Trayvon Martin Tape Editing Prompts Internal Probe at NBC?
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
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