Look, I'm not going to express skepticism about the George Zimmerman story being reported right now -- namely, that he helped rescue four people from an SUV crash in Sanford, Florida, over the weekend -- because I don't want to be accused of being a "Zimmerman SUV-rescue truther" by National Review. Nothing about it changes my feelings about the death of Trayvon Martin, because no one except idiot and right-wingers -- but I repeat myself -- thinks any human being is pure, unadulterated evil. So he rescued some people. He also killed an unarmed youth, and walked.
But I'm wondering what the hell is wrong with our press corps when we don't have the names of the victims or even an anonymous interview with any of them, we don't have the name of the witness to the accident identified by Breitbart's Kerry Picket (who offers no direct quotes from the witness), nor do we have names or interviews of the "people on the scene" who, Picket says, "recognized Zimmerman," nor do we have the names of anyone in the Sanford PD who relayed all of this to us.
And no one took photos or got cellphone video? Has any newsworthy event taken place anywhere in the developed world in recent years without amateur video or snapshots? Come on, media, where the hell are they?
More from Breitbart:
"Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash, which was why he was not referenced in the police report," a Sanford Police spokeswoman told Breitbart News.Oh.
The Breitbart story tells us that the vehicle later caught fire, and Zimmerman helped put the fire out with an extinguisher he had on hand -- but Hot Air's Allapundit notes that an NBC story, which initially reported the fire, now no longer includes a reference to a fire. So what's the truth?
I just want some journalists wearing out some shoe leather on this. Rebut the skeptics' suspicions or confirm them. What's the point of having such a low-class press in America if we can't get to the bottom of a story like this?
UPDATE: OK, we have a name now. Thank you.
Two parents identified as Mark and Dana Gerstle, along with their two children, were riding in the truck when it flipped near the intersection of I-4 and Route 46, authorities said.No fire, apparently:
After spotting the wreck and pulling over, the 29-year-old volunteer watchman grabbed a fire extinguisher from his car and checked for signs of a blaze before freeing the Gerstle family, Sean Vincent, a spokesman for his legal team, told the Daily News.I was in a bad car accident about 15 years ago. Cars explode into a ball of flame about 100% of the time in movies and on TV, but not routinely in real life, I'm told. My car didn't. Well, bully for Zimmerman, and no, life was not a movie.