CNN Reporter Snubs Zimmerman: 'I'm Sure' Rescued Family Wishes 'Someone Else' Had Helped Them

On Tuesday, July 23, as CNN Newsroom gave attention to the story that George Zimmerman helped rescue a family after a vehicle crash in Florida, CNN reporter Victor Blackstone inserted some uncalled for commentary as he theorized that the rescued family members "would also hope" that "someone else" other than Zimmerman had rescued them.

After Blackstone recounted that the family members "don't want any media attention," he then made the unnecessary jab toward Zimmerman as he added:

I'm sure they're very grateful that someone came to help them. I'm sure they would also hope that it would be someone else who wouldn't bring this kind of attention to their family.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Tuesday, July 23, CNN Newsroom, which aired at about 11:39 a.m.:

PAMELA BROWN: Victor, first off, I'm glad to know that the family made it out okay. You have to wonder: Did they know it was George Zimmerman who helped rescue them?

VICTOR BLACKSTONE: Well, that's the big question. Did they know it was George Zimmerman? You said that they are fine, they're safe, no injuries. This family has said that they don't want any media attention, they don't want to be interviewed.

I'm sure they're very grateful that someone came to help them. I'm sure they would also hope that it would be someone else who wouldn't bring this kind of attention to their family.

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