Archive for April 3rd, 2012
April 3, 2012 - Hours ago NBC apologized for making an editing “error” in the dialogue on the taped 911 call that George Zimmerman made the night he shot and killed Taryvon Martin.
NBC intentionally altered the 911 tape to create the impression that Zimmerman was highlighting the fact that Martin was black. This was an obvious effort on NBC’s part to add more attention to the racial aspect of the case.
Here is how the edited portion of the 911 conversation went as it was played on the NBC Today Show :
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
On the actual 911 tape, the dispatcher had prompted Zimmerman to identify Martin’s race :
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.
NBC commented today, “During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” reads NBC’s statement. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”
NBC and many other news agencies are, and have been guilty of manipulating the facts in their news stories in an effort to sensationalize the story. This seems to be the norm for journalists today. No longer can the public trust anything they read or hear from any news organization.
“If it bleeds it leads” is the rule of the day when it comes to news reporting.
Just recently the story of 13 year old Allen Goin, the kid who was burned when attacked by two individuals and set on fire was highly exaggerated. Nearly every news report had the young mans last name wrong, and even though they all had the police report, they still out right lied about the facts of the incident. One can only conclude that the media does this to boost ratings. I for one have zero respect or trust in anything reported by these pathetic and corrupt journalists.
When you folks read a story, take it with a grain of salt. Chances are the story has been modified to heighten ratings.
And for you bloggers out there that rely on Drudge or anyone reporting the news, take extra caution when using the story in your blog. Before you repeat someone else’s news story and pass it along as verified and factual, do your own research and even then proceed with caution.
Just because there are three big letters in front of a story (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN) means nothing when it comes to integrity in journalism. I believe those days are long gone. -JRoycroft
- Media foment a race war over Trayvon shooting (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- NBC Probes Edit Of Zimmerman 911 Call (myfoxny.com)
- NBC Probes Edit Of Zimmerman 911 Call (myfoxorlando.com)
- NBC Investigating Its Deceptive Editing of Zimmerman 911 Tape (minx.cc)
- NBC to investigate itself over editing 911 call of George Zimmerman (miamiherald.typepad.com)