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Reporter Matthew DeLuca slandered Zimmerman; now at NBC (vanity)

Posted on 06/29/2013 9:51:38 AM PDT by Faith Presses On

There are of course many lies that the media have circulated about the Trayvon Martin case, and among them is one put out by a Daily Beast writer, Matthew DeLuca, that says George Zimmerman was so racist he once called police to report a 7-9 year old black boy as suspicious. During the uproar last year, many people screaming on the internet for Zimmerman's arrest brought that "fact" up, but it was a complete and seemingly shameless lie by DeLuca, who works now, ironically, for NBC News. The fact that he could put forward and get away with such a lie, which played a small but definite part in the hysteria, really shows the degenerate and dishonest state of the media today.

DeLuca wrote two stories, both posted March 22, 2012, about George Zimmerman's 911 call history. In both cases, he suggests that the record of the call about the boy suggests Zimmerman was suspicious of him and it was because of his race. This is despite the fact that the outside sources DeLuca links to in the story - a Seminole County list of codes for emergency calls, and the call record generated by the police department in this instance - both together clearly show that Zimmerman called because he was concerned that the boy was walking alone on a busy street. Here is DeLuca's reporting on the call in one of the articles:

"But starting in 2011, Zimmerman’s calls increasingly focused on what he considered “suspicious” characters walking around the neighborhood—almost all of whom were young black males.

"On April 22, 2011, Zimmerman called to report a black male about “7-9” years old, four feet tall, with a “skinny build” and short black hair. There is no indication in the police report of the reason for Zimmerman’s suspicion of the boy."

Did Trayvon Shooter Abuse 911? (March 21, 2012)

To the contrary. There is actually no legitimate reason for DeLuca to say that Zimmerman was suspicious of the boy. Although written in an abbreviated form, the police report clearly states that the boy was walking along a busy street and Zimmerman was concerned.

"1017 OREGON REF BM S43 APPRX 7-9 YOA APPRX 04FT/SKINNY BUILD SHORT BLK HAIR LSW BLU TSHIRT/BLU SHORTS/"

"COMPL ADVD S43 IS WALKING ALONE & IS NOT SUPERVISED ON BUSY STREET//COMPL CONCERNED FOR WELL BEING"

"S2512 CL - 1017'D THE AREA W/NEG RESULTS"

In the second article, "George Zimmerman's History of 911 Calls: A Complete Log," DeLuca categorizes the call as about "suspicious activity":

36. April 22, 2011 – 7:09 p.m. Type: TEL Subject: Suspicious activity Report: Juvenile black male “apprx 7–9” years old, four feet tall “skinny build short blk hair” last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue shorts

George Zimmerman’s History of 911 Calls: A Complete Log

His source for categorizing all the calls is the Seminole County 10-Codes and Signals page, which he links to. In the other article, he links to a now-removed page where Sanford Police had posted Zimmerman's call history.

911CallHistory-George-Zimmerman.pdf

That history shows that the code for the call wasn't the code number for "suspicious activity" (13), but the number 17, which means "Attempt to contact," which the call record shows the police tried to do. Note also that DeLuca quotes from the call record: "Juvenile black male “apprx 7–9” years old, four feet tall “skinny build short blk hair” last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue shorts."

After looking over the evidence, there can be no question that DeLuca fabricated this claim about Zimmerman consciously and deliberately. The only question is why. In any case, it is travesty that his lie has gone unpunished and he has moved on to NBC News.

Matthew DeLuca
Reporter at NBCNews.com
Greater New York City Area Writing and Editing
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-deluca/29/841/34b


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: deluca; mediabias; vanity; zimmerman

1 posted on 06/29/2013 9:51:38 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

Golly, Zimmerman is a racist for requesting a welfare check on a child.


2 posted on 06/29/2013 9:55:15 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Faith Presses On

There is no doubt if he is cleared he will be a rich man.


3 posted on 06/29/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Faith Presses On
Lies by omission, lies via unnamed sources, lies by improper context, and just flat lying, reporters are fabricating news all over the country in thousands of reports concerning hundreds of issues every single day of the week.

The news media is totally out of control.

4 posted on 06/29/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: All

I just checked on “slander” and “libel” and I guess I should have used the latter word since it involves written falsehoods.


5 posted on 06/29/2013 10:03:53 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

This ass appears to be part of the liberal communists machine.


6 posted on 06/29/2013 10:04:04 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Faith Presses On
Reporter Matthew DeLuca slandered Zimmerman; now at NBC

(shrug)
That scumbag is right where he belongs then, right?

7 posted on 06/29/2013 10:06:49 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Faith Presses On
Yesterday CNN ran a scroll that was the exact opposite of the actual testimony...

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Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together a newscast.

