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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

NBC News producer fired over editing of George Zimmerman 911 call

NBC News producer fired over editing of George Zimmerman 911 call

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nbc-news-producer-fired-editing-george-zimmerman-911-call-article-1.1057674

By Ehab Zahriyeh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 6, 2012, 8:56 PM

An NBC News producer has been fired after a misleadingly 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.

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Reply NBC News producer fired over editing of George Zimmerman 911 call (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 OP
NoMoreWarNow Apr 2012 #1
Iris Apr 2012 #2
HooptieWagon Apr 2012 #6
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #7
Iris Apr 2012 #8
freshwest Apr 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #5
Zax2me Apr 2012 #11
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #4
Gin Apr 2012 #9
freshwest Apr 2012 #10
Zax2me Apr 2012 #12
freshwest Apr 2012 #13

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. I'd still like to know the context of this excerpt-- what did they say about it, etc?

 

I know it's a bad edit, but it also depends how they presented it-- and unfortunately, the RW is having a field day with it.

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Response to NoMoreWarNow (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:19 PM

2. Does it really matter?

I think there's plenty of evidence to indict Zimmerman without that part of the tape. The whole point is it was wrong for him to be so easily dismissed after KILLING SOMEONE!!!

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Response to Iris (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:24 PM

6. Prosecutors have the original 911 tapes.

There is no reason to believe the editted version of the tape aired by NBC will affect the admitting into evidence the original version.

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Response to Iris (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

7. Yes it matters.

This muddies up the water. It is a side issue that should have never happened. NBC could have tried to get evidence on the other calls, Zimmerman made. My understanding is he called 911 on seven other black males. Clearly he (Zimmerman) has a problem with being a racist. NBC did more to make to throw gas on the flames rather than light on the subject. I am glad this produce got fired.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:26 PM

8. It's just another example of why Zimmerman needs to be arrested

They can't keep having a trial through media in this case. It needs to get in front of a jury.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

3. So NBC is bending over backwards to make Z look good. Hum...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:24 PM

5. No, the tape was edited

Which was a bad edit.

Zimmy already looks bad with choice comments, and edit was unnecessary.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. They weren't when they doctored the audio.

 

The doctored audio made Zimmerman look good?
How so?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

4. Of note, FOX will fire newsies for trying to tell the truth

Cows, hormones, ended in court.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:44 PM

9. Zimmerman

Is never going to live a normal life again...no matter what the police do about him.....

I would not want to be him....IMO

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Response to Gin (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:57 PM

10. From his record, he didn't have a normal life before, he's a walking disaster.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:35 AM

12. He was (is) a walking timebomb

 

sooner or later, this cop hero wannabe was going to kill someone.
Think he may have learned his lesson but he still must pay his debt.
With his life.
In prison.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:33 AM

13. Yes, someone did a thread with a personal anedote about enabling parents and the creation of that

Type of person. There is a certain amount of sympathy for poor upbringing, but the line is drawn when you hurt someone else. Even if one's family condones it, one has to consider what one is doing. If not, your life is ruined.

A now a young man who could have done something valuable with his life, who had saved his father from a house fire when he was very young, is no more. And if media reports are to be believed (?) the healing on this is a long way off.

He needs to go trial to get all the facts out in the open and make his case, at last, like a 'man' and face the consequences. There is no other proper course, no more running away from this.

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