Sunday, April 1, 2012

Now, NBC Caught Creating Distorted Zimmerman Clip

I already reported on CNN's Anderson Cooper editing of a George Zimmerman clip that would have backed up his side of events. Now, NBC has been caught editing a 911 call made by Zimmerman. WaPo reports:
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. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry.
Looks like MSM wants to start a race war.


  1. It shouldn't surprise me but, wow.

  2. Obama probably has orders to the MSM to rile up the base! The first post racial president? Nah, don't think so.

  3. MOST people are not racists, so why does the media turn EVERYTHING into a racial issue? Maybe AG Holder should investigate NBC as they are fanning the flames of violence.

  4. Uh, there is already a low grade race war going on. The MSM only want to fire it up more. That of course, doesn't bother Eric the Holder of cretinous views on civil rights nor the white lib/progressive yuppie in blackface that's currently lives in a white house in DC. Bu what else is new?