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NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error
Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012

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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1 posted on 04/05/2012 8:37:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

Error? This was no error.

2 posted on 04/05/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"seasoned" producer...

Find someone of retirement age and let him or her take the fall.

3 posted on 04/05/2012 8:41:13 PM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


4 posted on 04/05/2012 8:41:19 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Before this is over, it will be very crowded under that bus.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 8:41:47 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 8:43:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: theBuckwheat

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.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I see a promotion coming.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 8:45:07 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

They could be sued into nonexistence by Zimmerman and his Judge Dad.

This might be very entertaining.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 8:46:28 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Oldexpat

You are right, no intern modifies a video that will be aired on a major network without being seen and OK’d by superiors.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 8:50:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

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.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 8:51:26 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please let it be Matt Lauer.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 8:54:07 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lying bastards...

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.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just curious. Is NBC reporting this major news story on their network news or even on their website anywhere? I checked the “front-page” of their website, and don't see the story listed.
14 posted on 04/05/2012 8:55:50 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Error?

It was calculating and bald faced lie.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 9:02:48 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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!


17 posted on 04/05/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 9:03:35 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The sources described the producer's actions as a very bad mistake, but not deliberate.

That has got to rank up there with:

fake but accurate

It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.

19 posted on 04/05/2012 9:05:51 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Error”? No, it was a flat out purposeful lie.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 9:06:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

“Is NBC reporting this major news story on their network news or even on their website anywhere? “

No, they initially only released a short statement to the Washington Post.

They lie.

“Conservatives” buy.

And boy do they buy.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 9:06:49 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is horse manure.
Those scumbags at NBC knew in 30 seconds with one phone call who edited that clip.

The stench of this thing is overwhelming.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 9:08:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SkyDancer

Who knows,whoever did it may be nominated for The Nobel Peace Prize,

Another group that has lost all credibility.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 9:11:21 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: umgud
I have little doubt that the same newsroom smear team that "edited" the Zimmerman clip is the same group that helped Lauer orchestrate this disgraceful, brazen smear of George W. Bush:

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

24 posted on 04/05/2012 9:12:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mears

I no longer go to any of the alphabet news services in the US. I read European news sites and others around the world to see what’s going on in the US. You’d be surprised to see what US media leaves out or distorts.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 9:13:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NBC— we don’t cover the news, we create it!


26 posted on 04/05/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: All

Even Clark Kent (Superman) had to have his story cleared for publication in the Daily Planet by Editor Perry White.......

NBC, not partisan, JUST THE ENEMY!


27 posted on 04/05/2012 9:19:17 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Misleading? Deceptive, slanderous, perverse, manipulative...


28 posted on 04/05/2012 9:27:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Irenic

“NBC— we don’t cover the news, we create it!”

Or... Cover it up.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 9:33:56 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NBC reminds of Emily Litella, Gilda Radner’s SNL character. When she’s wrong she just smiled and said “Never mind”. That’s exactly what NBC will try to do unless forced to do the right thing. Yeah. Hold your breath on that one.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 9:37:49 PM PDT by Wvoter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s good that he’s “seasoned” cuz even at NBC, he’s done.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 9:46:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wasn't it some female producer at CBS who was blamed for Rathergate? Hazardous occupation, being a producer, if you are stupid and a Liberal (same thing). Wait, maybe that is a prerequisite to work in the alphabet media.
32 posted on 04/05/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama studied our Constution out of hate for America, not out of love for our laws.)
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It was a deliberate, agenda driven, fraudulent, and dishonest act. The mistake” was intended to further a narrative. It endangered Zimmerman’s life. If the perpetrator of this act is not named, shamed, and fired, NBC will have lost the last shred of its already tarnished credibility.
33 posted on 04/05/2012 10:09:50 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: doc1019

like fast and furious it had to go to the top...they didnt correct it very fast either until the rest of the lynching story was falling apart...


34 posted on 04/05/2012 10:18:01 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They know who is responsible, they are just trying to figure out who to throw to the wolves.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 10:35:43 PM 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

Yeah they knew within five minutes who faked the tape.

The cover up is always worse than the original crime.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 10:56:44 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Disciplinary action? Of course not! Promotions and raises all 'round for inspiring grass-roots liberal social justice!

Trayvon Martin case looms over beating of 78-year-old Ohio man

A 78-year-old Ohio man says he was a victim of a hate crime when he was severely beaten by group of youths -- who allegedly said "this is for Trayvon," referring to the unarmed black Florida teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

37 posted on 04/06/2012 12:36:19 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The sources at the network, who declined to identify the producer, said NBC News executives did not know the 911 call was misleadingly edited until news reports surfaced days later on right-leaning blogs including Newsbusters.org and Breitbart.com.

There those damn right wing fanatics go stirring up the truth again. They cause so much trouble. If they would just shut up and let the pros take care of the news, we'd be able to solve our problems more easily.

38 posted on 04/06/2012 1:09:11 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure heads will roll over this. (/sarc.)


39 posted on 04/06/2012 1:50:18 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: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Why do I smell a bigtime “coverup”? Oh, let’s see. It’s NBC. That explains it.

They are just broadcasting what Gorge Zim "would have said anyway". Sort of like the pickup trucks that "would have exploded anyway".

40 posted on 04/06/2012 2:34:39 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Hacksaw

CYA whe they get sued.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 3:03:36 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Lazamataz

This was a blood libel. This was a lynch lie, designed to stir racial anger to a fever pitch. It was no mistake.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 3:58:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SkyDancer

ABCNNBCBS = GGTV = Gangster Govt TV = American Pravda.


43 posted on 04/06/2012 4:02:20 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate the smell of scapegoat in the morning. Yeah, one seasoned, unnamed producer and his staff are responsible for all of this. How about Media Matters? Did they have a hand in this? It’s already known they write the narrative and it gets disseminated and repeated through all the networks. Seems much more plausible to me,


44 posted on 04/06/2012 4:09:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bump


45 posted on 04/06/2012 4:21:06 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's what should happen.

Do not reprimand, suspend or fire the producer responsible for this, instead NOBODY should watch or advertise on this network EVER again!

Three times they have been caught blatantly LYING and trying to deceive the public!

46 posted on 04/06/2012 4:42:56 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"NBC probe centers on staffers rectum in shooting story error"

Oopsie. Made a simple editing error..

47 posted on 04/06/2012 4:48:15 AM PDT by IamConservative (Shall I try and perhaps fail or shall I do nothing without fail?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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.”

I see a raise and promotion in his future.


48 posted on 04/06/2012 5:25:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No names given to protect the individuals from the upcoming lawsuit. If they were truly sorry the would do a full report on the station and issue a news release to other news networks the told ALL the facts.

We should demand it.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: doc1019
You are right, no intern modifies a video that will be aired on a major network without being seen and OK’d by superiors.

It's quite possible that no intern even touches an editing machine at NBC. It's inconceivable that a network production shop wouldn't be entirely unionized -- and interns wouldn't be anywhere near part of that.

50 posted on 04/06/2012 5:35:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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