NBC News and ABC News Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story
NBC is still investigating what happened. It turns out that the RTDNA, the Radio Television Digital News Association, a professional group, not a trade group, the RTDNA, the head honcho has put a post on their website saying this was very, very bad. It’s really bad what NBC did. Obviously it wasn’t bias, but it was very, very bad. Wasn’t bias? Here you have something on tape. You had plenty of chances to edit this, get it right. It went out the way they wanted it.
Now, if they don’t think there’s bias in what NBC did then it’s so institutionalized, racial bias is so institutionalized at NBC that they don’t even recognize it. But to deny that there was bias involved in what NBC did? They’re still investigating how in the world that 911 tape could have been doctored. Bernie Goldberg was on O’Reilly last night and he said, (paraphrasing) “Look, you and I do this investigation and it’s over in ten minutes. We bring the guy in and say, ‘Why’d you do it?’ Whatever he says, ‘You’re gone.'” There’s no justification for this.
And guess what now? Guess what now? “Enhanced video of George Zimmerman being led into a Florida police station appears to show possible injuries to the back of his head, lending credence to his claim he was in a struggle with Trayvon Martin when he shot the teen. ABC News initially released video of Zimmerman that did not clearly show marks on his scalp, but had the video enhanced digitally and released a new clip on Monday. That clip appears to show a gash. Zimmerman’s father claims his son was being beaten by the 17-year-old teen when he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin’s supporters say Zimmerman shot the unarmed teen on Feb. 26 after racially profiling him –” There was no racial profiling. The only reason anybody thinks that is because of what NBC did.