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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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1 posted on 04/03/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Apologize to their VIEWERS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?

2 posted on 04/03/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: ColdOne

Okay, so NBC does it for gain then does an ‘oops’ when caught and apologizes? NBC, your apology is worthless.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 5:14:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: ColdOne
Wow, that is a surprise. It took CBS forever to realize that Dan Rather had tried to frame Bush.

If they make an example of that producer, then maybe, others will be more careful about not trying to pander to the mobs in the future.

4 posted on 04/03/2012 5:14:35 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ColdOne

They call it an “error”?

Give me a break.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 5:14:47 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: ColdOne

Do you think this would have happened had not Rush spent a goodly time covering this?


6 posted on 04/03/2012 5:15:49 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ColdOne

Does that mean we won’t see the picture of ‘the child’ and will see the 6’2” teenage in all his gold teeth and hate whitey glory?


7 posted on 04/03/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Mears
They call it an “error”?

Yup. The error is, they got caught.

8 posted on 04/03/2012 5:17:31 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: TexasNative2000
Sorry for getting caught.

That's about it.

9 posted on 04/03/2012 5:18:02 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: ColdOne

Sorry they got caught doctoring the evidence.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: ColdOne

They’re sorry their bias got noticed...


11 posted on 04/03/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ColdOne

For deliberately trying to start a race war, they should have their license to broadcast on the “people’s airwaves” pulled.

That was no accident. An accident is like a typo - results would have been garbled in some way.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 5:19:17 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: ColdOne

I would HIGHLY recommend to Mr. Zimmerman that he task his lawyers with sueing NBC for trying to paint him as a racist and thereby making his defense more difficult.

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.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 5:20:06 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: ColdOne

Write to your local station and FCC to pull their license.

This is strike 3.

Richard Jewel - won 500K.

The NBC GM trucks rigged to explode story.

and faked 911 tapes of the Trayvon shooting.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 5:20:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: TexasNative2000
Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?

Good point. To George and his family is who this 'apology' should be addressed to. They are the ones who are suffering from all these lies not the viewers!

15 posted on 04/03/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

I would HIGHLY recommend to Mr. Zimmerman that he task his lawyers with sueing NBC for trying to paint him as a racist and thereby making his defense more difficult.

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.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: presently no screen name

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?


17 posted on 04/03/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT by TimPatriot
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To: ColdOne

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?sid=&id=d1e26


18 posted on 04/03/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: ColdOne

I hope this NBC “screw up” is actionable and Zimmerman’s attorney makes a fortune for his client at the expense of that irresponsible network! I think what they did is criminal!


19 posted on 04/03/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: ColdOne
Just like Sandra Fluke did not accept Rush's apology neither should the "viewers" accept NBC's apology! There was NO "error!" This was a deliberate fabrication to make George Zimmerman appear to be racist.

NBC should not exist after this!

20 posted on 04/03/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: WayneM
I would HIGHLY recommend to Mr. Zimmerman that he task his lawyers with sueing NBC

Perhaps they have and that is what initiate their apology. An apology could never fix the damage they did to him.

21 posted on 04/03/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

“error made in the production process”

It wasn’t an error in production, it was flat out lies to promote an agenda and create race riots.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: ColdOne
"During our investigation it became evident that there was an a deliberate error made in the production process, that and we deeply regret getting caught."
23 posted on 04/03/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

“An error” is an unintentional act. What NBC did was a deliberate and maliscious distortion of facts and they knew it.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: TexasNative2000
Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?

EXCELLENT POINT!!!
They'll be seeing Mr. Zimmerman in court, if he survives the bounty on his head being offered by the vigilante New Black Panthers. They can apologize to him then with American dollars. It's going to take a lot of them to do it right.

25 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: TimPatriot

They certainly did manipulate the tape. They just admitted it.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

Not good enough!


27 posted on 04/03/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Scumbag.
Enemedia.
Bastards.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: NoLibZone; maggief; Jim Robinson
Maggie, Jim, No Lib has posted the link to file complaint against the MSM. Seems like this needs advertised or be kept under activism permanently or both..
29 posted on 04/03/2012 5:30:27 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Mears

The only error to NBC was getting caught. This was a premeditated act of deception for political purposes. Where are the boycotts? Where are the calls for NBC to be shutdown?
Why are’t there people being publicly being fired and jailed for destroying a man’s life?


