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WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape
sfltv.com ^ | 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: wardaddy

“is that from a TV show?”

It is from Jon Lovitz character The Liar, who claims all kind of wild things like:

“Morgan Fairchild is my wife...who I’ve seen naked. That’s right, that’s the ticket.”

From his SNL days. It was funny!


51 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No, that is Burnside’s tweet...not me.


52 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Moose4
“Only catching for the other team, if you know what I mean.”

Have to be honest here...my gay-dar did ping out.

53 posted on 04/25/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: dfwgator
“He’s kind of a big deal.”

For negligent reporting!?

54 posted on 04/25/2012 9:51:31 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Check out Jeff Burnside's full interview with Sharpton and report at 5 and 6 p.m. [3/22/12]

All roads lead back to $harpton & co.

A conspiracy IMO to deprive a U.S. citizen of their constitutional rights and this homo was probably neck deep in it. I'm so glad we have a DoJ to keep this kind of atrocity in check...oh wait
55 posted on 04/25/2012 10:04:48 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: SoFloFreeper

I spent the majority of my life watching WTVJ. The first and only television station for the first decade of TV in Miami and South Florida in general.

Ralph Reneick must be rolling over in his grave.


56 posted on 04/25/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Spunky

I see he goes to the same hairdresser as John Edwards.


57 posted on 04/25/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nbc-affiliate-aired-edited-zimmerman-911-call-a-week-before-today-show/


58 posted on 04/25/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: SoFloFreeper
George Zimmerman may have a case for a libel suit.

And the basis for such a suit is (I'm not an attorney, and I didn't play one on tv, either):

1. The misleading statement on tv resulted in a groundswell of public opinion against George Zimmerman based on false statements made by NBC"
2) The false and misleading statements resulted in numerous public officials drawing false conclusions re George Zimmerman's and Trayvon Martin's actions
3) The result of the false statements included both public and officials to call for Zimmerman's prosecution, when there was absolutely no evidence to support such prosecution
4) As a result of the false statement, George Zimmerman and his family had to go into hiding in fear of their life
5)As a result of the false statements and the resultant public uproar, George Zimmerman likely has no livelihood once he's acquitted, and thus deserves compensation to provide for him and his family for the remainder of his life
6) If the Federal Government must place him into witness protection, then the Federal Goverment is also due compensation to recover the costs of his being placed in witness protection.

The false statements promulgated by NBC and carried by other networks, if not malicious, were at a minimum negligence, and thus the damages to be paid by NBC must fall under the multilple indemnity rules for negligence.

59 posted on 04/25/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: Steely Tom

I enjoy long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and editing 911 tapes.


60 posted on 04/25/2012 11:19:38 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He got fired for something he “allegedly” did?

If he didn’t do it, he will win a lawsuit.
If he did do it and got fired, how is it “allegedly”?


61 posted on 04/25/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
WTVJ. That's Miami. Guy is a douchebag...

“I got into television news to make the world a better place,” Jeff Burnside says. “I know that sounds preposterously idealistic.” He adds, “But I don't apologize one bit.”

62 posted on 04/25/2012 11:35:42 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where is Ralph Renick and Ann Bishop when you need them ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Renick

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Bishop

Just Damn!


63 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:21 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me correct what you wrote:

George Zimmerman may have a case for a libel suit.

to....

George Zimmerman has yet again another case for a libel suit.


64 posted on 04/25/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
My gay-dar is off the scales, here.

Mine too.

65 posted on 04/25/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: DAC21; Lonesome in Massachussets

NBC, was, last I looked a fully owned subsidary of General Electric. GE should become ZE.

I believe Comcast now owns NBC

- - - - - - - - - -

Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

NBC is a division of NBCUniversal.

http://www.nbcuni.com/corporate/about-us/


66 posted on 04/25/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MrB

“Oh, I’m sure Jeff Burnside did this on his own without the knowledge or direction of anyone else at NBC...

yeah, that’s the ticket.”

