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The Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements and witness testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman got underway Monday morning.  And, as many of you noticed, I was anchoring coverage of the trial on HLN.

The Zimmerman trial is not just a newsworthy event.  It’s an important trial that forces us to examine difficult issues of race, profiling, fairness, and stand your ground laws.  I’m so pleased and grateful that the opportunity to contribute to HLN’s trial coverage presented itself.  And, I’m especially grateful to be contributing at a network and at a company (Turner) where I’ve already spent so much time.  I’m excited to once again be working with old friends and colleagues I’ve respected for years and who are some of the best in the business.

As always, thank you for your support and interest.  I’ll be seeing you throughout the trial.

T. J.


George Courtney

asante sanafor your coverage of this trial; are you back at cnn on a regular basis


Superior Coverage on #georgezimmerman trial, T.J.


The only reason you got my attention this morning was because you called George Zimmerman “the most hated man in America”. Really?! I believe that is only YOUR OPINION. I have never heard GZ referred to in that way before. Ever. I’m really getting tired of “the media” spouting it’s own opinions and trying to stir things up. Why can’t “news people” go back to reporting FACTS. If it isn’t a FACT, then zip it.

Fun Kit Up Art

Zimmerman was chasing Travon caught up to him grabbed his clothes
and shot him in the chest Travon fell to the ground on his face Zimmerman got on top of him and began going thru Travon’s pockets(If he went to the store where was his coins or charge card?) pulled his phone out
and threw it, this may be what the neighbor saw: Zimmerman was
on top of Travon, and Zimmerman was getting up from the situation.

Fun Kit Up Art

Did some one in the 7 11 tip Zimmerman off about a new black teen(TRAVON) was in the neighborhood?_ Maybe he was waiting for Travon after his tip from the 7 11.


Mr. Holmes,
You are well articulate man but your coverage on the Zimmerman case make you appear to have some racist tendencies and baises. Based on the forensic evidence, the State did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman did not act out of self-defense. In addition, the injuries on Zimmerman back his account of the events. It is tragic that a young man (not a 12 yr old boy that you make him out to be-quite misleading on your part) lost his life. We do not know exactly what happened and your coverage shows animosity and it’s not professional as a news commentator. But then again, Nancy Grace’s coverage has made me change that Channel.
Did you ever cover any details of the Channon Christain and Chris Newman? I guess you didn’t care about them because it was two white individuals killed by 5 black individuals.
Newsom was repeatedly sodomized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. He was dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was sexually mutilated, shot in the back of his head, neck and back and his body was then set on fire. Channon’s death came after hours of torture, having suffered injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was raped with an unidentified object and beaten in the head. It was also reported that her body was scrubbed with bleach which was also poured down her throat, in an attempt by her attackers to remove DNA evidence, while Channon was still alive. She was then bound with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered with a bin liner and her body stashed within five large bin bags, before being placed inside a residential waste disposal unit and covered with sheets. The medical examiner said there was evidence that Channon slowly suffocated to death.
Do you care about those individuals?
It just would be nice if you’re reporting was fair and not biased.

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