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NBC Fires Miami-Based Correspondent for Zimmerman 911 Edit [Omitted Zim's Fear Trayvon was Armed!]
sfltv.com ^ | 5/3/12

Posted on 05/05/2012 5:17:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Lilia Luciano, an NBC News correspondent based in Miami (more like WTVJ studios in Miramar) has been fired by the network for using an edited version of George Zimmerman’s 911 call on the Today show on March 20. In her story the edit omitted the underlined phrase below:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male. Dispatcher: Are you following him?

(Excerpt) Read more at sfltv.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bias; georgezimmerman; media; race; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
This explains why George Zimmerman told his attacker's parents something like "I didn't know whether or not he was armed."
1 posted on 05/05/2012 5:17:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

But in the liberal worldview, a white (hispanic) simply thinking a young black male might be armed is racist.

It does not matter that this young black male is skulking about an area with multiple burglaries while its raining.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 5:21:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In the end, Zimmerman goes free and will successfully sue some elements of the media for millions.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 5:26:00 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A few days ago, the NBC station in Miami reportedly fired a REPORTER for omitting the dispatcher’s question to Zim about the race of the suspicious person.

This is a different instance, another blatant example of the bias rampant in national and local media. Imagine the information these fake journalists and their colleagues have withheld over the years. They got CAUGHT this time.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 5:26:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

A few days ago, the NBC station in Miami reportedly fired a REPORTER for omitting the dispatcher’s question to Zim about the race of the suspicious person.

This is a different instance, another blatant example of the bias rampant in national and local media. Imagine the information these fake journalists and their colleagues have withheld over the years. They got CAUGHT this time.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

She is Puerto Rican. Interesting that she would do that.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 5:31:27 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Poison Pill

Wait a minute. Is this a different conversation? What happened to the “he looks black” response?


7 posted on 05/05/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Very confusing, seems like this is the third or more person supposedly fired. Misdirection? maybe no one got fired


8 posted on 05/05/2012 5:38:16 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is strange. The article only says she "used" it, it doesn't say she wrote and/or edited the piece, nor who approved it for use (if NBC even does that sort of thing).

Fall guy (girl, and a pretty nice looking one at that!!)?

9 posted on 05/05/2012 5:40:47 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Smell the litigation fear of the racist Big Media propagandists.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Please excuse me if I missed this information, but did they ever find a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea in Trayvon's possession?

Didn't he got to the store to buy the snacks for his younger brother?

If he was buying the snacks for his brother, why is it that nobody noticed Trayvon didn't return until the next day?

11 posted on 05/05/2012 5:56:27 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: SoFloFreeper

More than one person used an already edited audio clip.

Question 1: Who originally edited the clip that others later used?

Question 2: Who ordered that done and who approved it?

I think it was done by people over at MSNBC. Who?


12 posted on 05/05/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Earlier thread? (Same person fired here.)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879195/posts


13 posted on 05/05/2012 5:58:18 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In all seriousness, I think this story botched the nature of the botched edit. What was edited out came before the stuff underlined here.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 5:59:52 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Poison Pill
In the end, Zimmerman goes free and will successfully sue some elements of the media for millions.

He won't "go free" as long as Holder is at the Justice Department. If found "not guilty" in the state court, he will be charged with a federal crime.

That is not considered double jeopardy and there are plenty of precedents.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 6:00:41 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Poison Pill
Dream on. If Zimmerman goes free, every major city in the United States with a large black population will burn. Florida prosecutor knows this and is scared sh*tless that a jury will free him. Even if a jury aquits Zimmerman, the US Just-us Dept is waiting. No way Zimmerman is walks free in the next 10 years or so.
16 posted on 05/05/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Ronin
Wait a minute. Is this a different conversation? What happened to the “he looks black” response?

I'm wondering about that too. Are we talking about two different conversations and two different edits?

First time I've seen this conversation:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male. Dispatcher: Are you following him?