Then all of a sudden ABC decides that they're gonna enhance the video, and they say that they strip a layer away -- this is police video, by the way, now -- and that all of a sudden, lo and behold, there is evidence of injury on the back of George Zimmerman's head.

Now it is CNN saying that after enhancing the audio of Zimmerman's 911 call, they don't think he used a racial slur after all.

The Lynch Mob Media achieved its purpose. It whipped up a frenzy of racial hatred to promote its leftist agenda. Now they're doing a few "oops" corrections to try and save some credibility with the gullible. Only a fool would buy anything they peddle after this.

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Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

8 posted on 06/29/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Faith Presses On

I’ve watched most of this show trial. I believe that Zimmerman will testify and at the end of the day he will be found not guilty. Not guilty by reason of insanity, the insanity of lawyer Crump who Al Sharpton/Brawley like trumped this whole thing up, the insanity of Travon Marton who was a sick little b@stard, the insanity of all sorts of politicians including Florida Gov. Scott who is a real prick for going around the grand jury process so he does not lose the black vote. You can include the insanity of most of the media and especially the insanity of the parents of Travon Martin who did not give a damn about where he was or what he was doing. Also the insanity of the American taxpayers for pouring trillions in to urban areas and in to the pockets of blacks many of who will never be productive, partially because they are on modern day plantations constructed and run by Democrats. Democrats voted in by an American electorate who would be some insane to elect and then re-elect Travon Martin as a grown up in the form of someone called Barack Obama, a person who is mad as a hatter himself and totally lacks the ability to think as an American because he never was one.

George Zimmerman will take the stand and turn this whole thing on its head. He will be found not guilty and unless he is insane he will sue all these SOB’s that attempted to gut his life for no reason at all other than cash, power and votes.


9 posted on 06/29/2013 10:19:25 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: TigersEye

To even BE a democrat shows you have no honor and are an enemy of the people..

and probably a communist or least a socialist.. which are pre-communists..


10 posted on 06/29/2013 10:19:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DeWalt

Perhaps he will be, but he will also spend the rest of his life as a marked man unless he is given a new identity. He will live in fear for the rest of his life. There will always be those who believe what the evil media says about him.


11 posted on 06/29/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Faith Presses On
I just checked on “slander” and “libel” and I guess I should have used the latter word since it involves written falsehoods.

That's correct, but either way Zimmerman will have a good case. NBC (against whom Zimmerman has the clearest case) will try to dodge using the "celebrity exception" by claiming Zimmerman is a celebrity and therefore must prove malice, which is a higher bar than just us peons. Two things wrong with that: NBC clearly demonstrated malice when it edited tapes to "prove" Zimmerman is a racist, and secondly, NBC created his "celebrity" status in the first place when they called him a racist.

Zimmerman is going to need that settlement money because he's going to have the crap sued out of him by the Martin family if he's acquitted. He will still have civil liability because he didn't go the Stand Your Ground route. I can see why he didn't, after watching this heavily biased "judge/prosecutor" in action. She would never have given him a fair hearing on that.

12 posted on 06/29/2013 10:21:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Faith Presses On

13 posted on 06/29/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Faith Presses On; skeeter
Posted this on another Zimmerman thread. I think it applies here, too:

My take is the media mob WANTS rioting and general craziness if Zimmerman is found not guilty. That boosts ratings and sells papers. So even though anyone paying attention knows the prosecution has been an absolute disaster, they tell the low-information viewer that, "Boy, that prosecution is doing an INCREDIBLY GREAT job! Zimmerman's going to be convicted for sure!" Thus, if Zimmerman is acquitted, the low-information viewer goes apoplectic: "This was a slam-dunk for the prosecution! The fix is in! Where's my baseball bat???"

The James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies has sort of become a primer for today's "journalism." Why wait around for things to happen when you can make them happen yourself?

14 posted on 06/29/2013 10:24:34 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Faith Presses On

Oh, I forgot...he’s going to need the money for a defense fund because Obastard and Holdem’ will file Federal Civil Rights charges the instant the “judge” reads the non-guilty verdict.


15 posted on 06/29/2013 10:25:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Faith Presses On

Put it on their bill


16 posted on 06/29/2013 10:26:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

Is there a picture from the 7-11 video when St. Skittles is near the exit? They usually have those stickers on the door indicating the height of the person standing next to it....


17 posted on 06/29/2013 10:27:40 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: DeWalt

I hope NBC gets clobbered.


18 posted on 06/29/2013 10:34:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Faith Presses On

Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?


19 posted on 06/29/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: JennysCool
That boosts ratings and sells papers.

I agree with what you posted except this. The media's goals are ideological - iconoclastic, leftwing, anarchic tear it all down ideological.

If they cared about selling papers and making money there would be no ideological consistency to the crap they publish.

