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Another edited Zimmerman tape, another NBC employee fired. What do you think?

KoAm 2012/05/04 03:52:04
The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman.  They are trying to create a "minority martyr" (Martin) so that they can exploit his death to push an agenda.
Not sure whether Zimmerman is guilty or not -- but regardless, what NBC has done with this case is shameful.
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And then there were three.


A third NBC employee has been fired from the network after yet
another misleadingly edited George Zimmerman 911 tape surfaced from the
Trayvon Martin shooting.


Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based correspondent, “is no longer working for the network,” TVNewser reports. Her firing follows the axing of an NBC producer who
edited the original 911 call that caused so much controversy as well as
a local NBC reporter, Jeff Burnside, who was found to have used a similarly-edited recording.


TVNewser explains what happened with the latest incident:


In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the George Zimmerman 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation:


Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.

Dispatcher: Are you following him?

Zimmerman: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.


But here’s how the call really went:


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 white, black, or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.


NBC confirmed to Newser that Luciano is no longer with the network
after having joined them a short 18 months ago from Univision. Her
firing came after an internal investigation into the incident.


Media watchdog Media Research Center (MRC) excoriated NBC over the
news, especially considering the network has yet to deliver an on-air
apology (it has, however, done so via a statement).


“Despite Steve Capus, NBC News president, admitting they ‘probably’ should have apologized on-air, NBC still has yet to do so,” MRC’s president, Brent Bozell, said in a statement. “Even the local NBC affiliate that doctored the clip has fired the offender and apologized and retracted on-air.”


“Own up to your dishonesty, NBC,” he added, “tell your audience the truth for once and for all.”


This story has been updated with reaction

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  • Emma's Dilemma 2012/05/23 00:50:47
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Emma's Dilemma
    Liberals are so damn racist.
  • Nomad58 2012/05/06 19:36:21
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Nomad58
    I have been saying this from the beginning.

    The Media is no longer a news outfit, but an entertainment source. They have to create stories and events now. Zimmerman just happened to be on a slow news cycle

    As soon as CNN started their 24hr news cycle I told my wife that news as we had known it was gone forever.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/06 18:49:19
    Not sure whether Zimmerman is guilty or not -- but regardless, what NBC has d...
    Margaret Jacobson
    In the media, HE SEEMS TO BE RAILROADED........NBC.......m... they should be paying for the ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE.........THEY PLAYED JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER !!! What is left now ?? Where will ZIMMERMAN go once the trial is over ?? Who will hire him ??
  • RED DAWN 2012/05/05 19:36:24
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    RED DAWN
    By the time this Zimmerman case gets to trial the liberal media will have told so many lies about what happen a jury won't know what is true and what is not.
  • JessyBear 2012/05/05 14:34:57
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    JessyBear
    +2
    Anytime Jackson or Sharpton are in the house - I would worry about exploitation
  • Rore73 2012/05/04 15:36:29
    Not sure whether Zimmerman is guilty or not -- but regardless, what NBC has d...
    Rore73
  • Freeranger 2012/05/04 12:54:59
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Freeranger
    +1
    I think MSM has proven what all the conservative "haters" have been proclaiming all along. The chickens have come home to roost.
  • BrianD3 2012/05/04 11:50:30
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    BrianD3
  • truthman 2012/05/04 07:47:32
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    truthman
    NBC should anounce an apology on national TV for their employees actions. There is going to be a lot of people looking like dumbasses when this thing is over and its not going to be Zimmerman.
  • soland 2012/05/04 06:03:23
    Not sure whether Zimmerman is guilty or not -- but regardless, what NBC has d...
    soland
    i love NBC. but that is not good and very shameful. but i dont know what is going on either way a boy is dead and that is not right. where is the justice there.
  • KoAm soland 2012/05/04 07:40:47
    KoAm
    +3
    Loving NBC is your right, but the truth is that they are one of many news outlets that have tried to paint Zimmerman as guilty.

    Now evidence is coming out of him being assaulted and defending himself -- evidence that the news media, including your beloved NBC, tried to cover up and withhold.

    The more I hear and read about this case, the more I am starting to think Zimmerman is innocent. I don't know that for sure, of course, and it's up to the legal system to sort that out.

