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The George Zimmerman 911 scandal is now being called Editgate, and NBC News is acting accordingly
Daily Caller ^ | 4/10/2012 | Jim Treacher

Posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:14 AM PDT by Qbert

Which is to say: sneaky.

If you need to catch up on this story, click here. And then check out the latest from Tom Maguire, who has been all over this:

NBC is busy taking down the evidence of its repeated usage of its bogus edit of the George Zimmerman 911 call…

Yesterday the discovery by Les Jones of two similar bad edits at NBC 6 Miami for stories from March 19 and March 20 were widely broadcast by the InstaPundit. As of this writing, those stories have been “fixed” by the web editors to eliminate the troublesome passages (and are marked as updated April 9; the specific update is unexplained)…

So, it seems to be a bit of a race – can NBC sweep this down the memory hole before the crowd notices?

Too late. Read the whole thing for details. As I just asked NBC Miami Today Executive Producer Tammy Delgado:

'Jim' 'Treacher'@jtLOL Good morning, @tvtams. Why is @NBCMiami deleting evidence of the deceptive George Zimmerman 911 edit? bit.ly/IAhkTt @brianstelter 10 Apr 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

I included Brian Stelter at the NYT, since he’s the only one there who seems to be interested in this story. And why would they be? It’s interfering with the narrative.

Speaking of NBC’s sneakiness and dishonesty, they keep insisting that this unnamed producer who was allegedly fired for his or her “mistake,” and all the other NBC employees who “missed” it, just made a whoopsie. They didn’t mean anything by it, honest.

Just look how easy it is to make that “mistake”:

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Well, okay. But that’s from the wingnut amateurs at PJTV. Whereas the unnamed NBC News producer who was allegedly fired over this was reportedly “seasoned.” So it’s much more likely that he or she could’ve made such an edit inadvertently, because we live on Bizarro World.

I’m glad NBC is handling this so poorly. It would be disappointing if they started being honest and professional.

Update: Speaking of media unprofessionalism, yet another news outlet is trying to cover up yet another aspect of the Trayvon Martin story that they’ve screwed up: NY Daily News whitewashes its Sanford neo-Nazi faux pas.

Update: A response to one of my questions yesterday to NBC Miami’s Christina Hernandez:

'Jim' 'Treacher'@jtLOL 9 Apr 12 .@jeffburnside & @ChristinaTVNews: Why did you quote George Zimmerman as saying, "This guy looks like he's up to no good... He looks black"?

Christina Hernandez@ChristinaTVNews @jtLOL That's the way the 911 calls were given to us. It was an NBC issue, not NBC 6 issue, but we fixed it on our end after we found out. 10 Apr 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

So now NBC Miami is blaming NBC News proper. Stay tuned.

Update:

'Jim' 'Treacher'@jtLOL 10 Apr 12 @ChristinaTVNews Interesting. Who gave the 911 calls to you that way?

Christina Hernandez@ChristinaTVNews @jtLOL NBC (national) that's how most of the affiliates ended up with the exact same thing and never knew till the editing story came out.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: editgate; nbcnews; stevecapus; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:26 AM PDT by Qbert
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this would be fascinating if it goes to court to hear how NBC would explain themselves.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 7:40:53 AM PDT by MNDude
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this would be fascinating if it goes to court to hear how NBC would explain themselves.

If he has good lawyers he will sue.

3 posted on 04/11/2012 7:43:24 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: MNDude
"this would be fascinating if it goes to court to hear how NBC would explain themselves."

Yep. You could pit the head honchos of NBC in NY versus NBC Miami. Eventually somebody will squeal.

4 posted on 04/11/2012 7:44:33 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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LET’S TRADE TIT FOR TAT! SOME DIGGING ON ZIMMERMAN THEN SOME DIGGING ON BOzo’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 7:47:51 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Qbert

Anyone remember Isla Vista?


6 posted on 04/11/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Qbert

Tell em Zo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUAFGqwiJY&feature=youtu.be


7 posted on 04/11/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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Editgate is just NBC's patented "cherry bomb" reporting.

For example, "reporting" on race relation matters..

If at first it don't seethe try, try anything ethical or not to make it seethe.

8 posted on 04/11/2012 8:44:35 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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This is an easy lawsuit for Zimmerman. He doesn’t need a new job. He can live off of the potential millions for the rest of his life.....with a body guard.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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