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Former WESH Reporter Joe Oliver on Defending George Zimmerman: ‘My Role in This Just Doesn’t Make Sense’

After making the rounds as the de facto press representative for George Zimmerman, former WESH anchor-reporter Joe Oliver backed away from the popular characterization of him as Zimmerman’s “close friend” in an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on Tuesday night.

“I’ll clarify my relationship with George because the characterization has been as a close friend. I’m being described as a close friend because I’m the only one speaking out for him,” Zimmerman said. “But my relationship with George is more of an older uncle. I’m old enough to be his father.” Read more

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Former WESH Anchor Defends Trayvon Martin Shooter: ‘This Was Not A Racial Incident’

Former WESH anchor Joe Oliver, a longtime friend of George Zimmerman‘s, has been making the rounds this week to defend Zimmerman’s role in the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Oliver, an anchor and reporter at the Orlando NBC-affiliate from 2004-07, appeared on Fox News and ABC’s “Good Morning America” yesterday and CNN’s “StartingPoint” this morning. Video inside… Read more