Courtesy of Think Progress:
Hannity asked Zimmerman if he regretted getting out of his car to follow Trayvon, carrying a gun, or anything at all about the night he killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman said he regretted nothing because he believed “it was all God’s plan.” He also said there isn’t anything he would do differently in retrospect.
I was actually channel surfing during a commercial break in Rachel Maddow's program, and caught part of this interview. I only heard a few minutes but I have to say that I was physically sickened by watching this guy tell his highly implausible story and make excuses for essentially shooting an unarmed boy that HE had left his car to follow for no good reason.
I also could not help but notice that Hannity was leading this guy through the questions much the same way he leads Palin. Providing soft ball questions which are shaped to help Zimmerman give answers that show him in the best light possible.
I never thought I could dislike Sean Hannity more, but I was wrong.
And this "God's plan" excuse is just about the lowest thing I have ever heard.
I wonder how Trayvon's parents will react to hearing that it was not George Zimmerman's fault that their son died from a hole in his chest, alone and in the rain, but rather God's fault?
Update: The Martin family responds:
"We must worship a different God because there is no way that MY GOD would have wanted George Zimmerman to KILL my teenage son,” Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press shortly after Zimmerman's interview with Fox News.
Here is another update that helps to explain WHY the Barbara Walters interview did not take place:
Barbara Walters walked away from an interview with Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman after the former neighborhood watchman demanded at the last minute that, in return for the chat, ABC put him and his wife up in a hotel for a month, a source told Page Six. Walters flew down to Florida early yesterday and met with Zimmerman and his lawyer to discuss the possibility of a lengthy TV sitdown. 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.
So just what DID Hannity promise to get his exclusive interview?
You can bet your ass it was a LOT more than just a month's stay in a nice hotel!