NBC ‘apologises’ for Zimmerman slur

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret.” – NBC News statement.

NBC’s “Today” show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman’s phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”  But the 911 call transcript reads “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…” (The 911 officer responded saying, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”)… Zimmerman responds, “He looks black”.

It remains to be seen what action will be taken by NBC as a result of its investigation, but I doubt if anything they do will be of much more than a cosmetic nature.

The question is, will any police or governmental authority, or representative for George  Zimmerman, take action over this?  NBC’s reporting has undoubtedly poured oil on the fire and increased the risk of racial conflict throughout the U.S., and Zimmerman may have a case that NBC has seriously damaged his opportunity to get a fair trial (if it should come to that) by poisoning the public’s perception of him.

Of course, something similar could be said about President Obama’s insertion of his office and himself into the controversy by saying that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon…  It will be interesting to see if any injuries or fatalities occur that can be definitively tied in to this despicable and cynical example of political opportunism, designed to boost Obama’s chances of re-election later this year.

America is sinking fast in ways that could not have been anticipated even just a few months ago.  If the press and president keep acting in this manner, then the problems to come will likely defy resolution by democratic means.

And if you want to know what would happen to Whites in a Black-run America, just take a look at the slaughter of white farmers in South Africa and what used to be Rhodesia.

These are dangerous times indeed.

Jeff Goodall.

NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call

FoxNews.com
April 3rd, 2012

NBC News issued an apology Tuesday for the way it handled the broadcasting of the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case.

Following reports that NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal  investigation.

became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers,” the network said in a statement cited by The Washington Post.

Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch leader, admits shooting and killing Martin one night in February, but he has said the shooting was in self-defense and justified under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. He also said Martin attacked him, but that and other details of the case remain in question, as authorities continue to investigate whether to charge Zimmerman.

NBC’s “Today” show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman’s phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”

A transcript of the complete 911 call shows that Zimmerman said, “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.”

The 911 officer responded saying, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”

“He looks black,” Zimmerman said.

The abridged conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher that NBC ran on March 27 has been blasted by media watchdog groups as misleading. Critics have said the edited version was made to suggest that Zimmerman targeted Martin because he was black — an accusation by many that is still under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

See original here.

See “NBC ‘edited’ Zimmerman’s 911 call” (April 3rd, 2012) here.

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