FOX News Channel's 'Hannity' To Present Exclusive Interview with George Zimmerman

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July 18th, 2012

via press release:


FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity has secured the first interview with George Zimmerman, the suspect accused of killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, which will be presented exclusively during Hannity tonight at 9PM/ET for the entire hour .
Zimmerman will open up about what happened the night of Trayvon Martin’s death and his experience in the aftermath of the fatal shooting. Additionally, Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara will answer questions regarding his client’s case and rumors circulating about the bail donations and hidden money.
Currently averaging more than 2.1 million viewers each night, Hannity is the second most watched show in cable news, beating his cable news competitors combined. He has interviewed numerous key political figures and newsmakers during his 15 year tenure at FNC, including: President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Speaker John Boehner.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.  A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than ten years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
  • joy

    Zimmerman should shut up and stay off TV if he is smart. Of course Hannity will try to make him the victim but any attorney will tell him to keep a low profile until his trial.
    I don’t get why Hannity is trying so hard to make Travon Martin the bad guy, He seems to want to make everything political.

  • Hillbilly

    The liberals will blow a gasket. :)

  • Nick Czar


    Should be an interesting interview…..



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  • teevee time

    Amazing that lawyers ever allow their clients to submit to a television interview before a trial. The risk/reward ratio is not in their favor.

  • Harleyk9

    Only network that will give Zimmerman a fair shot to tell his side of the story. Good job, Sean

  • USAmerica1st

    @teevee time. Damage control, probably. GZ took a PR hit this week with info about another matter.

  • Jase


    He would have been better off avoiding TV networks altogether or giving any interview at all. He will have his chance to tell his side in court. Too much time has pass to speak now because a majority of people have already made up their minds one way or another. There’s no changing that. He’s just adding fuel to the fire that was starting to die down a bit.

  • kent

    Got news for you Fox news is not news

  • Phil Thomas

    lets get real, Sean Hannity is in Bed with the NRA and thats why he is backing up this guy. I don’t know what happened but this much I know, its shady and he killed the guy. Theres defending your turf and theres not understanding a law and exploiting it, clearly Zimms thought he was going to skate on this one and got a surprise. Every one this board also knows if the roles were reversed Zimm’s killer would be facing life right now

  • Nicholveski

    To Joy,
    Martin was probably a better person than a large majority of African American Teens. Zimmerman who is Hispanic appears to be a good person also. As to Hannity, he didn’t show nearly the prejudice that Jesse “Shake Down” Jackson, NAACP, MSNBC or the Black Panthers did.

    Look at Black Teens storming the Jacksonville Wal-Mart’s and Portland Washington Albertson. Also how many times have we seen Black Flash Mobs Teen
    doing this in the last few months. Don’t come back with the profiling BS. the Videos show Black Teens in the Flash mobs. I have AA minorities in my family. Have minority blood myself.

  • USAmerica1st

    @Nicholveski, IMHO having minority blood yourself did not prevent you from going way off center in your entire post from sentence one to the end. Generalities, abound. Two nice people met in a violent confrontation of misunderstandings and both ‘stood their ground': the courts will decide what happened. Bottom line: Hannity probably scores bigger than normal in the ratings.

  • nicholveski

    Go back and read my post. It was directed to Joy’s post. In her post she was imnplying Hannity possessed bias in trying to make Zimmerman the victim. That was my addressing point. As to my blood, I was trying to point out only that I was not prejudice against AA. There is one thing you need to understand. That is basically any time you go against AA in gray areas.
    You always run the risk of being called a Raceist. That is unless you fall into group like the Late Robert Byrd, Senator WV. (D). He was a Grand Wizzard of the Klu Klux Klan. But he ran the Democratic line.

    PS I worked for a Sewing Mfg. as engineer for 20 years. We employed over 500 women at a time, with 50% minority. You and Joy can’t tell me squat about lower income people in general no matter what the race.

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