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MRC Calls Congress To Investigate Comcast/NBC For Journalistic Fraud In Trayvon Martin Reporting ^ | April 9, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 04/10/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT by

The Media Research Center is calling upon Congress to investigate Comcast/NBC News for the intentional editing of the George Zimmerman audio that was broadcast multiple times and subsequently flamed the fires of racial hatred and animosity:

NBC is laughing at the public. Last week we said we would have more to say if their behavior in this matter didn’t change. Given their continued irresponsibility, today we open up a new front.

To review:

From March 19th to March 27th, NBC used their doctored versions of the Trayvon Martin audio clip to give the impression that Zimmerman was a racist. The fraudulently doctored audio clip was used at least five times by the Today Show and NBC Nightly News. We called on NBC to a) apologize to the public, b) disclose who was responsible, c) explain what disciplinary action they were taking, and d) explain why the public should ever trust NBC again. On March 31st, NBC announced they would investigate themselves. This is like Nixon investigating Watergate. So we called on Comcast to investigate NBC. To date, more than 100,000 emails, phone calls, and letters from Media Research Center members have been made/sent to Comcast’s board of directors demanding such an investigation. On April 3rd, NBC’s public relations department issued a ridiculous, two-sentence non-apology ‘apology.’ No names were provided. No disciplinary action was taken. The ridiculous statement blamed ‘an error made in the production process that we deeply regret.’ Reuters reported an anonymous NBC source called it ‘a very bad mistake, but not deliberate.’ And still no apology to NBC’s viewers. MRC rejected NBC’s non-apology out of hand. Last Friday, NBC informed a reporter for Reuters that a senior producer had been fired. The excuse given this time was that it was a simple editing decision to save time, which is not only unbelievable, but also proves it was deliberate and contrary to their previous position. And still no apology to its viewers. So where does that leave us? This is a complete violation of the public trust. Comcast is in the midst of a business deal with Verizon requiring approval by the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Department of Justice; the public policy issues related to the approval of this deal are so critical that the United States Senate held hearings on the matter.

Some organizations and elected officials have raised anti-trust concerns. We are now joining them.

Today we are contacting appropriate committees in Congress asking them to investigate Comcast/NBC’s public deception in view of the proposed Comcast / Verizon business deal; and Comcast’s duty to the public trust given one of their premier properties – NBC – has advanced this deception and arrogantly refuses to apologize to its own broadcast viewers.

KEYWORDS: enemedia; georgezimmerman; media; mediabias; nbc; trayvonmartin; zimmerman911call

1 posted on 04/10/2012 9:14:26 AM PDT by
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FCC to bust NBC it will never happen because they give Obama lots of air time for the election.
Buddy system in play.

2 posted on 04/10/2012 9:24:04 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: maggief; Cboldt; little jeremiah; Nachum; kristinn; onyx; STARWISE; LucyT; Liz; Diogenesis; ...

3 posted on 04/10/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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Did you notice the latest pic of Mr. Zimmerman?

The above image demonstrates even more doctoring of evidence by the MSM! ALL of the MSM used a childhood photo of the black man juxtaposed with Zimmerman dressed in 'county orange'.

NBC News doctored the original 911 tape to portray Zimmerman as racist - claiming to later fire some unnamed producer when they were called upon this fraud

ABC News doctored a video to hide Zimmerman's injuries CNN has now admitted that due to some 'enhancing' error, that Zimmerman did not use a racial slur at all... contrary to what they originally said when they were busy fanning the flames.

The above photo as it appears in the original mugshot and then as it appears on ABC News, where they have made him look more white by bleaching and narrowing the image.

With regard to the image above, it cannot be said that it happened somehow by accident. These are major news agencies with the best equipment and image manipulation skills on the planet. This is more deliberate manipulation of the news and associated images to create anger and promote a particular line of propaganda.

How many examples can you find of the MSM doctoring the news either by editing 911 calls, police video or official mugshots? Perhaps by their choice of language - E.G.→ Coining the phrase "White Hispanic"?

Perhaps editing the images of Trayvon to show him as a baby, young boy or even photoshopping him to make him look like a doe-eyed model?

Even more evidence of ABC's intentionally falsification of its coverage. It is the video of Zimmerman at the police station that ABC presented as evidence that Zimmerman had no signs of head injuries on the night of the shooting.

Notice the normal location of the logo/chyron on the left video as compared to the Zimmerman video - where it was intentionally moved to cover where the undoctored video best shows evidence of a head injury.

4 posted on 04/10/2012 9:53:37 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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Good Luck With That!

Congress is afraid to investigate the obvious fraud in obama’s birth certificate, registration for the draft and social security cards.

The MSM is obama’s best friends, and congress is afraid of them, fergitboutit.

5 posted on 04/10/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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don’t just stop there, find out why they used outdated photos, made zimmerman otu to be white, why they incorrectly reported his height/weight to make him look stronger, why they revealled the 13yo witnesses name to the world, exposing him to danger, why they perpetuated the story abotu skittles and soda - where did they go? why they said zimmerman ignored police ‘orders’ to stop, when he did heed the ‘suggestion’, etc...
and don’t forget the rush to judgement that would make mike nifong (Duke lacrosse) blush

6 posted on 04/10/2012 10:19:48 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: hoosiermama; Cboldt; kristinn

Two sources at the network told Reuters the Miami-based producer of the segment had been fired on Thursday.

Capus said “several people” involved were disciplined, though he declined to specify the nature of the disciplinary actions, saying they were internal personnel matters.


Update: A response to one of my questions yesterday to NBC Miami’s Christina Hernandez:

@jtLOL That’s the way the 911 calls were given to us. It was an NBC issue, not NBC 6 issue, but we fixed it on our end after we found out.

— Christina Hernandez (@ChristinaTVNews) April 10, 2012

So now NBC Miami is blaming NBC News proper. Stay tuned.


@jtLOL NBC (national) that’s how most of the affiliates ended up with the exact same thing and never knew till the editing story came out.

— Christina Hernandez (@ChristinaTVNews) April 10, 2012

7 posted on 04/10/2012 10:51:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief; All

Thanks Maggie,
Mehgan Kelly just how a couple of guest on discussing if the TanKlan can face any charges. One lawyer said that they may face FL charges, but didn’t know about federal for their threats, wanted poster etc. Bounty a real problem.

Is it within her power for State AG to bring charges against them (and others) at the same news conference that she explains her findings.

Meg is really giving it to the Party. Asking tough questions.

8 posted on 04/10/2012 10:59:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: maggief

Santorum is pulling out of campaign.

9 posted on 04/10/2012 11:04:15 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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