NBC to do ‘Internal Investigation’ on its Ham-Handed, Selectively Edited Zimmerman Segment

Via Erik Wemple in WaPo Opinions -Not sure why this story is relegated to an opinion page blog.  It’s a legitimate news story about MSNBC’s near-slanderous hatchet job on Zimmerman.

NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:

“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”

Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:

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

Here’s how the actual conversation went down:

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.

Bozell appearing on Hannity, last week to discuss MSNBC’s selective editing, said what they did was  worse than just distorting the news – it was advancing “an all-out falsehood”..

I wonder if the person responsible for the Zimmerman selective editing is the same miscreant who selectively edited the famous gun-toting tea party members story back in August of 2009.
On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: “A man at a pro-health care reform rally…wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip….there are questions about whether this has racial overtones….white people showing up with guns.” Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.
And they only showed him from the waste down in the clip.
It almost makes you think they have some kind of racialist agenda over there at NBC.
Hat tip: Charles B.


Video: Mark Levin talks With a Soviet Union Refugee Who Says Every Day U.S. Becoming More Like The Country She Escaped From

Tatianna was a professor of Marxist Leninist philosophy in the Soviet Union, and she knows a Commie when she sees one. She tells Levin, that he has no idea, as smart and accomplished as he is, “the horror” we are heading towards.

Her thick accent makes her somewhat difficult to understand – if you were able to catch her last remark about Obama, “He’s a [unintelligible] ruler,” leave it in the comments.

Like she says, Socialism = slavery.

It still floors me how so many people are willing to trade their freedom for (what they think will be)  security.

Here are some recent related and increasingly alarming headlines:

Doug Ross: Red Alert: Former Marine Strike Planer On Obama’s Azerbaijan Leak: Start Viewing This Administration as an Existential Threat to Israel

Former Navy Seal: Obama Using “Classic Soviet Style Tactics” To Put America In “The Throes Of a Cold Civil War”

Video: Trevor Loudon Explains Communist Infiltration In The United States

Obama Poised to Betray America Through 4 UN Treaties (Video)

Dick Morris: Obama Has Assumed Dictatorial Powers!

The First Time The Ayers Family’s Mailman Heard of Barack

Why Won’t Republicans Stop Obama’s Arrogant, Paternalistic,Totalitarian Overreach?

Founder Of The Muslim Canadian Congress Says Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated White House (With Updates)


Perfect: I’m told “He is the King of Losers” is what she said.

Linked by Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links, thanks!