Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NBC Offers the Weakest Apology for Doctoring George Zimmerman’s 911 Call

Concerning the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, NBC basically giftwrapped and hand-delivered full-out proof that it – and the rest of the mainstream media – can’t be trusted.

For the last few weeks, we’ve heard all about how racist Hispanic George Zimmerman is, even though up to this point, the media has vehemently denied that any non-Caucasian could be any such thing. Apparently in their hierarchy of victims, however, blacks trump Hispanics.

That seems to be the only logical conclusion to reach when NBC deliberately doctored Zimmerman’s 911 call from:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.

To:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

The chances of of that kind of editing being anything but intentional are infinitesimally small. At best. Yet after the real tape came to light, NBC only issued this statement:

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

Really? That’s all we get? Not even a pathetic excuse of an apology? Just an acknowledgment that they messed up?

That’s a heck of a copout considering that, in large part due to their misinformation:

  • There is now a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, courtesy of the Black Panthers
  • There are death threats against his parents
  • An elderly couple had to go into hiding after morons like Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr mistook them for Zimmerman’s parents and tweeted their address to the race-baited public
  • The name “George Zimmerman” has been dragged through the mud and raked over the coals
Even if NBC blatantly groveled for forgiveness, it still wouldn’t right the egregious wrong it committed. Regardless of whether Zimmerman unjustly shot Trayvon Martin or not, he would be within his rights to sue NBC for all it’s worth.

Admittedly though, it isn’t worth very much.

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