CNN Report of Racial Slur Under Scrutiny

CNN Report of Racial Slur Under Scrutiny

Paul Bond at The Hollywood Reporter:

The cable news network twice enhanced audio of a 911 call placed by George Zimmerman and came up with two different results.

Conservative new-media types are having a field day picking apart CNN for its repor, claiming George Zimmerman called Trayvon Martin a “f—ing coon” the night he killed him, then later saying that it might have erred: What the news network thought was a racial slur might actually have been the word “cold.”

The video of CNN’s latest report was added to its website Wednesday but didn’t circulate wide around the Internet until Thursday. The piece, which is fronted by anchor Wolf Blitzer, features reporter Gary Tuckman and an expert who enhanced a 911 call placed by Zimmerman. The recording, while scratchy, has Zimmerman seemingly complaining about an unusually cold night in Florida the night he gunned down the 17-year-old black youth.

The same reporter with a different expert, though, previously reported that the enhanced 911 call indicated that what Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, said that night proved that he was a racist who may have been motivated to shoot Martin because of his skin color.

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