What NBC did was wrong. There is no excuse for a network to edit an audio in such a way that makes George Zimmerman out to be a racist but that is what they di. tehre is no excuse and the lame bull about the edits not being intentional but rather editing to ensure it fit the time segment is a load no one should ever believe. I don't care that NBC fired the pawn that made the inappropriate edits, the network should publicly apologize and conduct a serious investigative report on the ills caused by a network media center when they push for a story to be true without facts. The NBC editing is similar to what Dan Rather did in the 2004 election. Dan Rather made up the facts to push his meme that Bush was AWOL during the Vietnam war. Dan Rather never really apologized for the forged documents and never really corrected the story because as he said "it doesn't matter if the document is forged or not because the gist of the story is true." This is the same thing NBC is doing in the Zimmerman case "It doesn't matter if our edits made Zimerman appear to be racist as long as they believe the gist of the theory is true." This is behavior that needs to be stopped and should be punished. George Zimmerman needs to sue NBC for defamation of Character. This intentional NBC edit that has Zimmerman saying “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”, when in reality the conversation with the 911 dispatcher went like this "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.”, see the difference? In the edited version, NBC is playing up the racism theme, in reality there is no racism on the tapes. Of course the non racist theme would not have played so well on television and in the would not help the President's re-election campaign claim that the only reason he is unpopular is because of race.
Now we have CNN using profanity and raicist terms on television during a report. Sure they announced the language may be inappropriate and they did apologize for the language used. Here is a qoute by Susan Candiotti:
Candiotti used the “n” word while reading aloud what one of the suspects in the shooting, 19-year-old Jacob England, wrote recently on his Facebook page.
“Now, this, according to relatives, has troubled him ever since and CNN has also discovered what police have,” Candiotti said. “There was a Facebook posting made just the other day, written by the suspect in this case, that police are examining.”
“And it reads like this: ‘Today is two years that my dad has been gone, shot by’ — and please excuse the language, it’s very sensitive — ‘Shot by a fucking nigger. It’s hard not to go off between that and [England's fiancée] Sheran.’”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/09/for-second-time-in-three-weeks-a-cnn-reporter-says-ngger-on-live-tv-video/#ixzz1rYGysirX
Now there is no reason to read this on the air. The sole purpose is to fan hatred. Yes there are folks that are prejuidice, yes there still is racism in America. However, the racism cuts both ways.
Last summer during the "flash mobs", the media didn't raise the ricist aspects, eventhough the perpretators of the "flash mob" violence were black and the victims white. The pathetic pawns in the media don't play the race card when a group of blacks kill white British tourists in Florida. The media doesn't play up the racism or hate crime when black teenagers hurl racial slurs at a taxi driver in Philadelphia that the blacks attacked. Nope hate crimes must have more than just the use of racial slurs towards the victims, the racial slurs must be hurled earlier with statements such as seeking out certain races.
The media is pushing racist trhemes hard. The edia is using yellow journalism to promote their chosen candidate plain and simple. Fan the racial hatred and blacks will be more motivated to again show up to the polls for a failed President. The media knows Obama can't win on his record so they are fanning the flames of hatred. The media needs to be held accountable. Freedom of the press does not mean freedom to lie to promote your own self interest. In the case of NBC, they knew what they were doing. They knew they were taken the conversation out of context to push racism. AP went as far as to call Zimmerman a "white hispanic" and not just report "hispanic". Even though the Zimmerman appears to nothing more than a neighborhood watch guy confronting an unknown resident that appeared suspicious, the media and along with alll of the other left wing race baiters decided to push racism. In the case of Candiotti, her use of racial slurs and profanity added nothing to the story accept to push the racial hatred. Her qoutes were nothing more than hyping hate crimes in a way to push their theory that the only people that are racists are white and that any attack on the failed President of their choice is seen as a racist attack. The media is looking for credibility in their attack on conservatives. Fanning the flames of racial hatred to push the media agenda needs to be investigated and the race baiters punished for the misrepresentations.