*The accused murderer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, thought he could get his way with the sort of privilege he’s been using to get out of jail and garner the support of certain types of organizations when he made certain demands before an interview with Barbara Walters.
After the television journalist flew to Florida for the interview, Zimmerman demanded that ABC set him up in a hotel room for a month.
Here’s the scoop: Zimmerman’s lawyer confirmed the interview on Tuesday night, but emphasized that the man on trial is very loyal to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who showed him love in the past. This meant Zimmerman had to give his first interview to Hannity. That aired on Wednesday.
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Walters was fine with that and so flew into his area. But when the crew arrived, they were in for something else.
Walters discussed the encounter with The New York Post, explaining that Zimmerman showed up as if he didn’t even care, dressed in a t-shirt, rather than a suit.
“That should have been my first clue,” Walters said. Further, Zimmerman decided to call the shots and changed the plans on the whole ABC crew, demanding that he’d only do the interview if they put him up in a hotel for month.
“It was a condition that, being a member of ABC News, I was unable to grant,” she said.
Walters described Zimmerman as “desperate for money” and “very worried about his family.” She also said he was “polite, soft-spoken, stubborn.” She said that his lawyers “wanted him to do the interview.”
So she walked away from that. But later got a call from Zimmerman, asking to be interviewed over the phone.
Being the veteran show biz woman she is, Walters basically told him where to go.
And that’s that.