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Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")
Reuters ^ | 4/8/12 | Chris Francescani

Posted on 04/08/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT by jimbo123

NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division. The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Under growing public pressure to explain the incident, NBC News President Steve Capus provided Reuters with the fullest explanation to date of how the edited call made it on air and what the network is doing to prevent such a consequential error from happening again.

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KEYWORDS: alsharpton; comcast; georgezimmerman; nbcuniversal; stevecapus; trayvonmartin
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Looks like the "fired producer" is nothing more than a figment of NBC's imagination. And Al Sharpton's race-baiting is officially endorsed by NBC's Capus.
1 posted on 04/08/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
"..."a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division."

Sure. Right. Got it. Check.

Lyin' sack of s**t.

2 posted on 04/08/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: jimbo123
You don't make edits that clean by accident. It was carefully planned...to get the desired result...fan the flames
3 posted on 04/08/2012 5:27:32 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: jimbo123

The lawsuit by Zimmerman can sort it out.

Black voter registration drives using the shooting as motivation are underway in Florida. Media using the dead boy is what the case was about all along.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: jimbo123
Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")

Therefore, they have not apologized. Also, no one was fired.

They are flipping us the bird. "Yeah, we lied, f*** you."

5 posted on 04/08/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: RightOnline

NBC: “Yeah, we lied. F*** you.”


6 posted on 04/08/2012 5:37:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Precisely.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 5:39:14 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Lazamataz
Also, no one was fired.

It appears that NBC is digging a deeper hole for themselves with the "pretend firing".
8 posted on 04/08/2012 5:40:22 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
OK! This is simple. If NBC thinks we are this gullible and treats their viewers with disdain and disrespect they need to be off the air!

A boycott of biblical proportion needs to happen the likes any network has never seen!

If NBC gets away with this then the public and the FCC are abysmal failures!

9 posted on 04/08/2012 5:40:51 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: jimbo123

“Yeah, you caught us lying to you. Again. What you gonna do, organize a ‘boycott’?” -NBC News President Steve Capus


10 posted on 04/08/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: jimbo123

Zimmerman needs a good shark lawyer to drag these reprehensible scum around in the dirt.


11 posted on 04/08/2012 5:42:46 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: sirchtruth
If NBC thinks we are this gullible and treats their viewers with disdain and disrespect they need to be off the air!

I'm sure their viewers were perfectly fine with what they did.

12 posted on 04/08/2012 5:44:06 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: capt. norm

I’m waiting for Spike Lee to Tweet the home address of the imaginary producer who was pretend fired by NBC.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Dang! The Internet makes it so hard for the MSM to lie, distort and manipulate their propaganda news.

Make George Zimmerman look more white

Did you notice the latest pic?

The above image demonstrates at least the FIFTH serious demonstrated doctoring of evidence by the MSM!
  1. ALL of the MSM used a childhood photo of the black man juxtaposed with Zimmerman dressed in 'county orange'.
  2. NBC News doctored the original 911 tape to portray Zimmerman as racist - claiming to later fire some unnamed producer when they were called upon this fraud
  3. ABC News doctored a video to hide Zimmerman's injuries
  4. CNN has now admitted that due to some 'enhancing' error, that Zimmerman did not use a racial slur at all... contrary to what they originally said when they were busy fanning the flames.
  5. The above photo as it appears in the original mugshot and then as it appears on ABC News, where they have made him look more white by bleaching and narrowing the image.

With regard to the image above, it cannot be said that it happened somehow by accident. These are major news agencies with the best equipment and image manipulation skills on the planet. This is more deliberate manipulation of the news and associated images to create anger and promote a particular line of propaganda.

How many examples can you find of the MSM doctoring the news either by editing 911 calls, police video or official mugshots? Perhaps by their choice of language - E.G.→ Coining the phrase "White Hispanic"?

Perhaps editing the images of Trayvon to show him as a baby, young boy or even photoshopping him to make him look like a doe-eyed model?

14 posted on 04/08/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: jimbo123
the network's editorial controls - including senior broadcast producer oversight, script editors and often legal and standards department reviews of sensitive material to be broadcast - simply missed the selective editing of the phone call.

Dang..... that many people missed this? It slipped by all of them? THEN FIRE ALL OF THEM!!!
15 posted on 04/08/2012 5:48:37 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: jimbo123

Yeah, yeah... it was a mistake. That's the ticket. It was a simple mistake.

