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NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call in Trayvon Martin shooting
Fox News ^ | 4/2/2012 | ap

Posted on 04/03/2012 3:34:46 AM PDT by tobyhill

NBC has launched an internal probe after running an edited version of the 911 call from George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin -- that made Zimmerman sound racist.

"We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," the network said in a statement to the Washington Post on Monday.

NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of George Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher in which Zimmerman says: "'This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; corruption; defamation; democratmedia; democrats; enemedia; fraud; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; liberals; lyingmedia; media; mediabias; mediacorruption; medialynchmob; msm; nbc; progressives; racistmedia; today; todayshow; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Zimmerman should own NBC when this is finished. Any jury will already be tainted so I see no way he could get a fair trial. NBC and other Lame Stream Media outlets have ruined this man without a shred of evidence that he is what they claim he is.
1 posted on 04/03/2012 3:34:48 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Hey NBC!! There was a mass shooting at a nursing school in Calf yesterday. How about a little sympathy for those families.....Oh wait, those people don’t look like 0bama’s son. Never mind.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 3:40:26 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: tobyhill
They seem to be liable. Even if he (Zimmerman)was charged with a crime, that is clear defamation. Asinine, absurd, also come to mind.
3 posted on 04/03/2012 3:41:23 AM PDT by allmost
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To: tobyhill

So how many YEARS will it take to find out what happened???


4 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:07 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: tobyhill

If this country is so determined to pass “racial incitement” laws a la Europe, they need go no further than this; it is a prime example, and it was designed to kill people (as always happens when the urban black underclass is stirred up - even if most of the resulting dead are black).


5 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: allmost

NBC and ABC have joined the liberal lynch mob. Zimmerman’s lawyer must be drewling with anticipation...the civil suit is going to be amazing.

Remember...like Sandra Fluke...Zimmerman is “just a citizen”, that was the liberal position as to why Rush had to be destroyed.

Same applies here.

Think it’s a coincidence Palin is hosting TODAY, today? Suspect it’s part of damage control.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 3:56:56 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe a lawyer can chime in on this. In a potential civil lawsuit would NBC’s prior transgressions such as the Richard Jewell case and the “exploding Ford pickup truck gas tanks” be admissable as evidence of a pattern of behavior on the part of NBC?


7 posted on 04/03/2012 4:00:01 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: NCDave

And, will anyone be fired?

(I won’t hold my breath on that.)


8 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:37 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: kjo

I do not know what happened. I do know that Zimmerman has been edited to the point of defamation. His life is clearly in danger, and it’s all because he has a light skin tone.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 4:09:33 AM PDT by allmost
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To: kjo
Exactly! I'm not buying the NBC/Palin publicity stunt. Matt Lauer will let Palin beat up on him a while and then claim that they have no bias.
10 posted on 04/03/2012 4:10:36 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: All

after an exhaustive internal review we discovered that it’s all the fault of Fox News because they have better ratings and you’re all a bunch of racists.

signed;
NBDNC


11 posted on 04/03/2012 4:11:17 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: tobyhill

I would love to be the lawyer for Zimmerman.
He and his client might become quite wealthy
by the time this is over.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 4:12:35 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Alberta's Child

Here’s more of their pattern of behavior. ‘Today’ Reporter Michelle Kosinski caught staging flood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRRMV_nDBt4


13 posted on 04/03/2012 4:16:25 AM PDT by anglian
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To: All

This “internal investigation” means that they’re all over there meeting with each other to coordinate their message and to make sure everyone sticks to that made-up excuse if people are ever questioned at a later time.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 4:21:46 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: tobyhill

Yeah right!


15 posted on 04/03/2012 4:40:21 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: tobyhill

The word on the street is that the order to edit the tape for maximum destructive value came down from Comcast. Comcast has a political interest in inciting nationwide riots.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 4:46:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: tobyhill

No surprise that this fails the common sense test.

If NBC couldn’t prevent such an obvious act of deceit why should they be entitled to any confidence that they can gather news internally?


17 posted on 04/03/2012 4:52:52 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: tobyhill

I heard they may get some help on this from the team of investigators OJ’s had looking for Nicole’s real killer.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 4:56:49 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: tobyhill

Boy, I’d like to launch an “internal probe” on them.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 5:28:45 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: anglian
Here’s more of their pattern of behavior. ‘Today’ Reporter Michelle Kosinski caught staging flood...

Michelle Kosinski cannot possibly be guilty of anything. Simply put her name into Google Images to see why.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 5:32:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m thinking they probably launched more of a focus group than an internal probe.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 5:37:24 AM PDT by sierrahome
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To: tobyhill

ABCNNBCBS = GGTV = Gangster Govt TV = American Pravda.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 5:52:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tobyhill

Stuff like that should get their broadcasting license suspended for a week. Next time, a month. etc.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: NCDave

Rush Limbaugh translates: “They are focus-grouping various excuses to see which one hurts them the least”.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tobyhill
NBC is going to investigate itself? Big whoopie! Dateline NBC was caught fabricating the story of “exploding” GM pickup trucks’ fuel tanks. (Dateline NBC rigged them with pyrotechnics for the cameras because they couldn't get reliable ignition in staged crashes — and GM sued!) Dateline NBC was finally made to recant their story with an on-air apology, but that was only after GM had them dead to rights lying and fabricating evidence.

No such oversight exists in the Trayvon Martin editing scandal. Asking NBC to investigate its “journalistic ethics and integrity” is an oxymoron.

Famous bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks answered, “because that's where the money is,” Now imagine Willie robbing the NBC piggy bank and then NBC hiring Sutton to audit the loss because “he was familiar with our product.” RIGHT!

25 posted on 04/03/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: tobyhill
Zimmerman should own NBC when this is finished.

How do you get a jury for a civil trial, without any N.B.C. worshiping individuals on it?

26 posted on 04/03/2012 7:25:16 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: tobyhill

NBC has launched an internal probe


That means they are pretending to look into to it
while staling for enough time. Hopefully, the next public outrage ( which there are many if anyone if half paying attention)will cause people to forget about it.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: tobyhill

An internal investigation at NBC is like an internal investigation at the IRS.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NCDave

“So how many YEARS will it take to find out what happened???”

Probably less thatn a year if the ELECTION in NOVEMBER goes against NBC...err...Obama...


29 posted on 04/03/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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