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Odysseus
04-01-2012, 02:51 PM
NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy12:28 PM PDT 3/30/2012 by Paul Bond



Critics say the "Today" show attempted to incite racial anger when it cut crucial seconds from audio of a phone call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed the teenager.





NBC News is being excoriated in some circles – with competitor Fox News Channel leading the charge – for selectively editing audio of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed Trayvon Martin.

The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Todayshow on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played the NBC version of the 911 call and compared it with the unedited version.
In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

The full version, though, unfolds like this:


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.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
After playing both versions, Hannity said: “They forgot the dispatcher’s question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?”

“This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News,” answers Bozell, who runs a conservative watchdog group called the Media Research Center.

“When you hear him say, ‘he looks black,’ anyone watching that believes that there are racial overtones to what this man did,” Bozell says. “How could you not believe that? It goes with the narrative of the profiling. The only problem is, they edited out the dispatcher asking him, ‘what does he look like?’”

NBC News declined to comment.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trayvon-martin-nbc-news-editing-911-call-306359



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Given that NBC employs Al Sharpton, this should come as no surprise, but it is still reprehensible. Selectively editing the tape to make Zimmerman appear to be a bigot constitutes libel and defamation.

Articulate_Ape
04-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Why is this so unsurprising to me?

AmPat
04-01-2012, 03:29 PM
NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy

12:28 PM PDT 3/30/2012 by Paul Bond
Critics say the "Today" show attempted to incite racial anger when it cut crucial seconds from audio of a phone call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed the teenager.
NBC News is being excoriated in some circles – with competitor Fox News Channel leading the charge – for selectively editing audio of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed Trayvon Martin.

The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Todayshow on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played the NBC version of the 911 call and compared it with the unedited version.
In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds like this:

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.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
After playing both versions, Hannity said: “They forgot the dispatcher’s question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?”

“This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News,” answers Bozell, who runs a conservative watchdog group called the Media Research Center.

“When you hear him say, ‘he looks black,’ anyone watching that believes that there are racial overtones to what this man did,” Bozell says. “How could you not believe that? It goes with the narrative of the profiling. The only problem is, they edited out the dispatcher asking him, ‘what does he look like?’”
NBC News declined to comment.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trayvon-martin-nbc-news-editing-911-call-306359
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Given that NBC employs Al Sharpton, this should come as no surprise, but it is still reprehensible. Selectively editing the tape to make Zimmerman appear to be a bigot constitutes libel and defamation.
I hope that Zimmerman sues them into exstinktion (intentional spelling NAZIs). That is IF and only IF he is innocent. I say innocent because I don't believe he is not guilty if he committed no crime.

The Zimmerman family is beginning to garner more sympathy in my mind now than the Martin family. Sad and tragic as the death of Travon is, the actions or inactions of the Martin family since the shooting is shifting my feelings. I don't hold the family responsible for the prime time race baiters, but I do fault them for not telling JackASSon and Weird Al to STHU and go away.

The Conservative media such as it is needs to put on a full court press against this obvious journalistic malpractice.

Starbuck
04-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Heh, heh...Freedom of the press is a two edged sword sometimes...

RedGrouse
04-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Yellow journalism.

Retread
04-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Libel

Hawkgirl
04-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Freedom of the press, or freedom to lie?

Odysseus
04-01-2012, 07:03 PM
Freedom of the press, or freedom to lie?

To the Journ-o-list crowd, there's no difference. They're after a "higher" truth, which is their narrative, and if the facts don't fit, then they will change the facts.

Gentleman Pirate
04-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Wow, that's bad. Did they not think that everyone else would have a full copy and transcript of the 911 call and they would get called on it ?

JB
04-01-2012, 07:21 PM
I had heard about this. Troublesome.

Well, we just treat NBC News like they're the E Network. Not that it will make them think they are any less journalistic or honorable.

Gentleman Pirate
04-04-2012, 11:59 AM
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/04/nbc-news-apologizes-for-editing-george-zimmerman-11-call/

Looks like NBC felt the heat and has now apologized for their "edit"

Rockntractor
04-04-2012, 12:04 PM
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/04/nbc-news-apologizes-for-editing-george-zimmerman-11-call/

Looks like NBC felt the heat and has now apologized for their "edit"

It is kind of interesting how the mistake was reported front page but the apology is hidden in the back.

Odysseus
04-04-2012, 05:39 PM
It is kind of interesting how the mistake was reported front page but the apology is hidden in the back.

