Oh, that unbiased professional media!

Not one story, but two, from Sister Toldjah:

#Trayvon: @NBCNews blames “error in production process” for doctored Zimmerman 911 call

Posted by: ST on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm<
Via WaPo’s Erik Wemple:

NBC has completed its investigation into the mishandling of the police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. And the process ends with a finding of error, plus an apology. Here is the statement just issued by the network:

During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.

That apology addresses the “Today” show’s failure to abridge accurately the conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher in this high-profile case. This is how the program portrayed a segment of that conversation:

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

And here is how it actually 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.

“Error made in the production process”? What a flimsy, lame excuse.  And completely unbelievable.  Heads should roll over this.  Not only that, but NBC should also be apologizing to George Zimmerman and his family for the doctored tape, which I would bet money was deliberately doctored before airing.  Hey, they’ve pulled racially sensationalistic crap like this before.

As I’ve said before, when all is said and done and assuming Zimmerman isn’t put in jail for the rest of his life over killing Trayvon Martin, both he and his family should sue the mainstream media for the outright falsehoods they’ve reported and the unsubstantiated speculation some members of the press corps have shamelessly tried to pass off as “fact.”  The dereliction of duty by “straight news reporters” on this case is simply staggering, and it is paramount that they be held to account.

Isn’t it amazing that an “error made in the production process” would just so happen to put a comment by George Zimmerman in the racism category rather than as a response to a question from a police dispatcher? Quite a coincidence there, wouldn’t you say?

But nobody is perfect, and mistakes can be made, even by professionals.  But now comes the second story:

#Trayvon: @CNN cleans up “racist” Zimmerman 911 audio – he says “It’s f–king cold”!

Posted by: ST on April 5, 2012 at 12:44 am

This is absolutely HUGE! The national mainstream media, race pimps and liberal commentators galore have been declaring for weeks that George Zimmerman is guilty of a “vicious hate crime” because he allegedly said “f–king coons” on his 911 call before he “murdered” (their words) Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26th. CNN has cleaned up the audio clip and if you listen to it it sounds very clear that he says “It’s f–king” cold. Listen and watch (via @informedblackmn):

People may be wondering why Zimmerman would say it was “cold” in south Florida. It was rainy and in the low 60s that night, and that IS cold for south Florida.

More at the link.

There was, as we all remember, the video presented by ABC News in which we were told that there was no visible injury to the back of George Zimmerman’s head, as one would have expected given the claim that Trayvon Martim bashed Mr Zimmerman’s head to the ground more than once. Then, lo and behold, the tape was enhanced, by someone other than ABC News, and, amazingly enough, the wound one would expect to be there, was there.

Now, none of this either proves nor disproves whether Mr Zimmerman acted legally in self-defense, or committed a crime; that determination awaits a professional investigation by trained personnel at the scene. Those of us looking at the case from a distance simply do not have the evidence or the professional skills to know what happened.

What these stories do indicate is that those of us looking at the case from a distance cannot even trust the partial evidence we have, because the supposedly professional media have been making mistake after mistake after mistake, to the point at which it is reasonable to believe that these aren’t just mistakes anymore, but deliberate attempts to influence people’s judgement by giving them false or misleading or deliberately incomplete information. And, just as importantly, it took individuals from the right of the political spectrum to discover these “mistakes” on the part of the professional media!

Nor is this even the first time. CBS News used forged documents, documents which were such obvious forgeries that the conservatively biased bloggers from Powerline were able to spot them from video tapes, before high-definition television, even though CBS News somehow couldn’t, with the documents in their hands. CBS News was shilling for Democratic presidential nominee Senator John F Kerry (D-MA) at the time, and one of the CBS News people, the since-fired Mary Mapes, even contacted the Kerry campaign in advance of this story.

Why did it take conservative bloggers to discover the fraud? The answer is simple: because the liberals liked the story, and weren’t going to check it any further. The same thing is happening today.

The moral of the story is clear: if it comes from ABC, CBS or NBC, check their stories before you believe them.
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Cross posted on Truth Before Dishonor.

