George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch commander who shot dead teenager Trayvon Martin, has reportedly launched a new website. As Jerry Seinfeld would say: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” — and since the accounts of what happened have become highly controversial, arguably its a good idea.
But it’s not a good idea if it includes photos of a vandalized black culture center — which it apparently contains.
This and other accounts report that it seems to be a website owned by Zimmerman and not someone trying to capitalize on his notoriety. Part of its goal: raise money for legal expenses.
Will we all be writing about a Zimmerman book deal in coming months? (Just asking……)
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.