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NBC News producer fired over editing of George Zimmerman 911 call
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Posted on 04/06/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by MindBender26

An NBC News producer has been fired after a misleading report on the Trayvon Martin case suggested that shooter George Zimmerman was racially motivated.

The edited audio clip from a 911 call implied that Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., shot Martin because he was black.

"This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black," according to the clip that aired March 27 on the “Today” show.

A transcript of the actual recording of the call between Zimmerman and the 911 dispatcher shows the version that was aired was significantly modified.

George Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."

911 dispatcher: "O.K., and this guy - is he white, black or Hispanic?"

George Zimmerman: "He looks black."

After critics blasted the segment as misleading, NBC News launched an internal investigation into how the recording was edited, and concluded on April 3 that there had been a mistake.

The unnamed producer, who has been described as experienced, was fired on Thursday. His dismissal was first reported Friday evening by The New York Times, which cited two people familiar with the matter.

NBC News declined to comment about the firing.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin
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Talked to some old network friends and fiends in NYC and DC about this.

All old hands thought he should have been axed instantly.

AMF

1 posted on 04/06/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

He’s a scapegoat.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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3 posted on 04/06/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MindBender26
NBC News launched an internal investigation into how the recording was edited, and concluded on April 3 that there had been a mistake.

If it was a mistake why was anyone fired?

4 posted on 04/06/2012 9:21:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MindBender26

They probably just picked somebody ready to retire. NBC is full of crap. They have no credibility to even try to maintain.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: MindBender26
and concluded on April 3 that there had been a mistake

Deliberately doctoring a tape is not a mistake.

6 posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:52 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: TBP

Of course he is!


7 posted on 04/06/2012 9:23:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MindBender26

Maybe this fired producer and Oberman can start-up a new liberal network.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 9:24:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: MindBender26

It took the commie ‘RATS three weeks after the shooting to orchestrate this bull****. Since all of the maggots in the MSM told the same tale and showed the same pictures of Martin as a little kid, one has to wonder if the state run “media” wasn’t in on the planning of this fiasco from the beginning.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: MindBender26

I doubt they fired anyone...probably lying again. They don`t give a name, and if they did, might be a fake. Hoping no one would dig into the past to see if that name showed up on any content stories or shows. They have lost all credibility long ago, just a channel for commercials now.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 9:26:01 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: MindBender26

Hey, maybe Fox news will hire him too...


11 posted on 04/06/2012 9:26:48 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MindBender26

Axed and sued.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:37 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: MindBender26

That NBC idiot should have stuck to lying about me only ...

13 posted on 04/06/2012 9:29:39 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: MindBender26

I have a feeling at least one reporter from NBC Miami might be the next to go.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 9:29:46 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: eyedigress

” They probably just picked somebody ready to retire. “
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How funny! And isn’t that the truth. LOL!


16 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:13 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: TBP
He’s a scapegoat.

The Rats and their in house MSM have been into human sacrifice for decades.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:35 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Baynative; NCDave

No, he is long gone.

Some friends and fields at my old shop (CBS) knew him. Said he was a wonker.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:57 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

I just read where the homosexuals have come and are demanding “justice” for Martin. It makes me wonder if Martin was a homosexual?


19 posted on 04/06/2012 9:42:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: MindBender26

Ok then, that’s all folks, move along quietly now...nothing to see here....


20 posted on 04/06/2012 9:45:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read where?


21 posted on 04/06/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26
Was it the same guy that in 92 produced the dateline episode "ready to explode". Where NBC rigged a GM pickup with remote controlled model rocket engines and claimed that it was a safety issue with GM pickups?

Or was it the producer that predicted how the Gulf would take decades to recover from the deep horizon spill. How many times was that one poor pelican shown on their broadcasts?

Or was the NBC producer that covered the Duke Lacrosse team insisting that the players were guilty?

Or was an NBC producer that issued a disaster warning because of the fact of global warming?

SO many to fire - so few to keep. What will NBC do? How will they shill for Obama if they have to fire their best propagandists?

22 posted on 04/06/2012 9:49:44 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read where?

Never liked OH-58. First two flights in one in RVN got shot down both times.

.51 in the transmission was bad ju-ju.

