Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (LIARS!!!)
reuters ^ | 4/8/2012 | Chris Francescani

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deceit; denial; nbcnews; nbcproducer; trayvonmartin; zimmerman911call

1 posted on 04/08/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by tobyhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
Did they really have to make that lie that transparent? How dead do they want their credibility to be; beyond dry-bone stage and into being turned into crude oil . . . ?
2 posted on 04/08/2012 1:32:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Oh how I wish I could be on the Jury of the Defamation Trial. Guilty, Guilty with malice of forethought!


4 posted on 04/08/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT by The Working Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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?


5 posted on 04/08/2012 1:36:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

But will they report this story? OF COURSE NOT!!!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ba0_1333855643

(Youtube has been taking it down, the Left is already trying to bury it...)


6 posted on 04/08/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

A “mistake” they felt compelled to repeat on about 5 separate occasions.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT by Obadiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
"a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,"

Remnant of Hillary and her "I don't recall" days.

8 posted on 04/08/2012 1:40:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 1:43:04 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by Okieshooter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

George Zimmerman needs to sue NBC.
If he does NBC will settle.


11 posted on 04/08/2012 1:45:00 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Windcatcher

Good ole liveleak. The execs and mgmt are mostly conservatives. That vid will never be erased.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 1:45:11 PM PDT by max americana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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?


13 posted on 04/08/2012 1:46:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Pure crap!

If they didn’t pull this all the time, maybe, but they DO this constantly.

NBC is guilty of fraud!


14 posted on 04/08/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney or Santorum vote from my family!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


15 posted on 04/08/2012 1:48:29 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

This is an insult to all Americans. I can’t believe NBC actually believes that all Americans are dumb enough to believe this explanation.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 1:49:56 PM PDT by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

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.


18 posted on 04/08/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by didi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All

“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.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 1:53:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Might want to keep our eye’s peeled for this “sacrificial lamb” producer. Bet he’s got something to say about this whole thing.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT by traderrob6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Okieshooter

N news
B based
on
C time constraints


21 posted on 04/08/2012 1:55:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

I prefer

N othing
B ut
C ommunists


22 posted on 04/08/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
Incompetence is the standard defense of the Left.
24 posted on 04/08/2012 2:15:59 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Someone spilled coke on he editing machine. He will never be allowed to drink coke at work again. All is well.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 2:20:28 PM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Anyone who believes the “mistake” excuse must believe they own a bunch of bridges.


26 posted on 04/08/2012 2:31:15 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Did they really have to make that lie that transparent? How dead do they want their credibility to be

The network could lose all 22 of its viewers if it's not more careful.

27 posted on 04/08/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 2:42:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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’’’


29 posted on 04/08/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Trayvon did not mean to attack Zimmerman and Zimmerman accidently shot him, too. ;)


30 posted on 04/08/2012 2:55:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
Oh, yeah, NBC is soooooo innocent . . . NOT. NBC did this with premeditation and malice. They need to be nailed in their very deep pockets for lots of BIG bucks.
31 posted on 04/08/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

He is Obama’s Willie Horton.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 3:43:55 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

When have liberals cared about the Truth? Never!


33 posted on 04/08/2012 3:55:08 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

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


34 posted on 04/08/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Hope they get a big FAT lawsuit !


35 posted on 04/08/2012 4:25:35 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (The sheepdogs guard the sheep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

NBC showed deliberate malice in airing the original story with their deceptive editing. Now they’re lying about the deception.


36 posted on 04/08/2012 4:30:30 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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.


37 posted on 04/08/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by evilC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Might as well shut down the news department — it’s over. Last one out, turn out the lights.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 4:53:06 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Romney is not MY candidate for President in 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Click


39 posted on 04/08/2012 5:09:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone
As was the Richard Jewel stories.

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.

40 posted on 04/08/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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!


41 posted on 04/08/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

hmmm... Ed Schultz selective editing of Rick Perry was “a mistake”


42 posted on 04/08/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by stylin19a
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

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. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s 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?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html


43 posted on 04/08/2012 8:44:28 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone; TigersEye

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!


44 posted on 04/09/2012 5:49:43 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Liars!

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.

Taco Bell Shooting Victim was Holding Leash, Not Weapon (Black man shoots unarmed Hispanic)

45 posted on 04/09/2012 11:26:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson