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Posted on 03/30/2012 4:03:59 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEPEdited on 03/30/2012 4:12:00 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
NBC News is being excoriated in some circles with competitor Fox News Channel leading the charge for selectively editing audio of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed Trayvon Martin.
The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Today show on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played the NBC version of the 911 call and compared it with the unedited version.
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In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: This guy looks like hes up to no good. He looks black.
The full version, though, unfolds like this:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like hes up to no good, or hes on drugs or something. Its raining and hes just walking around, looking about.
911 operator: Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
After playing both versions, Hannity said: They forgot the dispatchers question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?
This isnt bias, this isnt distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News, answers Bozell, who runs a conservative watchdog group called the Media Research Center.
When you hear him say, he looks black, anyone watching that believes that there are racial overtones to what this man did, Bozell says. How could you not believe that? It goes with the narrative of the profiling. The only problem is, they edited out the dispatcher asking him, what does he look like?
NBC News declined to comment.
NBC is fanning the flames of racial tension, no less.
“Some one arrest these people, but we are a nation of wusses with a government we wonder why we pay for Law Enforcement.”
Don’t go overboard, FRiend. South Carolina just arrested eight Holder thugs and charged them under the state’s anti-lynching law for beating up a white guy.
They each face up to 20 years in prison.
There may be “wusses” in your state, but in other states, we’re taking care of business to lock up Buckwheat’s clowns.
Zimmerman should sue NBC.
Personally I question how good Hannity really is. When people started talking about the Trayvon thing, Hannity was on the bandwagon with the rest of them, condemning Zimmerman for not listening to the 911 operator (he wasn't legally obligated to do so), saying how bad it looked, etc. Then when things started to turn the other way, so did Hannity.
Hannity should listen to the ENTIRE 911 tape..when the 911 operator tells Zimmerman that he does not need to do that(Follow Martin) Zimmerman says “OK” no what happened after that we dont know but it sounds like Zimmerman was in fact listening to what the dispatcher had said and stopped following Martin. Last night on Hannity’s show he had Imus’s wife and she was already convicting Zimmerman, telling Sean “If he were your kid you would want justice.”
Richard Jewell v. NBC
This suit arose from comments made by Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News. Brokaw said, The speculation is that the FBI is close to making the case. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case. NBC stood by their story, but later agreed to a reported settlement of $500,000 in December 1997. They issued a statement saying they agreed on the settlement to protect confidential sources.
After the government dropped Jewell’s name to the press, Jewell became the immediate target of fevered speculation. Hordes of journalists subjected his life to the unrelenting proctological examination that has become commonplace with the advent of cable news and its insatiable appetite for sensational stories.
As it turned out, the FBI eventually figured out that Jewell had done nothing wrong. But in the meantime, its act of naming him as a suspect in this notorious crime left his life and reputation in tatters.
Once exonerated, Jewell sued a bunch of his accusers and achieved some substantial settlements. NBC paid him more than $500,000 to settle a suit stemming from comments by news anchor Tom Brokaw that suggested that the FBI must have had significant evidence against Jewell, given that it had named him.
I saw that, too, and may I say I CANNOT STAND that woman.
That’s why I can barely stand to watch Hannity anymore....I know how liberals think. I don’t want/need to HEAR it.
This Is NBCs Ron Allen, on the Upper West Side
NBC News reporter Ron Allen and his wife, CNNs Adaora Udoji, have chased down major stories as foreign correspondents, but few assignments have proved as elusive as the search for the perfect New York apartment. After spending months searching, and trudging through nearly 100 showings, theyve finally bought a 2,200-square-foot three-bedroom in a brand-new high-rise on the Upper West Side for a bit under $2 million. The catch? When they signed on, it hadnt been built yet. But construction is finished, and the space is now ready for the tchotchkes and furniture theyve collected from their various overseas assignments. (Both Allen and Udoji have done stints in the Middle East, covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.) Theyre thrilled, says their agent, Rosemarie Bernard of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy, whos no doubt happy to be done with all those showings herself.
They lie, you buy.
Accused? That makes it sound as if we have to investigate whether or not it happened.
They did it. It’s right there in B&W for all to see. Don’t need Sherlock Holmes.
Liberals in La,La Land. They get so rewarded for their evil life style.
