NBC, ABC, and CNN backtrack from their initial reporting on Trayvon Martin’s shooting
George Zimmerman has been tried and found guilty by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the New Black Panthers, all of whom have incited the protests which are now occurring in Florida, but there is no-one as guilty in this fiasco as the mainstream media for they have played audio and video tapes which they claim prove that George Zimmerman is guilty of a race based crime while claiming they have shown proof he is lying about what happened that night when Trayvon Martin was killed.
NBC, ABC, and CNN are the main culprits in promoting the race based theory that George Zimmerman targeted Trayvon Martin simply because he was a black man, but all three media outlets are now admitting mea culpas in their reporting of this tragic story.
NBC has committed the most egregious act among the three outlets by actually editing the 911 call tape to make it appear as if George Zimmerman was only suspicious of Trayvon Martin because he was black. Here is the part of the 911 tape NBC originally aired:
This guy looks like he’s up to no good…he looks black
But this is the conversation that actually took place:
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 Dispacher: “Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
Just a little creative editing there and NBC would have us believe it was done because of airtime constraints. NBC has now issued an apology for the mistake but this was not a mistake, this was done on purpose and the fact that NBC is now conducting an internal investigation into the matter is of little concern George Zimmerman or his family for this character assassination. This was journalistic malpractice at its worst.
But then along comes ABC with video proof that George Zimmerman is lying about shooting Trayvon Martin in self defense. George Zimmerman claims he was attacked by Trayvon Martin, who repeatedly bashed his head into the ground bloodying his nose and the back of his head. ABC challenged this claim when the network released a fuzzy police surveillance video which supposedly shows us that Zimmerman was not bloodied as he claims he was. Less than one week later ABC released an enhanced video in which we could clearly see that he did indeed suffer wounds to the back of his head–ABC had to backtrack from its original story. (One has to wonder; was the second video really enhanced or was the resolution of the original video purposely downgraded.)
Not to be outdone by NBC or ABC: CNN released part of the 911 call in which they claimed it sounded as if George Zimmerman might have called Trayvon Martin a “fucking coon.” The audio was very hard to decipher yet CNN deciphered away. CNN has now released an enhanced version of the audio tape and has been forced to admit that it sounds as if Zimmerman said “fucking cold” and not “fucking coon.” CNN is backtracking from its original story.
We have three news outlet stories on the killing and now we have three news outlets backtracking from their original stories but it is much too late, isn’t it? The narrative has already been set and there is now turning back.
The situation is already beginning to skyrocket out of control and these three news outlets have all played a role in turning this case into a national election year issue before the justice system has been allowed to finish its investigation, and that was their intent all along. They didn’t have the facts so they created the facts to fit their narrative.
George Zimmerman may very well be guilty, we do not know at this point, but the mainstream media has done all it could to try this man in the court of public opinion and they have been caught red handed. There can no longer be any doubt that these three networks are not legitimate sources of news, they all have an agenda and they will push it even if they have to skew the facts and alter the evidence.