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DUmmie FUnnies 04-07-12 (NY Times Readers React To NBC Zimmerman Editing Fraud)
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Timesies and PJ-Comix

Posted on 04/07/2012 4:06:26 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Last night the Media Decoder BLOG at the New York Times revealed that NBC News fired a producer for fraudulently editing the George Zimmerman phone call tape in a pathetic attempt to make him look like he was racially motivated when he shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL:

NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment.

The action came in the wake of an internal investigation by NBC News into the production of the segment, which strung together audio clips in such a way that made George Zimmerman’s shooting of Mr. Martin sound racially motivated. Ever since the Feb. 26 shooting, there has been a continuing debate about whether race was a factor in the incident.

The segment in question was shown on the “Today” show on March 27. It included audio of Mr. Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

But Mr. Zimmerman’s comments had been taken grossly out of context by NBC. On the phone with a 911 dispatcher, he actually said of Mr. Martin, “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.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”

For the blog author, Brian Stelter, the most painful part of his story had to be this acknowledgement:

The editing of the segment was initially noticed by NewsBusters, an arm of the Media Research Center, a conservative media monitoring group.

So where was the Mainstream Media in getting at the truth of this fraudulent editing job? MIA as usual. And even this Times blog buys into the laughable notion that this was somehow just a mistake:

The people with direct knowledge of the firing characterized the misleading edit as a mistake, not a purposeful act.

Sure, sure just an innocent mistake. Does anybody buy that? So far the DUmmies and the KOmmies haven't reacted to this but here are the reactions of the Timesies. Most of the comments are posted by normal people but what is interesting are the lame reactions from the sputtering leftwingers. So let us now watch the Timesies response to this latest NBC News scandal in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, again reminding everybody that it was NEWSBUSTERS which first exposed this fraudulent editing, is in the [brackets]:

When I listed to his calls the first thing that came to mind that he was targeting a black person. His tone of voice, what he was saying, how he described the man, that the man had no reason for being where he was, etc, etc, he was deliberately vague and hesitated before mentioning race because I believe he realized that he was on shaky ground. He continued trailing Martin despite being clearly advised not to do so. He seems determined to confront Martin no matter what. If it was a strange white or hispanic man would he have pursued them the way he did? I doubt it. His actions were driven by racial animus for a black man.

[That's what you get for listening to the FRAUDULENTLY edited NBC audio. However, now that they have been exposed, you still won't change your mind. You've got your "Zimmerman as racist" theme hardwired into your tiny brain no matter what the evidence says.]

I didn't read NBC apologizing directly to Mr. Zimmerman.

[You also didn't read Spike Lee apologizing to Zimmerman for giving out an address (which proved incorrect) in an attempt to get a hit on him.]

What a farce. The edit didn't alter the racist nature of the attack one iota. Andrew Brietbart stitched together lying narratives out of whole cloth and the national media praised his pluck then eulogized him on his death. The right puts a little pressure on NBC and another truth teller is thrown to the side of the road. Any "right" thinking person understands what happened that night. When one listens to the entire, enhanced tape the racist venom coming from Zimmerman is undeniable, not to mention the mounds of other evidence.

[What evidence? As usual this leftwing loon leaves that out.]

Does it really matter?

[Um, yeah.]

Somebody had to go out of their way to carefully calculate exactly where to cut & what to rejoin it to make that soundbite as deceptively inflammatory as possible while still making sense. It's preposterous to contend otherwise.

[But that is exactly what NBC News is contending. I wonder if Brian Williams will report his as a "mistake" with a straight face?]

The producer has a promising future over at Fox News.

[NBC News commits the crime and FOX News somehow gets the blame.]

Readers of NYT who wonder if the mainstream media gives them the full story should make a regular effort to check out Newsbusters.com. Brent Bozell and Media Research Center regularly expose bias and unprofessionalism such as this on a daily basis. These formerly venerable news organisations distort the regular flow of news to further their own political agenda, and Newsbusters calls them out on it every time. Congratulations, Brent. They won't be able to ignore you after this.

[Amen!]

Not to excuse the Today incident, but at least NBC took action. Fox often plays fast and loose with the truth with slick editing all the time, with never any correction or apology.

[And of course, no SPECIFICS from this loon.]

Unfortunately this plays right into the mouths of those who are always ranting about left-wing media bias.

[So sad when the painful TRUTH does not fit the leftwing script.]


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; nbcnews; trayvonmartin
I'm having hand surgery on Wednesday and then they put a cast on my hand. Hopefully the cast will allow me to type without having to do hunt and peck. I'm a full fingered typist.
1 posted on 04/07/2012 4:06:30 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


2 posted on 04/07/2012 4:11:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: PJ-Comix
Unfortunately this plays right into the mouths of those who are always ranting about left-wing media bias.

