#Trayvon: @MattGutmanABC redeems self w/ exclusive photo of Zimmerman’s bloody head

Posted by: ST on April 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a detailed post on the overwhelming evidence of mainstream media bias and narrative setting in the tragic Trayvon Martin case, which has thrust America into yet another race war thanks in no small part to MSM outlets like NBC and ABC, but also because of the usual race hustlers like Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson pulling their usual manipulative tricks. Specifically, I focused on the blatant bias of ABC News journalist Matt Gutman’s Twitter feed, in which he declared, without evidence, that George Zimmerman “stalked, cornered, and killed” Trayvon Martin “because he was black and wearing a hoodie” (see numerous examples of Gutman’s bias on Twitter here). The bias in that series of Tweets were primary examples of how the mainstream media, in the early days of their “reporting”, created a destructive, false, and dangerous race narrative about the killing of Trayvon Martin, even going so far as to describe Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic” … as if his “white” half couldn’t contain itself when it came to “stalking, cornering, and killing” a teenager “because he was black.”

The corrosive, deceptive, sloppy, and oftentimes lazy reporting by some in the mainstream media has had a devastating impact on public perceptions of this case, and as a result Zimmerman had to go into hiding prior to his second arrest – not because he didn’t want to face up to his actions in a court of law, but because of death threats from freaks and bounties put on him by none other than the New Black Panthers. Not only has his life been under threat, but the mainstream media’s one-sided, sensationalistic reporting on this story has made it to where it will be difficult for George Zimmerman to get a fair trial (not to mention Obama’s stupid comments about “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon” made matters even worse!).

Fortunately, Gutman, unlike so many other mainstream media journalists, has somewhat redeemed himself today with his exclusive photo of the back of George Zimmerman’s head, taken just minutes after he killed Trayvon Martin in what he claimed was self defense:

His surprising testimony came the same day that ABC News exclusively obtained a photograph showing the bloodied back of Zimmerman’s head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Martin. The photo could give credence to Zimmerman’s claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.

Click here to view the image. Warning: graphic content.


The exclusive photo obtained by ABC News shows blood trickling down the back of Zimmerman’s head from two cuts. It also shows a possible contusion forming on the crown of his head. The original police report that night notes that the back of Zimmerman’s head was wet, and that he was bleeding from the nose and head.

Here it is (full version at the above link):

Does this boost George Zimmerman’s claims of self defense? You betcha it does. Does it make presumptuous media outlets like ABC and MSNBC look highly irresponsible for perpetuating the false myth that the grainy, crompressed video first reported on by Gutman and ABC where it was difficult to see any injuries on Zimmerman – meant he had to be lying about a self-defense claim? ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY.

Not sure whether the prosecution had this photo before deciding to charge George Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder, but if they did and still went forward with pressing that level of a charge, that makes them just as irresponsible as the mainstream media.

Even in light of this new photographic evidence, Zimmerman still may not get a fair trial in a court of law in the state of Florida. But in the court of public opinion, my opinion at least, the MSM can easily be proclaimed guilty of peddling a false racial narrative about George Zimmerman which has set into motion the deadly lynch mob mentality that has substituted for actual substantive discussion, debate, and analysis of this case amongst left wingers consumed with a thirst for identity politics game playing. The sentence for the mainstream media for their irresponsible reporting should be a thorough public shaming, currently in progress – and in the case of journalists like Matt Gutman, he’s guilty as charged as well – but in redeeming himself somewhat with this photo and report, he shows that not all agenda-driven mainstram media reporters are beyond hope.

And speaking of, let’s hope this is a just start. But I won’t be holding my breath – and nor should you.

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16 Responses to “#Trayvon: @MattGutmanABC redeems self w/ exclusive photo of Zimmerman’s bloody head”


  1. daniel cucich says:

    Ms Cory has withheld exculpatory evidence by not imcuding in her probable cause affidavit that the Police report stated that Zman was bleeding from his face and also from a gash on the back of his head.

    Moreover she also excluded the eye witnbess’s statement that he saw Trayvon Martin on top of Zman beating him and that Zman was the one calling for help.

    A prosecutor has a legal obligation to provide all exculpatory evidence. Refusing to reveal exculpatory evidence is what got Mike Nifong disbarred. (Nifong was the Duke Lacrosse tesm prosecutor)

    Martin had no legal right to beat Zmanand slam his head on the concrete. That isa felonious assault.

    Trayvon could also have avoided the situation by continuing to walk toward his Dad’s fiancee’s home rather than stop and beat up Zman

    So, unless Zman put his hands on him, and there is no evidence that he did, then Trayvon Martin was guilty of felony assault.


    How long should George Zimmerman have waited until defending himself?

    How many more lacerations to his head would be required?
    How many times having his head pounded on the concrete would be enough?

    Sworn testimony said George Zimmerman had a stabilizer on his nose, his lip was split and it and his face were swollen.

    Perhaps he should have waited for two black eyes!

    Maybe, in the Martins attorney’s opinion, that would have been enough!

