Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Zimmerman Sues NBC for Editing 911 Call



New post on Maggie's Notebook


Zimmerman Sued NBC for Editing 911 Call – NBC Says Zimmerman Destructed His Own Reputation: FBI Says No Proof Zimmerman is a Racist

by Maggie

George Zimmerman filed suit against NBC Universal Media for editing his call to 911 the night he surveilled Trayvon Martin. The edit made it appear that Zimmerman was a racist when he said, "He looks black," but the 911 operator asked Zimmerman "is he black, white or Hispanic? Zimmerman answered: "He looks black." In Barack Obama's America merely identifying someone as "black" is racist. But...the FBI's extensive investigation shows no racism on Zimmerman's part. If the DOJ files a civil rights case, and they are pondering doing so, what do they do about their own FBI conclusion?

The lawsuit has been on hold due to the criminal trial, but take a look at this from NBC:

“[I]f Zimmerman is convicted, that fact alone will constitute substantial evidence that the destruction of his reputation is the result of his own criminal conduct, and not of the broadcasts at issue which, like countless other news reports disseminated by media entities throughout the country, reported on the underlying events.”

NBC edited the 911 call before Zimmerman was charged. The replay of the edited call branded Zimmerman a racist and brought outrage from Blacks across the country, including the New Black Panther Party which put a bounty on the capture of Zimmerman. The suit alleged four instances of malicious editing, which NBC said was an "error" they "deeply regretted." Zimmerman's team calls it "yellow journalism."

The Department of Justice funded protest rallies against Zimmerman in March and April. Zimmerman wasn't charged until April 11th, 2012.

Everyday we see evidence that the Left-Stream media is comfortable with lying, omitting, and manipulating news. NBC has stated their right to do so in the early stages of an investigation, before a person is charged, because if convicted of something, that person damaged their own reputation. Does any of that make sense to you?

Thanks to CagleCartoon for the graphic


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