Skip to comments.NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call
Posted on 04/03/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT by ColdOne
NBC News issued an apology Tuesday for the way it handled the broadcasting of the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case.
Following reports that NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal investigation.
"During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers," the network said in a statement cited
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I agree! The need to be held responsible for their reporting and it’s about time that it happens! They have used the power of the pen to negative purposes - for their own benefit, disgraceful!
The "error" was an intentional.
My motto: It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission...
Hey Nbc... Your teeth my shine and your eyes may glitter but you can’t bullsh!t and old bullsh!tter
Nice! Thanks for compiling the list.
“Most likely the legal department / risk management raised the alarm. If violence is ginned up by the media in an obvious deliberate and manipulative way, they may be free to do so under the first amendment, but I would think they would be open to potential civil lawsuits by parties harmed. Any lawyers care to comment?”
I’m not a lawyer, but I do know one must prove damages.
He hasn’t been charged, and may not be.
If charged he may not be convicted.
If he was charged and convicted, suing NBC is the least of his concerns, imo.
The news coverage might be a basis for appeal of the conviction, again in my non-lawyer opinion.
When George wins a $500,000 award from NBC in court, he can then put out a bounty on 50 New Black Panther members for $10,000 each, dead or castrated (at a minimum).
Good point, if the Holder Justice Dept cannot find any reason to charge the vigilantes in the NBP then Mr. Zimmerman is all set.
We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers..Don’t apologize to those two, apologize to Zimmerman.
Will the individual responsible be fired?
This is far more serious then using the word 'chink' which that writer on ESPN was fired over.
and whose head will roll?? Nobody’s, good ole nobody strikes again, nobody is one busy person on the left...
absolutely, that’s why it took a month to concoct the story to incite and inflame...whitey hates blackie again, even a ‘white’ hispanic. No doubt this goes all the way to the top in planning it, O-BLAME-O’S would-be son was murdered dontja know.
They all make me sick inside.
GONE IN 2012
November 6, 2012 CANNOT COME FAST ENOUGH
You’re right; they “yelled FIRE in a theater”, and heads should roll. After the media showed only the end of the Rodney King tape, over 50 people were killed in the unrest that followed; the media has their (mostly black people’s) blood on their hands.
This was no “error.” This was an attempt to start a riot.
Aren’t there criminal charges that can be leveled?
The whole point of the "Stand Your Ground" law was to make sure that people like Zimmerman who were forced to defend themselves against violent attackers would not then have to defend themselves against malicious prosecutors at trial.
Hardly an apology, considering they likely knew all along. It’s why I don’t watch network news anymore, I find it equivalent to living in the Soviet Union and being subjected to Pravda every day. Actually, more like the telescreens people were stuck with in Orwell’s “1984.”
“We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future “
So what does that mean? Did someone get the axe?
All it takes is one person with access to do something like this.
I want a name!
That will come when he gets the check.
NBC clearly, totally libeled him and if there are no charges against him in Florida he's got a slam dunk case.
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. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands 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?
The person responsible for such obviously deliberate editing should be found, named, shamed and sacked. No question.
Thanks for that info. I do not understand either, were is the outrage?
Does Microsoft still have ties to MSNBC?
NBC really screwed up here and it may well lead to an unintended consequence. They wanted to bury Zimmerman. What they may have done is prevent him from getting a fair trial and ultimately letting him walk.