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NBC Is Investigating How It's News Edited The Audio To Make George Zimmerman Look Really Racist
Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty

Posted on 04/02/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

During the Today Show, NBC aired a segment about the 911 calls surrounding the Trayvon Martin case.

But the segment edited the call to make Zimmerman sound like he was engaged in racial profiling.

Now NBC is launching an investigation according to Erik Wemple of the Washington Post.

In the edited audio that went on the air, George Zimmerman sounds like he thinks Martin is up to no good because Martin is black.

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

One thought seems to flow into the next. Martin looks like he is up to no good, presumably, because he is black.

But the actual transcript of the 911 call is this:

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.

So in the actual version, Zimmerman says he "looks black" when he is asked to describe Martin's race, not when he is trying to justify why he thinks Martin is "up to no good."

Now of course, Zimmerman may have all sorts of heinous attitudes about race. But NBC seemed to be stacking the deck with its viewers....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; media; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Same network that tried to make it look like GMC pickup trucks were defective and exploded on impact? Wow!
1 posted on 04/02/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NBC is owned by GE....who are friends of the Obama White House....


2 posted on 04/02/2012 5:51:56 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why has there been no photos of trevon buying skittles in his hoodie at the 7-11?


3 posted on 04/02/2012 5:53:03 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another “fake but accurate” report from the communist state run “media”.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
it's NOT a question of HOW... it's a question of WHO OK'd it!!!
5 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy do I hate “news” organizations. This is disgusting.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is this like mary mapes investigating dan rather?

LLS

7 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can save them a lot of time.

they are biased liberals who presumed guilt and doctored the evidence to fit the pre-biased-made template.

I can refer them to the pickup truck they exploded and passed off as occurring on its own spontaneously. And hundreds of other examples.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 5:55:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racists!


9 posted on 04/02/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't worry about us, we know better on how to deal with this by investigating ourselves.
We promise there will be no damage control because we are honest.
Trust us, pick up that soap.
10 posted on 04/02/2012 6:03:57 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Tzimisce
I thought NBC was owned by Comcast. Who are friends with the Commies.
11 posted on 04/02/2012 6:06:41 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: biggredd1
why has there been no photos of trevon buying skittles in his hoodie at the 7-11?

Because people may realize that trevon was not a little boy skipping home after buying some candy, but instead was 6'2, ~180+lbs, played football and was completely capable of assaulting zimmerman to the point that he may conclude he had to defend himself. We don't want those facts to get out.

Same reason zimmerman is a "white-hispanic", but our beloved president is not a "white-black".

12 posted on 04/02/2012 6:06:41 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and in other news the nazi’s are investigating if there really are anti-semites in their ranks...


13 posted on 04/02/2012 6:10:40 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NBC didn't gingerly try to step around the Zimmerman/Martin mud puddle but jumped in with both feet. NBC (and the rest of the lefty media) always take the side of Obama, socialism and racial PC but they really raced to the bottom with this stunt.
14 posted on 04/02/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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Wish Srah had nothing to do with these cretins @ NBC - it can’t turn out good


15 posted on 04/02/2012 6:17:01 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NBC is internally investigating why their producers didn't make Zimmerman look racist enough. Their new graphic will look something like this:


16 posted on 04/02/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Chode

Matt Lauer..of course.


17 posted on 04/02/2012 7:33:44 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BOR said tonight if this happened on his show, the investigation would take 10 minutes. Just find the editor.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 7:40:47 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: PhiloBedo
wouldn't surprise me one bit...
19 posted on 04/02/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um, they cut the tape here and there, and then spliced it back together.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NBC put this guy in charge of the investigation. He reportedly goes by the name "Magoo".


21 posted on 04/02/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By the way, NBC's 'Today Show" and Matt Lauer were also responsible for one of the most disgusting and brazen smears ever aired.
This was fairly recent, too. I'm sure Lauer never apolgized to Bush for this.

Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

22 posted on 04/02/2012 8:11:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By the way, NBC's 'Today Show" and Matt Lauer were also responsible for one of the most disgusting and brazen smears ever aired.
This was fairly recent, too. I'm sure Lauer never apolgized to Bush for this.

Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

23 posted on 04/02/2012 8:28:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 70times7

Or it’s possible that he didn’t buy them.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 8:33:25 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: deweyfrank

I thought GE was in there somewhere.

Oh well...


25 posted on 04/02/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would like to know what they come up with and what they do about it.


26 posted on 04/02/2012 9:25:05 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NBC Is Investigating How It's News Edited It Got Caught Editing The Audio To Make George Zimmerman Look Really Racist


27 posted on 04/02/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Bellflower
That is an excellent point. And I had not considered some additional ramifications to this until now. Bits and pieces have been available, but the complete picture is not really there.

I have heard or read the following:

It was discovered at school that Trevon was in possession of a flat blade screwdriver and women's jewelry in his backpack. He didn't get into trouble for it. He claimed it belonged to someone else. At the least it is likely that Martin was friendly with someone doing B&E and burglary. It is also possible he was doing this himself.

As Trevon was walking through the neighborhood he was near houses. Someone who has seen the neighborhood said that he may have simply been avoiding the rain by walking under awnings instead of the sidewalk.

But what if...
What if he did not go out for candy, but was intentionally roving the neighborhood. Zimmerman claimed he was not following Martin after leaving the car, but unintentionally came in contact with him as he tried to get a specific address for police. Zimmerman would not have looked like just another person walking around to Martin. And if Martin was casing houses and realized he was being observed it would be reasonable to expect that he may attack Zimmerman.

28 posted on 04/03/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How tough can it be? Who did the editing and did they do it upon any superiors’ request?


29 posted on 04/03/2012 1:02:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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