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WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape ^ | 4/25/12

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 911; allegedly; bias; burnside; deceit; editing; ethics; fired; fires; georgezimmerman; jeffburnside; journalism; mediabias; mediamalpractice; nbc; nbcnews; race; racebaiting; racism; reporter; skittles; tape; trayvon; trayvonmartin; wtvj; yellowjournalism; zimmerman
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To: tacticalogic
Looks like he tried to manufacture an opportunity for himself to get a local exclusive on a race war.

...he wanted another "Suncoast Emmy" to show off to his boyfriends, and this was going to be his ticket.

81 posted on 04/26/2012 6:45:41 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a loser, helping unnecessarily put a man’s life and freedom in danger like that when he may have just defended himself from being killed.

82 posted on 04/26/2012 6:47:11 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: kevcol
Another one that needs to be fired is ABC reporter Matt Gutman

News Published by Matt Gutman (which the DBM parrotted):

"George Zimmerman Video Shows Little Evidence of a Broken Nose, Doctor Claims"
"Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman"
"Trayvon Martin Investigator Wanted Manslaughter Charge"
"Orlando Watch Shooting Probe Reveals Questionable Police Conduct"

And some recent tweets:
"George Zimmerman walked out of jail and into a in a white BMW X6 (nice wheels) with what appears the bondsman. where is he going"
"Zimmerman bail granted at $150K. He cld leave jail tomorrow. No word on secret location of future housing. More on @ABC and @ABCWorldNews"
"In case nobody noticed: Zimmerman is wearing a loose fitting suit to hide ballistic vest he's wearing."
"State Attorney Corey promises big announcement on Zimmerman hours after his lawyers dump him"
"did u really see gash on Zimmerman's head? didnt see it original video we at @abc got from police? if gash, why no bandage?" "Bloggers Cherry-Pick From Social Media to Cast Trayvon Martin as a Menace"
"Curious: I've broken my nose twice, can someone explain how #zimmerman's bro says on @CNN GZ's nose remains broken? meaning it hasn't set?"
"Video Shows No Blood, Bruises on Zimmerman After Trayvon Martin Shooting (via @mattgutmanABC)" our exclusive."
"Running scared: City of Sanford says it will arrest anyone who contacts officials/police w/o authorization."
"If you haven't watched @GMA tune in for latest on #trayvonmartin + our exclusive video showing Zimmerman for 1st time -- no visible injuries"
"@ABCWorldNews we just got the first exclusive interview with #Trayvon Martin's girlfriend Deedee.Her story contradicts Zimmerman's version"
"such sad story. Everybody loses #Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman, city of Sanford. But maybe makes us aware of our biases?"
"awkward! @aaronkatersky just saw Zimmerman defender + friend Joe Oliver walk past @TheRevAl in lobby at Westin in Sanford. exchanged glace"
"By the you read this the #Trayvon Martin @Change petition calling for Zimmerman's arrest, will have record breaking 2 million signatures."
"@jonathanrobles thanks Jonathan. Astounding how intense the outpouring is on @Change -- that #Trayvon petition now with 360K signatures."
"Prepare to hear the chilling 911 tapes frm #Trayvon Martin shooting. Neighborhood watchman stalks him shoots him down. Screams help! On @GMA"
"@WoodenFunk #Trayvon wow, I was just going to ask Jess if there were any petitions. Shocking this has not. Picked up more traction." Before it was a national story...but Matt helped it along
"Sanford FL neighborhood watch captain who shot 17 yr old teen bc he was black, wore hoodie walking slowly, likely not 2 be arrested" Responsible reporting at its best /s
83 posted on 04/26/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: DAC21

Damned CommieCast owns darn near everything, these days.

84 posted on 04/27/2012 3:13:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Spunky

Looks like he’s taken a few balls to the chin

85 posted on 04/27/2012 10:39:52 AM PDT by jrg
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Comcast owns a majority stake in NBC, IIRC

86 posted on 04/28/2012 6:55:30 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Spunky

John Edwars with a goate’

87 posted on 04/28/2012 6:58:22 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: dfwgator
He’s kind of a big deal.

So was Fonzie until...well, you know...

88 posted on 04/28/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: kevcol

He wears a rug with highlights.

89 posted on 04/28/2012 8:12:43 PM PDT by RushIsTheMan (Liberals lie)
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To: Ouderkirk

“John Edwars with a goate’”
More likely to be John Edward’s hairdresser.

90 posted on 04/28/2012 10:27:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Love the hair.

Upon seeing this photo,John Edwards,red-faced and obviously furious,threw his comb and mirror across the room,jumped up,screaming "BITCH!" and stormed out in a huff. His hairdresser found him curled up in a fetal position near a case of hairspray,cuddling a super-sized can of Aqua-Net and sucking his thumb.
91 posted on 04/30/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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