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Trayvon Martin Tape Editing Prompts Internal Probe at NBC - Will anything really change at NBC because of this?

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/02 22:08:08
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"NBC News reportedly has begun an internal investigation after
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
"Hannity."


"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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  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/03 11:54:38
    No
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +9
    Not the first time NBC has been caught:

    In 1990s, Dateline NBC rigged a side mounted gas tank pickup to explode and got caught:



    The leftwing media has never departed from their racist actions.
    MSNBC:


    obama media cheerleaders

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  • Gooky 2012/04/10 15:15:57
  • HOMBRE 2012/04/10 15:14:10 (edited)
    No
    HOMBRE
    +1
    Just think of time they have not been caught?
    obama media news obama media news
  • Selketskiss 2012/04/10 15:03:41
    No
    Selketskiss
    +2
    I never believe any media esp. ABC, NBC, CBS and have not watched those channels for more than 7 years....
  • Jan Nel 2012/04/05 20:08:22
    No
    Jan Nel
    +2
    nnnnnnno!
  • Pythias 2012/04/04 19:48:45 (edited)
    No
    Pythias
    +4
    Anyone remember what NBC did to Richard Jewell? They ruined his life in the name of ratings.

    I don’t think it’s a left vs. right thing. It’s all about money. Ethics and morality be damned when the bottom line is concerned.
  • Selkets... Pythias 2012/04/10 15:05:53
    Selketskiss
    +1
    Yes I remember well I lived not far from Atlanta. It was a disgrace what they did to that man...
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/04/04 13:06:00
    Yes
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +4
    Yes. The Nuanced Biased Content Network will outsource future acts of manipulation and deception so as to obscure the evidence trail and claim the SODDI Defense (Some Other Dude Did It), an all-too-common refrain of criminals caught in the act.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/04/04 07:53:21
    No
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +3
    They still have the same agenda.
  • johnc 2012/04/04 01:40:47
    Undecided
    johnc
    +4
    I always follow the money, NBC owned in part by GE, GEs GM is Obamas top jobs advisor, (shipping GM jobs, and jet Tech, to China)

    they are who they are.

    Buffett supports Obamas class warfare, Buffett spends a lot of time with Obama, Obama gives away our money to wild adventures. Buffett invests in wild adventures, follow the money. a little inside information is extremely powerful in the investment market
    follow the money

    NOBAMA 2012
  • frank 2012/04/03 21:07:05
    No
    frank
    +4
    Nothing will change, it's been this way for years.
  • johnc frank 2012/04/04 01:41:34
    johnc
    +2
    SAD but true.
  • Louis Contreras 2012/04/03 19:40:31 (edited)
    No
    Louis Contreras
    +4
    Nothing will change, the outcome is what they wanted. A story that delivered ratings.
  • johnc Louis C... 2012/04/04 01:44:32
    johnc
    +2
    and they do have this Obama thrill between thier legs, and they remind us daily about his being black, Don't the know Barack is half white also? But that does not fit thier agenda they even have the race baiter in chief, Sharpton with a show.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/04/03 15:16:27
    No
    3kidsandamom
    +2
    Liberals won't change their stripes simply because they get called out for intentionally causing racial tensions to get worse. They have been adding fire to this issue for years to keep the people divided to avoid us becoming united against those wanting America to fall!
  • Mike 2012/04/03 14:57:47
    No
    Mike
    +2
    and nothing will be done - swept away as usual
  • johnc Mike 2012/04/04 01:47:01
    johnc
    +4
    FOX, and now CN N is bringing it up FOX alone has has the majority of the news audience thow in CNN and maybe ABC CBS will smell the coffee,
    It just exposes NBC for what they are.
  • No
    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷTisdragonflyƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
    +4
    No it won't change a thing, they will still keep their views the way they are and the media liberal bias.
  • Pirate PJ 2012/04/03 13:14:51
    No
    Pirate PJ
    +6
    They have been a bias, liberal network for years!
    They got Obama elected with their lies to the public, what makes you think this will stop them!!
  • ACE 2012/04/03 13:08:05
    Undecided
    ACE
    +2
    i hope so but have my doubts
  • heirsoftheking 2012/04/03 13:03:02
    No
    heirsoftheking
    +8
    Because NBC is Nothing But Communists.
    NBC communist
  • Selkets... heirsof... 2012/04/10 15:08:35
    Selketskiss
    +1
    Great pic I love it...
  • mike schwartz 2012/04/03 12:44:38
    No
    mike schwartz
    +7
    NBC and especially MSNBC is the flagship station of the liberal media. They prove the point that if the left didn't apply the double standard, they would have no standards at all.
  • Seonag 2012/04/03 12:25:32
    Undecided
    Seonag
    +3
    Probably not. They have an agenda and they are probing only because they got 'caught.'
  • Snowball 2012/04/03 11:55:58
    No
    Snowball
    +2
    Don't get me wrong, if there's more to show this guy would have done things differently had it been a white or Hispanic kid in a hoody, then let the facts come out . The guy should be charged with stalking and Manslaughter if not murder- but to play on racial wounds in this country to get ratings is sick. Typical MSM.
  • Patric Snowball 2012/04/03 12:30:54
    Patric
    +1
    wow,,, " should be charged with stalking ...... murder ..... " WOW

    are you maybe pre judge this fellow ?

