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NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy (Video)
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:28 PM PDT 3/30/ | Paul Bond

Posted on 03/30/2012 4:03:59 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

Edited 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 he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

The full version, though, unfolds like this:

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.”

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 dispatcher’s question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?”

“This isn’t bias, this isn’t 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.


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To: Chance Hart
It's now the universal badge for a Gangbanger. Watch the President wear one on camera next......
51 posted on 03/30/2012 5:07:03 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
NBC should lose their broadcasters license for an offense like this. This kind of malicious intent, will cause people to die.

NBC is fanning the flames of racial tension, no less.

52 posted on 03/30/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: JudgemAll

“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.


53 posted on 03/30/2012 5:20:30 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Zimmerman should sue NBC.


54 posted on 03/30/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"Sean Hannity is a good guy, but not the brightest bulb in the bunch..he still shows pictures of Trayvon Martin at age 10"

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.

55 posted on 03/30/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

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.”


56 posted on 03/30/2012 5:36:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.

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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.

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/lazarus/20050526.html


57 posted on 03/30/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


58 posted on 03/30/2012 5:44:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: kearnyirish2
RODNEYKING.
59 posted on 03/30/2012 5:45:45 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ( I am Breitbart)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

http://images.nymag.com/nymetro/realestate/columns/realestate050110_3_125.jpg

This Is NBC’s Ron Allen, on the Upper West Side

NBC News reporter Ron Allen and his wife, CNN’s 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, they’ve 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 hadn’t been built yet. But construction is finished, and the space is now ready for the tchotchkes and furniture they’ve collected from their various overseas assignments. (Both Allen and Udoji have done stints in the Middle East, covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.) “They’re thrilled,” says their agent, Rosemarie Bernard of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy, who’s no doubt happy to be done with all those showings herself.

http://nymag.com/nymetro/realestate/columns/realestate/10840/

http://manhattan.blockshopper.com/news/story/1000028954-NBC_News_vet_Ron_Allen_pockets_2_225M_in_Manhattan_Valley,


60 posted on 03/30/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: CatherineofAragon
The changes at FOX are unwatchable. “The 5” (liberals) and even Hannity is not tolerable.
61 posted on 03/30/2012 5:49:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They lie, you buy.


62 posted on 03/30/2012 5:49:37 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

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.


63 posted on 03/30/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/RonAllenNBC


64 posted on 03/30/2012 5:50:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Liberals in La,La Land. They get so rewarded for their evil life style.


65 posted on 03/30/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Chunga
Source, please.


66 posted on 03/30/2012 5:53:00 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
“This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News

“This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by the entire Liberal establishment. Faking it every day!

67 posted on 03/30/2012 5:53:37 PM PDT by alrea
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

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!”.


68 posted on 03/30/2012 5:53:52 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Maybe NBC will put explosives in someone’s fuel tank


69 posted on 03/30/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


70 posted on 03/30/2012 5:54:43 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
On Facebook was a hysterical post with a link to a CNN video lamenting the police tape wherein George Martin says, "f---ing (racial slur)"--yet this is assuredly a forged overdub of the official tape in which the remark appears at 2:18 and is clearly "f---ing punks"--repeated listening with headphones confirms this. CNN which has made an issue of wailing over "massacres of innocents" by Israelis or U.S. troops has honed its multimedia propaganda.
71 posted on 03/30/2012 5:57:31 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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.


72 posted on 03/30/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: GeronL

LOL! Common! this is NBC here, they would never do such a thing!


73 posted on 03/30/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

lol.

It would probably be a Ford this time.


74 posted on 03/30/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks for pointing that out. I did not know that. I will look into it further.


75 posted on 03/30/2012 6:01:17 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: GeronL

LOL, No kidding! So, you think the Volt is safe? They only burn peoples’ houses down. No biggie there!


76 posted on 03/30/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Thank you. I was ready to question google’s and bing’s ethics.


77 posted on 03/30/2012 6:05:41 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

This thing is just starting to get interesting.


78 posted on 03/30/2012 6:10:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

NBC News... Aren’t they the ones who once dynamited a pickup truck to show what might happen in a side collision?


79 posted on 03/30/2012 6:15:06 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: traditional1

[They just played the video provided to them from the White Hut, from “Holder’s People”.]

This is incredible......


80 posted on 03/30/2012 6:15:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
There is no reason to believe Reginald Denny used the "N word" when he was attacked by rioters in 1992. Of course how can he prove he didn't so so?

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.

81 posted on 03/30/2012 6:17:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Yeah, searches are can be fussy. Sometimes it takes just the right combo of words to find what you want. I just did one today trying to find this quote:

"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.

82 posted on 03/30/2012 6:17:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: OrangeHoof
They rigged a cherry bomb in the gas tank with a detonator that was rigged to trigger on impact, then did the movie film “documentary” of how they exploded if hit from the side.

There should have been jail sentences over it but they were ignored.

83 posted on 03/30/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

bump


84 posted on 03/30/2012 6:19:38 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Actually I just remembered that Orwell didn’t really say that.

Rough Men

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.


85 posted on 03/30/2012 6:21:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
This case will be buried, I am sure. Like all the others. Even the Reginald Denny assault, was handled too passively in the courts.
86 posted on 03/30/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dangerdoc

LOL! Thanks again, keep it rolling......


87 posted on 03/30/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: traditional1
They just played the video provided to them from the White Hut, from "Holder's People".

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..

MSNBC omits crucial words from 911 call to paint Zimmerman as a racist

NBC deceptively edits Zimmerman 911 call; implies racist motive

NBC News distorts Zimmerman 911 call

NBC News deceptively edits 911 call to portray George Zimmerman as racist

NBC News accused of editing 911 call in Trayvon Martin controversy

88 posted on 03/30/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kearnyirish2

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


89 posted on 03/30/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I ran the audio through Audio Hijack Pro (not an expert) and the part where some people are asserting he called Martin a "F****ng coon" is hard to hear, but I can clearly tell it begins with a "P" and not a "C".

If you listen to it in a loop (which I have linked to) you can make out he is saying "F****g Punks!"

HERE IS A SLOWED DOWN, ENHANCED LOOP OF ZIMMERMAN

It CLEARLY isn't "coons", the word is a puckered "P".

No mistaking it.

90 posted on 03/30/2012 6:36:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

See my post at #90...


91 posted on 03/30/2012 6:39:11 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Boycott NBC.


92 posted on 03/30/2012 6:39:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“NBC, unavailabe for comment.........”

Until obammy’s handlers finish the script.


93 posted on 03/30/2012 6:41:18 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
NBC may be in really big trouble over this outright lie.

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".

94 posted on 03/30/2012 6:41:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
This makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it!


95 posted on 03/30/2012 6:41:27 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

LOL! The Gremlin was another bomb on wheels.


96 posted on 03/30/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: popdonnelly

You got it...boycott, haven’t listened to them for decades. MSNBC also gets the channel switcher.


97 posted on 03/30/2012 7:12:17 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: rlmorel

Sounds right to me.


98 posted on 03/30/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CT Hillbilly

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.


99 posted on 03/30/2012 7:17:10 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: rlmorel
Thanks. I can't make it out but "punks" sounds like a good guess.

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.

100 posted on 03/30/2012 7:26:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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