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2012-05-04 10:53:44 PM  

OnlyM3: In the report involving Luciano, audio of the police phone call was edited to insert a reference to Martin's race that had been made later in the conversation.


Yet we still have r-tards here throwing the race cards like confetti.


surely you can see a difference between a anonymous public forum of opinion and a news reporting business. even news reporters are free to have personal bias and prejudice on their own time, away from the public eye. but responsible news reporting is supposed to be based on facts usually focusing on the 5 W's (who, what, when, where, why).

and if you are in america you can expect all sorts of dissension among the ranks. that will happen when you do a melting pot experiment of people from most everywhere on earth living together with wide differences in backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. life is more mainstreamed in areas like Japan where you mostly have Japanese.
 
2012-05-04 10:54:19 PM  

jltthorson: They were fired because they were caught... not because they were liberal with the editting.


... noui
consilia et ueteres quaecumque monetis amici,
"pone seram, cohibes." sed quis custodiet
ipsos
custodes?

qui nunc lasciuae furta puellae
hac mercede silent crimen commune tacetur.
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/straight from wiki, but it fits well here
 
2012-05-04 10:54:55 PM  
Zimmerman!

DRINK!

/it's Friday... let's get this party started
 
2012-05-04 10:55:47 PM  
Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative media watchdog the Media Research Center, said NBC still has not come clean.

"The truth has been withheld from NBC's own viewers now for more than one month," he said. "Do the network executives at NBC think that this is acceptable?"



Uh....what? People were just fired. Obviously they don't think this is acceptable.

Bozell, of course, knows this but wants to use this example for another 20 years. And it will be, while conservative media transgressions are such an every-day occurrence that we can't possibly commit them all to memory.

The only person ever fired from Fox News was the "terrorist fist jab" chick, of all people.
 
2012-05-04 10:56:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: jltthorson: They were fired because they were caught... not because they were liberal with the editting.

The same thing is true of every stupid person and criminal who breaks the law, dumbass.

Nobody ever got executed for murder, they got executed for being caught afterward.


Right, but it's not because they got caught by their bosses, it's because the public knows what they did. A mob ring doesn't punish their hitman for whackin a guy, but they would whack him themselves if he was caught by the police. Same thing here.
 
2012-05-04 10:57:37 PM  
Does the the White House have a permanent office at NBC or is it the other way around?
 
2012-05-04 10:59:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Zimmerman!

DRINK!

/it's Friday... let's get this party started


DRUNkK!

/got started early
/;hic
up
 
2012-05-04 10:59:17 PM  

o5iiawah: It wasn't later until we learned that he is half white/hispanic


There is no such things as "half white/hispanic". In the USA, white is a race while hispanic is an ethnicity. source (p)
 
2012-05-04 11:00:59 PM  

9beers: Zimmerman has such a long list of people to sue after the charges against him are dropped, I wonder where he'll start?


clockview.com
 
2012-05-04 11:03:58 PM  
b b b b but Fox!!!

/ in the Boobies no less
 
2012-05-04 11:06:34 PM  

Philbb: o5iiawah: It wasn't later until we learned that he is half white/hispanic

There is no such things as "half white/hispanic". In the USA, white is a race while hispanic is an ethnicity. source (p)


t3.gstatic.com
Oh RLY?
 
2012-05-04 11:07:58 PM  

Mugato: bronyaur1: Good.

How about you, Fox News? How come you don't fire YOUR liars?

An empty studio isn't going to run itself.


Good one. :D
 
2012-05-04 11:08:50 PM  
Lilia "Unlucky" Luciano.
 
2012-05-04 11:09:54 PM  
preempted jury tampering?
 
2012-05-04 11:11:11 PM  
meant to say preemptive.

/almost too drunk to post, sorry...
 
2012-05-04 11:11:15 PM  

cman: Well, at least they are firing those who did Breitbart said call. Its not like the originator of the term "Breitbarting" actually did anything about his run-a-muck operation


I guess if they had done it in print and used ellipsis we could say they Dowded the call, right?

/because Breitbart invented misleading editing
//never ever happened at the New York Times
 
2012-05-04 11:12:40 PM  
ZackDanger The fact that they are firing the offenders is in fact proof there is no liberal media bias.

Step back & think about that for a second... Wasn't it liberal media bias that lead to the editing being done in the first place? Firing the offenders came a result of getting caught at it & someone had to pay the price.

That's a pretty simple case of cause & effect, IMHO.
 
2012-05-04 11:13:24 PM  

detritus: Regarding Fox, does anyone here know the difference between news segments and opinion shows, or shows with commentators?
This instance was news reporting. There is a substantial distinction.