No kiddin?
3 posted on 04/07/2012 4:12:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PJ-Comix

top 10! Woo-hoo.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: PJ-Comix

In before everyone else


5 posted on 04/07/2012 4:17:34 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: PJ-Comix

I hope your surgery goes well - Happy Easter!


6 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:40 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: PJ-Comix
It was "fake but accurate", right?

That is their journalistic standard always.

7 posted on 04/07/2012 4:23:59 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

An oatmeal cookie to the first Today Show, MSNBC, or Meet the Press guest who brings up this topic.


8 posted on 04/07/2012 4:33:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: PJ-Comix
Not until this past Thursday did my wife know that Trayvon was NOT the angelic little kid in the photos being spread by the MSM.

I HAD TO tell her that those pictures were 5 Years old, when he was 12! That in fact he was 17, 6'-0" tall at least, an athlete, and a gangsta (wannabe?) with Gold 'Grilles', and a typical gangsta dirty mouth.

And that the photo of Zimmerman being spread by the MSM was faked too, making him look whiter by 'washing out' (tech term) the color. And she got a good laugh at 'White Hispanic' too because of his parents races. She said, 'Well what about Obama then?'. I said, 'Well, I guess he's a 'White-Negro'(1).'

(1) No offense was meant by that term. Just that there are 'White-Africans' like Mrs John Kerry. So Negro was the on;y word that seemed to work.

9 posted on 04/07/2012 4:38:06 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: PJ-Comix

Brian Williams ....straight face? Uh, no!


10 posted on 04/07/2012 4:38:35 AM PDT by jch10
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To: PJ-Comix
*** I'm a full fingered typist. ***

That's okay, there's nothing wrong with that.
FReepers aren't prejudiced bigots.

Just don't start demanding special rights for, 'full fingered typists'.
Or demanding the right to marry your 'life long partner' --- your Remington Typewriter. ;-)

11 posted on 04/07/2012 4:46:53 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51
Well what about Obama then?'. I said, 'Well, I guess he's a 'White-Negro'

LOL Though I would describe him as a Negro-White as he has the dark skin. Mullatos sometimes are light skined and those would be called white-Negro.

12 posted on 04/07/2012 5:16:14 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: PJ-Comix

PJ needs a war medal for reading this soul poisoning Communist bilge. My poor brain explodes every time I try to read these Democratic Party websites.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 5:17:18 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: PJ-Comix
What was the nom de guerre under which the producer, Mary Mapes, was working?
14 posted on 04/07/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: PJ-Comix

"...not to worry PJ, we'll wait for your posts....some....maybe.....you could always type with a pencil in your mouth..????...naw...we'll wait"

15 posted on 04/07/2012 5:42:54 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Condor51
'White-MAGIC Negro'

That's even more correct.

16 posted on 04/07/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ve noticed repeatedly DUer’s and other leftists just “know” the hatred going on in conservatives and other’s minds. I read a book several years ago about a atheist leftist that “infiltrated” a church and was amazed to find out, after years there, that they weren’t raving hatemongers in secret.

It’s a meme with them - we are all racist haters. They can’t believe otherwise. The fact that we can vote for people like Cain has nothing to do with anything. They have no understanding of the conservative mind at all - that the obsession with race at ALL is what upsets us - that people are INDIVIDUAL and should be judged by the content of their CHARACTER not their skin.

On another, totally different note - Easter Greetings to everyone! No matter what is happening in the blogosphere, I am filled with Joy this morning, at the thought of the Resurrection we celebrate this weekend AND every day!

And greetings also to my friends that celebrate Passover.


17 posted on 04/07/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good luck on your hand surgery. Carpal tunnel? I have had it on both hand, thankfully not at the same time.


18 posted on 04/07/2012 6:39:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: PJ-Comix
Sure, sure just an innocent mistake.

Of course it was a mistake. The mistake of thinking that with the internet they can keep getting away with this kind of "mistake" that only ever harms one side.

19 posted on 04/07/2012 6:51:21 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: PJ-Comix
s fired a producer for fraudulently editing the George Zimmerman phone call tape

He did not "fraudulently" edit the tape. he really did edit it in order to present a fraudulent impression of the motives of Mr. Zimmerman. If the editing had been fraudulent then the tape would have been presented uncut.

20 posted on 04/07/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Condor51

I have a friend who was born in Ethiopia of white American missionary parents. He teaches in middle school and when his students talk about being Africans he tells them he is more African than they are. When they challenge him he asks where they were born...


21 posted on 04/07/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: PJ-Comix

dummies are experts in fraud and fakery, so i defer to their superior knowledge and expertise in this matter...


