3/31/2012

NBC gets caught editing Zimmerman's 911 call

From the Washington Post:

NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:
“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.” 
Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black. 
Here’s how the actual conversation went down:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
The difference between what “Today” put on its air and the actual tape? Complete: In the “Today” version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person “looks black,” a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In reality’s version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. 



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Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "I like the version better that my commie compadres at NBC put out. It's more Marxist revolutionary, you know . . . get people fired up, rioting in the streets, breaking things, torching cars, and burning down buildings and stuff like that. You know, responsible Marxist journalism. My Marxist amigos at NBC, or as we Marxists like to say, "Nothing But Communism", can be counted on for it. It's an identity thing with them.”
“Hopefully, we’ll never have a Republican Congress that’s smart enough to start eyeballing their broadcasting license. Not much worry about that, since those Republicans are such rubes. Do we commies ever NOT con them into going along with us? Ha! Ha!"

4/05/2012 5:35 PM  

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