On this past Thursday (March 29th) CNN‘s Piers Morgan had Robert Zimmerman (the brother of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin) as a guest on his show. Piers Morgan challenged Zimmerman about his brother’s allegations against Trayvon Martin, but author/journalist/cultural critic, Toure, thinks that Piers Morgan did not do enough. Toure appeared on Piers Morgan’s show the next night (Friday March 30th) and asserted that the interview Piers Morgan did with Zimmerman just made the Trayvon Martin case worse. He made it clear that Robert and George haven’t spoken in years, making Robert an illegitimate source that no other news station would dare interview. But Piers Morgan denied that claim, saying that he believes the brothers talk frequently. Toure, then, accused Piers Morgan of not challenging Zimmerman enough; of not being a good journalist; of letting Zimmerman tell the viewers lies about what happened; and of not being able to understand how serious this situation is, since he’s British and has only been in America for six years. Piers Morgan responded back, by saying that he did challenge Zimmerman like a good journalist; that he does want justice for the Trayvon Martin case; that everything Toure was saying was “rubbish”; and called Toure out for making jokes about Zimmerman via twitter. Obviously the debate got quite intense! Watch the footage below and tell us what you think.
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[youtube width=”590″ height=”415″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WHhWlngdu0&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]