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NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call
foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Fox/AP

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; apology; caughtontape; cultureofcorruption; fakebutaccurate; makingitup; mediabias; mediamalpractice; nbc; nbcnews; pravdamedia; racecard; trayvon; trayvonmartin; waronerror; yellowjournalism; zimmerman
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To: sargon

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!


101 posted on 04/03/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ColdOne
there was an error made in the production process

The "error" was an intentional.

102 posted on 04/03/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SkyDancer

My motto: It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission...


103 posted on 04/03/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ColdOne
NBC... National Bullsh*t Chanel
104 posted on 04/03/2012 9:10:42 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: ColdOne

Hey Nbc... Your teeth my shine and your eyes may glitter but you can’t bullsh!t and old bullsh!tter


105 posted on 04/03/2012 9:27:26 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: tcrlaf

Nice! Thanks for compiling the list.


106 posted on 04/03/2012 10:19:59 PM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: TimPatriot

“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.


107 posted on 04/03/2012 10:46:22 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ThirstyMan
They'll be seeing Mr. Zimmerman in court, if he survives the bounty on his head being offered by the vigilante New Black Panthers.

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).

108 posted on 04/03/2012 11:11:44 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

Good point, if the Holder Justice Dept cannot find any reason to charge the vigilantes in the NBP then Mr. Zimmerman is all set.


109 posted on 04/03/2012 11:23:23 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ColdOne

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.


110 posted on 04/04/2012 1:02:47 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: ColdOne
They are sorry that the internet exists and they were caught.

Will the individual responsible be fired?

This is far more serious then using the word 'chink' which that writer on ESPN was fired over.

111 posted on 04/04/2012 1:31:55 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: ColdOne

and whose head will roll?? Nobody’s, good ole nobody strikes again, nobody is one busy person on the left...


112 posted on 04/04/2012 1:44:43 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: tobyhill

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


113 posted on 04/04/2012 1:49:15 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Let's Roll

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.


114 posted on 04/04/2012 2:40:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: ColdOne

This was no “error.” This was an attempt to start a riot.

Aren’t there criminal charges that can be leveled?


115 posted on 04/04/2012 3:13:34 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Obama is looking more and more like Trayvon's dad.)
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To: WayneM
I suspect he and his lawyers can earn quite a paycheck from NBC, enough to pay for his legal team with enough to live a prosperous life after his trial.

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.

116 posted on 04/04/2012 4:01:36 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: ColdOne

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.”


117 posted on 04/04/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: ColdOne

“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!


118 posted on 04/04/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: ColdOne
Just like dan raTHer's "Fake but accurate" documents.
119 posted on 04/04/2012 8:15:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: TexasNative2000
Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?

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.

120 posted on 04/04/2012 9:04:24 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: ColdOne
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

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. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s 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?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html


121 posted on 04/04/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ColdOne
That is absolutely scandalous.

The person responsible for such obviously deliberate editing should be found, named, shamed and sacked. No question.

122 posted on 04/04/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: patriot08

Thanks for that info. I do not understand either, were is the outrage?


123 posted on 04/04/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tcrlaf

Does Microsoft still have ties to MSNBC?


124 posted on 04/04/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


125 posted on 04/04/2012 11:46:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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