2. He didn’t pursue Trayvon Martin
Zimmerman told Hannity he didn’t follow Trayvon Martin, despite telling a police dispatcher that he was doing so on the night of the shooting.
After telling the dispatcher that Martin was running “toward the back entrance,” and muttering a garbled epithet, that Zimmerman told Hannity was “f–ing punks,” the dispatcher asked Zimmerman, “are you following him?” Zimmerman answered, “yeah,” and was told, “we don’t need you to do that.”
That’s not how Zimmerman described what happened during his Hannity interview:
HANNITY: Let me ask you this. At that point, we can hear the unbuckling of the seatbelt, hear you opening the car door, and this dispatch asked you at that point, and this became a very key moment that everyone in the media focused on, and the dispatcher asked you, “are you following him?” And you said yes. Explain that.
ZIMMERMAN: I meant that I was going in the same direction as him, to keep an eye on him so that I could tell the police where he was going. I didn’t mean that I was actually pursuing him.
HANNITY: So this moment where someone suggested you were out of breath on that tape, you yourself were not running?
ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.
HANNITY: And you I think made a statement to the police that it was the wind as you were getting out of the car and moving, and that was the sound we hear, not you out of breath?
ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.
Listen to the call here. The relevant section occurs at about 2:06.