit against NBC - Orlando Sentinel


    Judge Nelson has proved she should not be on the bench over and over again.


    If you would like a better legal analysis than that, please feel free read what is located at the following.

    George Zimmerman | Judge Debra Nelson | Libel Suit Dismissed


    I hope the Zimmermam appeals this and wins.What NBC did was deliberate and vicious.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC


    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.

    Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.

    She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.

    [...]

    "Zimmerman and his family had received death threats and had gone into hiding long before any of the challenged broadcasts," she wrote.

    Zimmerman had made himself more difficult to defame, the judge wrote, because he had voluntarily made himself a public figure long before the shooting. In 2010, when the Sanford Police Department refused for weeks to arrest the son of a white police officer who had punched and broken the nose of a homeless black man, Zimmerman publicly protested.

    That was an example, Nelson wrote, of Zimmerman "voluntarily injecting his views into the public controversy surrounding race relations and public safety in Sanford."

    [...]
    George Zimmerman loses libel suit against NBC - Orlando Sentinel


    Judge Nelson has proved she should not be on the bench over and over again.


    If you would like a better legal analysis than that, please feel free read what is located at the following.

    George Zimmerman | Judge Debra Nelson | Libel Suit Dismissed
    Part of me wants to say, 'Oh NO, not ANOTHER Zimmerman thread.'

    But then, I think there is some discussion to be done here. I have to disagree that Zimmerman 'made himself' a public figure. It was Holder that brought him into the limelight, and like most naïve innocent people who have been accused, he chose to cooperate with authorities and also to try to make amends with the Martin family. Of course this was all public. But, IMO, I don't agree that it made him a 'public figure' for the purpose of denying him the right not to be defamed by the media.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

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    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC[W:17]Before this thread gets derailed I just want to let people know that this thread is NOT about the Zimmerman/Trayvon case. This thread is about Zimmermans libel suit. If it goes into the other case you will be infracted and booted from the thread.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Your definition of angst is different from mine. You're the one that felt the need to start a thread and say the judge shouldn't be on the bench. I just want it to be done and over.
    Not at all. I felt the news of her decision should be shared.

    And in accordance with the rules, I also expressed an opinion in regards to the topic, which was to her repeatedly flawed rulings being a reason why she shouldn't be on the bench.

    You on the other hand appeared to be full of angst in your voiced opinion simply because the news was shared which also fits the alternative definition of angst as it was over a trivial matter.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Part of me wants to say, 'Oh NO, not ANOTHER Zimmerman thread.'

    But then, I think there is some discussion to be done here. I have to disagree that Zimmerman 'made himself' a public figure. It was Holder that brought him into the limelight, and like most naïve innocent people who have been accused, he chose to cooperate with authorities and also to try to make amends with the Martin family. Of course this was all public. But, IMO, I don't agree that it made him a 'public figure' for the purpose of denying him the right not to be defamed by the media.
    As I see it; I think it odd that the media can turn him into a public figure and then claim immunity because of it.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Am I the only one who's noticed that many of the people wailing about this judges decision are the same people who point to a judge's decision to argue that Zimmerman was not guilty of committing any crime?
    Z's a protected class now. Can't say anything about him without incurring the wrath of certain posters.


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