NBC is without honor

NBC has issued an apology for editing out significant parts of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman on the night that he allegedly shot Trayvon Martin. Following reports and criticism that the audio aired by NBC was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal investigation.

In the edited version of the call, which aired on March 27, Zimmerman can heard saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

In reality, the course of the call went like this:

Zimmerman: “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 Dispatcher: Okay, and this guy – is he white, black or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.

Please give this matter some thought. NBC has stated that this “error was made in the production process.” Excuse me, but this was NOT an error. It was a blatent, deliberate distortion of Zimmerman’s call that completely transforms a perfectly proper, appropriate call to 911 by a neighborhood watch member into a racist prelude to murder. The people at NBC responsible for this outrage should be fired, right up to the executive with the overall responsibility for this matter. Anything short of this puts NBC squarely into that group of uncivil activists that believes any means may be used to reach a desired end.

Honor clearly no longer is part of the NBC lineup.

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