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Does The ‘NBC Editor’ Really Exist? (NBC caught in another lie about the "fired producer"?)
The Other McCain ^ | April 7, 2012 | Smitty

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:09:08 AM PDT by Qbert

Daily- and Instapudit are on about Breitbart’s post concerning the fired NBC editor. Back at Breitbart:

The questions are only just beginning on Editgate. The release of the news of the firing just before the holiday weekend smacks of a cover-up; more than that, we know that the edit itself was not restricted to the Today show. Brian Williams and the brass at NBC News must provide answers. They are responsible for editorial output, not an unnamed producer. And they must be held responsible for an irresponsible and dangerous edit apparently deliberately designed to twist the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story along racial lines.

NBC really loves them some voodoo editing.

Given their utter lack of forthrightness, both in pushing the initial lie about what Zimmerman said, and now the firing of this un-named editor, we really should ask: does this NBC jackwagon exist, or is NBC just stacking subterfuge upon misdirection?

And, even if this alleged jackwagon is produced, is he going to be fired fired, or just given the Full Imus? By that I mean, sent on what amounts to an extended vacation, and then brought back. In other words, how will the fundamental corruption of NBC be addressed? The good news is that NBC’s perfidy has been exposed short of further tragedy. The bad news is that NBC is bad news.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: editgate; lyingmedia; nbcnews; zimmerman
You've already lied to us once, NBC. Stop with the games, and cough up the name...
1 posted on 04/09/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Why would they have fired anyone if it was an honest editing mistake caused by "time constraints"?

Isn't that what they blamed it on?

2 posted on 04/09/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by kaboom
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To: Qbert

IF that producer was working at NBC studios in NYC, NY, It’s impractical for NBC to release the employee’s name to the public. Opens up NBC and whoever actually releases it to a lawsuit.

A lawyer on the NY State bar can better explain the labor law involved.

NBC has to stay silent and suck up the bad publicity here. They do not want to get sued and have to go through depositions in discovery for a wrongful termination/defamation of character lawsuit in NYC.

PLaintiff will claim BRian Williams directed him to do the edit, NBC would have to put Williams under oath to refute, he said/he said, public records, etc.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Qbert
If they have actually fired this man, they are bigger idiots than I thought.

When one of your employees makes a monumental screwup that could result in a big liability judgment, you do not, repeat, not, fire him. Ever.

When you do, you guarantee that the lawyers for the person you screwed will be contacting the employee immediately and enlisting him to get revenge on his former employer by giving them inside information and testifying on their behalf in their lawsuit.

You stand by your employee, reassure him, and get his sworn testimony as soon as you can.

4 posted on 04/09/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Qbert

“...is NBC just stacking subterfuge upon misdirection?”

Q: How can you tell if a liberal is lying?

A: He/she has a pulse (but even that should be taken with a grain of salt..)


5 posted on 04/09/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: JerseyHighlander

They guy was in Miami (NBC studio) according to an early report.

LLS


6 posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: JerseyHighlander
It’s impractical for NBC to release the employee’s name to the public. Opens up NBC and whoever actually releases it to a lawsuit.

Discovery would produce the guy/gal's name in about 3 minutes.

And if they had actually fired someone we would have learned the name in about 6 hours. Nothing like that could be kept secret.

7 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Qbert

Mary Mapes?


8 posted on 04/09/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

"IF that producer was working at NBC studios in NYC, NY, It’s impractical for NBC to release the employee’s name to the public. Opens up NBC and whoever actually releases it to a lawsuit."

First, NBC has claimed (consider the source, of course) that the producer was based out of Miami. Second, when Zimmerman inevitably sues NBC, the names of these people are going to come out in discovery, anyways. It's going to look really bad if NBC really didn't take any action here.

9 posted on 04/09/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

IF that producer was working at NBC studios in NYC, NY, It’s impractical for NBC to release the employee’s name to the public. Opens up NBC and whoever actually releases it to a lawsuit.

A lawyer on the NY State bar can better explain the labor law involved.

NBC has to stay silent and suck up the bad publicity here. They do not want to get sued and have to go through depositions in discovery for a wrongful termination/defamation of character lawsuit in NYC.

PLaintiff will claim BRian Williams directed him to do the edit, NBC would have to put Williams under oath to refute, he said/he said, public records, etc.


Does not seem to have affected CBS when they fired Mapes.

NBC refuses to release the name because they have not fired anyone.

The only thing NBC is accomplishing here is to dig themselves a deeper hole.

Dig Baby Dig is all I have to say.


10 posted on 04/09/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: kaboom

"Why would they have fired anyone if it was an honest editing mistake caused by "time constraints"? Isn't that what they blamed it on?

