Her interview would have taken place after he was done talking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, a situation that already made the newswoman leery, we’re told, as she prefers to land exclusives. But we’re told that Walters was “appalled” by Zimmerman’s hotel demand, and told him the deal was off. An ABC News spokesman confirmed that Walters met with Zimmerman, but refused to confirm what he asked for. “She went down there with every intention of doing an interview, but Mr. Zimmerman made a demand at the last minute that we could not and would never agree to,” the rep said.
This certainly isn’t going to help the Zimmerman family’s public perception issues. It also makes you wonder what Sean Hannity and/or Fox News may have paid to secure their interview with George and his lawyer.
EDIT: Just got confirmation of this actually happening.
14:07 // 1 year ago
Some nice attention for everyone’s favorite short form news reader: Check out Jaclyn Schiff’s interview with Ernie Smith, editor of the Short Form Blog on Tumblr. Nice shout out to SFB writers Seth and Chris on Page 2 (and a couple of other shoutouts for Pantsless Progressive, Kateoplis, Newsflick, Soupsoup and a couple of other great news and political Tumblrs).
This is great.
This was a great interview. Unfortunately for me, it came out just as I was leaving for Ireland, so I couldn’t really point it out as much as I wanted to. Jaclyn Schiff did a great job on it, and I just love ranting on and on about myself so it was a good match.
(Source: matthewkeys, via abandonedcurrenteye-deactivated)
16:12 // 3 years ago