Will the real George Zimmerman please stand up?

A website purporting to belong to George Zimmerman, devoid of any photographic proof that it is indeed manned by him, has popped up at TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com. The design is very “I did this in 15 minutes” so it’s clear who ever is issuing the message has put about as much thought into this internet matter before he “pulled the trigger”.

On the very front page of the site, which features a humongous flag that is taking forever to load (even though there’s only been less than a thousand visitors total) is the following statement:

I am the real George Zimmerman,
On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.

It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.

I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.
Sincerely,
George Zimmerman

If this is real, I will say that not mentioning Trayvon Martin at all is poor form. Simply referring to it as “the incident” by the second sentence is even worse. Some things must be thought through, and Zimmerman (or his followers if this is not a legit site) would do well to think a bit longer.

Yes, of course we want the facts. It seems “The Real Zimmerman” will indulge us only so far of “the event” on a page entitled “The Facts” — a whopping half-paragraph that follows another famous quote. We are promised “the facts will come to light” but that they won’t be discussed on that site, since it’s clear Zimmerman isn’t out of the woods legally and his lawyer has likely advised him to stay hush (but hey, go make a website, LOL).

One bright point in this site’s defense is that it tries to defuse the racial powder keg by quoting Thomas Paine, “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” That sentiment is left a little hollow by a re-posting of a photo of “Long live Zimmerman” graffiti that was scrawled at Ohio State University in a clearly symbolic gesture:

Hammer of Truth reached out to contact the site’s owner and discuss the graffiti, a comment was not made by the time of this article’s posting.

Update: Zimmerman’s attorney has confirmed the website is legit. We’ve also learned that the site really was setup in one day (see, told ya). Remind me never to hire that guy, he’ll let you talk your way into jail!

Hammer of Truth has still not heard back from its inquiry to Zimmerman on the OSU graffiti, but we’ve noticed it was taken down.

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  • Ct68108935

    I honestly can’t believe this guy. How on Gods creation, do you think that people are going to support you when cleary you are guilty. Why no photos of your injuries, no mug shots taken by Sanford Police department. If you are really sincere about what happened, then why hide and continue to be elusive. In my opinion, this crime was meditated and poorly thought out. I pray for justice for the Martin family, and for a life sentence for George Zimmerman. Justice will prevail and if not, I’m more than certain that something that we all don’t want, and that is more racial attacks to innocent people. Love always conquers hate. Lets continue to love one another and oust hate.

    • Aflores

      STUPID!

  • Thedfyent1

    DONATE TO THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE FUND. POST THIS LINK EVERYWHERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID A LOT OF THINGS, NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! STAND UP AMERICA! http://george-zimmerman-defense-fund.com

    • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

      Caveat emptor.

    • QUEENJACQUE123

      YOU ARE A TRUE PIECE OF —- JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON  GEORGE IS A RACIST WHOM DAY IS COMING SOON PEACE TO THE MARTIN FAMILY WE ARE ALL STANDING WITH YOU  JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

      • WRATHOVER

        I AM TRAYVON MARTIN.  GEORGE TURN YOURSELF IN AND STOP BEGGING FOR MONEY. YOU TOOK A LIFE FROM A INNOCENT BLACK CHILD. YOUR DESERVE EVERYTHING YOU ARE GOING TRUE 100 FOLD TIMES SEVEN I PRAY THAT YOU FEEL GODS WRATH YOU DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY YOU RACIST. JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON   JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON. GEORGE YOU CANT RUN FROM GOD YOU COWARE PUNK

    • KINGTOOT

      GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS A RACIST AND A CHILD KILLER. IF YOU DONATE ONE DIME TO THIS CAUSE YOU ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS HIM. GEORGE ROT IN HELL RACIST. JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON I AM TRAYVON PEACE TO THE MARTIN FAMILY

      • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

        We appreciate civil comments. Please refrain from using all caps and know that we can see when you are trying to use multiple accounts. KINGTOOT, QUEENJACQUE123 and WRATHOVER were all submitted by the same IP address.

        Persisting in obnoxious behavior will earn a lengthy timeout from our site. Thank you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Longfellow/100001746202588 Robert Longfellow

        $100 well spent

        good luck George

        • Cdlac98kc

          The news stations especially FOX and CNN  should be forced to apoligize every hour for a week for stirring up people who enjoy tragedies along with Racist lawyers to lead them on. Showing a picture of a 12-13 year old child constantly and saying that a grown man murdered him is a plain lie. He actually was 6ft. tall and weighed around 170 lbs.The only reason for second degree murder charge was to appease the so called mobs in the street, they know it will be changed to self defense,manslaughter or justifiable homicide by the courts or jury. News stations should not make the news,just report it.I am sorry for everyone concerned in this mess but lets not railroad someone just to satisfy mob rule, let the courts decide.

  • hEADcRASH

    I love how people have already delivered the verdict before he has even set foot into court. Ah the Interwebs…

  • http://twitter.com/Janeforgeorge Jane

    Our country has advanced out of the dark ages years ago.  The lack of race wars throughout our country would put Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton out of the spotlight and money making business.  Race is Not the issue here.  George Zimmerman is a man caught up in the agenda of the left.  Allowing the black panthers to put a bounty on the head of any American is Unacceptable!  We are all Americans, and as an American  I believe in George Zimmerman.   http://www.georgezimmermandefensefund.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jaime-Moksha/100001262695705 Jaime Moksha

    I am surprised by the lack of rationality in this whole fiasco. I have no idea if George Zimmerman is guilty or not. And even if he is guilty, if the shooting was racially motivated. People need to look at facts, not just spew out nonsense.

  • Leslie T Newborn

    What happend to “innocent until PROVEN guilty” it seems in this case it is GUILTY until PROVEN INNOCENY

  • Maxpowercheck

    George countered the attack on him with a suitable force. Trayvon was a punk and got shot down attacking a man. The no retreat law applies here. No big deal. George acted within his right. I would do the same. The black community can’t stand it when one of their punk kids gets blown away legally, by a citizen acting in self defense. Tough shit. 

    • JohnnyX

      Thanks, Internet Tough Guy!