I agree completely. The title of the article should have read, “Like it or not, Jeff Burnside is forced to take one for the team.”

What a sham.

EODGUY


67 posted on 04/25/2012 12:47:00 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: ZX12R

so when does Jeff Burnside take over for George Stephanopolous on This Week?

LOL! What makes that comment so funny, is that it could really happen! What a funny bunch of monkeys the media has become.

Hey now! Don’t be passing up Elliot Spitzer! He gets first dibs at the choice news morsels,,he’s paid his dues! (and his escorts!)


68 posted on 04/25/2012 1:06:07 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

With that hair, he could be John Edwards’ brother.

Could his stare be more vacant? He is right up there with the vapid supermodel posers!


69 posted on 04/25/2012 1:07:42 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Jeff Burnside has been in the news business for more than 20 years working as a reporter, anchor, news manager and producer in cities such as Seattle, Boston and now Miami where he is part of the highly regarded WTVJ Special Projects Unit.

Burnside reports investigative, long-format and environmental stories. He periodically covers daily news. He’s won more than 25 journalism awards - for television and newspaper reporting and photography - including several regional Emmys. In 2007, he won three prestigious national awards for his investigative reporting; the Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate, the National Press Club Award, and the Clarion Award.

His assignments have ranged from interviewing presidents, going inside to investigate violent white extremists, exposing dangerous religious cults, documenting serious lapses in Florida’s drivers licensing, videotaping bribes, uncovering the harm to whales from powerful sonar, to going undercover to chronicle the secret pipeline from puppy mills to pet stores. His assignments have taken him to Indonesia, Central America, the Caribbean and every part of America.

Burnside is also a frequent invited speaker and panelist on environmental journalism and journalism ethics. In addition, he’s earned fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh studying climate change, the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting (University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography) and the Western Knight Center for Specialized Reporting in political coverage (University of Southern California Annenberg School). He is a long-time member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and serves on the national board of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Scripps Institute on the Environment at Florida Atlantic University.

Burnside was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where he grew a fondness for the outdoors, including boating, water and snow skiing, scuba diving and alpine hiking - reaching the summit of Mount Rainier. He lives in Miami Shores. Burnside is also active in volunteering for community non-profit organizations. He graduated from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communications.

Email Jeff: jeff.burnside@nbcuni.com


70 posted on 04/25/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: wac3rd

Liberal POS.


71 posted on 04/25/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
Fired last Friday? That was April 20. On April 6, a New York Times blog reported that the editor had been fired on April 5.
72 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:57 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
And a Free Republic post on the firing of the editor, from April 11.
73 posted on 04/25/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

From the Freeper link: “Burnside alone wrote the second article using the altered quote.”

So he not only edited the vid (or stood over the editor) but he supplied the phony quote to the website. Any time a local station covering national news exposes a net or the wires to fraud, heads occasionally roll.


74 posted on 04/25/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: DAC21
I believe Comcast now owns NBC

And hopefully someday soon George Zimmerman will own Comcast.

75 posted on 04/25/2012 5:26:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: SoFloFreeper

did he leave his brains in his other jeans?

76 posted on 04/25/2012 6:34:59 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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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.

Sounds like Dan Rather and JFK's murder.

77 posted on 04/25/2012 7:37:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fred Nerks

I think I got chlamydia from looking at that picture.


78 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just amazing. Here is the first sentence in an Associated Press story:

“George Zimmerman, who slipped out of jail on $150,000 bail in the early morning darkness, went back into hiding Monday...”

How about this: George Zimmerman, who was released on bail in the early morning hours on Monday, went back into hiding...


79 posted on 04/25/2012 9:36:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Spunky

Half John Edwards and half Dennis Miller?


80 posted on 04/26/2012 3:12:44 AM PDT by aces
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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 http://bit.ly/HqNNJO (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 ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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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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