Another liberal lie

Have you noticed how the liberal media keep saying that George Zimmerman in court yesterday “apologized” for killing Trayvon Martin? He did not apologize for killing Martin. He said: “I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I didn’t know his age. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. I did not know whether he was armed or not.”

He is, like the good human being he is, expressing sorrow to Martin’s parents that their son is dead. He is not apologizing for killing him, which—all the available evidence suggests—he did in self-defense.

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Paul K. writes:

What particularly interested me about Zimmerman’s statement of regret regarding Trayvon’s death is that it precisely addressed the questions raised by Sybrina Fulton on April 12:

“I believe it was an accident. I believe it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back. I would ask him, did he know that that was a minor, that that was a teenager and that he did not have a weapon.”

Zimmerman pointed out, perfectly understandably, that he did not know Trayvon’s age or that he was unarmed. How could he? Yet Traycon’s parents dismissed the apology as “insincere and self-serving,” according to their attorney, Benjamin Crump. The parents asked a question, received a sincere answer, and then rejected that answer.

We can all feel some sympathy for Trayvon’s parents without appreciating their implacable behavior, which seems to be being manipulated by their handlers. Meanwhile, Zimmerman comes across as a far more dignified and morally serious person than I would have expected.

LA replies:

I agree, but we should point out that Zimmerman’s statement may have come at the promptings of his attorney, Mark O’Mara.

Paul K. replies:

I’m not saying that that statement by itself makes Zimmerman appear to be a dignified and morally serious person, but that everything I have seen of him, his way of speaking and demeanor, make me feel that he is.

And how do the liberals feel about his slight Spanish accent? Doesn’t that play havoc with the narrative?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 21, 2012 01:59 PM | Send

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