Great observation. So, that raises the question- was the whole "fired producer" story yet another ruse here?

11 posted on 04/09/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Zimmerman's attorneys could argue their client was libeled by the information broadcast by NBC. Zimmerman is a private citizen. The editing is clearing intended to harm Zimmerman's reputation. It sounds like a great opportunity for a lawsuit.

The other benefit of a lawsuit is the opportunity for discovery of NBC’s internal documents. Zimmerman's lawyers should be all over this. It is a great opportunity. A giant corporation has lied about and harmed a private citizen. Let NBC keep lying. They are just digging themselves into a deeper hole.

12 posted on 04/09/2012 8:33:01 AM PDT by detective
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To: Qbert

13 posted on 04/09/2012 8:35:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: OrioleFan

Truth and Duty!


14 posted on 04/09/2012 8:37:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Qbert

Maybe Spike Lee, the Black Panthers, and Rosie will put out a bounty on this guy.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 8:43:56 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: JerseyHighlander
IF that producer was working at NBC studios in NYC, NY, It’s impractical for NBC to release the employee’s name to the public. Opens up NBC and whoever actually releases it to a lawsuit.

Impractical? How about illegal? This news story libels George Zimmerman, not to mention potentially contributes to his bodily harm. If NBC doesn't release the name, are they not guilty of obstructing justice, or contributing to a crime?

16 posted on 04/09/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Qbert

bttt


17 posted on 04/09/2012 9:13:26 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: Qbert; All
FYI..Mickey Kaus has a fascinating story on at the Daily Caller ( I tried to post a link but it didn't work for me..maybe somebody else can try)

He says that if NBC came out and admitted the truth, that the edit was deliberate, that they would be exposed to a huge judgement for libel..also, that the fired producer could cut a deal with the plaintiff to say that NBC wanted him to edit it that way..to create the racial animus...

Defintiely worth reading..

18 posted on 04/09/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Qbert

The fact that NBC doesn’t name the perp tells me there’s no such person.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 9:16:14 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Lou L

“OK, and this (producer)... Is he white, black, or Hispanic?”


20 posted on 04/09/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by Wvoter
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To: Qbert

Bump


21 posted on 04/09/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Wvoter

“OK, and this (producer)... Is he white, black, or Hispanic?”

____________________________________________________________

White Hispanic!!!!


22 posted on 04/09/2012 9:51:39 AM PDT by techrules2002
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To: AnAmericanMother

It might have been a case where “everyone” was responsible-and therefore, no one was responsible.

Nonetheless, your legal point is well-taken. But it might be wise to put that individual on a really short leash until the incident/lawsuit danger blows over and you can dump him/her/them.


23 posted on 04/09/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Qbert

(cough)Dateline(cough)


24 posted on 04/09/2012 10:19:01 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Qbert
NBC has lied before and 9 to 1 they are lying now. This so-called “editor” is a figment of NBC’s imagination. [Question: is this fired employee an “editor” or a “producer”. NBC seems to use the terms interchangeably and I am not certain that is the case.]
25 posted on 04/09/2012 10:20:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Qbert
NBC has lied before and 9 to 1 they are lying now. This so-called “editor” is a figment of NBC’s imagination. [Question: is this fired employee an “editor” or a “producer”. NBC seems to use the terms interchangeably and I am not certain that is the case.]
26 posted on 04/09/2012 10:20:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: ken5050

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/08/nameless-scapegoat-watch/


27 posted on 04/09/2012 10:25:51 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: MindBender26

You spoke to some folks who know this guy, didn’t you?


28 posted on 04/09/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (If we had a President, he'd look like Newt.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Didn’t know him personally. I’ve been “off the net” for about 10 years, although I still get called back occasionally It’s like being a retired officer. You can be recalled “at the pleasure of the President.”

Worked the last Shuttle accident, the Obama-ACORN story here in FL, etc.

BTW, O-3 is a little late to get involved with Spec Opns. Remember, Spec Opns is a “culture,” more than it is a Branch.

Want to have some real fun? See if you can get secundered to the Israelis for 6-12 months. It will make you a legend, plus they will let you go to their airborne school, a ceremony at Masada, etc.


29 posted on 04/09/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Qbert

They will probably just throw another intern to the wolves.


30 posted on 04/09/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: abb

Check out the article in post#27..Kaus makes some very interesting points. Zimmerman may be getting good advice ( his dad sounds very smart) to think two steps ahead...the criminal case, or not...will take a while to unfold...and he will have NO trouble getting superb defense attys..and a possible BIG civil case against NBC is likely in the offing...


31 posted on 04/10/2012 2:59:10 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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