22 posted on 04/07/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: I still care

The Left imputes race obsession to conservatives because they cannot imagine that anyone at all is not so obsessed. They are obsessed with racial identity and the distribution of assets and privileges(there are no rights) by race. They distinguish between their “beneficial” racism that consists of love for the inferior races with “hate filled” racism that would let those inferior races drown in a merit based world where the inferior races have no chance without the benevolent condescension of the Left.


23 posted on 04/07/2012 7:08:11 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: PJ-Comix

I also write full time. A few years ago I broke my hand and couldn’t type.
Dragon naturallyspeaking voice recognition software got me through it. You dictate your piece as well as using voice commands to operate the computer.

It forces you to focus your thoughts and to “speak off the cuff,” as it were - and it slowed me from around 65 wpc to maybe a quarter of that, but it got me through a very difficult time.

Good luck!

Cheers,

Jim


24 posted on 04/07/2012 7:09:14 AM PDT by gymbeau (We're all Breitbart now!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I think you can safely eat that oatmeal cookie.


25 posted on 04/07/2012 7:35:53 AM PDT by kitchen (America or obama - you can't have both.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Leftists to America: Whatever you say makes you a racist. And whatever you DON’T say makes you a racist.

God’s blessings on your surgery.


26 posted on 04/07/2012 7:38:38 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: mc5cents
Yes, back in 'the olden days' Barry O'DUmmie would technically be called a Mulatto(1) but like you say, most are lighter skinned than he is. Like Halle Berry whose mother was "European"(2) and daddy was "African-american"(2)

But today, the Mulatto word is as bad as calling them the 'N word'. All thanks to leftist political correctness running a muck over concerns of 'hurting their feelings'.

Footnotes:
(1) Per dictionary.com, Def #2: a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
(in Def #1 they note that 'Mulatto' is no longer in 'technical use'.)
(2) Quoted per Wiki. (Ijits won't even say 'white' and 'black')

27 posted on 04/07/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: PJ-Comix
The right puts a little pressure on NBC and another truth teller is thrown to the side of the road.

"truth teller"? This poster is mentally ill.

28 posted on 04/07/2012 8:02:15 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good luck with your surgery! I so enjoy your posts!


29 posted on 04/07/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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Unfortunately this plays right into the mouths of those who are always ranting about left-wing media bias.

"An[other] Inconvenient Truth "

30 posted on 04/07/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by mikrofon (Where's 'TruthOut'?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Happy Easter PJ.

You’ll be back giving the DUmmies the finger in no time!


31 posted on 04/07/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Voice recognition software rocks my world.


32 posted on 04/07/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT by NYpeanut (BO leads a whining army of pickpockets and parasites in an endless orgy of self-righteousness)
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One of them wrote that the edit doesn’t change the nature of it??

Seriously??

The brain dead zombies.... there are so many of them.

The Democrat Zombie Party Base


33 posted on 04/07/2012 3:22:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Condor51

I heard the orange jumpsuit pic of Zimmerman is also a fake!


34 posted on 04/07/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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*** I heard the orange jumpsuit pic of Zimmerman is also a fake! ***

I don't know if the pic is a fake, he was arrested in 05 -- BUT -- supposedly had his record expunged. But that pic was 'worked with'.

Everyone with a Digital SLR Camera does it now. Like with Adobe Photoshop or me with my Nikon Software. Any 'oops' we make with exposure settings, or like back lighting washing out the subject we can pretty much fix. We'd 'wash out' the background so its almost white and the subject shows instead.

And that pic of Zimmerman was for 100% sure, 'worked with' to make his skin look lighter which also washed out the orange. And if an 'original file' the MSM is using with the EXIF data intact ever pops up it can be proven in a nanosecond when, how (software used), and by whom it was done.

35 posted on 04/08/2012 4:20:35 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: PJ-Comix
The producer has a promising future over at Fox News.

[NBC News commits the crime and FOX News somehow gets the blame.]

Psst...DUmmy, Fox News would NEVER do what NBC did... of course in your mind... the only thing you watch on FOX is the Simpson...and you think it is a real FAMILY!!

36 posted on 04/09/2012 8:47:54 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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I'm a full fingered typist.

Is that the title of your next porn video effort?

37 posted on 04/10/2012 2:32:19 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; Charles Henrickson

Here’s a pinky update: I had my surgery to put pins in my pinky yesterday. Worst part was caffeine withdrawal since no coffee allowed before surgery. I felt miserable until I got home and had a few cups. Hand now in a cast for 6 weeks. More difficult to type but will try to keep up with the DUFUs.


38 posted on 04/12/2012 3:26:01 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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