19 Comments

  1. So, you think we should be SHOCKED at these revelations? NBC, CNN and ABC are only sorry because they got caught. Just wait this the ABCNBCPMSNBCSeeBS&HLN start in on the “I Love Obama” Re-Election Campaign. Watch how they will report the rejection of OBUMMER Care by SCOTUS. This was a practice run for these scheisters.

  2. Since Perry is probably recovering from an apoplectic fit at the moment, please allow me to offer up a steaming cup of ersatz sincerity from the Wagonwheel Espressopinion machine. Ahem:

    ‘You are hardly one to point fingers Yorkshire, given the biased presentations of the right-wing media with which we are deluged on a constant basis. Where were you when Limbaugh was waging his war on women? No where, that where!!! Instead you offer up only division and criticism, choosing to unfairly focus on the occasional and insignificant errors to which we all as humans are prone. Even you Yorkshire!

    NBC is to be commended for forthrightly acknowledging that there might have been a minor technical glitch in their presentation. An unbiased observer would have to admit it made no difference anyway to the facts concerning the murder of Trayvon by a white man who hunted him down and cornered him by invading Trayvons space!

    It’s time for you to remove the beam from your own eye Yorkshire, and to cease your personalized attacks on others!’

  3. When the full details of this travesty come to light it will shame the national media, the Democrat Party, the race haters in Congress, and two commenters here.

  4. There is no excuse for the NBC production error, but at least they have owned up to it and apologized. But let us take a look at how our Editor’s favorite blogger, Sister Toldjah, did her reporting:

    “As I’ve said before, when all is said and done and assuming Zimmerman isn’t put in jail for the rest of his life over killing Trayvon Martin, both he and his family should sue the mainstream media for the outright falsehoods they’ve reported and the unsubstantiated speculation some members of the press corps have shamelessly tried to pass off as “fact.” The dereliction of duty by “straight news reporters” on this case is simply staggering, and it is paramount that they be held to account.”

    Note the plurals I emboldened. Now Sister Toldjah is attempting to stretch this messed up reporting to include other unmentioned “falsehoods” by unnamed “memberes” and “straight news reporters”.

    Therefore, I now accuse Sister Toldjah of the same shoddy “production” which she just finished chastising, rightly, NBC for theirs.

    So yes, DNW, I am “apopletic”, but not only for the reason you assumed!

  5. Apparently ropelight already knows the “full details” of this case:

    “When the full details of this travesty come to light it will shame the national media, the Democrat Party, the race haters in Congress, and two commenters here.”

    What are you waiting for, ropelight? Share them please!

  6. It was proven by photographic evidence that Zimmerman’s head wasn’t injured… until that photographic evidence proved Zimmerman’s head was indeed injured.

    It was proven by 911 tape that Zimmerman was racially profiling … until that 911 tape proved Zimmerman wasn’t profiling.

    It was proven that Zimmerman shot a black man in cold blood … until 2 eyewitnesses (you know what an “eyewitness” is, Wagonwheel, or you need us to provide you with the definition) declared they saw Martin atop Zimmerman, mercilessly beating him.

    Race baiter and shake-down artist Jesse Jackson declared as a fact that Martin was shot in the back of the head … when Martin was shot in the chest.

    Some college Dean declared Martin could have been one of his students … except no respectable college would accept an applicant who had been suspended from school four times in one year.

    The whole Leftist Media machine and the whole Democrat Party machine and Obama thuggary Chicago machine are a travesty! The Travesty to Justice is threatening the very life of Zimmerman, with the absolutely racist and criminally terrorist New Black Panther Party placing a 10,000 bounty on Zimmerman’s head! 10,000 dollars to kidnap a white man! That’s what the NBPP did! And more! Zimmerman’s life is in danger because of race baiters like Jackson, Sharpton, the NBPP, NAACP, the Democrat Party!

    It’s a travesty, what Zimmerman is going through!

    Yeah, based on all the information I have, I know down in my soul that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense, believing Martin was trying to kill him. And there was absolutely no racism involved, until the Leftist machine got involved. And all the racism is coming out of the Leftist machine and nowhere else. Period.

  7. ropelight says:
    April 5, 2012 at 17:03

    “When the full details of this travesty come to light it will shame the national media, the Democrat Party, the race haters in Congress, and two commenters here.”

