Saturday, April 7, 2012

NBC’s bogus firing of unnamed producer: Tapegate (editing Zimmerman 911 call) doesn’t remove taint of no longer being serious news organization

Long before some unnamed producer purposely edited George Zimmerman’s 911 call to portray him as a racial profiling racist, NBC news ceased being a news organization in 2008 when it chose not to vet candidate Barack Obama in his quest for the presidency.  
This story has greater ramifications than an edited tape.  It’s only once more confirms that NBC and the other networks for that matter, have become willing propaganda centers for Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.  
This edit just didn’t happen with just one person, all of NBC was on board because they saw an opportunity to make Trayvon Martin death a racial incident to stir the African American base in a drive to transfer all that energy in a push to get Obama re-elected.  This is the same so-called news organization that employs a professional rabble rouser and race baiter in the Rev Al Sharpton who also has injected himself in the Trayvon Martin case.  
I wasn’t shocked at all than NBC did this.  This is the way they’ve been rolling since 2006.  They have entered the pantheon, along with CBS who tried to use forged documents to bring down George W. Bush, of shameless politcal news hacks.  
Media Decoder reports NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment.

The action came in the wake of an internal investigation by NBC News into the production of the segment, which strung together audio clips in such a way that made George Zimmerman’s shooting of Mr. Martin sound racially motivated. Ever since the Feb. 26 shooting, there has been a continuing debate about whether race was a factor in the incident.

The segment in question was shown on the “Today” show on March 27. It included audio of Mr. Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

But Mr. Zimmerman’s comments had been taken grossly out of context by NBC. On the phone with a 911 dispatcher, he actually said of Mr. Martin, “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.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”
The editing of the segment was initially noticed by NewsBusters, an arm of the Media Research Center, a conservative media monitoring group. On March 31, NBC told The Washington Post that it would investigate.

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