No matter how fair you want to be, no matter how desperately you want justice for everyone – no matter the ethnicity, the media can’t let the right thing happen, and as we watch in dismay, we find there are lies and distortions promoting racism, promoting rallies, promoting calls for “escalated civil disobedience and economic sanctions,” against a “White Hispanic” man and egged on by NBC and most, if not all of, the mainstream media. In the George Zimmerman Trayvon Martin case, NBC altered the 911 call. The whole world is talking about George Zimmerman’s “racial slur,” when talking to the 911 Operator – never mind that we didn’t hear a racial slur. We did hear Zimmerman say “he looks Black,” but what we didn’t hear was the 911 Operator ask Zimmerman what the man looked like. The answer: “he looks Black.” Not exactly a racial slur. Not exactly anything but the truth as Zimmerman undoubtedly saw it that night.
The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Todayshow on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played the NBC version of the 911 call and compared it with the unedited version.
In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds 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 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
Big Journalism first reported on the online version of the MSNBC controversy 3 days ago and followed up with another report yesterday, March 30th on NBC’s aired segment. As the Hollywood Reporter states, Fox News, led by host Sean Hannity, along with Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, have also been challenging NBC on what appears to be an outrageous use of an editing technique to make the 911 call seem damning of Zimmerman, as well as divisive and inflammatory along racial lines…
A part of the conversation between Sean Hannity and Brent Bozell:
“When you hear him say, ‘he looks black,’ anyone watching that believes that there are racial overtones to what this man did,” Bozell says. “How could you not believe that? It goes with the narrative of the profiling. The only problem is, they edited out the dispatcher asking him, ‘what does he look like?’”
NBC has launched an “internal investigation.”
A reporter from the Sanford area was on Sean Hannity last week. She was all over the neighborhood the night of, and after the shooting of Trayvon, knocking on doors and asking questions. She said Trayvon was not walking on the sidewalk. He was walking in the grass up close to the homes, so in the rain, unhurried, he might well have looked suspicious. She also said that a Black woman who lives in the area told her (the reporter) that police brought a photo of Zimmerman to her to identify. I don’t know whether she could identify him or not, but she told the reporter the photo was of Zimmerman with his “nose busted in and blood everywhere.” Haven’t heard that report since, and do not know the reporter’s name.
The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin are upset that news reports have revealed Trayvon had four suspensions from school for a variety of reasons: possession of a burglary tool, a baggie with traces of marijuana among them. The suspensions are evidence of a child perhaps headed for trouble. This background gives no one the right to shoot him, but along with the numerous rude and in-your-face images on Trayvon’s Facebook page, he just might be someone looking for trouble. Who knows. The fact that many believe George Zimmerman uttered a racial slur, paints an ugly picture of Zimmerman, just as Trayvon’s photos and his suspension doesn’t leave some who diddn’t know him, with a warm and fuzzy feeling… but George Zimmerman did not use a racial slur.