I'll break down which prime-time shows are which:

Special Report w/ Bret Baier - REAL NEWS
FOX Report w/ Shepard Smith - LIGHT NEWS
The O'Reilly Factor - OPINION
Hannity - OPINION
On the Record w/ Greta - USUALLY NEWS W/ GUEST OPINIONS
 
2012-05-04 11:14:27 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
RACE WAR!!!!!!
 
2012-05-04 11:15:38 PM  

detritus: Regarding Fox, does anyone here know the difference between news segments and opinion shows, or shows with commentators?
This instance was news reporting. There is a substantial distinction.


I thought they referred to themselves as "news analysts" or at least they did the last time I watched Fox News... Granted that was 10 years ago, maybe they updated their terminology.
 
2012-05-04 11:15:56 PM  
I'll admit Fox sensationalizes a lot of their news stories. The majority of the outlets are trying their best to start a riot or race war. How? They start by pissing off white people by letting local CBS/NBC and most other media sites by NEVER posting the race if blacks are involved to the point people in the comments are betting on it (no matter the city). Then you have Obama sticking his nose...I HONESTLY don't feel like typing this much stuff out. If you haven't seen it, felt it in your heart or heard about it I am not going to change your mind. Some of you people are truly idiots. FOX is not even my 3rd click on the internet for news, frankly, their site stinks. I hit Drudge (LINKS to other people stories left and right), my Google home page, and then FARK for HEADLINES. Just like the ones people beat up Drudge for, even though he links TO A TON of left wing sites just to stir up whitey I guess. Whatever the case, I get my news from many different sources.

I am sure I made many errors typing due to being irritated but (typical repug anger I know), my message is intact.
 
2012-05-04 11:16:33 PM  

Philbb: o5iiawah: It wasn't later until we learned that he is half white/hispanic

There is no such things as "half white/hispanic". In the USA, white is a race while hispanic is an ethnicity.


Unless it is about illegal immigration then it is all about race


Can't have it both ways
 
2012-05-04 11:19:41 PM  

Beemer_Vol: ZackDanger The fact that they are firing the offenders is in fact proof there is no liberal media bias.

Step back & think about that for a second... Wasn't it liberal media bias that lead to the editing being done in the first place? Firing the offenders came a result of getting caught at it & someone had to pay the price.

That's a pretty simple case of cause & effect, IMHO.


Or it could be journalistic integrity. But a large scale liberal media conspiracy sounds more plausible. I mean all the networks are working against everything the right holds dear. I am sure you are right.
 
2012-05-04 11:19:57 PM  

svenge: detritus: Regarding Fox, does anyone here know the difference between news segments and opinion shows, or shows with commentators?
This instance was news reporting. There is a substantial distinction.

I'll break down which prime-time shows are which:

Special Report w/ Bret Baier - REAL NEWS
FOX Report w/ Shepard Smith - LIGHT NEWS
The O'Reilly Factor - OPINION
Hannity - OPINION
On the Record w/ Greta - USUALLY NEWS W/ GUEST OPINIONS


Switch the first two. I still get mad when I see that "legal expert" that looks like a Dana Carvey character with 3" thick glasses.
 
2012-05-04 11:20:07 PM  

bronyaur1: Good.

How about you, Fox News? How come you don't fire YOUR liars?


That'll be the day. They encourage theirs.
 
2012-05-04 11:21:10 PM  
Fark, you're getting a little predictable.
 
2012-05-04 11:22:48 PM  

lewismarktwo: There's actually a conservative media conspiracy, the first order of which is to claim there is a liberal media conspiracy.


hahaha, and the NYPD sent rapists to Zucotti park to make OWS look bad.
 
2012-05-04 11:23:20 PM  
bugontherug: If Fox employees had edited a recorded conversation to make a progressive look sinister, they would have been promoted.

Citation needed
 
2012-05-04 11:23:31 PM  

rpm: Lipspinach: cman: Well, at least they are firing those who did Breitbart said call. Its not like the originator of the term "Breitbarting" actually did anything about his run-a-muck operation

Outside of your post right now I have never seen or heard the term "Breitbarting".
Got any references for this?
Difficulty: no Fark PoliTab threads

Plenty of references, dating back to at least 2010


I stand corrected. I just figured it was a Fark thing. I only hear the overflow rage against the guy & his website as I don't frequent the Politics tab and hear all I need to about American politics on the main page, TV & other sources.
Sorry for questioning your voracity.
 
2012-05-04 11:23:43 PM  

lewismarktwo: Gyrfalcon: jltthorson: They were fired because they were caught... not because they were liberal with the editting.

The same thing is true of every stupid person and criminal who breaks the law, dumbass.

Nobody ever got executed for murder, they got executed for being caught afterward.

Right, but it's not because they got caught by their bosses, it's because the public knows what they did. A mob ring doesn't punish their hitman for whackin a guy, but they would whack him themselves if he was caught by the police. Same thing here.


