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WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape
sfltv.com ^ | 4/25/12

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 911; allegedly; bias; burnside; deceit; editing; ethics; fired; fires; georgezimmerman; jeffburnside; journalism; mediabias; mediamalpractice; nbc; nbcnews; race; racebaiting; racism; reporter; skittles; tape; trayvon; trayvonmartin; wtvj; yellowjournalism; zimmerman
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George Zimmerman may have a case for a libel suit.
1 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
site says: NBC launched an internal investigation immediately after the incident...

I recall the investigation being launched after someone else in the media blew a whistle.

2 posted on 04/25/2012 8:01:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

After this NBC should become ZBC.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, I’m sure Jeff Burnside did this on his own without the knowledge or direction of anyone else at NBC...

yeah, that’s the ticket.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

GeorgeZimmermanisinnocent.com


5 posted on 04/25/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by cquiggy
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To: MrB

How’s your wife, Morgan Fairchild?


6 posted on 04/25/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.

Oversight my Aunt Fannie...

7 posted on 04/25/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
He's an on-air reporter, right? Do they usually edit their own videos?

He looks a bit like a Ted Baxter type to me.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Lurker

I guess it took this long to negotiate the hush money. Burnside will live like a King.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:04 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: dfwgator

NBC, was, last I looked a fully owned subsidary of General Electric. GE should become ZE.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:50 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: Lonesome in Massachussets
I believe Comcast now owns NBC
11 posted on 04/25/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: lonevoice

OMG...is that him??? Bwwwaaaaahahahahahaha!


12 posted on 04/25/2012 8:11:47 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: lonevoice

"I'm FREE, and I like to be FREE!"


13 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:39 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: MrB

so when does Jeff Burnside take over for George Stephanopolous on This Week?


14 posted on 04/25/2012 8:14:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lonevoice

Depends on the market, but I job shadowed once at a station, and yes the reporters edited their video. Network’s another story though, but this was just an affiliate.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: lonevoice
He's an on-air reporter, right? Do they usually edit their own videos?

No, they give detailed instructions to the editors where they want the cuts to be made. My nephew is a film and video editor who worked for CNN for a while. He recently quit his job at a local TV station. He got a better job with a film maker, but he also said he couldn't stand the news business anymore. He said that they're all on a mission to change the world.

He told me there is absolutely no way that the Zimmerman 911 tape was edited by mistake, and claims that it was are bald-faced lies.

16 posted on 04/25/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You mean we have a choice between M.R. and B.O.?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
so when does Jeff Burnside take over for George Stephanopolous on This Week?

LOL! What makes that comment so funny, is that it could really happen! What a funny bunch of monkeys the media has become.
17 posted on 04/25/2012 8:17:10 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: DAC21; lonevoice

They had to explain to him what “editing” was. That kind of thing can take some time.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 8:17:10 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Journalism gone mad. And in Burnside’s case, gone madly.

Ha. I crack myself up.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 8:22:23 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Reporters in the field sometimes do edit their own audio (not video) for a report. I work in media and have helped reporters edit audio.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 8:23:18 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jeff Burnside

Kind of a smug looking guy.

21 posted on 04/25/2012 8:25:10 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: Steely Tom

Perfect, LOL!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:04 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Spunky

Looks gay to me. But then all the male announcers on TV look and act gay — and most of them are.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: lonevoice

With it being the Miami market, I am almost sure an editor worked on the actual editing. Reporters do edit their tapes, but typically in smaller markets.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: WashingtonSource
"Looks gay to me. But then all the male announcers on TV look and act gay.."

Could be. It is the IN thing now.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: WashingtonSource
Mmmmhmmm. My gay-dar is off the scales, here.
26 posted on 04/25/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: SoFloFreeper
From his bio: Burnside is also a frequent invited speaker and panelist on environmental journalism and journalism ethics.

He blew that big time.....LOL Wonder who is going to pay him to speak on ethics now...

27 posted on 04/25/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: dfwgator

Great! and so’s our daughter.... uh... Valerie Bertinelli... that’s right... that’s the ticket.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Spunky

With that hair, he could be John Edwards’ brother.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 8:43:00 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (•o•)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm in Illinois but that reporter's name sounds familiar. Is he on National News regularly or writes columns?

Oh libel against the reporter? I want blood libel on Trayvon's baby momma and baby daddy. Jesse Jackson and Sharpton belong in jail for infighting racial violence nation wide. And ABC, MSNBC / NBC and CNN should be shut down for lying on the airwaves.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 8:44:06 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

NBC does not know whether is was intentional or a mistake. It is obvious it was intentional, deliberate, and provoking! The reporter was trying to make a name for themselves.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: SoFloFreeper

I smell vinegar.

32 posted on 04/25/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

John Edwards wanna be.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by OLDCU
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To: Spunky

Love the hair.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rawhide
The reporter was trying to make a name for themselves.

Looks like he tried to manufacture an opportunity for himself to get a local exclusive on a race war.

Now that they've got them all stirred up, how many are going to die in the riots when they can't get a conviction?

35 posted on 04/25/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sheesh. Take it up the bum one time and people have you pegged.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 8:55:26 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I bet they are deleting e-mails and text conversations over there as we speak. Not to mention shredders.

He definately has the network news anchor hair.

It took right wing talk radio to call NBC out on this.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Steely Tom

“Stay classy, South Florida.”

}:-)4


38 posted on 04/25/2012 9:03:03 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: rawhide

nothing on air is an accident...

it shows because someone wants it to.

t


39 posted on 04/25/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Spunky

guarantee his name is more ethnic than Burnside...


40 posted on 04/25/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: dfwgator

i have to admit I have no clue?

is that from a TV show?


41 posted on 04/25/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jeff Burnside
@jeffburnside
I’m a reporter for NBC Miami. Got a story? Let me know.

Miami, Florida · http://www.nbcmiami.com

http://twitter.com/#!/jeffburnside

Jeff Burnside; @jeffburnside

Sanford police shot up in first instance of violent protest over #trayvon. #nbcmiami http://lockerz.com/s/200189859


42 posted on 04/25/2012 9:23:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jeff Burnside; @jeffburnside

I spoke to a smart Barry University class today about covering #Trayvon Martin. It reminded me how well informed the public remains!


43 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Hair highlights - check.
Salon tan - check.
Snarky smile - check.
Edit tape to Guide the Narrative - Checkmate.
44 posted on 04/25/2012 9:36:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What took so long???


45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:37:24 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
“Love the hair.”

“His hair was perfect...werewolves of London!”

46 posted on 04/25/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: kcvl

Do you teach?


47 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Moose4
““Stay classy, South Florida.””

Ron Burgundy?

48 posted on 04/25/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: hummingbird

He’s kind of a big deal.


49 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: hummingbird

Yep! He looks like the Ron Burgundy type. Only catching for the other team, if you know what I mean.

}:-)4


50 posted on 04/25/2012 9:44:13 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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