We now know that the man who quit his job in order to defend George Zimmerman to the national news media barely knows him.
Joe Oliver, a former CNN news anchor, has been making the rounds on cable news and TV talk programs defending Zimmerman, the man who gunned down unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.
On Tuesday night, ‘Last Word,’ with host Lawrence O’Donell and his guests The New York Times‘ Charles Blow and The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart, ripped the lid off of Oliver’s claims that he was a “close friend” of Zimmerman’s.
Oliver, pictured above with his wife and kids, couldn’t answer basic questions about Zimmerman that a true friend would know by association.
Lawrence and Blow challenged Oliver’s assertions that Oliver knew Zimmerman well enough to be confident that he would not shoot Trayvon in cold blood.
The grilling of Oliver was so Epic that he was trending on Twitter.com before the hourlong segment was even over.
Watch the videos of the Epic grilling of Joe Oliver below.