Either way, they got punished for getting caught by a disinterested third party. That's why we have disinterested third parties. It's very rare that anyone within an organization gets punished for violating the rules of that organization UNLESS it would detrimentally impact that organization, i.e. if a third party would find out.

Unless, as in your mob example, the person violates a rule which the leader of the organization finds personally essential, like old-timey Mafia dons who valued loyalty above all else.
 
2012-05-04 11:24:14 PM  

Dennis_Moore: RACE WAR!!!!!!


farm4.static.flickr.com
`

webhamster.com
The EYEs Boo - go for the EYES!
 
2012-05-04 11:26:05 PM  
Taking the high road.

FOX News would know nothing about that.
 
2012-05-04 11:27:16 PM  
It is a simple fact: No man can punch farther than the distance between his shoulder and his fist, so if Zimmerman got punched out, he had to close with Martin; otherwise the fight would never have taken place.

Yet everyone is so busy race--baiting----and I mean from both sides!---they are unwilling---or maybe unable--- to see the truth.
 
2012-05-04 11:27:46 PM  
Apparently someone unearthed George Z's myspace page

I love the fact that I can still go back home and crash on my boys couch as if i had never left, I can hit my boy up to handle a lil somethin with my sister and he's at my house with his boys on bikes before i hang up with her! They do a year and dont ever open thier mouth to get my ass pinched. My cousins the cruzado's damn i love yall, shirley and frank DONT PLAY! I gotta be honest I miss that. I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!

Im still free! The ex hoe tried her hardest, but the judge saw through it! Big Mike, reppin the Dverse security makin me look a million bucks, broke her down! Thanks to everyone for checkin up on me! Stay tuned for the A.T.F. charges......

lulz
 
2012-05-04 11:28:04 PM  
Good.

Such a clear and deliberate attempt to misinform should be inexcusable. Dishonest media is a cancer on society.
 
2012-05-04 11:31:11 PM  

Skarekrough: Taking the high road.

FOX News would know nothing about that.


t3.gstatic.com
And over there is the High road.
 
2012-05-04 11:32:33 PM  

o5iiawah: glass_ibis: Am I reading this right? There were two separate and independent instances of journalists deciding to edit out the dispatcher's question about Travon's race?
Why would even one journalist think that that edit was a good idea?

Well, you have to remember that the original narrative was that George Zimmerman was a white guy living in a gated community who had sympathies to the tea party, listened to talk radio and was an outspoken bigot.

It wasn't later until we learned that he is half white/hispanic, living in a 51% non-white community who is a registered democrat and tutors black kids on the weekend. I can see where frantic editors were being forced to come with anything and everything that painted him in a negative light.


The real question is why are only these two extreme incidents being scape goated? In the initial days/weeks there was a huge media momentum to paint Zimmerman as a right wing racist militia-vigilante, these low rung editors were only following what was expected from them by their employers. Anybody would have done the same in their situation.

How come nobody, from Anderson Cooper on up, could take a breath of air and find out what exactly was going on this situation before rushing to judgement in the media and working up a racial firestorm? They took any shred of the story they could to support their narrative and ignored everything else, including the interview with the witness that took place the very next morning of the shooting. Reuters did a more objective job recently, Link, that should have been the journalism taking place from day farking one.

This entirely thing will be viewed more disgracefully than the Duke Lacrosse case.
 
2012-05-04 11:33:11 PM  

olddinosaur: It is a simple fact: No man can punch farther than the distance between his shoulder and his fist, so if Zimmerman got punched out, he had to close with Martin; otherwise the fight would never have taken place.



Your argument does not lead to your conclusions.
 
2012-05-04 11:33:29 PM  

Vegemite: Trolljegeren: The news coonts have all seemed pretty depressed since they failed to get their race war started.

Someone is trying to start a race war?


I know someone else trying to start a race war.
 
2012-05-04 11:33:33 PM  

TV's Vinnie: So, shooting unarmed ni*BONG*s is OK then?


In the interest of fairness, it can be, in certain situations.
 
2012-05-04 11:34:40 PM  

IronTom: lewismarktwo: There's actually a conservative media conspiracy, the first order of which is to claim there is a liberal media conspiracy.

hahaha, and the NYPD sent rapists to Zucotti park to make OWS look bad.


Troll deeper, grasshopper.
 
2012-05-04 11:35:16 PM  
How about you, Fox News? How come you don't fire YOUR liars?

Ah the stupid Fox bashers....lets explain something your little brains can try to understand and the difference in what these Today show employees did vs what all news stations do all the time.

What Fox,MSNBC, CNN, etc do is selective journalism...which is only airing a snipet of a whole quote or sentence to fit their arguments or points.

