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Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC
Reuters ^ | April 7, 2012 | Chris Francescani

Posted on 04/07/2012 8:49:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division.

The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher.

Under growing public pressure to explain the incident, NBC News President Steve Capus provided Reuters with the fullest explanation to date of how the edited call made it on air and what the network is doing to prevent such a consequential error from happening again.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baldfacedlie; corruption; enemedia; fraud; liberalmedia; lmm; mediabias; mediacorruption; msm; trayvon; trayvonmartin; youlie; zimmerman
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1 posted on 04/07/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And the allies “accidentally” invaded Normandy.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 8:52:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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3 posted on 04/07/2012 8:52:33 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: Free ThinkerNY

NBC: Forget the excuses. No one believes what you say.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bull$h!t


5 posted on 04/07/2012 8:53:21 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thread with a lot of related stuff on this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2869240/posts?page=13#13


6 posted on 04/07/2012 8:54:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Frank Zappa said it best


7 posted on 04/07/2012 8:54:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: StormEye

Yeah! Why did they fire the “seasoned editor” when the whole network agreed with the evil hit-job they “created” with the doctored audio?

The wicked bastards...


8 posted on 04/07/2012 8:55:26 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: umgud

Ditto.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I See BS here.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Bullshit.


11 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The version that we hope you will believe but we really don’t care if you do.


12 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:51 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liar.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Fake but accurate”.

Except for the accurate part.

So pretty much just fake.


14 posted on 04/07/2012 9:02:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
if it truly was a mistake, then why did you fire the so far as of yet unnamed producer???
15 posted on 04/07/2012 9:04:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just like those incendiary devices just accidentally appeared on those GM Trucks, eh NBC?


16 posted on 04/07/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I wonder how they covered the Shirly Sherrod hype. I am sure they did not let Breitbart off the hook.


17 posted on 04/07/2012 9:08:14 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Liars!
18 posted on 04/07/2012 9:13:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who buys this explanation? Anyone? From the people who brought you the rigged exploding pickup? NBC and the rest of the media had this guy already tried and convicted.


19 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” - - - “a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,”

Okay, if we take these words and use them to portray what NBC has done in the past from rigging a Chevy pickup truck to catch on fire, to “sweating out” the police hero of the Atlanta Olympics bomb threat, to this editing, we would come up with the following:

“A deliberate mistake on NBC’s part was a virtual act of political correctness to represent the phone call as if one of our very own Liberal Agenda Media spinmeisters were at the scene.

This NBC Virtual App, that all of our producers and editors now use to virtualize and politically correct the news, (as we see that it is fit to print), will be available in Department Stores 6 weeks before the former Holiday called Christmas.

BTW, the launching of this new NBC App has been delayed so that its launch would follow Obama’s re-election by a respectable two weeks.”


20 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: musicman

http://i41.tinypic.com/dc8wgz.jpg

21 posted on 04/07/2012 9:22:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure. I’ll believe that when I see some flying pigs.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"a mistake and not a deliberate act..."

Yeah, I do that too.

Whenever I utter a bald-faced slanderous lie that has the possibility of inciting a race riot that will result in the death of dozens of innocent people, it's always a mistake on my part and never deliberate.

But that's just me...

23 posted on 04/07/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bravo Sierra!!!


24 posted on 04/07/2012 9:46:21 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh. Ok, no prob. It wasn’t deliberate.

But, you do understand that the only other possible explanation is that you’re so pathetically inept you have no business reporting news. Right?


25 posted on 04/07/2012 9:50:10 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dan Rather + Steve Capus = birds of a feather.


26 posted on 04/07/2012 9:51:19 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: musicman; a fool in paradise

If it wasn’t deliberate then why did they fire the poor Orson-Welles-to-be?

NBC Law Department speaks. Sue them anyway!


27 posted on 04/07/2012 9:52:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You make mistakes in math or something like that. This was deliberate! And if it was a mistake then why fire the producer?


28 posted on 04/07/2012 9:56:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Think about how tens of thousands of excerpts from articles are copied and pasted here selectively. I haven’t seen once where someone accidentally edited to create such a false impression from the original.

They’re saying “uh, we accidentally cut out the he’s black part right after the he’s up to no good part. And it just coincides with the racist angle we’ve been trying to peddle.”


29 posted on 04/07/2012 10:04:07 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Revolting cat!; All

30 posted on 04/07/2012 10:09:35 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: Free ThinkerNY

Remember folks- as late as 5- 10 years ago the media still might have gotten away with this and gotten a pulitzer for it

they do nt like coming under scrutiny

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

And don’t let them continue to act like Romney is the winner already- they did that with McLame after he (finally) won one state, and that is how we ended up with him getting saddled on us

BROKERED CONVENTION!!


