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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CYA whe they get sued.
This was a blood libel. This was a lynch lie, designed to stir racial anger to a fever pitch. It was no mistake.
ABCNNBCBS = GGTV = Gangster Govt TV = American Pravda.
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,
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!
Oopsie. Made a simple editing error..
“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.
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.
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.
Actually, he might have. If AppleTV (as planned) allows you to watch nearly anything from the nets/cable/internet on demand a la music:Spotify, then it's up to conservatives to produce content.
Reading between the lines, this was the go-to guy at NBCNews for just this sort of Journolist malice, so they can't fire him until they are assured of someone to replace him...
It was an error that the editor didn’t even realize his blatant predisposition to be biased. It was an error that his superiors didn’t recognize their bias. Finally, it was an error that he got caught and now they have to slap his wrist to placate other dubious news organizations that just can’t help piling on a competitor, even though they’d have done the same damned thing.
Including Brian Williams.
Anyone got an email address for Brian Williams? He needs to be called out on his race baiting comment that has instigated at least two attacks. He has blood on his hands.
You are right. It’s awful convenient that a team of inexperienced staffers have the power to manipulate evidence for the media without any oversight from supervisors.
The next time the use this excuse they should be asked if the staffers supervisor is going to be fired for incompetence. The is only 2 ways this kind of fraud could have happened. Either the management wanted it to happen or the staffer did it without their knowledge and the management failed in their jobs to supervise their staff. Either way a manager’s head should roll.
They may do some discipline, but because the staffer is ‘seasoned’ the NBC brass won’t fire him/her. Maybe they will recommend an anger management course or something.
Meanwhile, the MSM have helped create a fine mess with death threats and retaliation attacks on whites nationwide. Can riots caused by ‘justified anger’ be far behind?
Most of us here have seen them for decades as the 5th column enemy they were trained to become by their marxist J-school commissars.
But imagine the surprise of those millions, whom the enemedia have kept purposely uninformed, when America's true racists cause the cities to explode this summer.
If there's karmic justice, many of those same enemedia will be roasted by the flames of the very inferno they kindled.
As is the norm for the true cowards that they are, they'll never take responsibility for their knavery in creating the Martin fiction/Zimmerman libel.
And as bootlicking sycophants of the cØmmunist usurper, they'll move on to the next distraction that advances the totalitarian agenda ASAP.
The silence of their FR apologists is deafening; those who were tirelessly supporting the enemedia's agitprop,
increasing their vitriol in direct proportion to the inexorable shredding of their Martin=victim wet dream.
Because it's not a controversial question. It's sort of helpful in describing someone. The dispatcher also asked what he was wearing (GZ answered hoodie), how old he was (GZ answered late teens).
Nothing to see here...move along!
And now “in sports”........