16 posted on 04/08/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: jimbo123
Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")

Hey MSM! Can you hear me? OK so tell me again why I shouldn't think every work you say is a lie? Seriously.
17 posted on 04/08/2012 5:50:16 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Lazamataz
This reminds me of the very old joke. How can you tell a lawyer is lying?.....He opened his mouth and talks. This is the same with nbc. What a load of crap coming from a NEWS outlet. We should boycott NBC and protest not only in the live audience,but boycott in front of their homes( hmmm does that sound familiar). We should boycott their sponsors, send emails to the FCC.
18 posted on 04/08/2012 5:51:58 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: capt. norm

Let’s see...

Isn’t NBC owned by GE?

Isn’t GE a major contributor of Obama?

Doesn’t GE have a major stake in getting it reelected?

I am thinking there is no fired producer. I am also thinking they are banking on BO’s way of thinking- that the public has a very short memory.

Wrong. If there was any journalistic integrity at that network, it is long gone now with this unethical BLACK mark.

Sue away.

Overturn every rock and bring light to all the cockroaches there. If they can afford to pay a balding POS like Matt Lauer $30 million, they can afford to put another zero to that sum and give it to a man who has undeservedly been used as an instrument to ensure this network’s gravy train.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 5:51:58 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: TigerClaws

Black voter registration drives using the shooting as motivation are underway in Florida.
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That’s depressing because I firmly believe that whoever wins FL wins the White House. This is why it is so imperative that we take back the Senate and hold the House. If Obozo is reelected, we can stop his Marxist agenda, dead in it’s tracks, if we control both Houses of the Legislative Branch.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 5:54:25 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: jimbo123

In other words, it’s more convenient for NBC to claim this was an “accident” i.e. one race-baiting producer than a deliberate act of race-baiting by corporate directive.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Bon mots; All

I’m still asking: Where is the outrage from the Jewish and Hispanic communities demanding Due Process for George Zimmerman? His dad is Jewish and his mom is Hispanic. Even with the “doctored” pic, he still has Hispanic features.


22 posted on 04/08/2012 5:56:33 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: capt. norm
You don't make edits that clean by accident. It was carefully planned...to get the desired result...fan the flames.

My guess is that it was not only planned, the people involved got a kick out of their own cleverness. Add to that the satisfaction of accomplishing a task set for them by whoever is ultimately responsible for coordinating the outrage, and the "fired producer" - a journalistic equivalent of the so-called "lone gunman"* - probably wouldn't change a thing. Good foot soldiers of the proletariat know that rewards eventually follow such sacrifices.

Mr. niteowl77

*Any others involved were no doubt only following orders.

23 posted on 04/08/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by niteowl77 (There is not enough sound material to save, so let it burn.)
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Has there ever been an explanation as to why the media waited a month or so after it actually happened, before this became a national story?


24 posted on 04/08/2012 6:07:22 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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Black voter registration drives using the shooting as motivation are underway in Florida.
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The silver lining behind this cloud is: Only 59% of Registerd Blacks voted in ‘08; the year with the highest Black voter turn out ever. Well, the new has worn off now and the novelty is gone. Plus, a lot of Brothas are not happy with Prez dude because he has not produced for them like they thought he would. So, he will get less Black votes this time around.

Another point: This is why we need a Hispanic in the VP spot on the GOP Ticket. The Hispanic vote, for the GOP Ticket, can neutralize the Black vote for Obozo.

Am I right or wrong? Comment? Anybody????


25 posted on 04/08/2012 6:08:21 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: capt. norm

I am not so sure it was deliberate distortion.

Any journalist or historian must pick and choose which facts they believe relevant to the story.

I suspect to this editor’s perception the unedited tape showed clearly Zimmerman’s racism. So all he/she did was edit out those distracting bits of dialog in between the important parts. Didn’t change the meaning at all.

I, of course, disagree with that perception, as I suspect would all fair-minded people. But for someone focused enough on their cause, I can see the possibility of it not being concious deception.


26 posted on 04/08/2012 6:11:17 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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It appears that NBC is digging a deeper hole for themselves with the "pretend firing".

Dude, you aren't getting it. THEY DON'T CARE. They lie to you and they LIKE IT. They are PROUD of it.

This is their new logo:


27 posted on 04/08/2012 6:11:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: no dems

Do you have any evidence Dad is Jewish? Zimmerman is a German name. Means Carpenter. Some but by no means all are Jewish.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 6:12:48 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: niteowl77

Where did the orders come from?

