Though it might feel like a hundred years ago, it was only last April when the media joined Barack Obama's cynical crusade to gin up his base in Florida through the artificial enflaming of racial tensions. And there was no question NBC News was the worst of these co-conspirators after the network was busted editing a 9-1-1 call to make Trayvon Martin's suspected shooter, George Zimmerman, look like a racist. Today, Zimmerman filed suit against the Peacock Network.
Zimmerman accuses NBC of creating a "false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made."
He's suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, demanding unspecified damages.
I'm no lawyer, but there's absolutely no question here that NBC News is at least morally liable for one of the most despicable acts of defamation I've ever come across. Here's the maliciously edited version of the 9-1-1 tape NBC's storied "Today Show" broadcast before the entire world:
ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black.
Here's how the call really went:
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.
OFFICER: Okay, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.
All of this of course falls on the man in charge of NBC News since 2005, Steve Capus, who apparently encourages this kind of behavior, at the very least, by allowing it to occur again and again without their being any kind of consequence. Because something else Zimmerman might have on his side is the fact that NBC has been caught a handful of times using the exact same kind of malicious edits to aid and abet the left, specifically Barack Obama.
In 2009, NBC's Contessa Brewer edited video "so that that MSNBC viewers wouldn't know that the man carrying firearms to a Tea Party was a black man. This allowed Brewer to then host a segment about how racist the Tea Party is towards President Obama and how this racism might just lead to the unthinkable--the assassination of our President."
In 2011, NBC's Ed Schultz edited Texas Governor ad GOP presidential candidate, Rick Perry, to look racist.
Back in June, Andrea Mitchell was caught editing up a gaffe for Mitt Romney.
Zimmerman's fate with respect to that tragic shooting is one thing. But his suit against NBC News is as righteous as it gets and I wish him nothing but Godspeed.
I pray George wins the biggest lawsuit ever.....and obama should also be named in a lawsuit for starting the whole race war on George Zimmerman......and sharpton, the black panthers and the WH black caucus!!!!! A man was found guilty before he was even tried......that is not the American Way!!! It's obama's way!!!!!
Yep, I hope he nails them good Maui. I really do.
I do too!!!I hope they bring more than just NBC into this racist crap!! Obama, Jackson, Sharpton and the rest of them for their racist BS they brought up! I hope he takes them for MILLIONS!!!!!!!
DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Steve Capus FIRED!!!!!!!!! It should be a strict law that any news person falsifying information, editing it, splicing it, goes strictly to a lot of time served and a very, very huge fine that hits them so bad in the pocketbook that they would be shaking in their shoes to EVER think of attempting it again!!! The small horseplay of just giving them a little slap on the wrist, a little no significant fine to them, wouldn't be worth a hill of beans, inconseqquential. They need to have the fear of God put into them!
Obama is HUGE TIME RESPONSIBLE! And he knew what he was going to get accomplished before he ever opened his fat trap! Just as did the rest of his homeys! He and they are a bunch of dirty SOB's!!!
I agree with you 100% Sherry!! All they were trying to do was stir up sh*t in this country and they did!!! And they still are...whenever they can!!
They are all a bunch of two-bit whores for their commie buds, and working their agenda for them to the hilt.
I was trying to think back as to what BO had to do with this--then I remembered his remark--"he looks like me".
Such a stupid, racist thing to say. Yeah, barack, he looks like you if you had a son, thank goodness there isn't two of you.
I too, hope George can survive this dreadful accusation.
Yes. He said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." He knew how many idolize him as it is, and he knew by that racist remark what actions he intended it to have. And he succeeded, with the no-thinking for themselves, groupie mentality idolizers that he has. He knew he would.