By Scott Tibbs, June 18, 2013
After a report on the June 9 edition of NBC Nightly so-called "News" regarding the trial of George Zimmerman, the anchor said this: "We should note that George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal, the parent company of this network for defamation. The company has strongly denied his allegations."
There is nothing that can be denied with any credibility.
In the days following the confrontation between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that resulted in Martin's death, there was a media frenzy painting Zimmerman as a racist murderer. (Much to my shame, I bought into the hype.) NBC so-called "News" fueled it by maliciously mutilating the recording of Zimmerman's 911 call. This is what was actually said on the 911 call:
- 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: "OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?"
- Zimmerman: "He looks black."
After NBC's malicious mutilation of the recording, it sounded like this: "This guy looks like he’s up to no good... He looks black."
If NBC so-called"News" had any integrity whatsoever, they would not deny any allegations, because the malicious mutilation of the recording has been extremely well-documented for well over a year. They flagrantly lied about what Zimmerman said in order to advance an agenda - an incredibly stupid and clumsy lie, because the 911 tape was public record and their lies were almost immediately exposed and universally condemned.
Does NBC so-called "News" want to be seen as a credible source of information, not mutilated or fabricated to advance a political agenda? Then they should settle with Zimmerman and compensate him for the harm they caused with their shameless and despicable lies. The fact that they have "strongly denied" the allegations that everyone knows are true proves to the world exactly who and what they are.