Walkback Weekend; Howling Lynch Mob’s Case Continues to Deteriorate.

Race Baiters Hardest Hit.

First off, NBC.  The audio tape they aired of Zimmerman’s 911 call was Dowdified (So called for a third rate pundit at a fourth rate paper caught quoting out of context and stitching the cherry picked sections back together such that it set the actual meaning on it’s head).  NBC is “investigating” this lapse of “professionalism.”

NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment

By Eric Wimple | The Washington Post Blog -Opinion-

NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:

“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”

Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

Here’s how the actual conversation went down:

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.

The difference between what “Today” put on its air and the actual tape? Complete: In the “Today” version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person “looks black,” a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In reality’s version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry.

 

But wait, there’s MORE.  MSNBC is backing off their claim of no-injuries to Zimmerman.  They’re still trying to spin, so I link to video of their “clarification” via Breitbart.

ABC has not yet begun their walkback, but the High Resolution video officially released by the Sanford Police Department clearly shows what was previously visible in only a few frames of ABC’s disingenuous low resolution video, it’s only a matter of time.  Also linked at Wagist is a reconstruction of the movements of both Zimmerman and Martin based on the time stamps from the 911 call by Zimmerman.

 

"Widespread system failure here — and a deplorable absence of truth"
Common sense on the MSNBC 911 recording voice experts
  • herddog505

    We shall see.

    I fear that, in the end, the truth won’t matter: people have already made up their minds and have become so invested in their positions that they can’t climb down.

    • jim_m

      The truth mattered in the Duke Lacrosse case.  Eventually it comes out and pressure from people who are patient in getting the truth out will make the difference.

      What MSNBC and the left want is for everything to be decided based on the narrative they create and not on the truth. 

      And no, the left will never appologize for their perfidy.  The group of 88 never apologized to the lacrosse players.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

    Uhm… NBC’s tapes is just a small failure on their part.  There are a lot of other news sources that have aired the unedited tapes for people.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      So you have no problem with Dowdification, Jay?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

         Don’t give a damn about it because I found a different source for the tapes.  This hurts NBC’s reputation but it doesn’t change the supposed “lynch mob” against Zimmerman.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          In light of Jay’s non-objection to Dowdification…

          Jay wrote: “[I] Don’t give a damn about…the…’lynch mob’ against Zimmerman.”

          Not that we hadn’t figured that out already…

          Care to change your position on Dowdification there, Jay?

          Everyone else is encouraged to play along with those who see no problem with Dowdification in this thread!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

             And the bulldogging starts yet again.  It’s awesome how you come to nonsensical arguments.  Keep up the good work Roddy.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Jay, who still doesn’t object to Dowdification, writes:

            “It’s awsome how you come to arguments.  Keep up the good work.”

            Why thanks, Jay.  I really wish we could say the same about you.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            You’re acting as if I gave a damn about your pedantic view of the world that is mired in merely ridiculing your opposition and ad hom attacks.

            But I’m sure this small story is what you plan to focus on instead of the larger stories of how the police investigation was botched.  It’s just not in your interests to acknowledge that the “boyz” made a mistake in their investigation.

            But of course, we all know you just want to pat yourself on the back and point to this “snafu” or whatever of NBC.

            Meanwhile, not one word comes out about some of the offensive or dumb things said by those of the GOP.

            “A hoodie is as dangerous as a gun”

            Then you have Liz Trotta and all of her issues.

            Once again, in light of heavily biased reporting, keep up the good work.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Jay, who still has not objected to Dowdification wrote:

            “…as if I gave a damn about…heavily biased reporting.”

            Yeah, we already figured that out as well there, Jay.

            But hey, this will end as soon as you can find it in yourself to admit that Dowdification is wrong…

            And Jay, no one is forcing you to read what I write here, far less comment upon it…

    • jim_m

      You might as well say that this is not about Zimmerman.  There were lots of other people who didn’t shoot Trayvon Martin.

      Granted, it’s not like NBC aired obviously forged TANG documents in an attempt to swing a presidential election, but they did essentially fake an audio tape by careful editing to make it sound like something that it really wasn’t. 

      This isn’t about the places where they didn’t fake the audio, it is about NBC and their malpractice.  The fact that others didn’t do the same thing doesn’t make it OK for NBC to have do it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

        Somehow I highly doubt that NBC’s tapes were the only source for the information.  The argument isn’t “NBC’s tapes means that all other sources are irrelevant”

        NBC faked their tapes and it doesn’t match what others know.  Hurts their rep, but doesn’t change anyone else in finding a different source and pointing out where NBC went wrong.

        • Walter_Cronanty

           Hey Rodney, this is fun.
          Jay says: “NBC’s tapes match other sources.”
          How ’bout this – Jay says: “I highly doubt that NBC’s tapes are irrelevant…match what others know.”

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

             Well Dowdified!

    • GarandFan

       “Fake but accurate” is okay with Jay.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

         Nope.  I didn’t even know about NBC’s version until I saw this story.  Nice try though.

    • EricSteel

      That is not a small failure Jay. Somebody at NBC deceptively edited the tape. This was not an accident, this was intentional. And the only reason to do so was to make Zimmerman look bad. Period.

      • jim_m

        It’s OK to make Zimmerman look bad because the media is pointing out a great moral crisis in our nation:  a white man killed a black man.

