Exclusive: Zimmerman's defense reacts to failed attempt to delay trial

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," February 5, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Tonight in a "Hannity" exclusive, I will be joined by George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, After a Florida judge denied his request to delay the trial earlier today.

But first I want to remind you of the bullying by the liberal mainstream media and the Obama administration when it comes to this case. Now let's start with the deceptive editing done by the so called journalists at NBC News back in March this year when they blatantly distorted the 911 call.

Remember this? George Zimmerman made just before he shot Trayvon Martin, the tape that the network played, well, this is the one they actually played for their viewers.


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: He looks like he is up to no good. He looks black.

911 OPERATOR: Did you see what he was wearing?

ZIMMERMAN: A dark hoodie.


HANNITY: One problem. That is not exactly how the call happened, because what you didn't hear was that Zimmerman had been explicitly asked by the 911 operator about the person's race. Why would they edit that out? Listen to this.


ZIMMERMAN: We had some break ins in my neighborhood and there is a suspicious guy. This guy looks like he is up to no good or he is on drugs or something. It is raining and he is just walking around looking about.

DISPATCHER: OK, and this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks back.


HANNITY: Well, the question, is he white, black, or Hispanic? Now I'm going to ask Zimmerman's defense attorney whether or not he believes that deceptive editing may have tainted potential jurors.

But before that George Zimmerman's brother, Robert, is speaking out in an interview with Breitbart News. He says the media was not the only disappointment in this case, but the rush to judgment based on race alone went all the way up to the president of the United States.


ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, BROTHER OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: He brought up his skin color and his unborn or theoretical son looking like Trayvon Martin. Here was this president from the backdrop of Rose Garden making comments about someone based on his skin color. I think we felt bullied and were a little down initially and the disappointment grew. I don't think a white president would have been able to get away with the same thing.


HANNITY: Joining me now in an exclusive interview is the attorney for George Zimmerman. Mark O'Mara is back with us. Mark, what about what Robert said and about the editing. You are now suing NBC News. Do you think it has a big impact on the case?

MARK O'MARA, ATTORNEY FOR GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: Well, I think it really does. The problem with it is that a lot of people came rushing to judgment on this case and it was sort of begun by those people who came into Sanford with an agenda to make this a racial case.

It wasn't and even we know that now because after the FBI's exhaustive investigation they found no evidence of racism at all in George's actions. What happened was NBC I guess in an attempt to try and get ahead of the pack decided to take a bet and placed a bet on racism. They said, well maybe he is a racist and we will get out ahead of it and say he is. The problem with it was they were absolutely wrong. They misled the public and helped sway not only the aggravation that existed against George Zimmerman, but truly made this a racial event when it absolutely was not.

HANNITY: When I interviewed both you and George, he confirmed to me -- and you know him as well as anybody at this point -- that he spent a lot of his spare time, free time helping underprivileged kids, minority children, all races and backgrounds. I didn't read a whole lot about that in the media. Tell us what he did.

O'MARA: Well, if I were to have to prove that I was a nonracist I would have a more difficult time than if I were to prove George is a nonracist. George, his great grandfather is of afro-Peruvian, which is black. He mentored two black children in the Orlando area even six months after the program ended. He still continued doing it. We know that his grandmother babysat for two black girls during the six-year period so that for six years both in the beginning of the morning before they went to school and for the afternoon hours after they came back from school, George and his siblings hung out with these two other children while their mom was out working.

Not to mention what I think is most significant because it is most current is that it was George who really led the fight to bring out the -- what happened wrong to Sherman Ware when Sherman Ware, a black homeless man in Sanford was beaten up by a Sanford cop's son, and the whole thing was ignored and swept under the rug. It is amazing to me that Natalie Jackson involved in this case was representing Sherman Ware and now denies George's impact on bringing that case to the forefront.

HANNITY: All right, not exactly compatible, what you are describing here, with somebody that is a racist.

Let me ask you this. You had the ruling today. It has been quiet in the case. This is going to heat up. National attention is going be drawn to this. The president has gotten involved. Give us the latest and where are you go from here, and for example, what does George do? Is his life totally on hold and now at the mercy of a jury at this point, or do you have a chance to get this thrown out earlier?

O'MARA: Well, his is going on. The motion to continue was denied. The judge believes we have enough time. I respect the ruling and we will abide by it. I don't know how we will get ready for this case in the time we have left. I liken it to someone telling you you are going build a 14-story building and you have three months to do it.

That could be set to be done, but I don't know how it will be accomplished. It's really difficult realizing that the defense fund, which is really hopeful on the support of his supporters out there in the country, is now at its absolutely low. The money that we need to hire defense experts and continue with depositions is simply not there.

HANNITY: You are saying as a result of this he is broke, he is bankrupt?

O'MARA: He is broke. I think there is less than a few thousand dollars in the defense fund. I know that I had talked to you about sort of the need for increasing donations to a small plug if I might, it is GZdefensefund.com.

And it is the way that we sort of need to deal because it is either we get that type of information, that type of support from the community, or we have to look towards an indigence finding to have the state support him.

HANNITY: All right, we are going to continue to follow the case, Mark O'Mara, and also the media bias and we will see how they pick it up as case comes back to the forefront of the public attention. Thanks for being with us.

O'MARA: Thanks so much, Sean and good to see you again.

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