George Zimmerman: It Was "God's Plan" for Me to Kill Trayvon Martin

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Hey, guys! Did you know George Zimmerman was on Fox News last night? Yeah, it was in like, a living room or something, and Sean Hannity, who couldn't be bothered to put a tie on because it's only national television, was asking Zimmerman weird yes-or-no questions, to which Zimmerman was giving weird, yes-or-no answers.

Zimmerman elaborated when it counted, though, don't worry, and now we know that not only does Zimmerman not regret getting out of his car and following an innocent teen around a neighborhood or subsequently shooting him in the chest but that what happened that night was "all God's plan." Brilliant.



But would he do anything differently?

"No, sir," Zimmerman said.

If you do not believe that someone would just go on TV and say something so monolithically stupid, there is a YouTube video. He went back at the end of the interview, presumably because his lawyer punched him in the mouth during a commercial, and said, "I do wish there was something, anything I could have done that would have put me in the position where I didn't have to take his life." Nice save, George. And thanks for staring into the camera.

His other ingenius revelation: Zimmerman said he didn't know "Stand Your Ground" was actually a law. The guy who says he legally killed a kid didn't know the laws for legally killing kids.

In addition, neither Zimmerman nor Mark O'Mara, his lawyer, denied the molestation charges leveled against Zimmerman by a cousin. O'Mara said it would be "a nonissue in the trial." Hannity did not ask if Zimmerman did it.

Zimmerman also said, of Trayvon Martin's parents,"I am sorry that they buried their child. I can't imagine what it must feel like. And I pray for them daily." Phew. Prayer: Proven to work every time. Except, unfortunately, when it comes to resurrecting 17-year-olds.

Let's see... what else did he say? Ah: When asked why he thought Martin was suspicious, he said, "I felt it was suspicious because it was raining. He was in-between houses, cutting in between houses, he was walking very leisurely for the weather... He didn't look like a fitness fanatic that would train in the rain."

Hannity then asked about whether, when Zimmerman told the 911 dispatcher Martin was "running," if maybe it occurred to Zimmerman that maybe Martin was just running from the weird guy staring at him.

"No," Zimmerman said, before denying that Martin was actually running. "He was, like, skipping. Going away quickly. But he wasn't running out of fear."

Zimmerman also said, when he told the dispatcher he was going to follow Martin, that it was really just a big, happy misunderstanding: "I meant that I was going in the same direction as him to keep an eye on him so that I could tell the police where he was going. I didn't mean that I was actually pursuing him."

Well, here's the clarification we've been looking for! Turns out Zimmerman has no idea what "following" means.

Zimmerman then kindly confirmed that yes, it was him calling for help on those 911 tapes, definitely not Martin, thank you.

Zimmerman, when prompted by Hannity, then said he wanted an apology from Spike Lee, who tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is, uh, Al Sharpton.

"If I did something that was wrong," Zimmerman said, "I would apologize."




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Ryan
Ryan

this story is very very poorly written. An article of complete garbage. Why? because in america, you are innocent until proven guilty. I'm not defending this guy, in fact i personally think he should burn for killing a child, however, its articles like this that make the media look bad. find another occupation. you're a horrible journalist.

Gb2k
Gb2k

“God’s Plan???”  Zimmerman has already proven he's an habitual LIAR!   1) He deliberately LIED at his bail hearing & was proven to CONSPIRE with his wife to lie to the court. 2) He LIED about his association with the Florida local police. 3) Now he's been accused by a female family member of multiple sexual molestations for 13 years, and that he’s also LYING about being a racist. Sadly, Zimmerman was another demented vigilante with a gun who decided he wanted to be a hero.   He was harassing Trayvon Martin who was simply a black kid with a hoody in the rain, and walking home from the store.  Zimmerman deliberately got out of his car and continued stalking Martin against the orders of the 911 operator. Trayvon Martin is actually the “person” who had rights under Florida's "Stand your ground Law" to confront Zimmerman who was stalking him. Zimmerman is a LYING nut-case who directly caused the death of Trayvon Martin.  At the very least he is GUILTY of Voluntary Manslaughter . He needs to go to jail.  "It's God's plan!!!”  

Mark1961
Mark1961

His story always change. What does that say guilty. V

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Thanks Zimmerman for actually proving your own guilt while trying to prove your innocence.  Hope you enjoy prison!  I am sure Hannity will send you some soap on a rope.

JoeMamma
JoeMamma

Well then,  no bias in media reporting here.

Ÿänn Hidalgō
Ÿänn Hidalgō

For sure that's what he's saying... With insults for punctuations

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

Ryan, I missed the memo that was sent out to every reporter in the country letting them know you were the arbiter of who is good at their job. If it was sent out, I hope it used more capital letters than you did. I have to disagree with your assessment that articles like this are what make the media look bad -- I think the media looks bad when they get something embarrassingly wrong, I think the media looks bad when they say something stupid and present it as accepted fact, I think the media looks bad when they produce something with an obvious agenda but present it as objective. I make no pretensions of objectivity here -- it's obvious where I'm coming from. Whether or not Zimmerman is guilty, I think he came across in this interview as a stupid, callous man, and said so. It's clear that this is my opinion, and I stand by it. So, Ryan, I'm sorry you think this is "very very poorly written." But you can shove it up your ass.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

I took a position on the interview and presented it here. There's no point on just writing down what Zimmerman said -- it was on television. I don't think anyone would read this and think it was supposed to be a straight news story.

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