April 4, 2012 – Last week, NBC’s “Today Show” doctored George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call so that his motive for shooting Trayvon Martin appeared racial. Over the weekend, NBC reported to The Washington Post that an investigation would be forthcoming after the Media Research Center exposed their fraud. It appears NBC’s investigation has been completed. Last night, NBC issued a two sentence explanation on it. Media Research President Brent Bozell says that this is as dishonest as the original piece.
“We reject this fraudulent apology,” said Bozell. “We’re not surprised. After all, NBC ‘investigated’ itself. We again call on Comcast, not NBC, to investigate this matter — thoroughly, honestly, and professionally.”
In NBC’s apology, they stated that an “error” was made and that they “deeply regret” it. “There was no ‘error,’ as if a ‘mistake’ was made. This was a willful distortion, deliberately taking the quotes out of context in order to twist their meaning and feed the narrative of a racist assault. The level of dishonesty and journalistic abuse of the public trust is astonishing,” contends Bozell.
Read more at the Media Research Center. By Brent Bozell.
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