In a break from the narrative of most conservative media talking heads, right wing radio talk show host Michael Savage told his audience this Tuesday that George Zimmerman should not be acquitted for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
“I’m about to break an analysis that no one yet in the media has done, as you would expect from me — being the senior member of the American media and possibly the most insightful,” Savage declared.
“White people generally think Zimmerman is innocent, except for liberals who are sure he is guilty. Black people probably to the 99th percentile are sure Zimmerman’s a murderer. So where does Michael Savage fit in? I’m an independent observer and I call them as I see them,” the radio host continued. “I think Zimmerman committed what he is charged with — manslaughter. He didn’t intend to kill him, but he may as well intended to kill him.”
Savage went on to say that the gun Zimmerman was carrying did not have the safety on and that there was a bullet chambered, which, according to Savage, showed intent from Zimmerman.
“Had he not chambered a round prior to meeting Trayvon, and had he not taken the safety off — even if Trayvon — during the altercation even if Trayvon had tried to grab the gun away from Zimmerman, had that gun not been chambered with a round and safety off, Trayvon would have had to use two hands. You can’t do it with one hand,” Savage said.
“Because Zimmerman carried a loaded weapon with the safety off, Trayvon Martin is dead,” Savage concluded. “Therefore, the responsibility is in the hands of Zimmerman.”
Listen to Savage’s comments in the clip below.