For example...using Mitt Romney, many stations like CNN, MSNBC along with liberal ads against him were running quotes that said "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

What they left out was the beginning and end of that conversation...which is selective editing

"I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it,"

So selective journalism there.

What the Today show employees did was literally take a conversation and take bits and pieces of it and make an ENTIRELY NEW conversation/sentence.

"this guy looks like he's up to no good. He's black."

Zimmerman never said that phrase together and the NBC employees made it seem that he made the comment that he was black on his own, trying to make him look racist.

They cut out 'looks' and also the part of the conversation of the 911 operator asking him the question about whether a suspicious male he was reporting was "black, white or Hispanic."

If you don't understand the difference, then you're just clueless about what went on here and why these individuals got fired.
 
2012-05-04 11:36:46 PM  
Pfft, I stopped watching NBC/MSNBC when they pitched a hissy over Obama's predator drone/Jonas Brothers joke.

It just doesn't get anymore blatantly manipulative than that.
 
2012-05-04 11:36:59 PM  

IronTom: olddinosaur: It is a simple fact: No man can punch farther than the distance between his shoulder and his fist, so if Zimmerman got punched out, he had to close with Martin; otherwise the fight would never have taken place.

Your argument does not lead to your conclusions.


Study the facts of the case: Zimmerman was not close to Martin when he called 911, if he got punched out he had to get close enough to engage the enemy, or be engaged by him.
 
2012-05-04 11:40:32 PM  

TheAnalogKid: Apparently someone unearthed George Z's myspace page

I love the fact that I can still go back home and crash on my boys couch as if i had never left, I can hit my boy up to handle a lil somethin with my sister and he's at my house with his boys on bikes before i hang up with her! They do a year and dont ever open thier mouth to get my ass pinched. My cousins the cruzado's damn i love yall, shirley and frank DONT PLAY! I gotta be honest I miss that. I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!

Im still free! The ex hoe tried her hardest, but the judge saw through it! Big Mike, reppin the Dverse security makin me look a million bucks, broke her down! Thanks to everyone for checkin up on me! Stay tuned for the A.T.F. charges......

lulz


Seems like an ethnically diverse guy

i45.tinypic.com

Do we know that this is him though?
 
2012-05-04 11:45:20 PM  

LivefromGA: I'll admit Fox sensationalizes a lot of their news stories. The majority of the outlets are trying their best to start a riot or race war. How? They start by pissing off white people by letting local CBS/NBC and most other media sites by NEVER posting the race if blacks are involved to the point people in the comments are betting on it (no matter the city). Then you have Obama sticking his nose...I HONESTLY don't feel like typing this much stuff out. If you haven't seen it, felt it in your heart or heard about it I am not going to change your mind. Some of you people are truly idiots. FOX is not even my 3rd click on the internet for news, frankly, their site stinks. I hit Drudge (LINKS to other people stories left and right), my Google home page, and then FARK for HEADLINES. Just like the ones people beat up Drudge for, even though he links TO A TON of left wing sites just to stir up whitey I guess. Whatever the case, I get my news from many different sources.


Cool story bro!

/no freaking idea what you're rambling on about, but it's cool nonetheless
 
2012-05-04 11:48:57 PM  

olddinosaur: IronTom: olddinosaur: It is a simple fact: No man can punch farther than the distance between his shoulder and his fist, so if Zimmerman got punched out, he had to close with Martin; otherwise the fight would never have taken place.

Your argument does not lead to your conclusions.

Study the facts of the case: Zimmerman was not close to Martin when he called 911, if he got punched out he had to get close enough to engage the enemy, or be engaged by him.


Did you forget that the little black hood wearing thug was so scared of the drunken racist murderer that he hid in an alleyway? It's very possible that he attacked Zimmerman from the shadows because he feared for his life, which anyone would. A fight ensued and probably took less than a minute. Few if any intelligible attempts at communication were made. Zimmerman had no intent to kill the kid, but he farking did. Manslaughter. Book it.
 
2012-05-04 11:49:20 PM  

ChuDogg: Seems like an ethnically diverse guy
i45.tinypic.com
Do we know that this is him though?


OMG, that's like gangster talk!!
it does look like him.

ChuDogg: I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!


I've said it before and I'll say it again--paranoid.
 
2012-05-04 11:49:46 PM  

lewismarktwo: IronTom: lewismarktwo: There's actually a conservative media conspiracy, the first order of which is to claim there is a liberal media conspiracy.

hahaha, and the NYPD sent rapists to Zucotti park to make OWS look bad.

Troll deeper, grasshopper.



Do not bring me into this!
 
2012-05-04 11:54:07 PM  

ChuDogg: Do we know that this is him though?


a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

Think it's him.

Geez, the guy is now infamous, and he still doesn't have the sense to delete his old MySpace page.
 
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