The Media is a Tad Obsessed with the Zimmerman Case

Evidence (as if you needed any):  a story headlined “George Zimmerman buys $79.84 worth of items from jail store.”

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  1. John Peabody says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I need this figure to compare with the amount spent by Lindsey Lohann, Rod Blagoavitch, and Charles “no parole for you” Manson. We have a constitutional right to know!

  2. The Florida Masochist says:


    The Orlando Sentinel which is the big paper in the area, was also the same during the Casey Anthony saga. There were similar news reports about her commissary purchases plus this fantastic piece of journalism where we learn her attorney had a stomach ache. Financial markets are collapsing, banks are using fake documents to gain foreclosure and our elected officials are standing by and doing nothing, but we need to know what tooth paste somebody buys.

  3. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    “The Media is a Tad Obsessed with the Zimmerman Case”

    Ironically enough that could be the understatement of the year.

    Hell, calling the media “a tad obsessed” with the Zimmerman case is like saying that Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction” was a tad obsessed with Michael Douglas’ character.

  4. @Tsar Nicholas II: Indeed: the ironic understatement was intentional.

  5. al-Ameda says:

    Martha Stewart says that Jolly Ranchers accessorize well with Orange Jumpsuits

  6. DRS says:

    Was he buying Skittles?