This isnt bias, this isnt distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by the entire Liberal establishment. Faking it every day!
I agree. I must be turning into a curmudgeon at 49....when Hannity throws that damn football, I want to scream.
“You’re a great American!”.
Maybe NBC will put explosives in someone’s fuel tank
No accountability either. They keep doing it and know they will get away with it and the stupid public will never know that NBC got called on their lies. They still think the original broadcast was gospel.
Your search was too specific. If you search “nbc dateline chevrolet pickup gas tank” (no “cherry bomb”) the story comes up right away. In fact all ten on the first page refer to the story.
LOL! Common! this is NBC here, they would never do such a thing!
It would probably be a Ford this time.
Thanks for pointing that out. I did not know that. I will look into it further.
LOL, No kidding! So, you think the Volt is safe? They only burn peoples’ houses down. No biggie there!
Thank you. I was ready to question google’s and bing’s ethics.
This thing is just starting to get interesting.
NBC News... Aren’t they the ones who once dynamited a pickup truck to show what might happen in a side collision?
[They just played the video provided to them from the White Hut, from “Holder’s People”.]
This is incredible......
When Michael Westerman was pursued and shot dead in 1994 for flying a Confederate flag from his pickup, he was posthumously accused of having used the "N word" to his attackers, but his wife said no words were exchanged before the pursuit.
They have tried to say Zimmerman used a slur referring to Trayvon Martin, but all they can come up with is one indistinct syllable that could be just about anything.
"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
But I couldn't remember the right words. 'Rough men' did it. George Orwell said it.
It's a great one to throw at the 'non-violence' people. They just pay other people to be violent for them so they can pretend holiness.
There should have been jail sentences over it but they were ignored.
Actually I just remembered that Orwell didn’t really say that.
Did George Orwell ever say: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf?” Or: “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us?”
Not exactly. But he did make comments that were along similar lines. In his essay on Rudyard Kipling (1942), Orwell wrote: “[Kipling] sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilised, are there to guard and feed them.” (Thanks to Keith Ammann for this). And in his ‘Notes on Nationalism’ (1945) he wrote: “Those who “abjure” violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.” (Thanks to Parbety). Where the rough men crept in is anyone’s guess.
LOL! Thanks again, keep it rolling......
When will they get the Nobel Prize for journalism now that they've shown the truly leftist liberal stuff they're capable/made of?
Mainstream media: the result of community organizers/agitators dictating the news to leftist agenda driven democrat groupies (the war on women (there is none), racism (markedly increased with the Obama/Holder administration), the war on Christianity, the war on conservative talk radio, the war on Israel/Jews, the war on guns, the war on self-sufficiency (food), the war on fossil fuels (gas, coal and energy), the war on small business, the war on American sovereignty (borders) etc., etc. etc..
I am soooo tired of the commercials that always make the white man look stupid, incompetent and useless.
And I’m a woman! It is sickening....
Mrs CT Hillbilly
If you listen to it in a loop (which I have linked to) you can make out he is saying "F****g Punks!"
It CLEARLY isn't "coons", the word is a puckered "P".
No mistaking it.
See my post at #90...
“NBC, unavailabe for comment.........”
Until obammy’s handlers finish the script.
You must be new around here. Here's how it'll work: No other medial outlet will report this, except Fox. Mention Fox to any liberal and the story automaticly becomes "faux".
LOL! The Gremlin was another bomb on wheels.
You got it...boycott, haven’t listened to them for decades. MSNBC also gets the channel switcher.
Sounds right to me.
America has become completely brainwashed as a whole. The newer generations are in for a rude awakening. They will understand tyranny the hard way, and they are perfectly willing to accept it.
That a Hispanic man who tutors black children, observing someone who seems to be casing houses for a possible burglary, and not sure what race the person is, would use an out-of-date slur revealing animus against blacks (when he might know his call is being recorded), is totally implausible.
But the media and the activists immediately constructed the most damning picture they could of the shooter, and for many people that will always be the reality.
It looks like Trayvon tried to kill Zimmerman. He failed, but now his supporters (who never knew him while he was alive) are out to kill Zimmerman to avenge his death. If Zimmerman survives the next few months it may be only by staying hidden all the time. For longer-term survival he may need to alter his appearance and acquire a new identity...maybe move to another country. He might be better off going to his mother's country.