With the “not guilty” verdict last night in the George Zimmerman trial, Zimmerman’s attorneys are setting their sights on the media… most notably NBC News.
It was on NBC’s “Today,” regular readers may recall, that a severely out of context spliced clip of Zimmerman was played. A number of NBC News staffers lost their jobs over the edits, and Zimmerman’s legal team subsequently sued.
That case was put to the side, pending the outcome of the criminal trial, but now that Zimmerman has been found not guilty, they plan to move forward. The Washington Post has more:
“We’re going to start in earnest asap, we just have to get the stay lifted which is a ministerial act,” says Beasley, a Philadelphia lawyer, via e-mail.
During the post-trial press conference, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara criticized the media for playing “mad scientist” and portraying Zimmerman as a “monster.” USA Today has the video.