Robert Zimmerman’s audio trust issues

Updated
By R.J. Fried
Robert Zimmerman Jr.
Robert Zimmerman Jr.
CNN

Robert Zimmerman, brother of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, explained on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight that he does not trust the audio on the 911 tape of George Zimmerman calling Trayvon what sounded like a racial slur:  

ZIMMERMAN: It does not exist as it exists. It is a reconditioned piece of audio to satisfy whatever you want anybody to hear in that tape… I don’t believe that, first of all, that they’re words. I don’t think that when someone is running and making, you know, utterances, not necessarily words, but utterances from strain under their breath, you can take any of that-

 MORGAN: But what do you believe he was saying? 

 ZIMMERMAN: I have no idea that he was even saying anything.

Exactly. Everyone knows you can’t trust audio that has the volume turned up or has been passed through a machine! The only audio you should trust is audio at its original volume and directly from the mouth of the person who is saying the words. That’s why I don’t believe Taylor Swift is actually saying any of the lyrics on my Taylor Swift mix. I refuse to believe she is actually saying those words until she comes down to my office and sings them directly into my ear.

Until then, I have no choice but to assume those words were not sung by Taylor Swift, but by an angel.

And, according to Robert Zimmerman, that same logic should apply to all 911 tapes, even the ones that many believe feature Trayvon screaming for help, right?

MORGAN: Who was screaming there, Robert? 

ZIMMERMAN: I know that that’s George…  I know that that’s his voice. It sounds just like my voice. I mean, he’s my brother. That’s what I sound like if I yell.

Okay, now I get it: I can’t trust that it’s Taylor Swift singing on my Taylor Swift mix unless she’s screaming the lyrics and I am her sister.

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin

Robert Zimmerman's audio trust issues

Updated