    maybe a little bit of jump to conclusion ?

    how about sitting tight and allow the authorities , the only ones with the facts , do their job and not people that are being feed false information from the mass media ???

    wow , again , WOW ,, murder ??? settle down , please, calm down....
  • Snowball Patric 2012/04/03 18:31:40 (edited)
    Snowball
    "charged", he admitted to following him, did notblisten to the police....put himself in a situation he would not have been in...and admitted shooting the kid. Charges can be dropped if evidence states otherwise. What would you do if some crazy guy was stalking you, you lost him, he found you again...you'd probably pound the crap out of him- right? Now he pulls out a gun and kills you. Claims he was standing his ground. Is your wife going to understand why you're dead & he's not arrested? Just because the kid pounded the guy, doesn't mean he was trying to kill him. Someone stalking people with a gun who doesn't listen to the police- can't be trusted. His lack of head injuries says to me he over embelished that too.
  • Patric Snowball 2012/04/03 18:52:18
    Patric
    +1
    hmmm , and just legal justice system are you quoting from ?

    " Charges can be dropped if evidence states otherwise " would that be if Zimmerman can prove his innocence he can be set free ?

    here is how it works in the good old USA ,, you are innocent untill proven guilty , so that means , IMO , that the police will charge him if the evidence states that he should be arrested..

    " some crazy guy was stalking .... " wow, not too biased and prejedice are you ??

    " just because the kid pounded the guy does not mean he was trying to kill him " do you have any idea how insane that statement is ??? gosh , I hope you know ..

    " lack of head injuries ..." look at the news station, not the one with the 5 year old picture of Martin , but a recent news report with the head injuries shown..

    how about , we , both you and I , stick to the facts and not attempt to manufacture evidence ... because I will call you on the carpet if you do...
  • Snowball Patric 2012/04/05 00:33:47 (edited)
    Snowball
    In any other part of the world he would have been arrested. I could care less if you're going to "call me on the carpet". This is an opinion based on the most basic of facts- his OWN ADMISSION. Even in a domestic battery call the police have to arrest someone. But I guess now if you want to off someone, all you have to do is drive them to Florida, prompt someone to attack you, you can killl them, and of there is no witnesses- you're home free! I suppose you were a Casey Anthony fan too then- right? Based on lack of evidence? Go play SH police somewhere else. I really don't care what you think.
  • Patric Snowball 2012/04/05 11:13:06
    Patric
    +1
    " I really don't care what you think "

    that is one of the only statements that you have written that I think is accurate.

    what I or you think is not important,, we both may be wrong.

    what IS inportant is what the district attorney thinks, and at this time he / she thinks that there is no due cause to arrest and charge Mr. Zimmerman with any criminal offense..

    what do you think about those apples....
  • Snowball Patric 2012/04/08 04:59:50
    Snowball
    I don't. Now leave me alone.
  • Patric Snowball 2012/04/08 11:41:27
    Patric
    +2
    NBC fired the racist that changed the police recording ..

    the truth will come out , and all the people with the prejudice against
    Mr. Zimmerman will be found out to be the real racist ..
  • Snowball Patric 2012/04/11 23:26:48
    Snowball
    Yep. Who was right?
  • Patric Snowball 2012/04/19 13:31:05
    Patric
    +1
    hmm,,
    sorta like the saying..

    they do not crown the champion in the first half of a ball game,,

    sit still and ALLOW the courts to do thier job , and hope all the arm chair lawyers will JUST SHUT UP ...
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/03 11:54:38
    No
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +9
    Not the first time NBC has been caught:

    In 1990s, Dateline NBC rigged a side mounted gas tank pickup to explode and got caught:



    The leftwing media has never departed from their racist actions.
    MSNBC:


    obama media cheerleaders
  • carolynb 2012/04/03 11:44:29
    No
    carolynb
    +1
    I watch MSNBC all day and night, and this is a lie. The first time I heard the tape, I heard the whole conversation. The dispatcher asked what his race was and he said black. I never heard the so called edited tape on their news reports. In the words of Joe Wilson. YOU LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Patric carolynb 2012/04/03 12:35:24
    Patric
    +1
    hmm, now I am confused,

    your answer NO , is that to mean that nbc will not change because they do no wrong ?

    or you answer NO because nbc will continue to distort the truth ?

    or , some where in your explanation , you think that nbc did not distort the truth ?

    I am confused with your answer and conflicting explanation...
  • Dee4mee carolynb 2012/04/03 12:49:05
    Dee4mee
    +1
    It was on NBC, the Today show. Not MSNBC
  • carolynb Dee4mee 2012/04/03 13:05:49
    carolynb
    +1
    Arent they all one but just different channels?
  • Dee4mee carolynb 2012/04/03 13:12:37 (edited)
    Dee4mee
    +1
    Kind of, but the piece ran on the Today Show....
    "NBC News has launched an internal investigation into a story that ran on the "Today" show about the killing of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin.

    The Washington Post was the first to report news of the investigation." ( I tried to post the link to the article but I am somewhat computer illiterate lol)
  • carolynb Dee4mee 2012/04/03 13:23:01
    carolynb
    +1
    Oh, ok. I feel that the news media has been fair. Most of the evidence looks bad for Zimmerman but that is because of the facts surrounding this case.

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