And its "edited" version. Unless that's an edit of an earlier edited version. Maybe at the trial the judge and jury will hear the entire conversation and not N.B.C.s version.

17 posted on 05/05/2012 6:06:02 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: jiggyboy

Yes, good catch. Thanks.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 6:21:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Graybeard58; Ronin

This is, believe it or not, a different malicious edit of the same passage.

The one you are thinking about is the first one, where they left out the question from the dispatcher.

This second malicious edit is even more damnable and impossible to deny — she took this “waistband” clip from much later in the clip and inserted it into the early part of the conversation.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 6:30:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Graybeard58; Tupelo

We’ll see. My predictions. Nothing will happen with this case before the election. Within 24- 30 months Zimmerman will be cleared. He will sue NBC, CNN and other for millions. Eric Holder will be gone by November. Obama will lose. The Feds won’t get involved. There will be riots but they won’t be in white areas so few non-blacks will be affected or ultimately care.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 6:34:18 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: Tupelo
If Zimmerman goes free, every major city in the United States with a large black population will burn.

And all this will happen on Obama's watch. And people who voted for him will think "Even having a black president will not buy peace. Maybe it's time to go the other way."

21 posted on 05/05/2012 6:43:06 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: RummyChick

From her Univision days.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

22 posted on 05/05/2012 6:56:38 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: Erik Latranyi
How much has the burglary rate declined since skiddles assaulted an armed law abiding citizen?

Inquiring minds want to know!

23 posted on 05/05/2012 7:00:54 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: jiggyboy
This second malicious edit is even more damnable and impossible to deny — she took this “waistband” clip from much later in the clip and inserted it into the early part of the conversation.

There's no denying that is willful and malicious and should be a slam dunk for Zimmerman's civil suit against N.B.C. I hope he bankrupts them.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

..................This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male..............................

Time Out!

??I thought that it was established that the punk was black only after the 911 dispatcher asked Zim what was his race??


25 posted on 05/05/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“Skulking”. Very astute description.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 8:25:32 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: PapaBear3625
They may be figuring that any acquittal will happen after November so there won't be any riots before then.

It does seem likely that Zimmerman, if he isn't murdered, will spend the next ten or more years either in prison or fighting lawsuits. Any chance of a normal productive life is gone. All the facts could have been exactly the same and he might have been exonerated as acting in legitimate self-defense if Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley, and the other media types had not latched on to the story.

27 posted on 05/05/2012 8:58:16 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SoFloFreeper
Lilia Luciano, .... has been fired.

Henceforth known as Unlucky Luciano.

28 posted on 05/05/2012 9:03:46 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
It does seem likely that Zimmerman, if he isn't murdered, will spend the next ten or more years either in prison or fighting lawsuits. Any chance of a normal productive life is gone. All the facts could have been exactly the same and he might have been exonerated as acting in legitimate self-defense if Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley, and the other media types had not latched on to the story.

If he's acquitted, he should immediatly pack up and move to Maricopa County, AZ.

Make Holder go after him there.

29 posted on 05/05/2012 9:08:49 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Noob1999
Time Out!

??I thought that it was established that the punk was black only after the 911 dispatcher asked Zim what was his race??

It was. This snippet of the conversation took place later (and Zimmerman never called 911; he called the nonemergency number and spoke with a nonemergency dispatcher.) Here's part of the conversation that should clear it up for you:

Dispatcher: Sanford Police Department. …

Zimmerman: Hey we've had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there's a real suspicious guy, uh, [near] Retreat View Circle, um, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. 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 white, black, or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

Dispatcher: Did you see what he was wearing?

Zimmerman: Yeah. A dark hoodie, like a grey hoodie, and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He's [unintelligible], he was just staring…

Dispatcher: OK, he's just walking around the area…

Zimmerman: …looking at all the houses.

Dispatcher: OK…

Zimmerman: Now he's just staring at me.

Dispatcher: OK—you said it's 1111 Retreat View? Or 111?

