Apr 07 2012

Good For NBC

Published by at 10:45 am under All General Discussions,Trayvon Martin Case

In what should be a normal occurrence when any news organization evidence of misinformation in a story (see RaThergAte), we are now living in a day and age when we find the rooting out of liars a rare and special event. With so much bias and filtered news out there (filtered to hide the full story, or all sides of the debate, or miss the fact pronouncements of ‘truth’ are standing on foundations of massive scientific uncertainty, etc – all lies of omission) it truly is a spectacle to behold when a fraud is canned in today’s news business:

NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

The segment in question was shown on the “Today” show on March 27. It included audio of Mr. Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

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.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”

If there is positive evidence for George Zimmerman in any this mess it is this segment of the 9-11 tapes. He does not appear (as of yet) to even know if Trayvon is black or not. The ‘looks’ caveat in his off-the-cuff response indicates uncertainty. Hit does not sound or appear to be laced with anger (yet – that does come later in the call when he starts to chase Trayvon down).

I applaud NBC for its quick and decisive action. One wonders, then, how buffoons like this keep getting paid millions of dollars to spout similar misinformation:

The news media has a long road back to ‘respectable’.

62 responses so far

62 Responses to “Good For NBC”

  1. Redteam says:

    jan, by the time Santorum quit, I’m not sure I was still in his corner or not and I do know that I had already abandoned Gingrich. While he was very conservative, he has changed over to just being political.
    Your analysis between Reagan and Romney ends with the fact that Reagan was clearly conservative by the time he was elected (though some were still claiming ‘not conservative enough) and even though you think Romney lives by conservative principles in his private life, he has never shown any tendency toward conservatism in his public life. But, he’s what we’ve got now and we all have to say he’s one helluva lot more conservative than the Muslim in the white house. I think the argument about Mormon’s principles pales when you know his competitor is a muslim. You’re right, people are more liberal til they get a little brain development and begin to mature.
    I’m now in Layman’s corner with going with Palin for VP. She’s the best choice at the moment.

    Trayvon Martin case. Consider Sanford Fl to be the ‘Dome of the Rock’ the rock, of course being the place where human sacrifices were made to satisfy the Gods. The gods in this case being racism.

  2. jan says:

    Ed Gillespie is now being said to be heading up Romney’s VP search. This doesn’t bode well for a Sarah Palin pick. Personally, after already being on the ticket as VP in ’08 I don’t think a redo of this theme would be helpful, either to her or the 2012 ticket.