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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.
“After the dispatcher asked George if he was white, black or Hispanic, George said he wasnt sure. He identified him as black when Trayvon turned around and was walking toward him to check him out.
We have to keep in mind it was raining and fairly dark out.”
It’s hard to tell in the dark, especially if the guy’s wearing a hoodie...
They changed their tune real quick when all GM advertising was pulled from the network
“It worked in the Rodney King beating (just showing King AFTER he attacked the cops).”
Thank you for bringing this up. I remember them constantly looping the worst moments of the beating segment completely out of context, ignoring all that preceded it.
Until they got what they wanted, a full blown race riot and double jeopardy for the cops involved. TWO really juicy stories to sensationalize!
Wonder how Reginald Denny is doing these days...
[Shameless MSM whores.]
Maybe a little off topic here, but I somehow find it kinda ironic that the “hoodie” was invented by two Jewish Brothers and their father in 1919. They were however not named Zimmerman.
Founded as Champion Knitwear in Rochester, New York in 1919 by brothers William and Abraham Feinbloom together with their father Simon Feinbloom. In October 2010 William and Abraham were inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame.
Champion is the clothing company that invented the hoodie, sports bra, reversible t-shirts, and breathable mesh clothing (found in trucker hats).
Champion produced uniforms for National Basketball Association teams during the 1990s. It has also produced sportswear for many major colleges.
George Zimmerman may be the 21st century Richard Jewell....
Big Media (and, frankly "little" local media) is being EXTREMELY irresponsible covering this story!
I think it may. It seems they want it.
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.