Bill O'Reilly, who has reported on the case exhaustivly on his program, has accused the media of 'exploiting' Trayvon Martin's this week.
According to the Huffington Post the Fox News host also blasted politicians for rushing to judgement when discussing newly released medical records the reportedly show George Zimmerman sustained minor injuries after he shot Martin, 17.
From the beginning O'Reilly has defended Zimmerman, 28, from the public outcry surrounding the case. On his Wednesday show O'Reilly claimed new evidence suggests that there was a confrontation between Martin and Zimmerman, which suggested to him people were wrong to believe the killing was racially motivated.
'This latest exposition should prove to Americans once and for all, the case needs to be tried in front of a jury and people need to stop jumping to conclusions and exploiting the death of an American teenager for their own purposes,' O'Reilly claimed. 'Trayvon Martin was used by pundits and politicians to make political and social points. Very wrong.'
Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump appeared on O'Reilly's program and said that the new doctor needed 'to be vetted properly.' Crump also questioned why Zimmerman did not go to the hospital on the night of the shooting.
O'Reilly agreed that Crump had 'legitimate questions' and both men agreed that the neither side should jump to conclusions without reference to the evidence.
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