Twitter-Proved: CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin's Wager is PAST DUE

Ah, the wonders of Twitter, and the evidentiary bread-crumb trail it inevitably leaves in its wake.

As previously discussed in my post here, The Wager Sunny Hostin Refuses to Honor, as well as a similar post over at Legal Insurrection, CNN analyst welches on bet after Andrew Branca wins “Stand-Your-Ground” Debate, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin wagered $100 with me at the recent UC Berkeley Law School debate on SYG (which I won, thank you, very much), whereupon she promptly refused to pay up the next day.

To continue the fun, I thought I’d share with all the brief email exchange between Sunny and myself, up to the point she turns tail and runs cowardly away from her wager obligation.  So, here goes.

AB1 settle up wager

AB2 offer proof or conceded

AB3 how much time?

AB4 forward to hearing

AB5 operator audio

SH 11 followed

AB7 irrelevant

Told not to follow

AB6 dispatch do not order

SH depot told not to follow

(I would note, as an aside, that even the tiny portion of the deposition appended by Sunny actually presents evidence that it was Trayvon Martin who confronted George Zimmerman–“the suspect [Trayvon]emerged from the darkness”–NOT that George Zimmerman confronted Tayvon Martin.  That’s some lawyering, Sunny.)

AB wasnt wager

person responsible is Trayvon

AB8 absolutely


AB9 changing subject

Surprised invited

AB13 you conceded?


AB show evidence

And then in her final act of intellectual cowardice in this exchange, Sunny runs away from her wager obligation.

Given your history

That’s a hell of a legal analyst you have there, CNN.  No wonder the vast majority of your feeble ratings come from airport waiting areas.

@mav128 hit the nail right on the head when he observed, sarcastically, that:

Mav128 racist is winning

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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Andrew Branca

Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

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