NBC doesn`t have to "admit" a damn thing ! NBC flat out got "caught" in their editing of a LIE ! Anyone with common sense can see what NBC did whether NBC "admit`s" it or not !!! NBC Today Show commits journalistic malpractice by editing Zimmerman 911 call ............
Bill Schmalfeldt......Baltimore Liberal Examiner !
NBC News says it has launched an internal investigation to find out who was responsible for an egregious case of what can only be called "jouralistic malpractice."
On March 27, during reporter Ron Allen's report on the Today Show, ***NBC played a portion of the audio of self-appointed neighborhood watch commandant George Zimmerman's 911 call to the police.*** [ Here is what the viewers heard from the NBC tape.]
( Zimmerman ) This guy looks like he’s up to no good. ""He looks black.""
**Now, here is the actual exchange between Zimmerman and the 911 dispatcher.**
[ Zimmerman says` ] "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 ask Zimmerman********** : OK, and this guy ; is he black, white or Hispanic ? ] *******
[ Zimmerman answered ]: ""He looks black.""
Now, come on! There's no way one can look at the edit done on the Today Show and come to any other conclusion that Zimmerman was volunteering that "the guy looks like he's up to no good" because "he's black." Trayvon's color didn't enter the conversation until the dispatcher asked for that information.
Whoever was responsible for this edit, who ever made the decision to air an edited tape, whoever withheld the truth about the tape should be summarily dismissed from NBC News and never be allowed near a news organization again.
It doesn't matter if Zimmerman called the cops every time he saw a neighbor carrying a grocery bag with a box of Uncle Ben's rice or Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix. What NBC did by giving the false impression that Zimmerman volunteered Trayvon's race to the 911 dispatcher was blatant misrepresentation of the facts that could only serve to attempt to prove that the only reason Zimmerman saw Trayvon as suspicious was because he was black.
That may be true. But we don't need the liberal bias` news organizations editing tapes to make that case.