Not interesting so much as typical. I believe that if a news agency is found to have libeled someone, they ought to be compelled to run the exoneration in the same venue, on the same page or time slot, with the same emphasis as the original libel, so as to undo as much of the damage as possible.

NJCardFan
04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
The funny and sad thing is that it's not going to matter. The race baiters are going to continue to run with this as a race issue and Zimmerman is still going to be portrayed as a racist white good ol' boy. See, when it comes to the leftist narrative, whatever the Ministry of Truth puts out, no matter if it's proven false or not, will remain the truth within it's base.

JB
04-04-2012, 08:47 PM
Looks like NBC felt the heat and has now apologized for their "edit"Apologized because they were caught, nothing more.

This won't stop them.

Elspeth
04-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Apologized because they were caught, nothing more.

This won't stop them.

The damage is done and they know it. No one reads retractions or apologies. They are boring in contrast to the salacious misrepresentations they are trying to remedy.

noonwitch
04-05-2012, 01:13 PM
The funny and sad thing is that it's not going to matter. The race baiters are going to continue to run with this as a race issue and Zimmerman is still going to be portrayed as a racist white good ol' boy. See, when it comes to the leftist narrative, whatever the Ministry of Truth puts out, no matter if it's proven false or not, will remain the truth within it's base.


It will matter if something happens to Zimmerman or his family, unfortunately, that's probably what it would take for people to pay attention.

I think that the family whose address Spike Lee mistakenly twittered as the Zimmerman's address should sue the living daylights out of him. He was only apologetic because it wasn't George's family's address. He had no qualms about tweeting the real address, if he had actually had it. Spike Lee has done stupid things like this before, like when he claimed he saw Liz Claiborne on the Oprah Winfrey show telling Oprah that she didn't design clothes for black women. It never happened, because LC was never a guest on Oprah's show. But several of my black friends believe it happened to this day, one even claims she saw the alleged episode.


Whatever happened to Trayvon Martin, even if it is manslaughter on Zimmerman's part, justice is not served by a mob. Yesterday was the anniversary of Dr. King's murder. His family never called for the murder or execution of James Earl Ray. I wish Sharpton and company would keep this in mind when they speak to angry crowds.

Gentleman Pirate
04-05-2012, 03:05 PM
Not interesting so much as typical. I believe that if a news agency is found to have libeled someone, they ought to be compelled to run the exoneration in the same venue, on the same page or time slot, with the same emphasis as the original libel, so as to undo as much of the damage as possible.


But what they will claim is that it wasn't libel since he actually said "He looks black". They can get away with this behavior because he actually did say what they went to air with. They can claim ignorance and fire the editor for his/her "error" and all is well.

Odysseus
04-05-2012, 04:24 PM
But what they will claim is that it wasn't libel since he actually said "He looks black". They can get away with this behavior because he actually did say what they went to air with. They can claim ignorance and fire the editor for his/her "error" and all is well.

Okay, then fire the editor, and the person who told the editor to do it. Then, maybe the next time some stooge is told to fake the news, he might think twice.

Janice
04-05-2012, 08:07 PM
http://i.imgur.com/72DvX.jpg

Elspeth
04-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Janice, that's brilliant!

RedGrouse
04-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Yellow journalism.

txradioguy
04-06-2012, 06:07 AM
Okay, then fire the editor, and the person who told the editor to do it. Then, maybe the next time some stooge is told to fake the news, he might think twice.

That would include the reporter the producer and the news director. Lots of eyes saw that report and heard that edited audio before it ever hit the airwaves.

And it won't stop them...this isn't the first time NBC has been caught doctoring stories. It's not the first time any of the MSM has staged or doctored something to fit their narrative.

It's getting worse...not better.

Odysseus
04-07-2012, 11:22 AM
That would include the reporter the producer and the news director. Lots of eyes saw that report and heard that edited audio before it ever hit the airwaves.

And it won't stop them...this isn't the first time NBC has been caught doctoring stories. It's not the first time any of the MSM has staged or doctored something to fit their narrative.

It's getting worse...not better.

The people who only heard it post-editing may not have known, but the editor and producer certainly did know, and at the very least, they should be fired.

Rockntractor
04-07-2012, 11:41 AM
A statement from NBC said Tuesday, "During our investigation, it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to viewers."

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/04/nbc-news-apologizes-for-editing-george-zimmerman-11-call/#ixzz1rMxE5srm


During our investigation, it became evident that we wouldn't get away with an error made in the production process, we deeply regret being caught. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from being exposed in the future and apologize to our liberal viewers."
(accidentally edited)