MSNBC’s most watched in 2012: Lawrence O’Donnell eviscerates Zimmerman lawyer


Host Lawrence O’Donnell did not let the lawyer for George Zimmerman–who is accused in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin–off the hook just because he ran away from an interview on The Last Word.

After lawyer Craig Sonner sped away from the msnbc studio in Orlando where he was scheduled to speak with O’Donnell, the host lobbed hard-hitting questions at the empty chair where Sonner was supposed to sit.

“This lawyer is getting away with the craziest stuff any lawyer has attempted in this situation,” O’Donnell said before listing all the questions Sonner had left unanswered.

“Does George Zimmerman have a job? Who is paying you? Who hired you? Did you represent him when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer in 2005? Did you represent him in a domestic violence in 2007?” O’Donnell asked.

Sonner has not taken O’Donnell up on his invitation to return to the show for an interview on the controversial case.

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MSNBC's most watched in 2012: Lawrence O'Donnell eviscerates Zimmerman lawyer