Monday, April 02, 2012

Updated NBC modified the 911 tape of Trayvon Martin call

I thought Dan Rather worked for CBS: "Fake but accurate." MRC The false news is from NBC this time. Someone at NBC modified the tape of the 911 by George Zimmerman so it says what the editors want it to say. In the NBC version Zimmerman volunteers that Martin is black. And you believe it because you heard the tape.

From Media Research Council:
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."
But Zimmerman was responding to question from the 911 dispatcher when he said his attacker was black. NBC intentionally modified the tape.
In the actual 911 audio, Zimmerman only described Martin's race after the dispatcher asked, "And this guy: is he white, black, or Hispanic?"
Uh, NBC. Why did you change the tape? Aren't you a news organization?

UPDATE: NBC is hiding the producer who doctored the tape. NY Magazine

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