Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (LIARS!!!)
Posted on 04/08/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by tobyhill
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 to the president of the 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.
Capus confirmed a previous Reuters report that an internal network investigation had determined that a producer made the editing error, and that 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.
Two sources at the network told Reuters the Miami-based producer of the segment had been fired on Thursday.
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As was the NBC rigging of trucks to explode.
As was the Richard Jewel stories.
NBC makes so many mistakes it should not be allowed to air news.
Oh how I wish I could be on the Jury of the Defamation Trial. Guilty, Guilty with malice of forethought!
Want to bet no one was fired?
That will determined to be another error in a few weeks.
No one can name the producer that was fired.
How can they fire a guy for making a mistake and not face a nice law suit?
But will they report this story? OF COURSE NOT!!!
(Youtube has been taking it down, the Left is already trying to bury it...)
A “mistake” they felt compelled to repeat on about 5 separate occasions.
Remnant of Hillary and her "I don't recall" days.
It is preposterous to be believe that that edit was done without the realization that it was an act of pouring gasoline on the fire. You’re correct. NBC News are liars.
As I understand it NBC claims the call was edited because of time constraints. Just how long did it take for the 911 operator take to ask the question, maybe 2 seconds?
I pretty much call it BS.
George Zimmerman needs to sue NBC.
If he does NBC will settle.
Good ole liveleak. The execs and mgmt are mostly conservatives. That vid will never be erased.
Let’s assume for a moment that it was a mistake — a mistake they repeated several times. Doesn’t that mistake show that NBC news is completely incompetent at reporting the news? How could anyone, with more intelligence than laundry detergent, not know that the edited version would inflame racial tensions? Shouldn’t news editors — and even the hairdos and haircuts who read that news — be more intelligent than laundry detergent?
If they didn’t pull this all the time, maybe, but they DO this constantly.
NBC is guilty of fraud!
Yep, NBC is lying.
And ABC did same thing with view of back of Zimmerman’s head, saying it did not have a wound. Photo edited it.
Is this an indication of multi-Media coordination? From Where? Is this being scripted and directed from the propaganda agency in the White Hut??
You tell me.
This is an insult to all Americans. I can’t believe NBC actually believes that all Americans are dumb enough to believe this explanation.
They’re parsing: Editing the tape was not a mistake, but playing the tape was. The person that PLAYED the tape is in trouble. Do I have that right?
Messing with a 911 tape WAS purposely criminal. Too bad NBC won’t get in trouble for it.
I have been waiting for Richard Jewell’s name to come up. I remember that interview with Katie Couric. I had been a fan and quit watching the Today show after that. All I could think was that I didn’t think that poor man had done anything but try to protect people..... and she just bullied and badgered him and continued accusing him and maligning him. They destroyed his life.
Perhaps I should be thankful because I learned to be suspicious of everything I see in the news.
“As part of the investigation, the producer who edited the call was questioned extensively about motivation, and it was determined that the person had cut the video clip down to meet a maximum time requirement for the length of the segment - a common pressure in morning television - and inadvertently edited the call in a way that proved misleading.”
Pure lies! The morning shows spent more time on this for 2 weeks than any other story.
Might want to keep our eye’s peeled for this “sacrificial lamb” producer. Bet he’s got something to say about this whole thing.
C time constraints
I believe them. Just like I believed them when they said rigging remotely controlled model rocket engines to initiate gas tank explosions on GM pickup trucks was “a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the dangers of the trucks.”
These people are so absolutely pathetic and without scruples they should be uemployable anywhere.
Someone spilled coke on he editing machine. He will never be allowed to drink coke at work again. All is well.
Anyone who believes the “mistake” excuse must believe they own a bunch of bridges.
The network could lose all 22 of its viewers if it's not more careful.
How can NBC fire a guy for a mistake or up against time constraints?
In a few weeks, we shall learn that the report of an unnamed producer being fired ,was yet another mistake.
Who else will they Honkify.. or make a Crackerosaurus..
Whats Holder doing.. “looking busy”... whistling past the graveyard.?..
Looks bad for Negrodamus.. race bashing so quickly..
Damn cowardly Honkies may suck this up..
They are the ones that should have the snot beat out of them..
Might happen to some of them SOON... let’s hope’’’
Trayvon did not mean to attack Zimmerman and Zimmerman accidently shot him, too. ;)
He is Obama’s Willie Horton.
When have liberals cared about the Truth? Never!
Let us not forget the NBC Reporter Michelle Kosinski caught staging flood by being in a row boat in a foot of water.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRRMV_nDBt4
Hope they get a big FAT lawsuit !
NBC showed deliberate malice in airing the original story with their deceptive editing. Now they’re lying about the deception.
I find it hard to believe that those who are so sensitive when discussing Black or Muslin violence would not have noticed the inflammatory nature of their edit.
Might as well shut down the news department — it’s over. Last one out, turn out the lights.
They had the FBI's help with the FBI stories. Not just the FBI, but the help of Louis Freeh, who leaked the Jewel story to the press. That's Louis Freeh, of Ruby Ridge, Waco, TWA flight 800, Wen Ho Lee, Robert Hanssen, Khobar Towers, personally blocking the Chinese political campaign investigation, Vince Foster . . .
He's currently in charge of Penn State's internal investigation of its own role in the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia coverup.
Capus, please send us a list of all the folks you have fired for making mistakes over the years.
Also, please send us a list of all the folks you have fired for falsifying stories.
Should be interesting for all of your viewers!
hmmm... Ed Schultz selective editing of Rick Perry was “a mistake”
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
Where is the outrage?
Good to remind people, NoLibZone.
This is completely discrediting the old dinosaur media. On it’s face, just a local matter, right? No, it’s a nation-wide meltdown. The old media’s creds are worse than ever now, and this will cause a sea change — what media will people trust from now on? MILLIONS of people are being made fools of, including the President!
0bobo has always been a fool but I don't think he was tricked here. He knew what he was doing.
Now check this story out.