31 posted on 04/07/2012 10:10:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The National Enquirer has more journalistic integrity and honesty than NBC.


32 posted on 04/07/2012 10:12:04 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LIARS!!

33 posted on 04/07/2012 10:14:36 PM PDT by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn, make one mistake and get fired. I guess it didn’t fit the Nobama plan. (To many peeps might figure us out if we move to fast)


34 posted on 04/07/2012 10:22:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

‘How to Avoid a Lawsuit 101’


35 posted on 04/07/2012 10:50:36 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bite me..
You jumped on the Race Bandwagon with both feet.


36 posted on 04/07/2012 10:56:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: musicman

LOL.


37 posted on 04/07/2012 11:24:00 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: StormEye

Yeah right. Oh well, they had to say it.

But only a pure fool would believe them.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 12:04:33 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: StormEye

Yeah right. Oh well, they had to say it.

But only a pure fool would believe them.


39 posted on 04/08/2012 12:04:45 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division.

Assuming most of us are as stupid as he is is a fatal mistake.

40 posted on 04/08/2012 12:32:24 AM PDT by Publius6961 (A)
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To: NonValueAdded
Frank Zappa said it best.

What?: "Don't you eat that Yellow Snow"?

41 posted on 04/08/2012 12:55:24 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, & Jeffery Dahlmer ate my homework!

I have heard 6 year old children lie better!

NBC News President Steve Capus needs to be fired for being a poor liar! This man's inability to lie convincingly is a serious handicap for a propaganda organization.

They should have had Al Sharpton, an expert liar & beyond reproach as he is the same general color as Trayvon & Barack, give the explanation for the "accident".

42 posted on 04/08/2012 2:30:06 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: South Dakota

they worried. Obama loses FCC might come after them. This was blatant on their part.


43 posted on 04/08/2012 3:49:14 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Reverend Sharpton is a talk show host on MSNBC,” Capus said. “We believe there’s a distinction between the role he plays and our front line journalists who are part of NBC’s news gathering and reporting. This is a large news organization that has many people involved in any number of different aspects of coverage and commentary. That’s the distinction we’ve made as a news organization.””

Also known as we didn’t realize when we hired him we’d be afraid to fire him.


44 posted on 04/08/2012 3:52:37 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just like the decision to send an incendiary into a Chevy pickuip truck to show us how much of a hazard they were was a istake. Once the foundation is rotten, the institution stays rotten.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 3:54:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,” according the president of network’s news division.

So the headline should read according to NBC standards

“A deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,” according the president of network’s news division.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 4:01:39 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then why “fire” the producer?

What they mean to say is, “It was a well thought out corporate decision and no minor player that did this.”


47 posted on 04/08/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bullshit! Getting caught was an accident. Them not being able to wriggle out of it was an accident. That is as far as the “accidents” go.


48 posted on 04/08/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
I am opposed to excessive and overreaching legislation however, if I were a politician I would introduce legislation that would require that in any case where the media uses audio or video in a broadcast, they must divulge when they edit the audio or video and they must describe what has been edited out. If found to have edited without disclosure or without incorrect or inadequate disclosure, the editor, the newscaster, the network and the affiliate would all be subject to steep fines and sentences.
49 posted on 04/08/2012 5:08:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Make George Zimmerman look more white

Did you notice the latest pic?

The above image demonstrates the FIFTH demonstrated doctoring of evidence by the MSM!
  1. ALL of the MSM used a childhood photo of the black man juxtaposed with Zimmerman dressed in 'county orange'.
  2. NBC News doctored the original 911 tape to portray Zimmerman as racist - claiming to later fire some unnamed producer when they were called upon this fraud
  3. ABC News doctored a video to hide Zimmerman's injuries
  4. CNN has now admitted that due to some 'enhancing' error, that Zimmerman did not use a racial slur at all... contrary to what they originally said when they were busy fanning the flames.
  5. The above photo as it appears in the original mugshot and then as it appears on ABC News, where they have made him look more white by bleaching and narrowing the image.

With regard to the image above, it cannot be said that it happened somehow by accident. These are major news agencies with the best equipment and image manipulation skills on the planet. This is more deliberate manipulation of the news and associated images to create anger and promote a particular line of propaganda.

How many examples can you find of the MSM doctoring the news either by editing 911 calls, police video or official mugshots? Perhaps by their choice of language - E.G.→ Coining the phrase "White Hispanic"?

Perhaps editing the images of Trayvon to show him as a baby, young boy or even photoshopping him to make him look like a doe-eyed model?

50 posted on 04/08/2012 5:29:10 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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