Professional Journalism Remains Dead: NBC News Edits Zimmerman’s 911 calls, While Toure gets Schooled
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NBC News Accused Guilty of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy
If you watched Hannity the other night, you may have caught the segment on how NBC’s “Today” show, where they attempted to incite racial anger by cutting critical seconds from audio of a 911 phone call made by George Zimmerman right before he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Here is the transcript of the NBC segment:
Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
Now if you were to hear only this, there would be little doubt that Zimmerman profiled Martin before following him.The problem with this segment is it is very selectively edited.
Here is the actual transcript of what was said in the real 911 call:
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.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
This sordid attempt to incite negative feelings against Zimmerman by the progressive mouthpiece should surprise no one. By cutting out the dispatcher questions, NBC knowing attempted to lead voters to feel that there were racial overtones.When you hear the full transcript of this segment, whether or not Zimmerman was profiling Martin is not as clear.
This could have serious consequences on the case if it does ever go to trial.This could have very well contaminated any potential jury pool.It seems like a byzantine plot by the progressive news source to control public opinion.
Why would NBC be willing to go to such lengths to make this already sensitive situation even more abstruse? One would assume any major news outlet would want to exercise scrupulous control of quality standards: it is likely that the segment was not run without the knowledge of those who run the show over there at NBC.
This action goes further than just a bias in its reporting, this is a full-throated distortion on the part of NBC.This is propaganda at its most affective use.
Remember that the Obama administration has already given NBC $24.9 million in stimulus money. They also ignored the decision by the president to delay the pipeline that would have created up to 20,000 jobs. This is only a small segment of the actions this president has had that point to close ties with the NBC and MSNBC.
The whole episode raises a fundamental question.
Would NBC, whom has become the official mouthpiece for the Obama administration, purposely attempt to exacerbate racial tensions in order to further polarize the country before the coming election?
What good could have come out of such an edit?It is hard to believe that the company was unaware of the situation before it happen.Even if there is a retraction and an apology, the damage will have already been done in that many people will have already based their opinion on what they heard that night.
“Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, I wonder if they’re proud tonight?” Hannity asked.
The family of Trayvon Martin is grieving, and no one can take the pain of losing a child away from them.Nevertheless, it does no one any good if an innocent man is inculpated in a crime unless he is indeed guilty.The investigators have yet to move to arrest Zimmerman; this can only mean that they are still deciding if they have enough evidence to charge him.
The affect that these kinds of distortions can have on public opinion can be huge.NBC has failed to acquit themselves like professionals, and the consequences are real.To the people who will believe nothing but what they heard in that edited version of the 911 call, Zimmerman will forever be a monster.This could be cataclysmic for him if it ever becomes known that he was indeed acting in self-defense.
Would Tim Russert of every done something like this? I think the answer is no!
In the above video with Piers Morgan and MSNBC’s Toure, Morgan really takes him down a notch.I am not going to go through point by point on all the fallacious points that Toure tried to make, but there are a view I would like to point out.
At the beginning, Toure excoriated Morgan for allowing George Zimmerman’s brother (Robert) on his show.He was upset because Morgan let a man come on his show to stick up for his brother.This goes right to the thinking over at MSNBC that they want to control the message, and what better way to do that than to silence anyone who would give a conflicting account to what happen that night.Toure really was genially upset that Robert Zimmerman would dare to want the world to hear his brothers side of the story.
Second, later in the video you hear Toure tell Morgan that it is impossible for Zimmerman to have had injuries because they are not apparent in the grainy police video.Piers Morgan responded with surprising equanimity, calmly explaining the nuances of professional journalism to the sophomoric MSNBC analyst.He was right when he said that there is no way anyone knows for sure what happen that night, or what the evidence will say in the end.The medical records should show to what extent the injuries Zimmerman had that night.
It is abundantly clear right now, that NBC and MSNBC are not willing to wait for the justice system to play out.What are they so scared of, finding out that they may have been wrong once again.What happens if Zimmerman is found not guilty or is never charged because of lack of evidence?That is the problem, because of stations like this; Zimmerman will never get fair treatment.
Once again, the liberal left makes justice hard to achieve, and is willing to stroke racial fears for personal benefit.