NBC fires nameless producer for editing George Zimmerman’s 911 call
There is an old, unwritten political axiom which goes like this; when you are a public figure, or entity, and you have bad news to make public you do it on a Friday night after the week’s news cycle has ended with the hope that by the time Monday rolls around the story will be forgotten. (The Obama regime has made a habit of this with the Solargate and Fast and Furious scandals, but I digress.) And if the news is particularly damning, if it is at all possible, you withhold the news until a holiday weekend when it is even more likely that people are not paying attention. This is more commonly referred to as a Friday document dump. This axiom doesn’t hold true the way it once did with the emergence of the 24/7 cable news networks, but it is still a pretty effective way to bury a story that the person in question wants to remain hidden–especially on a holiday weekend.
Late last week NBC introduced its version of the document dump when someone at the station leaked to the New York Times that after an internal investigation some nameless producer has been fired for editing George Zimmerman’s 911 call. There was no official announcement, no press release, and no name, just a leak to the press.
NBC is still referring to this incident as a mistake which was made due to time constraints, but what legitimate, trustworthy news organization would alter a tape in such a way as to alter the meaning of a 911 call due to time constraints? There is no doubt that this was an intentional act motivated by a political agenda and now we are supposed to accept NBC’s apology and believe that some person without a name somewhere within the organization has been held accountable even though NBC itself hasn’t even bothered to release a statement about the supposed firing?
NBC made a huge story out of their edited 911 call and partly because of this the situation in Florida has become grave, and it isn’t only Florida which is affected because it is beginning to spread across the country; in Ohio a 78 year old man was beaten for being white, while his attackers shouted out that they were doing this for Trayvon. And at Ohio State’s Black Cultural Center someone spray painted on the wall “long live Zimmerman.” But when it came to NBC’s mea culpa they did it covertly and quietly even as the situation they helped to created begins to spiral out of control.
Meanwhile race baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are fanning the flames of discontent based on these false news reports, and gun grabbers are calling for an end to ‘castle doctrine’ and ‘stand your ground’ gun laws in response to Trayvon Martin’s killing in light of the fact that we don’t know the facts of this case because it is still under investigation.
And speaking of the investigation; as Sanford prepares for a decision in the George Zimmerman investigation, how is it possible for Zimmerman to receive fair treatment at this point? Aren’t the police almost compelled to arrest George Zimmerman even if they don’t feel as if it is warranted in order to quell the potential uprising which would result if they were to absolve him of any wrongdoing?
My personal opinion about George Zimmerman is this; I do not believe that this was a raced based killing regardless of the portrayal in the mainstream media, however there is still a question as to whether or not Zimmerman was acting in self defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
But I think there is something that hasn’t been discussed which has been gnawing at me and that is this: if George Zimmerman had intended to kill Trayvon Martin in cold blood from the outset of this incident why did he call 911 BEFORE he shot Trayvon Martin?
This leads me to believe something unforeseen happened from the time he called 911 and the time he shot Martin, for why would he call 911 if he had intended to shoot Martin from the very beginning? This doesn’t not make sense to me and I have to believe it is a question the Florida investigators are looking into. But this is all speculation on my part and until the investigation is complete we will not know.
It is one thing for a small time blogger such as myself to speculate on the events leading up to Trayvon Martin’s death, but it is another thing altogether for respected news outlets such as NBC, CNN, and ABC to air nationally televised stories–from which they have been forced to backtrack–in a deliberate attempt to convict George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion, and without trial; and the stealth firing of some anonymous producer isn’t nearly enough to stem the uproar which these irresponsible stories have set in motion because there is simply no turning back now–it is too late.
If what I fear the most comes to fruition NBC, ABC, and CNN will be accessories before the fact to the violence which will shortly befall the nation.