|Conservative agitator and serial name dropper Sean Hannity|
Conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity claims that the media and lawmakers are exaggerating the Trayvon Martin case. On a recent episode of his show he questioned the reaction to the surveillance footage of George Zimmerman after he shot Trayvon. He also lambasted Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson's roles in the case. The Huffington Post.com reports:
Sean Hannity hit out at the media and lawmakers over Trayvon Martin on Wednesday, alleging that they were jumping to conclusions about the controversy.
Martin, an unarmed teenager, was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in late February. His death and the local police department's failure to arrest his shooter took the country by storm last week. On Wednesday, Hannity alleged that "left-wing personailities and even members of Congress" were using Martin's death to make "highly inflammatory rhetoric."
He took issue with ABC News for posting police surveillance video on the night of the shooting with the headline: "Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman."
He wondered if the media was trying to "spin" the story in a panel with Williams and CL Bryant, a former NAACP leader who has been critical of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton's roles in the controversy.
George Zimmerman’s Father Tells Hannity Trayvon Martin Followed And Attacked His Son by Frances Martel
George Zimmerman‘s father is still in hiding after the national media firestorm that began when his son shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, but he spoke out tonight on Hannity, explaining behind a veil of anonymity his son’s side of the story and insisting Zimmerman acted in self-defense. Zimmerman appeared alongside his son’s lawyers, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, and argued Zimmerman did not follow Martin and only shot after he found his life in imminent danger.
Host Sean Hannity asked the elder Zimmerman to relate the story of how his son ran into Trayvon Martin. “He had been texting his sister and said he was going to the grocery store,” Zimmerman narrated, “he saw somebody that did not live in the community wandering behind some town homes,” explaining that the town “has had a lot of problems with burglaries.” Zimmerman confirmed to Hannity that his son tutored minority children and had defended a minority child hit by a car in the neighborhood and accused Martin of following Zimmerman to a street corner. “Trayvon came from that area where the sidewalks meet, asked my son whether he had a problem… he said no, and Martin said, ‘well, you do now.’”
The interview via Fox News below: