Third NBC Employee Fired for Zimmerman 'Mistake'
In the media's ongoing crusade to get Barack Obama re-elected by any means necessary, no news outlet stands out quite like NBC.
Yes, CNN, ABC, and any outlet using the profane term "white Hispanic" are as guilty as Al Sharpton of selling their editorial souls to gin up racial division for Obama in the crucial swing state of Florida, but under the appalling, un-American leadership of Steve Capus (pictured), NBC News has won the Gold for creating phony racial firestorms for three years running.
The fallout from NBC's latest and greatest act of racial fraud is still happening:
Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based NBC News correspondent, is no longer working for the network, TVNewser has learned.
Luciano last reported for NBC News March 31. Until that point, she had been reporting mainly on the Trayvon Martin story. Sources tell TVNewser Luciano’s dismissal came after an investigation which also led to the firing of a seasoned NBC News producer over a similar, misleading edit. In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the George Zimmerman 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.
In my opinion, Ms. Luciano and the other two terminated producers should file a wrongful termination lawsuit. Why are they being singled out for termination when the perpetrators of the last two NBC racial frauds still have their jobs? It's also not fair. After all, when you consider the tone and history of NBC News under Capus's leadership, any employee would be under the impression that this kind of fraud is encouraged.
Also, Capus has already made clear that what happened to the Zimmerman 911 audio was nothing more than a big oops:
NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according to the president of the network's news division.
So he's firing people for making an honest mistake?
That's just wrong.