    But it's gotten to the point where the liberal media are trying to tell a story that they WANT to be true. Not what is actually true.
  • truthman KoAm 2012/05/04 07:51:50
    truthman
    I agree Jen. NBC stirred up a hornets nest and there should be a trial for that too.
  • soland KoAm 2012/05/04 17:30:23
  • Nomad58 soland 2012/05/06 19:15:17
    Nomad58
    Soland, that is where the clause for imminent threat of life comes in. Zimmerman's claim is he was in danger of losing life. His head was being pounded against the pavement, his nose was bleeding. He had yelled for help, yet no assistance was rendered.

    Now if you or I were there we would have rushed to his aid and probably saved Martin by pulling him off Zimmerman or at least scaring him away. As it was, Zimmerman felt he was in an in extremis situation and the only option was to use deadly force.
  • soland Nomad58 2012/05/08 17:53:24
    soland
    how do you know this were you even there you go by the media and the media is nothing but lies there is NO REASON A 17 YEAR OLD BOY SHOULD BE DEAD RIGHT NOW. IS ALL IM SAYING!!!!!!!!!!!~!!!!
  • Nomad58 soland 2012/05/09 13:05:02
    Nomad58
    I obtained my data from local newspaper that were published online, not the Media at large or the Web revisionist.

    You are responding with emotion. This is apparent in the way you keep calling him a boy. "Boys" Martin's age kill other people all the time so your argument is weak if feel Zimmerman should has viewed him as no threat. Your are trying a man based on mob mentality.

    If Zimmerman's account is true that Martin attacked him and Zimmerman felt his life was in imminent threat of death the shooting was justified. The jury will decided based on the evidence. Not on this media circus
  • truthman soland 2012/05/04 07:50:11
    truthman
    Justice will be served in the courtroom.
  • soland truthman 2012/05/04 17:31:15
    soland
    yea i hope so. im on treyvons side because he is the one dead. zimmerman is still alive. jus sayin
  • Nomad58 soland 2012/05/06 19:16:58
    Nomad58
    Does unjustly convicting Zimmerman resurrect Martin?
  • soland Nomad58 2012/05/08 17:54:00
    soland
    no but he should be held accountable for murdering a young child.
  • Nomad58 soland 2012/05/09 13:06:40
    Nomad58
    17 years old is hardly a young child.
    You are trapped in hyperbole.
  • Emma's ... soland 2012/05/23 00:56:42
    Emma's Dilemma
    The justice came when Zimmerman shot the man who was trying to kill him.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/05/04 05:59:03
    Not sure whether Zimmerman is guilty or not -- but regardless, what NBC has d...
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    Why is it so important for the libs to see this guy get screwed? Did any of them actually think that he may actually be innocent? Let's let the court handle this one people.
  • KoAm TheTrut... 2012/05/04 07:43:13
    KoAm
    +3
    >>>Why is it so important for the libs to see this guy get screwed?>>>

    Because it would make a "minority martyr" out of Trayvon Martin, whose death the liberals can then exploit to push a social agenda.

    That social agenda would consist of the idea that ethnic minorities in America are so oppressed and victimized that major social changes are needed. Major liberal social changes, that is.
  • TheTrut... KoAm 2012/05/05 06:24:44
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Good point. Then I guess the next question would be: Do these idiot libs realize that Zimmerman is also a minority(hispanic)?
    I guess it's more of the "Do as we say, not as we do" lib nazi tactics, huh?
  • ronbo 2012/05/04 05:42:47
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    ronbo
    +1
    I don,t know if the guy will ever get a fair trial.
  • Jay Theyme 2012/05/04 05:15:40
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Jay Theyme
    And they STILL keep reporting that Zimmerman was 'instructed' or 'told to stop following' and that is not the case.
    Nor would that matter anyways. But either way they are incorrect. The dispatcher DID (correctly) advise him he was no longer legally obligated to keep following Martin but you see the way its changed.
    And I will say it again: For all we know Zimmerman is a kook and guilty or did bad things. Maybe?
    But what the liberal media is doing is working this into an agenda. No matter what happens or not.
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/05/04 04:38:45
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    +2
    So what else is new in the Obama Media Group obama media
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/05/04 03:58:49
    The liberal media are railroading Zimmerman. They are trying to create a "mi...
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +2
    " never let a good crisis go to waste'... Florida is a KEY SWING STATE....Spark a Rodney king Verdict verdict style riot...and then start a whispering campaign saying 'if obama loses the whole state will go like Sanford' ...it's called intimidation...it's also called Chicago Style politics

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