        Never mind that:
        *  94% of murdered blacks are killed by other blacks.
        *  Whites are more likely to be murdered by blacks than vice versa, despite the fact that blacks are only 11-12% of the population.
        *  2-3% of the population (young black males) commits over 30% of the nation’s crime, but to point that out is racial profiling.

        This is news not because there is a miscarriage of justice.  That has not been proven yet.  This is news because it fits a narrative that the media wants to create.  The narrative is that white people are an existential threat to black people and that white people think that they can kill black people with impunity.  Never mind that in reality it is nothing of the sort.

        • Bert Knabe

          But Mr. Zimmerman is hispanic. Or should be. After all, if your dad is white and your mom is black, you’re black.

          • jim_m

             I know.  I have made the point elsewhere that calling him a “White-Hispanic” is little more than a device so they can carry on with their narrative.

    • John_LC_Silvoney

       You have to give Jay bird credit.

      He’s the only one of the lefty trolls who actually showed up and had the unmitigated gall to chime in with a rhetorical “so what?” on these posts about these incandescent examples of media malfeasance, defamation and incitement.

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        I do not think that can be considered “creditable.”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

         You have to give the new guy John some credit.

        He has the gall to ignore what was stated by saying that NBC must have been the only source for the tapes and wasn’t routed around.  Then he tries to act as if he knows what a troll really is when they can’t even back up their arguments.

        Good job on that, Johnny boy.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

           More Dowdified Jay:

          “You have to give John credit.  Good job, John.”

    • John_LC_Silvoney

       You have to give Jay bird credit.

      He’s the only one of the lefty trolls who actually showed up and had the unmitigated gall to chime in with a rhetorical “so what?” on these posts about these incandescent examples of media malfeasance, defamation and incitement.

    • Gmacr1

      Yes, but they weere the one’s that edited the tapes to achieve a specific outcome which was to paint Mr. Zimmerman as a racist.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

         I don’t think they needed help in that regard…

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          More Dowdificatino of Jay:

          “I needed help.”

          That is the first step…

  • GarandFan

    “We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”

    TRANSLATION:  ‘Aw shit!  We got caught!’

    • herddog505

      “… and hopefully we can string this ‘internal investigation’ BS out until people forget about it.”

    • jim_m

       Not just that they got caught, but that they have opened themselves up to a multimillion dollar libel suit since the editing of the audio can be used to claim malice.

      If Zimmerman is never charged they better be running to his doorstep with a settlement.

  • Brucepall

    I’m more than skeptical about the emotional prostitutes in the main stream media… who have a rep of going out and finding facts to fit their narrative (or story).  Yellow press and getting folks riled up – is how they make a living.

    But the truth has a way of coming out; it always does… and so this is my first post on this story.

    What I know about stress – especially in situations of life and death (like in combat) is that any preexisting personality defect or character flaw – gets amplified all out of proportion – and for those so bent, the tremendous stress is absolutely unbearable.

    When its life or death… Its more than painful to have to grow up within minutes.  And I’ve seen the results of this pain on more than one occasion in a combat zone.

    It enables folks who are bendable to do the most unbelievable things – crazy foolish things they wouldn’t do under normal circumstances … and act in such a way, that even a dumb mutt of a dog wouldn’t do them.

    Its a fact of life, if you are not a whole, fully functioning, thinking human being, that the probability is high that you will succumb to your worst fears and behave badly when put to this test.  

    Its why first responders and the military practice and train over and over to react instantly in life or death situations…and by having such competency, way more often than not, they end up doing the honorable and right thing. 

    I suspect both individuals in this unfortunate killing… did not have the maturity or mental fortitude to do the right thing.  And if my suspicions are correct, what a tragedy that is.  FWIW

    Semper Fidelis-

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJGOSD7BRBBY4ZQQEUCFQU4GHU W

    The MSM have mischaracterized Zimmerman’s dispatch call from the beginning and continue to do so.  It’s not about the truth to them but pushing their propaganda once again.
    Unfortunately many people fall for it because they only see the headlines not the truth that gets buried on page 9.

  • 914

    “NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment”

    Results set to be released in 2048′

  • LiberalNightmare

    If the glove won’t fit, you must acquit.

    • 914

      If the race card don’t fit, Zimmerman you must aquit.

  • herddog505

    Well, well…

    CNN has done their own “audio enhancement” of Zimmerman’s 9-11 call.  You know the one: lefty bigots and lynch mob members SWEAR they can hear Zimmerman say “coons”?

    Well, CNN now finds that, as well as can be determined from the poor audio quality, Zimmerman says the word “cold”.

    It was about 60degF and rainy that night, which is apparently pretty nippy for Florida.

    http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2012/04/05/trayvon-cnn-cleans-up-zimmerman-911-audio/

    Definitive?  No.  We’ve learned some lessons about just how incompetent and dishonest the media can be.  However, CNN is hardly a reichwing rethuglikkkan news outlet; if THEY think the word is “cold”, then I’d say that’s pretty significant.

    I add that this has been the dog that didn’t bark from early on: people hungry to lynch George Zimmerman and the Sanford PD were CERTAIN that he said “coons”, but there was no audio enhancement from MiniTru or anybody else on the left to attempt to prove it.  I suggest that this is because MiniTru discovered early on that they COULDN’T prove that Zimmerman said that, and, indeed, said something else entirely.  So, they kept mum and allowed people to continue to think that he muttered a racist slur.  Can’t let conflicting “facts” do anything to damp down the lynch mob, now can we?

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