01 April 2012

Can you trust NBC? Deliberate Deceptive Distortions

NBC looks to stand for Never Believe Communications these days as more examples of deliberate distortion of the news seem to pop up latey. The latest one is quite serious, the editing of the recording of a 911 call in the Trayon Martin incident. NBC aired what they stated was a copy of the 911 tape that implied George Zimmerman voluntered a racist description during the call.

Here is what NBC aired and represented as the 911 recording:  “This guy looks like he’s up to no good.  He looks black.”

Here is what the recorded 911 call actually said:
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.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
Quite a difference. Why would they do this? Sensationalism? This was broadcast on the Today Show, not on MSNBC, by purported journalists.

Shame on NBC. The results of this investigation should prove of interest.    

NBC Deception: Selective editing deliberate, investigation started

Some more recent NBC Controversy:

NBC Mislabels photo: Romney "Shoe Shine" actually a security check.

NBC Fail: CNBC Names wrong company advising Dealerships be closed in Bailout.

NBC Misleads: HuffPo reveals NBC Deception

And the most famous of all:
NBC Dateline Distortion: Deception in report on GM Trucks, NBC Aplogizes.

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