NBC News Apologizes for Editing George Zimmerman’s 911 Call

Fox News Latino, April 4, 2012

NBC News apologized for the way it edited the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case.

NBC’s “Today” show ran edited audio last week that appeared to reveal Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good . . . he looks black.”

But a transcript of the 911 call showed that Zimmerman actually 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 handler responded, “OK, and this guy—is he black, white or Hispanic?”

“He looks black,” Zimmerman replied.

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The NBC audio was aired Mar. 27. Critics claimed the edited version suggested Zimmerman targeted Martin because he was black.

The network launched an investigation after criticism in other media. {snip}

A statement from NBC said Tuesday, “During our investigation, it 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 viewers.”

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  • Boereseun

    ‘A statement from NBC said Tuesday, “During our investigation, it 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 viewers.”’

    As if that matters now. The damage has been done, but that’s what they wanted in the first place. They couldn’t find some poor white man to pin the now overused ‘racism’ charge on and so they jumped on a Latino man and went full gaga on his case, making up all sorts of lies as they ‘reported’ it and now, slowly but surely the truth comes out, bit by bit.

    I think they should all really apologise, give up their jobs and humbly ask forgiveness for the countless lives of whites they have ruined in similar media stunts like this pulled, all in the name of diversity. Oh right, I forgot, having to relieve oneself of their work is only for those on the political right, only those people have to ‘do the right thing’ when they make a mistake. Not so much for our darling little lefties.

    This matter sickens me.

  • Apology?  Yes.

    Did they fire any high level news stuff?  No.

    Did they issue a major rebuttal of their own hatchet job?  No.

    Apology?  Meaningless.

    BTW, $arah Palin was a one-day co-host on the Today show yesterday.  From what I am told, she didn’t say one word about that show doctoring those recordings.  That should prove once and for all that she’s only in it for the money and fame, and one of Breitbart’s last observations, that she’s looking to become the “red state Oprah,” is probably true.  Now we know why she and her daughter bought houses in Arizona…not for politics, but probably because she’s looking to use that as her home base for her media career.

  • roadgeek

    Does anyone even still watch NBC any longer?

    •  I haven’t watched a National Barack Channel primetime show since they gave up on the new Knight Rider a few years back.

  •  A young white man with major Scottish ancestry in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis wanted to wear a kilt to his prom, but the school said no because of “cross dressing” concerns.  Ironically, if he really wanted to cross dress, the school would have been engaging in a “civil rights violation” by telling him no.

    Anyway, I had to read about that story in the Daily Mail (London), not a peep about it in any media around here.

  • The_Bobster

    Nowhere in that “apology” did they apologize to Zimmerman.

    He should pull a Richard Jewell and sue their lying asses off.

  • anarchyst

    The only thing NBC is sorry about is getting caught.  I have no use for the lying “mainstream media”.  From the USS Liberty coverup to walter cronkite’s declaration that the Tet offensive was a military loss for the US (NOT) to the rigged exploding GMC pickup, THE MEDIA CANNOT BE TRUSTED.  We get more truth and honest reporting from Tass and Pravda.
    The internet is the greatest bastion of FREEDOM that the corporatists and govenment would like to muzzle . . .a pox on all of them.

  • JackKrak

    Poison the well and then claim to be sorry and “take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future”?

    You can’t un-poison the well no matter how “sorry” you are.

  • mistermark123

    At least they apologized. I’ve never heard of Fox News apologizing for any of thei mistakes.

  • Laura White

    They only apologized because they got caught. 

    Slimy, lying little weasels. 

    *sigh* 

    – Arturo 

    crimesofthetimes.com 

  • jackryanvb

    Hey if you can’t trust a guy named “Wolf Blitzer”, who can you trust?

    Wolf Blitzer was a former AIPAC lobbiest, now he pushed cultural Marxism for the US and works in some propaganda supporting new wars against Iran.

    CNN really when down the drain when Ted Turner sold out to Gerald Levin’s Time Warner Inc.

  • MartelC

    The damage is done. The New York times often does this too. Three weeks straight of front page duke rape case stories, then a small page 20 retraction..

    This is by design. One thing that ‘disappeared’ from the news media when the martin story was ‘created’ – was Obama and many reporter’s embracing of ‘critical race theory’. 

    The media is deliberately trying to provoke hostility towards middle class whites. This is not an accident. We are the kulacks, and we will suffer the same fate if we remain complacent.