Saturday, March 31, 2012

And NBC Lies By Omission As Well

These guys are making a strong case for revoking their broadcast license.  March 31, 2012 Washington Post reports that NBC has launched an internal investigation concerning their careful editing of the 911 call from Zimmerman:

As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Here’s how the actual conversation went down:
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.
See the difference?  In one, Zimmerman is portrayed as describing Martin as "up to no good" because he "looks black."  The actual conversation has Zimmerman describing Martin in response to the dispatcher's request.  This is an immoral act of dishonesty.  Someone needs to be fired.

Remember when NBC was got "improving" a story about exploding GM truck gas tanks by adding a model rocket motor to make the visuals more exciting?  The difference is that this time, they are playing with racially inflamed sentiment, and it won't be a truck that might explode, but cities.

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