It was announced today that NBC news has fired the producer responsible for editing the 911 call that George Zimmerman made the night that Treyvon Martin died. The 911 call that was played on air on “Today” made it seem as though Zimmerman acted out of racial prejudice. The recording had him saying: ‘This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”
In reality this is what took place: “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,” Zimmerman said. The officer speaking to Zimmerman then asked, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?” To which Zimmerman responded, “He looks black.”
“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” the network said in a statement provided to TheWrap at the time. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”
NBC news will not release the name of the producer, which has people speculating that he is black. This is smart on NBS’s part because the last thing this country needs is more racial problems.
Here is the full tape of the 911 call that Zimmerman made:
This Treyvon Martin case has been about the thousandth indictment of the mainstream media. ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, its time to flush.
@jayrosen_nyu: NBC’s editing of the Trayvon Martin 911 call was misplay due to time pressures, not deliberate, NBC saysStill effed up MT