Jon Stewart blasts George Zimmerman media spectacle

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, April 13, 2012 0:00 EDT
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Jon Stewart and Nancy Grace
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the media’s response to charges being filed against George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

On Wednesday, Florida state attorney general Angela Corey announced that Zimmerman would face second-degree murder charges for the death Martin.

Martin’s family and Zimmerman’s attorney responses were “calm, rational, and heart-felt,” Stewart said. He then played a montage of hyperbolic reactions in the national media, to point out the contrast.

“Do I think there’ll be a not guilty verdict? I don’t know,” Nancy Grace said at the end of the clip. “After ‘Tot Mom,’ frankly, the place is up for grabs.”

“And let me tell you this,” Stewart mockingly said. “I know in my heart that the 2006 Duke lacrosse team is involved in this somehow. I don’t know how, but I’m going to find out.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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