    How can anything shame one left-wing zealot who believes that all truth is subjective, or another which brazenly engages in e-mail address frauds in order to circumvent commenting protocols?

    That said, my announced parody of Perry’s style has just – upon rereading – shown me that I have been commenting on these sites much too long. When the obvious and announced parody proves indistinguishable in form, tone, and substantive content from what is parodied, it means that it’s pointless for me to read anything the subject says anymore.

    1.

    Parody

    NBC is to be commended for forthrightly acknowledging that there might have been a minor technical glitch in their presentation

    Perryody

    ” … no excuse for the NBC production error, but at least they have owned up to it and apologized.”

    2.

    Parody

    Where were you when Limbaugh was waging his war on women?

    Perryody

    “… let us take a look at how our Editor’s favorite blogger, Sister Toldjah, did her reporting …”

    Effen eh, man …

  8. ropelight errs:

    When the full details of this travesty come to light it will shame the national media, the Democrat Party, the race haters in Congress, and two commenters here.

    This statement assumes that they can be shamed.

  9. WW wrote:

    There is no excuse for the NBC production error, but at least they have owned up to it and apologized.

    When they got caught, WW, when they got caught. Nor do I really see this as a “production error,” but a deliberate editing to convey a particular, unpleasant image.

    But let us take a look at how our Editor’s favorite blogger, Sister Toldjah, did her reporting:

    “As I’ve said before, when all is said and done and assuming Zimmerman isn’t put in jail for the rest of his life over killing Trayvon Martin, both he and his family should sue the mainstream media for the outright falsehoods they’ve reported and the unsubstantiated speculation some members of the press corps have shamelessly tried to pass off as “fact.” The dereliction of duty by “straight news reporters” on this case is simply staggering, and it is paramount that they be held to account.”

    Note the plurals I emboldened. Now Sister Toldjah is attempting to stretch this messed up reporting to include other unmentioned “falsehoods” by unnamed “memberes” and “straight news reporters”.

    Therefore, I now accuse Sister Toldjah of the same shoddy “production” which she just finished chastising, rightly, NBC for theirs.

    WW, the plurals are correct. Sis pointed to not one but two falsehoods, and I pointed to a third, just on this case alone; Sis pointed to that third error as well, further down in the article in which I said, “more at the link.” Last I heard, three was plural.

    Heck, that was the whole point of my main article: one “error” can be a mistake, and two might be a coincidence; three starts to be a habit.

    You know, this internet thingy that Al Gore invented sure is handy. If it weren’t for the internet, when John Hinderaker noticed that the Killian documents were forgeries, all he’d have been able to do would have been to write a letter to the editor of his local newspaper, a letter which probably wouldn’t have been published. If it weren’t for the internet, no one would have noticed that the ABC News story was wrong, that the f(ornicating) coon was actually f9ornicating) cold, or that NBC made a rather convenient “production error,” and George Zimmerman would have already been hung, drawn and quartered, while, even worse, John Kerry might have won the 2004 election.

    The problem for the professional media is that they haven’t caught up to technology: they still haven’t figured out that if they deliberately slant a story, if they deliberately falsify information, somebody out there is going to catch them.

  10. Wagonwheel says:
    April 5, 2012 at 17:21

    There is no excuse for the NBC production error, but at least they have owned up to it and apologized.

    What a very, very convenient error that was. An ERROR is leaving out a word. Race Baiting is doctoring the tape to make it look like Zimmerman, the WHITE HISPANIC, was stalking a black man and then this causing an uprising in the black world of Race Hustlers like Jackson coming in and making their loaded verbal abuse.

  11. Editor, don’t overlook the fact that ABC News used the tape of Zimmerman’s arrival at police HQ to dishonestly raise doubts about Zimmerman’s account of the event.

    ABC News reported that Zimmerman appears uninjured in the video. They blatantly lied about what the video showed.

    A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman,” ABC News reporter Matt Gutman wrote, noting that Zimmerman told police “he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.

    Additionally, ABC News used a strategically placed chyron (graphic) to cover up the back of Zimmerman’s head. They covered up the very evidence that would have disproved their own story and they did it in order to perpetuate a bogus racial narrative.

