Yeah. He's not facing us in that picture, so we can't see if he has a nose splint or not, but it certainly didn't look like it in the original video.
I'm not a medical practioner but, again, I used to do martial arts and often got bruised in sparring.
I've also had quite a few accidents which caused some bad, bad bruising over the years.
My experience has been that the kind of bluish-black-purple color we associate with bruising doesn't usually show up for several hours -- often as much as 12 hours. You do, however, have a reddish area where the blood is starting to pool under the skin. And depending on how hard of a hit you're also going to see swelling right away.
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I don't care what side of the issue you are on, what NBC did should piss everyone off. I'm lumping them in with Fox News on my must not watch list.
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/De...spx?id=1571386Last week, NBC's Today Show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying, "This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black."
A transcript of the complete 9-1-1 call shows that Zimmerman actually said, "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."
The 911 officer responded saying, "OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?"
"He looks black," Zimmerman said.
Sadly, sensationalism has always been around because there's no money, ratings, or readership for responsible and intelligent journalism.
Originally Posted by Veterans Today Commentator in Link Above
Whuh...? Has anyone else commenting on this case felt it necessary to explain the ethnic backgrounds of the participants' names as an aside in an article, or even as a footnote? Is this information at all relevant? WTF?!!?