Sunday, April 1, 2012

Malpractice

I expect broadcast journalists to have a liberal bent. I expect them to slant and massage stories to a certain degree. I take everything they say with a grain of salt, and other than wishing they'd admit they've got an agenda for the sake of honesty, I'm really ok with it. Free speech is a wonderful thing.

But then there's flat-out lying.

That's not cool:
NBC has revealed that it is launching an internal investigation into the “editing process” surrounding the conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher (shortly before Trayvon Martin was shot), where Zimmerman appears to volunteer racial information.

Exposed by Fox News and Newsbusters, NBC played the conversation on the “Today Show” as: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

The unabridged version is:

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.

4 comments:

  1. NBC is always doing stuff like this.

    All the news that's fit to stage.

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  2. And in spite of all the outrage, the average person will never hear about this story, because it won't be publicized on any of the major news channels and NBC won't publish a long retraction. The same viewers who saw the original because they watch NBC will never see a retraction or a correction.

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  3. I'm shocked, SHOCKED, to find there's journalistic impropriety going on here
    ~Your Pulitzer, sir.~
    Oh, thank you.

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