Loved the LOH


23 posted on 04/06/2012 9:51:34 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

I’m an old network hand. He, and anyone he reported to who had any reason to know about his tendency to do this sort of thing should have been axed. A few years back, I worked with a former producer for another network, who bragged about how she regularly staged news coverage and her superiors wholeheartedly approved. If the MSM is ever to recover even the slightest hint of credibility, a wholesale house cleaning is in order. Anything else is just a sham.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 9:53:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: DaveyB

No, the fire/truck producer got the ax back then.... as did the reporter and a manager.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 9:55:08 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: ArmstedFragg

I was ABC Radio in NY for a while, then CBS TV side.

You?

PS: networks are toast, and the suits know it.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 9:56:49 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

Fired yesterday = long gone?? Are you sure about your info?


27 posted on 04/06/2012 9:57:52 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: MindBender26

Name mentioned on one of the blogs was Jim Bell....but it has not been confirmed.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:58:40 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: MindBender26
Here.

I preferred flying the UH-1H. The only reason I loved flying the OH-58 was for the mission and I didn't have to put up with a copilot. LOL!

"Mark the target with a burning 58!"

Scouts out!

29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: MindBender26

>.Some friends and fields at my old shop (CBS) knew him. Said he was a wonker.

Did they name him?


30 posted on 04/06/2012 10:02:33 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: MindBender26

“The unnamed producer, who has been described as experienced, was fired on Thursday.”

I don’t believe them.

They have been caught lying so many times that I don’t believe anyone was fired.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:38 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It’s a start. Thanks MindBender26.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MindBender26

The whole network should be fired because this fellow is just a dime a dozen.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 10:13:22 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: MindBender26

Even the LSM is into the Friday evening dump of bad news.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 10:16:30 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: MindBender26

Maybe someone will tweet his address to Wee Spike Lee for him to pass on.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 10:18:29 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: hoosiermama

Is Jim Art Bell’s brother?


36 posted on 04/06/2012 10:19:58 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Sea Parrot

Have no idea. Just picked up the name from a link on another thread.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 10:22:34 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: TBP

I think NBC fired a vacant position. State and Federal governments do it all the time to make it look like they took strong action and made meaningful cuts.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 10:24:14 PM PDT by daviscupper (.)
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To: TBP

I think NBC fired a vacant position. State and Federal governments do it all the time to make it look like they took strong action and made meaningful cuts.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT by daviscupper (.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I worked on OH-58’s for 10 years.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 10:28:25 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: MindBender26

A video or audio producer is usually just a low level hourly employee who DOES WHAT HE IS TOLD TO DO. In this case I suspect that the producer was told by the editor and director exactly what to do and the producer then produced the product that was aired.

This is a whitewash. No racial pun intended.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 10:37:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: MindBender26

This calls for the axing of the head of NBC.

The punishment (firing of an inconsequential low ranking segment producer) does not fit the crime.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 10:46:38 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: TBP

And unnamed. Possibly an imaginary scapegoat even.


43 posted on 04/06/2012 10:51:23 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: pogo101

Getting caught was the mistake.


44 posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MindBender26

“The unnamed producer, who has been described as experienced”

The whole thing is BS. The guy was experienced, he knew what was expected of him. There was no “mistake”. He’s being let go as a scapegoat, and I guarantee that as soon as everything calms down he’ll be picked right up again an NBC crony.


45 posted on 04/06/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What’s his name? hate to ruin his life as he did to Zimmermann...

This seems like a phony move.


46 posted on 04/06/2012 11:56:44 PM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: MindBender26
You always come through with a back story in these matters. :)
Happy Easter!
47 posted on 04/07/2012 12:17:26 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MindBender26

Before long he be hired by the Obama admin


48 posted on 04/07/2012 12:26:03 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: MindBender26; TBP

“The unnamed producer, who has been described as experienced, was fired on Thursday.”

If he’s unnamed, how do we know that he was fired?

We want to know the name and we want to interview him. He owes the country an explanation and a big apology, especially to Zimmerman. Who else was involved?


49 posted on 04/07/2012 12:35:54 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: NCDave
Think the name should be disclosed - and his address, of course. Those papers who do not report this as a headline; should be held accountable as well.

Hard to grasp; just what kind of world these people want 'their' children growing up in; how vulnerable they want 'their' children to be; their families; in light of the hate the MSM has invited, promoted and celebrated .

No question, this was a bonus story for a cause. The bigger gift, of course, was simply in the 'name' of George Zimmerman. . .

How lucky can the Left get? Add to that, the icing; the contradiction of Holder/Obama Justice Department. . .

50 posted on 04/07/2012 1:01:28 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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