George Zimmerman's De Facto Spokesman Launches a White-Power Podcast
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Yesterday, after George Zimmerman was taken into custody for allegedly threatening his estranged wife with a gun, HLN turned to a familiar source for commentary: Zimmerman's neighbor and de facto media emissary, Frank Taaffe. In an interview with HLNTV.com reporter Graham Winch, Taaffe argued that Zimmerman was distraught because his wife, Shellie, was trying to take his Rottweiler. "Now, that's pretty vindictive," Taaffe said.
Ever since Zimmerman gained notoriety by fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, Taaffe has been his most visible and outspoken defender. As Mother Jones has reported, Taaffe also happens to be a fire-breathing racist. And he now has a new forum to air his inflammatory views.
Shortly after Zimmerman's July acquittal on murder charges, Taaffe appeared on two episodes of the white-separatist podcast, The White Voice, and unleashed a string of racist diatribes. At the time, he claimed that he had gone on the show in response to a routine
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