This informational post is independently authored by a guest of the Treehouse. Part One in a continuing series of independently submitted guest posts:
On the night of February 26th, 2012, the life of George Zimmerman was changed forever.
Since that date he has been saddled not only with the anguish of having to take a life to save his own, but he has needed to endure the obligatory state-sponsored witch hunt to boot.
These are the burdens that few ordinary humans will ever have to bear. In times like these it’s always better to surround yourself with people who you TRUST.
Inevitably, in this day of GREED and SELFISHness, there are many people who use situations like this as a platform to further their own agenda. George Zimmerman has seen this GREED manifest itself in many forms from those he considers his best confidants.
TRUST \ˈtrəst\ a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b : one in which confidence is placed
“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy” ~Walter Anderson
GREED \ˈgrēd\ : a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed
“I want an Oompa-Loompa!’ screamed Veruca.” ~ Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
SELFISH \ˈsel-fish\ : arising from concern with one’s own welfare or advantage in disregard of others <a selfish act>
“Selfishness is a bad habit. That’s why I always rationally think through my decisions to act without regard for others.” ~ Benson Bruno
On September 10, 2012, Dr Phil McGraw will air a season beginning story about George Zimmerman. The show was previously taped and, while I have not seen it, will likely be another MSM media hack piece complete with talk of race, innocent children, and the downfalls of SYG laws.
By now, many of you (particularly those of you in the Treehouse) are all too aware that the media (and prosecution) have done everything possible to skew the evidence in the case against George. The Matt Gutmans of the world received and distributed their daily talking points, and evidentiary exclusives, from the likes of Ryan Julison and the Scheme Team of Crump, Parks and Jackson.
The media has cut, pasted, and skewered the evidence to fit the desired narrative of the White vs. Black, Man vs. Child, and Self Defense vs. Murder ideology they have so masterfully portrayed.
The Martin family attorneys have been disingenuous throughout, and at many turns untruthful, about the events that led up to the demise of Trayvon Martin.
Most of the MSM media portrayals of George, and those by the Martin family attorneys, stemmed from a specific choice to activate the “race card” early on. As a direct consequence, when the rest of the world saw George Zimmerman was not White, the media and the Martin’s attorneys were already “all-in” and fully committed. They had no chance, nor any visible desire, to retreat from their chosen narrative.
Their narrative script was based entirely on historical success, and the MONETARY prospects are way too tasty to pass up.
Some of the media “omissions” and “editing mistakes” are not only harmful to George’s ability to receive a fair trial but, in the end, potentially criminal in nature. There are many who cannot wait for the State v. GZ criminal proceedings to end so that George can return some “punitive damage” to the very people who have specifically and intentionally damaged him. The time for these lessons is not now, but soon, after the weight, burden, and black cloud of imprisonment, is removed from his shoulders.
George Zimmerman provided Fox News with an interview a short time ago based solely on a gentlemen’s agreement that was made early on with Sean Hannity.
Hannity was, after all, virtually the only media program that did not rush to judgment.
Prior to that appearance, and since that singular interview, George has chosen not to speak to the media as he has already experienced what they do with the most factual of evidence (See: NBC, CBS, etc).
His only concern is the removal of the criminal charges against him. George has, from the beginning, requested that family and friends not provide fodder to the media under the auspices of helping him.
George rightly feared that anything stated or shared with the media would be twisted, manipulated and used against him by the
persecution prosecution team.
Shortly after the Scheme Team and Main Stream Media “Crumped up” the case as Black vs. White, many threats were made on George’s life. Hate-filled threats, violent threats, and threats filled with promises of delivery.
Alarming, to say the least, was the response from law enforcement.
While he was still a free man, not even accused of a crime, and still a citizen of the United States of America, the threats against him were allowed to go unabated by Local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies.
The silence, acceptance and general indifference by those in the law enforcement profession allowed the threats not only continue, but likely emboldened these groups to pursue exactly the type of vigilante justice they attached to George.
Subsequently, after the shooting it became necessary for George and Shellie to leave their home. Their close friends Mark and Sondra Osterman offered them a place to stay.
The Osterman household was a welcome retreat from the constant threats because there was no possibility of a return to Retreat View.
During this time, George felt a certain amount of TRUST in the Ostermans.
However, now, in spite of George’s wishes that no one provide any more fodder/evidence to the media and prosecution, Mark Osterman (a verified State witness), has chosen to publish a book. Not only is the book about his relationship with George, but also about the specific events of the night of February 26th.
As a consequence of my affiliation I’ve had the opportunity to preview the first several chapters of the book and while it is likely well-intentioned, there are portions of the book that are simply not factual.
It is understood that Mark Osterman would not intentionally try to harm George, but it is critical for the public to understand George does not condone this book; nor does he agree with the timing of the publication of the book.
George hopes and TRUSTS that Mark Osterman’s interview on the upcoming Dr. Phil show does not contain anything that could possibly be considered detrimental to his case. However, given the visible media manipulation there is absolutely no reason to be optimistic of a positive outcome.
The interview is due to be aired next week, September 10th, and there is little that can be done at this point.
While it is unknown whether the Ostermans were compensated for the interview, the publishing of their book is not likely intended to provide the public with a free book. Subsequently, since the story of the upcoming book was revealed, there have been numerous rumors about George benefitting financially from its release.
There were NEVER any discussions of financial benefit with George.
One could, or should, surmise the timing of the book release was based on GREED or SELFISHness. The motivation will ultimately be determined by the reader.
However, there is also a larger concern. A major concern. A seriously major concern:
Upon initial review there appear to be numerous “mistakes” in the book, and even several specific items that we feel are outright fabrications. These aspects may be intended to help the book sell well, but they also present some serious factual concerns.
The areas of concern will be highlighted, and honestly rebutted, during the course of a number of guest posts here at the Treehouse over the next several days.
These areas to be addressed could potentially be damaging to George Zimmerman, and I feel it is important to address each of them individually.
In the next several days the excerpts, responses and summaries you will read are my “Guest Posted” words and my opinion. While I will share the exact and specific content of the upcoming book, as I know it, the rebuttal or challenge to the book will be mine alone.
The intent of rebuttal is meant to bring these fabrications, falsehoods and concerns to light, and such retort is provided for the benefit of those who will ultimately read the published book and have questions about its accuracy.
I am, quite simply, trying to get out ahead of what “could be” a well intended attempt at public support, which simultaneously creates a significant and potentially damaging series of unintended consequences.