    Should he have waited until he was near unconsciousness or had reached the point of possible brain damage?

    The Martin family lawyer and the hollywiid liberals in the midst of a violent encounter, would have been clear headed and calm thinking and taking notes on just how much was enough before he could defend himself…

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    As a combat veteran of the Viet Nam war and a licensed gun owner I can assure you people who arm themselves for defense purposes do not do so with the intent of a human hunt. Quite the opposite; we do so because of the dangers that unfortunately exist in everyday life. Personally, I did not get serious about concealed carry until after the ’07 Virginia Tech massacre. If someone cannot safely sit in a classroom, something is dreadfully wrong. After what I have lived through, I prefer not to become someone’s target of opportunity in my home country.

    BTW, Obhammud is just as much “white” as is Zimmerman.

  3. Blue Eagle says:

    Gutman may be trying to “redeem” himself to prevent a massive lawsuit by Zimmerman if he walks, which is looking more likely every day.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    Sounds to me like ABC senses that the prosecution is going to have a very difficult time making its case, and the word has gone out to the reporters to back off from the lynch mob mentality so they can recover some credibility before it’s too late. ABC still does have some sense of what a news organization is supposed to do.

    In contast, NBC lost all its journalistic integrity years ago and has no intention of retreating from the narrative created by the race-baiters and Democrats, no matter how badly or how quickly it falls apart.

  5. Sefton says:

    I still think it’s a crime that the media can sensationalize a story to fit its own narrative and biases and get away with it. They seem to acknowledge that “well, if we’re wrong we’ll just issue the standard apology and move on to the next one”.
    Other than third level producers losing their jobs, the hits need to come higher up in the chain and the threat of lawsuits need to be such that a fear factor makes them think twice before presenting their biased and manufactured pieces.
    The agendas are obvious and it’s time to hold them to accountability.

  6. Carlos says:

    @GWR: “…so they can recover some credibility…”

    That could have happened in, maybe, 1973 or 1974, GWR. NBC’s been lost since the ’60s and riots. I’m not sure when to put that on CBS, but it’s undoubtedly around the same time as NBC, what with Cronkite making moral pronouncements from on high at the same time.

    And good comments, daniel cucich.

  7. Jiji says:

    Hey wait a minute. Zimmerman was undoubtedly a Tea Party member. Right? Or was it George Bush’s fault? I’m so confused.

  8. Carlos says:

    Zimmerman, a registered Democrat, in the past has undoubtedly voted for the very people who are trying to string him up after the trial that’s already over in the LSM.

    Now he’s seeing first-hand what liberal jackass policies and attitudes lead to, and I daresay he’ll be a little more careful how he vets his candidates from now on.

  9. joshua10235 says:

    Where is the outrage for NBC altering audio tape to make Zimmerman sound racist? Where is the infuriation for MSM remaining silent of the seven brutal beatings and two murders committed by young black men targeting white people within a one week period? How many racial riots would a national campaign in support of George Zimmerman breakout in our large cities? What if we began wearing “Justice for George” t-shirts en mass? As long as MSM exists, nothing will change.
    “And the bloody wheels on the ProgBus
    Go round and round…:

  10. Splat! says:

    and then comes along fox’s Judge Jeanine, who questions the authenticity of the photo and makes herself a blood spatter expert (did she study under NCBI expert Deaver?) and Crump whines some more.


    I don’t think ANY of the networks can redeem themselves at this point.

  11. If you check Jeanine Pirro’s record you will find she has quit everything she ever started. Why not give up on her credibility, too? That, of course, assumes she ever had any.

  12. Carlos says:

    You are just reinforcing my contention, Drew, that Fox is only slightly better than the other networks at “fair and balanced.”

    Some of their regulars couldn’t be hired by the big three because they’ve already been there, done that, and the networks don’t want to be embarrassed by them ever again (think “Capone”).

    And their news now mostly parrots what the others are doing but they put a slightly different spin on it so they can claim the “fair and balanced” mantle.

    My guess is that the order to slide to the mudstream media sty has come from Ayles himself, but I have no proof of that.

    It will be interesting this fall to see how hard Fox pushes against all the vetting and record of our present president, saying, of course, that it’s just being “fair and balanced.”

    Personally, if it comes to politics and discovery, I’ll limit myself to the ‘net. That way I won’t have to hear all the echos. Bottom line is I don’t want “fair and balanced,” I want to be able to trust what’s being said and written without wondering what agenda the speaker/writer has.

  13. Tex says:

    Gutman, the other MSM journalists involved in intentionally trying to incite race riots, and the MSM in general, can never redeem themselves any more than Joseph Goebbels could redeem himself as propaganda minister of the NAZI party. I see very little difference between them.

  14. Lorica says:

    Amen Tex!!!

  15. Carlos says:

    Except that Goebbels had the very specific blessing of Adolph Hitler because it was he who employed Goebbels.

    Oh, excuse me. I guess that isn’t an argument in favor of Gutman and PMSNBS and the Lamestream media after all…the Democrats just aren’t paying those people directly is the only difference.