30 posted on 04/03/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: ColdOne

The “error” was misrepresenting Zimmerman’s words and intentions is such an obvious, ham-handed way that an average, observant ten year old could have spotted it right away. They’ll try to misrepresent and propagandize in a much more skillful manner in the future.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by Will88
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To: ThirstyMan

It will be settled out of court.....Hopefully George holds out for big bucks.


32 posted on 04/03/2012 5:33:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: TexasNative2000
Where's the apology to George Zimmerman?

There shall be no better post to be made on this thread than just that...

33 posted on 04/03/2012 5:33:40 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: ColdOne

Just like Spike Lee is sorry they he tweeted the wrong address for Zimmerman.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ColdOne

Does that absolve them of legal action by Zimmerman?

It would seem that they have intentionally destroyed the mans reputation for the sake of news or just political purposes.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 5:36:23 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Cementjungle

I think NBC should be compelled to say EXACTLY how the error happened, who is responsible (Bush’s fault) and what measures they have taken to make sure it won’t happen again and if it does,they are yanked off the air!


36 posted on 04/03/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Dutch Boy
Where are the boycotts?

I don't know how, but I wish we could organize a boycott of their sponsors, one at a time, until no one wants to sponsor them anymore. Anybody have any ideas?

37 posted on 04/03/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: TimPatriot

I hope Zimmerman becomes a rich man over this! It’s been horrendous and wonder how his head injury is - things show up later. He suffers pain and now torment because of the media’s deliberate deception to stir up the thugs for their agenda.


38 posted on 04/03/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne
Dear CBS (commits bullsh!#).

Your "apology" doesn't cut it with me. Color me a way, waaay back former viewer. You lost me even before Rather tried to frame Bush.

You owe Zimmerman and the general public BIG TIME.

vudine

39 posted on 04/03/2012 5:39:28 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: ColdOne

Dallas Watts and George Zimmerman should sue NBC for every dime they can get their hands on.


40 posted on 04/03/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: ColdOne
But did they roll the tiny brained heads of the leftist azzholes who did the deed?
41 posted on 04/03/2012 5:40:12 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: NoLibZone
Text of my complaint to FCC vie the form you provided (actually that leads to a junk fax complaint but you can poke around and find the right one)

"NBC selectively edited 911 call from George Zimmerman, intentionally and willfully creating a perception that Mr. Zimmerman had called 911 and stated that Trayvon Martin appeared suspicious because he was black. In fact, he never said that, they edited in words from later in the call when he was answering the 911 operator's question about Mr Martin's race.

People can question what happened that evening but the networks, which supposedly operate in the public interest, should not lie and distort in order to incite the public. In fact, NBC has done this three times now. First when they admittedly rigged tests of pickup trucks to imply they exploded, second when they rushed to judgement against Richard Jewel, and now this. Lying about events is not operating in the public interest and should be punished in the most sever manner. Indeed, the FCC should send a message that fair reporting is always welcome but a pattern of egregious lies and distortions will not be tolerated."

42 posted on 04/03/2012 5:40:18 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: little jeremiah

fyi...


43 posted on 04/03/2012 5:40:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

“Error” my AZZ!


44 posted on 04/03/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ColdOne


45 posted on 04/03/2012 5:44:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

My reading comprehension must have suddenly deserted me - I didn’t see the part of the NBC article where they said they would print the CORRECT conversation between the parties.


46 posted on 04/03/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: ColdOne
NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist

This is the reason my TV is off 95+ percent of the time.

47 posted on 04/03/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ColdOne

“there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret.”

BULLSH*T..
This was no ‘Error’.

BOYCOTT MSNBC/NBC’s advertisers, and make their lives a living hell until Maddow,Schultz, AND Sharpton are fired!!


48 posted on 04/03/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ColdOne

Sure is a very strange way to issue a non-apology.

Not shown or mentioned on any NBC site.

What a crock. Lying scum.


49 posted on 04/03/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: kitkat

Announce the “Error” AND correction, multiple times daily until Zimmerman and they come to a financial agreement....It could take weeks if not months.


50 posted on 04/03/2012 5:50:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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