NBC News just can't stop with its ongoing crusade to deliberately and maliciously manipulate content in order to push Obama's agenda. Just how shamelessly and desperately dishonest is the Peacock Network? Let us count the ways:
1. During last year's presidential election Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed.
2. During last year's GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him look racist.
3. In April of last year, the "Today Show" was caught editing audio of a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look racist.
4. In August of 2009, Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn't look like a black man attended a Tea Party carrying a firearm.
And just today, NBC was caught in yet another malicious edit, this time to make Second Amendment advocates look as though they did something as heinous as heckling the heartsick father of a child who lost his six-year-old son in the Sandy Hook massacre. You can watch the full video and NBC's science fiction adaptation side-by-side here.
All of this has happened under the watch of Stave Capus (pictured above), who's not only the president of NBC News, but also the "the arbiter of issues involving ethics, style, standards, safety and other matters that affect the Division's journalistic bearing."
But Capus has obviously done nothing to stop the ongoing and flagrant fraud committed by his subordinates -- and in some cases his anchors.
How many Dan Rather moves like this does NBC News get to make before some action is taken? And if Capus isn't going to do something, maybe there's one person above him with a smidgen of character.
They will just never stop and Obama will never do anything to stop them nor will anyone else! The left NEEDS all of the lies out there to be pushed in order to stay in control!!
The media SUCKS...especially NBC and MSNBC.....they still are defending this edited video.....and the trouble is....nothing is ever done, but maybe a hand slap!!!! Zimmerman has a great case against them, and I pray he sues and wins BIG!!!
Today on Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: Zimmerman Brother: Capus' Resignation a 'Relief'
Today, Breitbart News spoke with Robert Zimmerman Jr., brother of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin and was then slandered as a racist by Steve Capus’ NBC News. Reacting to Capus’ resignation from NBC News, Zimmerman pointed out that Capus is mentioned in the family’s lawsuit, and then added that Capus leaving was a “relief, because it may indicate that going forward, media outlets are going to report with a greater measure of responsibility.”
There are very real consequences to what media outlets report. In the case of NBC, when there was no racial inflection in any of George’s actions or words, they went as far as to fabricate it, as the lawsuit alleges. So going forward again, there needs to be a different way not just that this story is covered, but any story where race is alleged to be a factor or possibly be a factor, because if the media’s not more careful, their actions and their reporting ends up dividing us instead of bringing us together around the truth.
And when you are among the slobbering media and reporters, you are awarded:
Glen Johnson, political editor for Boston.com, is joining Secretary of State John Kerry’s staff
Boston.com politics editor Glen Johnson is resigning to take a post as a senior State Department adviser, working for John F. Kerry.
Johnson, 50, a 27-year journalism veteran who has covered five presidential elections, said his focus would be on strategic communications.
“This is an unexpected opportunity. All I’ve ever wanted to do ¬since junior high school – and have done professionally – is be a news reporter. But this chance to serve the country and Secretary Kerry at such a tumultuous time, as well as work in foreign affairs and travel the world, was too compelling an opportunity to pass up,” said Johnson, a native of Andover who now lives in North Andover.
Kerry, the senior senator from Massachusetts, was confirmed Tuesday as secretary of state.
“I think the world of Glen and the path he’s traveled as a shoe leather reporter in the best sense of the word,” Kerry said. “I know it was not an easy decision for him to turn a page after thirty years of journalism for a chapter in public service, but he does so for the same reasons he became a journalist in the first place. He’s not a partisan. He just cares about the quality of our dialogue and he cares about our country and he’ll contribute to both of them. I’ll be lucky to have him at my side in this endeavor.”
Johnson has been politics editor of boston.com since January 2011. In that position, he also wrote a weekly column for The Boston Globe and frequently wrote and contributed to stories for the newspaper. He also worked for the Globe from 2000 to 2005. Since Jan. 16, when Johnson informed Globe editors that Kerry’s office had approached him about the job, Johnson has been taking vacation time he had accrued and has not been involved with political coverage at the Globe or boston.com
A graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., Johnson worked for The Associated Press from 1994 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2011. He also worked for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several other local news outlets, including The Salem Evening News and The (Lowell) Sun, where he began his career as a stringer in 1985.
See...ya just have to play your cards right and you will be in DC as soon as you can click your heels together!!!
"The Baltimore Sun's" David Zurawik doesn't mention the acts of outright journalistic fraud committed under Capus' scandal-plagued tenure as NBC News president (which ended Friday), but he does at least nod to the elephant in the room:
Ending a tenure marked by the costly decline of the 'Today' show, the failure of the newsmagazine 'Rock Center' and an erosion of journalistic values, Steve Capus Friday resigned as president of NBC News after almost eight years on the job. …
lost any respect I had for Capus as a news executive when he hired Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" for "Rock Center" and tried to justify it by saying how qualified she was.
It was, he said, as if Clinton "had been preparing her whole life" for the network news job.
Given that Clinton not only hadn't studied or practiced journalism, but had refused to even talk to reporters during her mother's 2008 presidential campaign, it is one of the most disconnected-from-reality statements I have ever heard from the mouth of a news president in 30 years of reporting on the networks.
How can a news division have any credibility when its president is making such outrageous and patently false claims?
Even worse, Capus was technically in charge of MSNBC, and so, he bears some responsibility for its egregious embrace of ideology at the expense of journalism in the last two years.
Thus far, outside of Breitbart News, this is the harshest criticism of Capus I've read yet. Other than that, the media's sorry propensity to protect one another marches on.
You would think five documented instances of outright journalistic fraud from a single news division would result in a little more outrage from our journalistic overlords. You would also think that those who believe in the ethics of their profession would speak out , or that those with competitive instincts would leap at the opportunity to ding a competitor.
But media has its own version of a the Blue Code of Silence. Every once in a while someone plays Serpico, but for the most part, they cover up on another's sins.
My guess is that happens in part to protect the powerful left-wing institution the mainstream media is. But also, by varying degrees, they're all so corrupt they fear that once the levee is breached the whole rotten thing could come down.