From on high, from Comcast


29 posted on 04/08/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Blue Highway
-- Has there ever been an explanation as to why the media waited a month or so after it actually happened, before this became a national story? --

Martin family lawyer, Crump, made an effort to make the case a trial in the public eye. It was Crump who involved Sharpton and Jackson, and it was Crump who was making incendiary and unsupported allegations to the press.

30 posted on 04/08/2012 6:17:08 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jimbo123

Why the hell does anyone pay any attention to NBC. The bias is incredible but what upsets me the most, many people do listen and believe the news this schlock outfit reports.
First of all, I cannot understand how the people who edited this and report this can look at themselves in the mirror. This is evil and WILL cause more racial strife and innocent people to get hurt or killed.
I want the truth and most of the people I know think if Zimmerman is guilty, prosecute him, but if he was attacked by Trayvon and was protecting himself, stop the lying for political gain. It seems the left was a divided country which is bad for all of us.


31 posted on 04/08/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT by Pedrobud
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To: jimbo123

Laughable.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 6:28:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: AAABEST

“Zimmerman needs a good shark lawyer to drag these reprehensible scum around in the dirt.”

The lawyer the OTHER injured Zimmermans used should be sufficient.


33 posted on 04/08/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Sherman Logan

I’m a Zimmerman on my mothers side.

Pennsylvania Dutch.

German and Swiss.


34 posted on 04/08/2012 6:34:57 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Lazamataz
“Dude, you aren't getting it. THEY DON'T CARE. They lie to you and they LIKE IT. They are PROUD of it.”Yes, and I would like to know the fate of the staffer who was “fired.” Wouldn't be at all surprised if he was just transferred to another job or immediately went to work for a leftist NGO at a higher salary.
35 posted on 04/08/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: jimbo123
the why was the producer fired???
36 posted on 04/08/2012 6:35:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jimbo123

Spreading a deliberate falsehood that results in people getting killed?

This seems more serious than a hate crime to me.

Punishment should be even more severe.

How about jail time for NBC executives?


37 posted on 04/08/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Do you have any evidence Dad is Jewish?
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I heard on Sean Hannity’s radio show that his dad was Jewish. Did a Google search and it seemed to bear it out.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 6:44:24 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

The hispanic community has large majorities of Mexicans and Cubans.

Those from other countries are split among many origins.

George’s mother is Peruvian.

That could account for a lack of outraged solidarity over his mistreatment, although it shouldn’t.

I get conflicting accounts of whether or not his father is Jewish. He has been reported to be, but when you google it, some say yes, others no


39 posted on 04/08/2012 6:46:17 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: AAABEST
Zimmerman needs a good shark lawyer to drag these reprehensible scum around in the dirt.

And call their acts criminal, divisive and prosecute for hate speech and threats!
40 posted on 04/08/2012 6:51:14 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Chode
the why was the producer fired???

Nobody was fired. Someone is getting a nice bonus check and a promotion, though.

41 posted on 04/08/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Peet
Hey MSM!...tell me again why I shouldn't think every work you say is a lie?

I always do, including the words "and" and "the".

42 posted on 04/08/2012 6:56:11 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Lazamataz
agree 100%... but they SAID they fired somebody, and why if it was an innocent mistake???

and if so, why will they not release the name???

cause like you said, nobody was fired

43 posted on 04/08/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Blue Highway
Has there ever been an explanation as to why the media waited a month or so after it actually happened, before this became a national story?

Yes, from ROM E-manual: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."

Being morons, they needed extra time to figure out the best spin.

44 posted on 04/08/2012 7:06:21 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: jimbo123

It’s just a mistake, just as it will be just a mistake when “reporters” — who will be covering the inevitable civil unrest that they will have created — accidentally get shot.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 7:12:57 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: no dems

I have no use for anyone who votes strictly or primarily on the basis of race or ethnicity.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 7:15:54 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: jimbo123

Mistake? Yeah, right. They’ve been lying forever, why would we expect that they change now?


47 posted on 04/08/2012 7:17:39 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: jimbo123

The Media.
IS.
The enemy.


48 posted on 04/08/2012 7:23:03 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: niteowl77
*Any others involved were no doubt only following orders.

As Hitler would have said, had he lived and been brought to trial: "I neffer killed avyvun; I vas only giffing orders"!

49 posted on 04/08/2012 7:23:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: no dems
Am I right or wrong? Comment? Anybody????

With all due respect, wrong; we need the best person for the job, regardless of race or ethnicity. One who we would welcome as president should it become necessary.

50 posted on 04/08/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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