Zimmerman: That's the clubhouse…

Dispatcher: That's the clubhouse, do you know what the—he's near the clubhouse right now?

Zimmerman: Yeah, now he's coming towards me.

Dispatcher: OK.

Zimmerman: He's got his hand in his waistband. And he's a black male.

30 posted on 05/05/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Per the story:

In her story the edit omitted the underlined phrase below:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male. Dispatcher: Are you following him?

Nonsense. The article just edited an enormous chunk of the entire Zimmerman conversation to come up with the quote that it says Lila Luciano edited. Here's what the article (not Lila Luciano) edited:

Zimmerman: Hey we've had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there's a real suspicious guy, uh, [near] Retreat View Circle, um, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. 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 white, black, or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

Dispatcher: Did you see what he was wearing?

Zimmerman: Yeah. A dark hoodie, like a grey hoodie, and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He's [unintelligible], he was just staring…

Dispatcher: OK, he's just walking around the area…

Zimmerman: …looking at all the houses.

Dispatcher: OK…

Zimmerman: Now he's just staring at me.

Dispatcher: OK—you said it's 1111 Retreat View? Or 111?

Zimmerman: That's the clubhouse…

Dispatcher: That's the clubhouse, do you know what the—he's near the clubhouse right now?

Zimmerman: Yeah, now he's coming towards me.

Dispatcher: OK.

Zimmerman: He's got his hand in his waistband. And he's a black male.

Dispatcher: How old would you say he looks? Zimmerman: He's got button on his shirt, late teens. Dispatcher: Late teens ok.immerman: Somethings wrong with him. Yup, he's coming to check me out, he's got something in his hands, I don't know what his deal is. Dispatcher: Just let me know if he does anything ok Zimmerman: How long until you get an officer over here? Dispatcher: Yeah we've got someone on the way, just let me know if this guy does anything else.

Zimmerman: Okay. These assholes they always get away. When you come to the clubhouse you come straight in and make a left. Actually you would go past the clubhouse.

Dispatcher: So it's on the lefthand side from the clubhouse?

Zimmerman: No you go in straight through the entrance and then you make a left…uh you go straight in, don't turn, and make a left. Shit he's running.

Dispatcher: He's running? Which way is he running?

Zimmerman: Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood.

Dispatcher: Which entrance is that that he's heading towards?

Zimmerman: The back entrance…fucking [unintelligible]

Dispatcher: Are you following him?

31 posted on 05/05/2012 10:04:36 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
I'm wrong. Lila Luciano (not this article), and therefore NBC and the Today Show edited out EVERYTHING THAT I SHOW AS A STRIKE-OUT above, not just the small part claimed by the article. The moral is that those who wrote the article didn't read the transcript themselves. It seems clear that they relied on another source (NBC?) to tell them what Luciano edited.

They claimed she only edited out "He's got his hand in his waistband." That's seven words.

Actually, she edited out 318 words, not seven, between "This guy look's like he's up to no good . . . " and "Are you following him?"

32 posted on 05/05/2012 10:58:04 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: tacticalogic
If he's acquitted, he should immediatly pack up and move to Maricopa County, AZ.

Or go pay a long visit to his mother's side of the family in Peru. Invite Sharpton and Jackson to come visit.

33 posted on 05/05/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This blog goes into more detail than most would ever care to know on the call edits.

NBC Fires Lilia Luciano Over George Zimmerman Tape Edit

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2012/5/4/02841/64439


34 posted on 05/05/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by ironman
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Zimmerman/Trayvon story’s gotten attention. Enough attention to showcase NBC ‘journalists’ using editing to lie to the public.

I doubt this was the first time NBC staff manipulated material to produce a lie. Just the first time they got caught.

Bias and a willingness to support one side - even when it means lying - is systemic though-out NBC... NBC needs to do more than fire a few people - they need to teach “old school” journalists ethics to their people.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 8:09:44 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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