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I don't know what happened here, but it looks really bad for George Zimmerman's lawyer to have scheduled this interview and then bail out on it just before it was supposed to go to air. If he was worried about tough questions from Lawrence O'Donnell, I'm not sure why he scheduled this in the first place.
Most of the interviews I've seen with Sonner have been pretty softball, so who knows and maybe he was given a heads up from someone that he was going to be pressed on some matters he wasn't ready to defend.
Here's more from O'Donnell's blog -- Zimmerman's lawyer bails on interview:
On Monday's show, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell slammed Craig Sonner, the "cowardly" lawyer representing George Zimmerman, for canceling the interview at the last minute. Moments before the show, the guest walked off the set and into his car, literally running away from Lawrence's tough questions on the investigation.
Proving the show must go on, Lawrence furiously ran through his line of questioning to the empty chair that was supposed to be occupied by Sonner. His client is the man who shot and killed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
New York Times columnist Charles Blow also weighed in on the investigation. He also took partial credit for scaring away George Zimmerman's lawyer.
O'Donnell ended up debating an empty chair and listing the questions he would have asked Sonner before Charles Blow joined him on the air. O'Donnell also blasted other media outlets for not pushing Sonner harder for the inconsistencies with what he's told them and questioned whether the man is even capable of adequately representing Zimmerman in court.
He did not have any kinder words for the police department in the Martin case for not doing their jobs and pointed out that the leaks coming out of that department are likely nothing more than an effort to justify and give cover for their failure to properly investigate the murder in the first place.