Trayvon Martin Tape Editing Prompts Internal Probe at NBC - Will anything really change at NBC because of this?
it appears to have aired a misleadingly edited 911 call tape involving George
Zimmerman, the Florida man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The internal investigation was reported by The Washington Post.
The edited call, which aired on NBC's "Today Show" on March 27, featured
Zimmerman talking to a 911 dispatcher.
"This guy looks like he's up to no good ... he looks black," Zimmerman said
in the edited segment.
That, it turns out, appears to be only part of the exchange that took place
on the night of February 26. The complete exchange went 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."
Dispatcher: "OK, and this guy -- is he black, white or Hispanic?"
Zimmerman: "He looks black."
Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, called
this mistake worse than a distortion or a misrepresentation and "an all-out
falsehood." He made the comment on the March 29 edition of the Fox News show
"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?'"
Much of the public discussion over the past week has settled on how
conflicting facts and interpretations call into question whether Zimmerman acted
justifiably or criminally. The interplay between Zimmerman and the dispatcher
has been a critical part of the discussion."
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