TVNewser Show TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

After Several Cable Appearances, Joe Oliver Tells MSNBC His Role in Martin Case ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

Cable news viewers following the Trayvon Martin coverage have been introduced this week to Joe Oliver, who has defended George Zimmerman on all four of the cable networks and ABC’s “Good Morning America” since Monday.

In an MSNBC interview with Lawrence O’Donnell yesterday, Oliver said he has been billed as a “close friend” of Zimmerman’s, a characterization he “wanted to clarify.” Oliver, a former local television anchor, described his relationship with Zimmerman as “more of an older uncle.”

“You’re a mystery man to me,” O’Donnell pressed him. “My role in this, I agree, just doesn’t make sense,” Oliver replied. Watch:

 

O’Donnell had also planned to interview Craig Sonner, Zimmerman’s attorney, on “The Last Word” Monday. But Sonner cancelled the interview at the last minute, and a furious O’Donnell instead interviewed an empty chair in his place. Video of the interview, as well as a “Daily Show” segment in response, is after the jump.

 

 

Mediabistro Event

TVNewser Show Coming to NYC on April 29!

TVNewser ShowThe TVNewser Show Seminar & Media Job Fair will explore the way TV business and technologies are changing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair. Register before midnight on April 28 to save on on-site pricing!