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  •  Oliver: Zimmerman claims "coon remark" conspiracy (1+ / 0-)
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    I just about fell out of my chair just now.  Watch this appearance of Joe the Oliver on MSNBC at the link, and skip ahead to 3:20 where MSNBC's Thomas Roberts.

    partial transcript from same link:

    Roberts: as you say, it's not a racial incident, but there is the racial -- heard by many on the tape. to police. you yourself have said you heard the derogatory remark. the f'ing word on that tape. when they are suspicious of black and potentially call them a derogatory word on tape to police. how is this not a racial incident?

    Joe Oliver: your question to me is a perfect example of the misinformation and half information being put out there. because i also said i played it several times and i heard a hard "c" and a hard "g." and after speaking with george this morning and asking him is that what he said? he told me he never ever said that and heard the recording that was played to him by the police department and neither of those words was on the recording that he heard. now, and this is the first i've heard about that. so your question is a perfect example of how we have gone off half cocked from the very beginning since it was first reported george was white when he's not.

    •  Oliver: Zimmerman claims "coon remark" DOCTORED? (2+ / 0-)
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      kid funkadelic, Milou

      This subject line is a better description of what I wrote above.  

      If this is true, then we have to ask ourselves what George Zimmerman's grasp of reality is.  If he really used those words to "friend" Joe Oliver, to try to refute the fact that he's saying "fucking coon" or "fucking goon" on the recording of his call to police then he's either on drugs NOW or on drugs that night.  Or both.  Does he really believe that the police played a tape for him that was DOCTORED?  Doctored to REMOVE his remarks??

      What the heck is he saying, if he isn't inferring that?  His defense here when talking to "friend" Joe Oliver is to DENY he said ANYTHING at that point on the tape.  This Joe Oliver is such a good friend he doesn't question this incredible revelation, and then he goes on television and repeats it!!!  

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