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NBC News Admits ‘Error’ In Editing George Zimmerman’s 911 Call, Apologizes
Mediaite ^ | April 3, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 04/03/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NBC News has completed the internal investigation into the edited tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call, which was aired on Today. The network admitted an “error” and apologized to viewers.

The edited call was aired on Today, but was aired repeatedly — including during MSNBC segments about the Trayvon Martin case. NBC’s audio made it seem as though Zimmerman voluntarily offered that Martin looked suspicious because he was black. The unedited audio, The Hollywood Reporter notes, “reveals that Zimmerman didn’t mention Martin’s race until the 911 operator asked him, ‘Is he white, black or Hispanic?’”

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

When asked if anyone at Today had lost their job or had been reassigned as a result of the investigation, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We will not be commenting on our course of action.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: accidentshappen; bias; error; journalism; media; mediamalpractice; nbc; oops; sorrywegotcaught; theequipmentdunnit; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/03/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No error.

Intentional passed ball by fielder.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.

The only thing they regret, is that the chicanery was discovered...

When asked if anyone at Today had lost their job or had been reassigned as a result of the investigation, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We will not be commenting on our course of action.”

Not so cleverly concealed code for, "We're not going to do a d-d thig about it, so there!"

the infowarrior

3 posted on 04/03/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Free ThinkerNY
During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,

I think we need a new federal agency to ensure that audio tapes don't magically edit themselves.

4 posted on 04/03/2012 4:29:45 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow. Lying about lying. NBC hits a new low.
5 posted on 04/03/2012 4:30:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An ‘oops’ there? You have to deliberately change or otherwise modify something. What ‘error’? The tape machine arbitrarily erased certain portions of the tape on its own? I also guess that ABC had problems with their video equipment as well.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

7 posted on 04/03/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A lawsuit against NBC could pay for George Zimmerman’s legal fees. I’d sue their ass off.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 4:32:48 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The(N)othing (B)ut (C)rap Network gets it put to ‘em. Slanting this to the way they wanted it, and has to admit us smart Conservative’s know they slant the truth. The real FAUX NEWS NBC


9 posted on 04/03/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT by Spike the punch
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The media in our country is completely worthless to honest American patriots.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There was an error made alright. The error was the decision to edit the audio. They regret getting caught. Imagine if Fox had done something like this. Contributing to race riots - unbelievable.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LIAR!!!
12 posted on 04/03/2012 4:37:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement

You communists at NBC don't regret one thing about this. It was done on purpose. It was done to inflame. It was done with no regard for the truth. It was done thinking you could further brainwash the dolts who watch your stinking hate filled propaganda.

FU NBC

13 posted on 04/03/2012 4:37:58 PM PDT by A message
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was a completely innocent error.

Just like putting explosives in the gas tanks of those SUVs back in the 90s.

Anyone could make that mistake.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 4:38:07 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I smell a rat, er, lawyer.

It has to be an error. If it were deliberate, that implies malice. If there’s malice, then even more lawyers get involved, and it wouldn’t end so nice for NBC.

So, say it was an error, clam up, and whistle by the graveyard seems to be the decided upon course of action.

You didn’t really think they needed to investigate how this happened, do you? They knew the producers and staff involved. It took some time to come up with a strategy, that’s all.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 4:38:55 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

16 posted on 04/03/2012 4:40:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: fishtank

That’s why they want to control the net.. they can’t lie and get away with it like they once did.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 4:41:28 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BS This is S O P


18 posted on 04/03/2012 4:42:32 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A decade or so ago, I worked with an ABC news segment producer who constantly bragged about how popular she was because of how “visual” her segments were as a result of the fact she was staging them. She was quite proud of herself. I was, as a former reporter, appalled.
19 posted on 04/03/2012 4:42:44 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From revered and respected to an activist organization. All in our lifetime.

So the chant in the conference room is “We're number four!”. Get used to it, clowns. If they were serious about the business, heads would roll. They would be holding “zero-tolerance” press conferences. Instead they want to become the propaganda arm of the DNC.

I like the way Leno regularly blasts NBC management. At least that clown is entertaining, not dangerous.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too late. They opened Pandora’s Box of Racism and flung the nasty contents everywhere.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by madison10
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To: alloysteel

Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, .....................


22 posted on 04/03/2012 4:49:49 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did not apologize to GZ.

NBC apologizes on Zimmerman tape screw-up
http://wapo.st/H76Bhe


23 posted on 04/03/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT by ironman
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To: madison10

Yes, they opened the box. But what was the last thing out of Pandora’s box?


