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NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call
foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Fox/AP

Posted on 04/03/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT by ColdOne

NBC News issued an apology Tuesday for the way it handled the broadcasting of the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case.

Following reports that NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal investigation.

"During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers," the network said in a statement cited

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KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; apology; caughtontape; cultureofcorruption; fakebutaccurate; makingitup; mediabias; mediamalpractice; nbc; nbcnews; pravdamedia; racecard; trayvon; trayvonmartin; waronerror; yellowjournalism; zimmerman
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To: ColdOne

“We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers,” the network said in a statement cited.”

Sure! Until the next time that they can help a Democratic candidate with their story. I have so little faith in their reporting - okay, geez no faith. They have again and again proven themselves so political correct that they can no longer say that they are reporters. Go away!


51 posted on 04/03/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ColdOne
George Zimmerman, meet Steven Hatfill.

-PJ

52 posted on 04/03/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: ColdOne

Here is the error: They got caught. That’s the only thing they’re sorry about.


53 posted on 04/03/2012 5:53:23 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: ColdOne
I don't care abour phony apologies.
Who got fired?
Name, please.

If professionalism is a standard, a fake apology is not enough.

Why should I watch a network run by juveniles? If that worked for me, I would watch MTV (if it's still around.)

54 posted on 04/03/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: tcrlaf; All

“there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret.”

BULLSH*T..
This was no ‘Error’.

BOYCOTT MSNBC/NBC’s advertisers, and make their lives a living hell until Maddow, Schultz, AND Sharpton are fired!!


55 posted on 04/03/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ColdOne

“She said NBC will not be releasing names of the producers involved or the course of action it will take internally.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/nbcnews-trayvonmartin-idUSL2E8F3F5J20120404


56 posted on 04/03/2012 5:58:35 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: ColdOne

NBC hates “white Hispanics”. OTOH, they love white black presidents.


57 posted on 04/03/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: ColdOne

“...it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers”

Obviously it was some sort of equipment failure. They will either soon call the technician in to service the faulty equipment or upgrade to newer and less error-prone machines. That’s the ticket.

Freegards


58 posted on 04/03/2012 6:07:40 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

Meanwhile, over at Daily Kos, they are LAUGHING at the very idea that conservatives could mount a Boycott against MSNBC and it’s advertisers. They KNOW we just aren’t that organized.

And NBC knows it, too:
“She said NBC will not be releasing names of the producers involved or the course of action it will take internally.”

TRANSLATION:
“Yeah, we got caught race-baiting our useful idiot followers. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT? NOTHING...”


59 posted on 04/03/2012 6:07:43 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ColdOne

Someone please forward this to Eric Holder. After a cursory investigation of the facts the Justice Dept is clearly wasting our tax dollars.


60 posted on 04/03/2012 6:08:28 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: tcrlaf

NBC’s “Today” show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman’s phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying,

“This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”

A transcript of the complete 911 call shows that Zimmerman said,

“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.” The 911 officer responded saying, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?” “He looks black,” Zimmerman said.

State run media lies.


61 posted on 04/03/2012 6:08:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ColdOne

Screw NBC.


62 posted on 04/03/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: ColdOne

They fired nobody, which means the apology is not serious.


63 posted on 04/03/2012 6:09:56 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: ColdOne

Screw NBC.


64 posted on 04/03/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Let's Roll
For deliberately trying to start a race war, they should have their license to broadcast on the “people’s airwaves” pulled.

People could complain to the FCC so it's at least part of the rubber stamp renewal.

65 posted on 04/03/2012 6:11:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: ColdOne

How about an on-air retraction?


66 posted on 04/03/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: ColdOne

There was no error made. They got caught openly propagandizing for a political position and libeling a, so far, unindicted innocent man.


67 posted on 04/03/2012 6:15:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: dragnet2; All

LIST OF MSNBC ADVERTISERS TO BOYCOTT...

Most of these companies HATE Negative Press, and try to avoid controversy.

LET THEM KNOW HOW UPSET YOU ARE, over and over again, like the left does!! END HATE SPEECH AND RACE-BAITING NOW!

List of sponsors to boycott:

Toyota
Verizon
Nutrisystem
Avis
AIG Term Life
Coldwell Bankers
Venus Breeze
Geico
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Jimmy Dean Sausages
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Travel Companion on CNN
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Infiniti Car
Vonage Phone
Dyson Vacuum
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Hyundi Car
U.S. Buildings
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Direct TV
Colonial Penn Life Insurance
Indulg-a-Bath
Stop IRS Debt
HSBC Direct Financial Inst
Aleve
Progresso Soup
Subaru
Spiriva
Cooking Lite
Steak-umns Burgers
Infiniti
Scalpcin
Mama Lucia Meat Balls
Sea Bond
Financial Freedom, reverse mortgage
eDiets Meal Delivery
Aqua Velvet
Citracal
Mr. Clean
Chemistry.com
Bayer Products
Old Mutual Investment
Rogaine
Verizon (Both)
Avis
Coldwell Bankers
Geico
Jimmy Dean Sausages
Sudafed
Natural’s Cat Chow, Purina
Am. Express
Crystal Light
Vonage Phone


68 posted on 04/03/2012 6:17:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ColdOne
Always remember what NBC and its 'Today Show' are all about.
And NEVER forget that...

Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

69 posted on 04/03/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne
We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers

So...that means they're going to fire the morally bankrupt producer who cooked this up and the weasel engineer who did the editing? Right.

70 posted on 04/03/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: ColdOne

BS!!! The only reason they are “apologizing” is because the damage they set out to do with the editing has been done. They would do it over again in an instant.


71 posted on 04/03/2012 6:24:55 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Chode

hehehe! EXACTLY!!!!


72 posted on 04/03/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: TexasNative2000

Zimmerman’s lawyers should be all over this.


73 posted on 04/03/2012 6:28:32 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ColdOne

Now the left is calling Zimmerman a racist for answering the dispatchers question if Martin was white, black, or Hispanic.


74 posted on 04/03/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ColdOne

” During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers,” the network said in a statement cited”

No ERROR....it was deliberate, and they waited until all possible damage was done to retract it. And they have pulled this stunt MANY times!


75 posted on 04/03/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tcrlaf

Thanks for that list.

I didn’t have a clue how to obtain that info.


76 posted on 04/03/2012 6:30:13 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears
They call it an “error”?

Exactly right. This was no "error". It was deliberately done to cause racial strife and to make the (Hispanic) white guy look bad, and by extension all white guys. Despicable!!

77 posted on 04/03/2012 6:32:14 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: ColdOne
the Zimmerman's should give nbc an ultimatum, who ever authorized it gets fired for real, or they will sue...

then sue them anyway

78 posted on 04/03/2012 6:36:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

Apology not accepted.


79 posted on 04/03/2012 6:41:32 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Chode

I like your thinking : )


80 posted on 04/03/2012 6:45:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Chode

If Obama had a son he probably would be a slimeball - just like these NBC people.


81 posted on 04/03/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: ColdOne

What investigation? This was a deliberate, top down decision to edit the tape and incite violence.

It can’t be taken back, which was the idea in the first place.

When the Obama constituents start burning down Central Florida, it would be nice if they started with the local NBC affiliate. Never happen, of course. Mores the pity.

I’m not advocating it, just saying that I would not find it an unpleasant event to witness.


82 posted on 04/03/2012 6:51:02 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ColdOne

Fake but accurate!


83 posted on 04/03/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: TexasNative2000
Apologize to their VIEWERS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?
. . . and where’s the apology to me? Anyone who thinks that George Zimmerman is the real target is terminally naive - the real target is Republicans in general. Zimmerman, although actually a Democrat, has been made an “honorary” Republican (he’s white, don’t you know! for the purposes of making a smear of Zimmerman into a smear of us.

84 posted on 04/03/2012 6:59:35 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: WayneM
That's a good point. Since this fraud by NBC could not have been done except deliberately, it shows malice and intent to damage Zimmerman's ability to get a fair trial. Someone from NBC should be going to prison when this is all over with.
85 posted on 04/03/2012 7:00:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ColdOne
An error.

Selectively deleting part of the tape to completely change the context of what he said to fit their racist narrative.

Surely George is going to own NBC now.

86 posted on 04/03/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: ColdOne

“[NBC] You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole but is terribly terribly sorry he’s going to jail.” - Rhett Butler


87 posted on 04/03/2012 7:05:55 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mears

Media activism......or, chaos.


88 posted on 04/03/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: ColdOne

Apologies NOT accepted....not that I’m a viewer any more anyway, but

Zimmermans...........NO

Blogs, Rush, Hannity, et al ...dont let this one go.......never....keep reminding......


89 posted on 04/03/2012 7:15:25 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: ColdOne

“Sorry” don’t cut it National Bolskevik Channel


90 posted on 04/03/2012 7:19:11 PM PDT by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
thx, money is the only thing that gets their attention...
91 posted on 04/03/2012 7:27:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bluecat6
absolutely...
92 posted on 04/03/2012 7:29:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Nothing is more touching, or heart-rending than watching left wing millionaires protect their wealth. Buffett owes what.. 1 billion in back taxes....over many years. Most give little or next to nothing to charity.


93 posted on 04/03/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
ain't that the truth...
94 posted on 04/03/2012 7:59:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dutch Boy

The boycotts and the calls for an NBC shutdown would have to come from people like us.

E-Mails,phone calls etc.

Apathy will get us nowhere.


95 posted on 04/03/2012 8:04:44 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: vaudine

This was NBC’s perfidy, not CBS.


96 posted on 04/03/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks for the correction. My bad!

! However, everything I said stands, except the particulars are different.

vaudine

97 posted on 04/03/2012 8:15:18 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

*chuckle* No argument.


98 posted on 04/03/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Deagle
NBC needs to have their feet held to the fire until they explain EXACTLY what happened in the creation of this piece of blatant race-baiting propaganda.

We need to see the full content of NBC's "internal investigation" and find out what group of "journalists" are responsible for this garbage. Then we need to see appropriate punishments meted out to the perpetrators.

NBC is unbelievable. They want to make it appear like it was a "simple mistake" when in reality it was a malicious attack against an individual (Zimmerman), as well as a downright dangerous and irresponsible distortion which should never have been broadcast.

Just exactly what kind of mayhem do these bastards want to create? They'd better be careful what they wish for...

99 posted on 04/03/2012 8:30:48 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: TexasNative2000
>”Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?”<

Apology? I wasn't aware that NBC called him a Slut.

100 posted on 04/03/2012 8:35:28 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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