Did NBC Air Edited Zimmerman 911 Audio To Incite?

Two days ago, Big Journalism reported on a published report by MSNBC staff and NBC News that contained an irresponsibly edited quote from George Zimmerman's 911 call which misleadingly  portrayed him as racist. It has now emerged that NBC actually aired an edited version of the call which matches the published report. In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

The full version, however, unfolds like this:

Zimmerman is heard saying, “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.”  911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?”  Zimmerman: “He looks black.”

After playing both versions on his Fox News program, Sean Hannity said, “They forgot the dispatcher’s question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?”  “This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News,” answers Brent Bozell, who runs a conservative watchdog group called the Media Research Center.

Here's more via NewsBusters. This appears to be getting beyond biased reporting by the media at this point. In effect, they are slandering George Zimmerman by misrepresenting what he said on a 911 call so outrageously as to be beyond any standard of ethical media. And still Obama remains silent, after stirring things up early on.

Reacting angrily to selective editing by NBC that suggested racial animus by George Zimmerman, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell complained to Fox News' Sean Hannity last night that NBC News was engaged in an "all-out falsehood." The story in question was a March 27 Ron Allen report on NBC's 'Today' in which 911 audio was edited to make it sound like George Zimmerman said "he looks black" immediately after saying "this guy looks like he's up to no good."


NBC Deceptively Edits Zimmerman 911 Call; Implies Racist Motive


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