20 posted on 06/29/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: isthisnickcool

At the rate it’s going now, his lawyers would be fools to let him testify. The state has not met their burden of proof as yet. You only put the defendant on the stand if they are losing badly and it’s your last hope to testify. He could only do himself harm by testifying.


21 posted on 06/29/2013 10:54:33 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Faith Presses On

hope when trial is over many in the news are sued!


22 posted on 06/29/2013 11:02:33 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Nope.


23 posted on 06/29/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: murron
The state has not met their burden of proof as yet.

The state has strengthened the story of G.Z. In fact the state has done a find job for the defense.

24 posted on 06/29/2013 11:11:54 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: JoeProBono

Then whoever laid out the security cameras is stupid. That’s the whole point of having the stickers on the doorways: To be able to accurately scale the pictures of perps as they head out the door.

We can see he towered over the guy behind the cash register.


25 posted on 06/29/2013 11:17:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Faith Presses On

This coming from a ‘creepy ass cracker’ reporter!


26 posted on 06/29/2013 11:25:47 AM PDT by doc
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To: Cyber Liberty; Uncle Chip

27 posted on 06/29/2013 11:27:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: doc

Maybe black conservatives should start refering to white limousine liberals as “creepy ass crackers”. Pure Alinsky.


28 posted on 06/29/2013 11:43:21 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Fred Hayek

The PATHETIC LEFT’S has only lies to rely on trying to bend the facts to fit their DELUSION OF A RACIST MOTIVE for the shooting, where none exists. It’s no different than the lies they have to make in defense of their AGW scam.


29 posted on 06/29/2013 11:53:07 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Faith Presses On

Matthew DeLuca - in front with wine glass

30 posted on 06/29/2013 12:05:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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Matthew DeLuca

Reporter / Researcher
Newsweek and The Daily Beast
Marketing and Advertising industry
January 2012 – December 2012 (1 year) New York, NY

Boston College
English, Philosophy
2007 – 2011

Seton Hall Preparatory
2003 – 2007


31 posted on 06/29/2013 12:15:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: skeeter

Actually, the fomenting of discontent and then the coverage of it, and the full-blown coverage of disasters large and small, trials of pretty murderesses, and the like are what FUND their ability to spread their ideology! They have it both ways.


32 posted on 06/29/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Faith Presses On

The Los Angeles Times has laid off at least 11 employees Friday as it seeks to reduce head count in advance of a potential sale.


33 posted on 06/29/2013 2:49:21 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: blueyon
hope when trial is over many in the news are sued!
. . . and I would say so, even if Zimmerman is (heaven forefend) found guilty. For NBC and their patently tendentious editing of the Zimmerman hotline call in particular, that is such a slam-dunk that NBC is guilty even if Zimmerman were also held to be guilty.
But the big picture is that journalism as a whole is the perpetrator of a fraud against Zimmerman - but also against you and me because he is being branded a white conservative, even tho he is neither. That explains why the case matters to us. And it is indeed possible and legitimate to sue journalism as a whole. Simply sue the Associated Press and its membership. IMHO that is the crucial step in counterattacking the “liberal” propaganda machine, because otherwise the individual target you sue will successfully claim that it relied on the rest of journalism as its source in general.

34 posted on 06/29/2013 3:12:36 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: TigersEye
The MSM are enemies of the people!
       
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
Instead of calling it “the MSM,” call it wire service journalism. Because the wire services represent a continuous virtual meeting of all major news outlets in the country. According to Adam Smith’s dictum above, the Associated Press must, after a century and a half, be little else but a conspiracy against the public.

35 posted on 06/29/2013 3:19:14 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Legal experts on TV are PAID by the network and not the defendant. O’Mara and West rresent GZ. What happens in the courtroom counts and not what the TV boobs say.


36 posted on 06/29/2013 3:58:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Faith Presses On

Thanks for posting. Will be shared.


37 posted on 06/29/2013 6:21:15 PM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: kcvl
Dork.

Shame on you, DeLuca, for using your position within the press to libel Zimmerman.

If Zimmerman is found not guilty, race riots have already been promised.

Nice going, sparky - you and your fellow propagandists are a big part of the problem in which we find our society.

Pro-PAGAN-dists.

38 posted on 06/29/2013 9:03:11 PM PDT by hummingbird (So many conspiracies. Not enough time.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

A Miami Herald article said he was 6’3”. That’s consistent with the picture of him at the counter with the 5’10” clerk.


39 posted on 06/29/2013 9:53:36 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: JennysCool

There will be a riot even if he is convicted. . .”they” (Holder’s people) will riot because they can, because they will be celebrating “getting even,” and if that means rioting and hurting innocent (mostly White) people, so much the better.

And the MSM will blame it all on “institutionalized racism” of the White population or some other such nonsense.


40 posted on 06/30/2013 8:52:11 AM PDT by Hulka
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