24 posted on 04/03/2012 4:51:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: dps.inspect

@Reuters Craig Sonner told @ABC last week that if charged he would personally drive Zimmerman to Sanford PD. More on @ABCWorldNews
2 Apr


25 posted on 04/03/2012 4:51:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY; maggief; onyx; STARWISE; rolling_stone; Cboldt

Has hell frozen over?

I want them to give four times the air time to the apology and playing the truth.

Then fire ALL those involved.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 4:54:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Free ThinkerNY

27 posted on 04/03/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: alloysteel

NBC is lying again. NBC has no CREDIBILITY LEFT. Anyone listening to the tape can tell this was NO ERROR. It was professionally done to PAINT ZIMMERMAN as a RACIST. Anyone watching any NBC/MSNBC channels and taking these clowns seriously has to have their head examined. They and the rest of the SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT FRAUD infested MSM should be made to financially pay a price for promoting fraudulent politically biased stories. Do what you can to accomplish this


28 posted on 04/03/2012 4:57:18 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: Free ThinkerNY

not enough IMO. I’m hoping for a Richard Jewell style lawsuit.


29 posted on 04/03/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The last thing (Hope) sure wasn’t the kind -0- is offering. His is false.

The ONLY kind of Hope is the Easter-kind.


30 posted on 04/03/2012 4:58:26 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future ...”

Does ANYONE believe that? The public has to continue to watch what they do and how they do it and call their bluff every single time until they find there is no advantage to exposing their bias.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 4:58:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process...”

Wowsers. This explains everything! These guys are pretty sharp. Not as sharp as politicians but pretty darn close.


32 posted on 04/03/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve noticed the new black pussies have been very quiet lately...


33 posted on 04/03/2012 5:00:24 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: no dems

“A lawsuit against NBC could pay for George Zimmerman’s legal fees. I’d sue their ass off.”

How about a class action lawsuit by the American people and a demand for the resignation of the head of NBC. And also demand the immediate arrest of the head of NBC news for defrauding the public trust.

Then you tie GE to NBC Andy Immelt to GE and Obama to Immelt.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: APatientMan

Ever notice how apologies, explanations and retractions are in the passive voice? “If anyone was offended,” or “an error was made.” Not “I am sorry that I offended some people,” or “we made a mistake.”


35 posted on 04/03/2012 5:08:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was done to inflame racial tension,

A race war would be dynamite for ratings


36 posted on 04/03/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT by daku
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To: no dems

“I’d sue their ass off.”

Ditto !!!!!!!!


37 posted on 04/03/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well bless their pointy little heads.


38 posted on 04/03/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Paging Rose Mary Woods! Rose Mary Woods! Your tape machine has been located."
39 posted on 04/03/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Liberty Valance

They are dishonest even when they “apologize” for lieing. Does anyone care what they say about anything? Liar...liar...pants on fire!


40 posted on 04/03/2012 5:24:45 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Liberty Valance

They are dishonest even when they “apologize” for lieing. Does anyone care what they say about anything? Liar...liar...pants on fire!


41 posted on 04/03/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: EDINVA

You can always tell if someone learned from their mistake by the shape of their apology. NBC is phoning this one in. No surprise I suppose.


42 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:17 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: APatientMan
OOpsie, we were mistaken in our intentionally dishonest reporting. Sorry.

Oh, cities are burning and innocent people are being killed because of our "mistake"? OOpsie. Sorry.

Our NBC corrospondents are on the scene to cover for the results of our oopsie.

43 posted on 04/03/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing like a whitewash coming from the “responsible, ethical, and accountable journalists” at NBC. What a total load of bovine scatology.


44 posted on 04/03/2012 6:59:07 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Waiting for Santorum’s apology.


45 posted on 04/04/2012 1:38:07 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Their License should be Revoked


46 posted on 04/04/2012 4:03:24 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Re: your Post #34: EXCELLENT IDEA. Do you think if I walked into an attorney’s office and said: “I’d like to start a Class Action Lawsuit against NBC”, that they’d laugh me out of the office?


47 posted on 04/04/2012 6:23:54 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: no dems

I would bet if you did with a petition with a few thousand signatures on it, and you did it with a friendly attorney who doesn’t really need the money that badly, I think it would fly.

It’s frivolous and it’s dirty, and it is the exact thing the rats would do. That’s why it would work.


48 posted on 04/04/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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