Skip to comments.NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error
Posted on 04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network.
NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network.
The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week.
The edit made it appear that Zimmerman immediately told police that Martin was black, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher.
There was no clear indication on Thursday of what, if any, disciplinary actions would be taken against the producer or other staff involved in the incident.
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Error? This was no error.
Find someone of retirement age and let him or her take the fall.
It is a little ironic that NBC can mean either “Natural Born Citizen” i.e. the “Birther Movement” or “Newly Born Communist” or “Not Believable Commentary” or well, whatever.
Wouldn’t it be great if NBC would actually focus on Obama’s NBC status for a few months without mocking people who really have inquiring minds?
Before this is over, it will be very crowded under that bus.
Why do I smell a bigtime “coverup”? Oh, let’s see. It’s NBC. That explains it.
If I had ever done this selective editing my editors would have hung my balls on the wall as a lesson to other reporters. They had integrity.
Today’s news media executives have no honor, integrity, professionalism, and common sense.
In other words, they suck!
I think I’ll go out an burn my old press card, or frame it as a relic from a time when there was honor in journalism.
Some Page Intern just edited the tape and sent it on. BS.
The modification was approved by a group of people to make the maximum impact for the headline news.
I see a promotion coming.
They could be sued into nonexistence by Zimmerman and his Judge Dad.
This might be very entertaining.
You are right, no intern modifies a video that will be aired on a major network without being seen and OK’d by superiors.
Objective reporting died. Advocacy journalism has taken over. On local stories the politicians have there media insiders they use to cover up for local corruption. Or they simply cant afford to lose connected local advertisers. The media as a watchdog is gone.
Please let it be Matt Lauer.
Ya got to be drooling in a cup to sit around and watch these state run broadcasters concoct lies. They have no credibility and haven’t for many years.
It was calculating and bald faced lie.
Unless the means of disseminating news/information is completely reinvented, we are pretty much toast as a country. I thought Steve Jobs could’ve pulled it off, but I’m not very optimistic now. Propoganda is too easy for the bad guys to spread and for the gullible to lap up.
“There was no clear indication on Thursday of what, if any, disciplinary actions would be taken against the producer or other staff involved in the incident.”
They’ll probably be nominated for a Pulizer prize!
I’m curious why no one is attacking the dispatcher who dared ask this controversial question?
OTOH, I’m glad this altering of the audio happened. Somewhat. Maybe it’ll wake up some people to not worship everything the media spews.
That has got to rank up there with:
fake but accurate
It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.
“Error”? No, it was a flat out purposeful lie.