Sources tell TVNewser Luciano’s dismissal came after an investigation which also led to the firing of a seasoned NBC News producer over a similar, misleading edit. 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:Got that? This is worse than dropping words out of the middle (which might be the result of someone being careless). She actually moved the phrase in italics from a later part of the call.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?
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A Third NBC "Journalist" Fired For Misleading Viewers
Unlike the other two "journalists" who edited out some words from the 911 call by Zimmerman, this "journalist" actually moved words from another part of the call to make Zimmerman appear to be a racist: