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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I know what the judge said.

    So do you think the tape was accidentally edited?
    It was obviously edited on purpose; however, was it edited with malicious intent, or for time, or something else?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It was obviously edited on purpose; however, was it edited with malicious intent, or for time, or something else?
    I couldn't answer that. I wasn't the one who did it (thank goodness). Edited for time? Maybe. Something else? Maybe. Like malice.

    The burden of proof was on him. I'm not saying she legally made a bad decision. I'm saying that NBC should be held accountable. You could make the case in most examples that we don't know what was going through someone's mind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    His claim was that they "intentionally inflicted emotional distress" by implying that he used a racial epithet. That's a bit of a stretch, don't you think?
    I don't think so. They purposely edited the 911 call in order to make it appear that the 911 operator never asked for a description of the skin color of Trayvon. They did this in the attempt to portray Zimmerman as a racist. Just like the rest of the media that sided with Trayvon tried to use all the 911 calls that Z had made since he lived in that area as only calling on black people, despite the fact that he had also called on other races also. The media, includeing NBC or whatever it is tried time and again to portray Zimmerman as racist. So much so that it riled the Black Panthers up enough to offer a reward for Zimmermans capture, dead or alive.

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

    So because the guy "voluntarily interjected" his views into the controversy? What was he suppose to do go place his head in stockaid at the town square and STFU? How did he ever make himself a public figure "long before the shooting?" I never heard of him before the shooting? Maybe they had in FL IDK. I can't say as I agree with this summary judgement since NBC went out of its way to edit the 911 tapes and make him look like a racist biggot - I mean they fired people over so are they going to file a law suit to get their jobs back now? Something is fishy as hell in Sanford court rooms.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I hope it's appealed. Really??? When he protested he made himself a public figure so people can defame him with impunity? Really?? Gads.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I couldn't answer that. I wasn't the one who did it (thank goodness). Edited for time? Maybe. Something else? Maybe. Like malice.

    The burden of proof was on him. I'm not saying she legally made a bad decision. I'm saying that NBC should be held accountable. You could make the case in most examples that we don't know what was going through someone's mind.
    Precisely, which is why the case was thrown out.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    So because the guy "voluntarily interjected" his views into the controversy? What was he suppose to do go place his head in stockaid at the town square and STFU? How did he ever make himself a public figure "long before the shooting?" I never heard of him before the shooting? Maybe they had in FL IDK. I can't say as I agree with this summary judgement since NBC went out of its way to edit the 911 tapes and make him look like a racist biggot - I mean they fired people over so are they going to file a law suit to get their jobs back now? Something is fishy as hell in Sanford court rooms.
    It is not uncommon for a media outlet to fire someone over a bad screwup, even if there isn't malicious intent, which must be present in order for a slander or libel suit to stick.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    I don't disagree with what you wrote, and I don't think Zimmerman was known well enough to slander. To be honest their malicious intent was against White Male Adults with a firearm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It is not uncommon for a media outlet to fire someone over a bad screwup, even if there isn't malicious intent, which must be present in order for a slander or libel suit to stick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I don't disagree with what you wrote, and I don't think Zimmerman was known well enough to slander. To be honest their malicious intent was against White Male Adults with a firearm.
    Okay.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Precisely, which is why the case was thrown out.

    No. It was a piss poor Judge making piss poor decisions.


    Like I said. Read the following for further analysis.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/06...bc-thrown-out/
    And read the comments.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    No. It was a piss poor Judge making piss poor decisions.


    Like I said. Read the following for further analysis.
    George Zimmerman | Judge Debra Nelson | Libel Suit Dismissed
    And read the comments.
    The "analysis" is heavily biased garbage, and the comments are not a valid source.

    That said, the "limited public figure" argument doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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