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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:31 PM

NBC Shielding Producer Responsible for Edited George Zimmerman 911 Call

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/04/george-zimmerman-911-call-nbc-editing-producer.html?mid=rss

"Now, Reuters reports that a "seasoned" producer is to blame, but sources at NBC refused to name the person, and said NBC will not be firing the responsible party."

I think that the news producer should be placed in front of a news conference and allowed to explain his/her motivation for the editing and let the chips fall where they may. That would be the expectation of news outlets for politicians or business people. Covering it up looks really bad (on the level of the exploding trucks).

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exboyfil Apr 2012 OP
Junkdrawer Apr 2012 #1
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #2
exboyfil Apr 2012 #3
dkf Apr 2012 #4

Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. This is good. On a par with the Dan Rather Memo-gate disposal of Dubya's military record...

"The whole race thing was a media invention"

Really good.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. The producer did NOT change the content of the issue behind profiling!!

What ticks me off about this issue is that ZMan STILL noticed TMs skin color and that was PART of the reason he was profiling him even without ZMans past calls naming person race in his assessments.

ABC is being stupid

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:46 PM

3. I perceive it as a hamhanded attempt to reinforce the message

through an easily verifiable ploy. Only an idiot would not know what editing the tape in that fashion would mean. It was either his/her intent or his/her incompetence. Let him/her defend himself/herself in front of his/her peers. The problem is that it takes away from the true message (just like the fake Bush memos). Holding onto this crap brings down organizations - you would have thought NBC would have learned this by now.

It drowns out the message and brings all news reporters ethics into question. Let his/her peers have a crack at him/her.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:16 PM

4. HELLO...he only said he was black when asked if the person was white, black, or Hispanic.

 

That was a response to a question. He didn't volunteer it but the producer made it seem like he did.

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