    ABC News actually doctored the video to sell a false narrative, and they did it in a dishonest attempt to label Zimmerman a murderer.

    The video can be viewed at the Daily Caller.

  12. In short, the MSM did their best to follow the narrative that white people hate black people and here’s the proof. OBTW, we had to alter documents to fit the preconceived narrative.

  13. Hoagie, we’ve seen one example of orchestrated racist fraud after another, from Tawana Brawley, to the Duke Lacrosse Scandal, to the current lynch mob complete with the Black Panther’s $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, including a Wanted Dead or Alive poster.

    All were obvious frauds and all were pushed in the national media in an obviously dishonest effort to smear white people as racists. This time they’ve even gone so far as to pretend that Zimmerman, an Hispanic, is a Caucasian. And, we’ve seen the ugly face of racism right here and on CSPT from the NZ Troll and from Perry. Those racist pigs have demonstrated their enthusiastic participation in racial hatred and smear mongering again and again.

    Every time the Democrats in Congress or the national media manufactures or promotes one of these phony racial incidents the two racist blowhards here begin yelping in unison and spewing party-line racist bilge.

    This time the only difference is we have a racist in the White House cheer-leading for racial hatred.

  14. Now, says National Bamboozle and Coverup network, their false reporting was the result of an “error” on the part of a “seasoned” producer whose name they have decided to cover up.

    These people are actual and active enemies of the truth, not purveyors of it.

    You might as well imagine you can negotiate an agreement with an alien virus as establish a trust relationship with any of them.

    But of course, it’s the same with all modern liberals. It’s the inevitable result of their metaphysical views, and the implications that naturally follow from their values nihilism. They’re like smirking, shrugging Nazi orgiasts on a sinking ship … which they are responsible for scuttling.

    Even crap movies sometimes manage to characterize the pointlessness of negotiating with them

  15. The following excerpt is from John Nolte’s 3/6/12 article at Breitbart. (added)

    Targeting George Zimmerman: Editgate Worse than Rathergate

    …When it came to Rathergate, CBS was targeting (George W Bush) a powerful public figure with the resources to fight back. With Editgate, three major networks have targeted a private citizen, a man who does not appear to be wealthy, who has not been charged with a crime, who is innocent until proven guilty, and who is currently in hiding with a bounty on his head.

    Worse still, these malicious attempts to paint Zimmerman as a liar and racist are not only attacks on Zimmerman, but through the intentional enflaming of racial divisions based on false and half-baked information, this is also an attack on the American people–especially the people currently sitting in the front row in Sanford, FL.

    After the investigation we all want to see, it may very well be discovered that George Zimmerman committed a crime. But if it comes out that he in fact did act in justifiable self-defense, he’ll probably have lawyers beating down his door for a piece of ABC, CNN, and NBC.

    Regardless, in their haste to see Obama re-elected and to aid and abet his divisive and cynical national community organizing, these three news outlets and the media watchdogs who refuse to hold them accountable (The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple being a notable exception), have hit a low that makes Rathergate look like just another piece of biased reporting.

  16. Breaking: NBC Fires Producer Who Created False Zimmerman Audio
    By Matthew Sheffield | April 06, 2012 | 19:55

    NBC News has fired the producer it says was responsible for creating the deceptive audio recording of George Zimmerman communicating with a 9-1-1 operator, according to the New York Times.

    The network is still refusing to release the name of the producer, although according to Times reporter Brian Stelter, the producer is based in Miami and has worked there for a number of years. According to Stelter’s network sources, NBC is still insisting the deceptive edit was not done deliberatiely. The network has refused to say how exactly someone could accidentally have edited the tape to make Zimmerman appear to be racially motivated:

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

    The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/04/06/breaking-nbc-fires-producer-who-created-false-zimmerman-audio#ixzz1rJkb6O4e

  17. NBC is still insisting the deceptive edit was not done deliberately.

    NBC is more than willing to identify George Zimmerman by name and paint him as a racist murderer in order to fan the flames of a racial conflagration, but the same so-called news organization now, after their fraud has been exposed, declines to identify the employee who maliciously doctored the 911 tape.

    Only one conclusion is possible: NBC manufactures fraudulent news when it suits their agenda and they suppress the news when they get caught red handed.

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