George Zimmerman is suing NBC for defamation of character because of the way in which the recording of the 911 call was edited in an attempt to portray Zimmerman as a racist. Here is what NBC played versus what was actually said on the 911 call:
Here is what NBC edited:
Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
But the full tape went like this:
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 Police Dispatcher: “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
Why do you think the mainstream media does this sort of thing? Why was NBC intent on convicting Zimmerman in the public eye?
I must admit I'm pretty shocked at how some of the commenters here seem totally OK with what NBC did here. We should be outraged about it regardless of our political views.
NBC is a liar. I was watching this orthodox jewish rabbi on YouTube and he was a very mild manner,ed inspired, compassionate, merciful, open minded, liberal and positive person but then they took a sarcastic comment that he made which was his humorous attempt at showing the fallacies of blind allegiance to religion and used that to prove to everybody that he was supporting and condoning terrorism. They made an innocent man out to be a murderer and it's not the first time they slandered somebody who was good though I don't remember the other incident. NBC deserves to die out. The rabbi did not sue because he was too busy taking care of his synagogue and had more important things to worry about but if they attack a worldly person like Zimmerman there will be consequences.
First, there is no such thing as the "liberal" media. If there were then they would be calling out Republicans on things like supporting money for firearms in schools while cutting school lunches for poor kids.
Second, Zimmerman is a racist , wife-beating a$$hole who had his 15 minutes of fame at the expense of a young man's life and like many people, he doesn't know when to let go.
Third, television news is not about news, it is about ratings. If it were only about news, then FOX News would not exist because it is nothing more than a mouthpiece for right-wing talking points.
I hope he wins.l It's not just him and NBC though, mainstream media does things like that all the time, it's a much bigger problem than just this. Him winning that case would be encourging to people who were portrayed very wrongly in media by methods like that (and who have also not shot anyone)
From what I know what they did is noy illehal though, so I'm not sure he stands a chance, because as mentioned before he's not the first one
I hate watching the news because it makes me sad and a lot of times I do wonder if I am getting the complete, unbiased, truth. But people like a story, so anything they can do to get the viewers, even if it is wrong, they might want to do.
I don't know why he needs to sue though. I doubt it'll change opinions about him. People who don't like him/still think he's racist are still going to believe what they want, as are others.
Did you hear about that black woman that got 40 years in for firing a warning shot even though she stood her ground? Although people keep bringing up this fat Zimmerman guy? I swear people from Florida are stupid as hell.
Anywho, I guarantee you don't care about that poor black woman because you like stuff that feeds your silly negative agenda of black people.
Because the liberal story goes that America is racist and black people are discriminated against. Therefore we need to keep social programs in tact to make things "fair". So they create a narrative that fits that agenda. They do this all the time whenever there is gun violence, potential racism and anything that can bolster their power.
Most of the major media outlets are guilty of being biased in handling that case. When it first happened, they showed pictures of a younger, in shape Zimmerman, and pictures of a younger, still in puberty Martin, trying to make it look like some big bully was messing with a young kid. Back in reality, Martin was nearly as big as Zimmerman.
Ha! QA why don't you just tell us what you wanna hear. Looking at (BA)Best Answer you selected and your comments, seems you just wanna stir the pot. I get it, everyone hates trials held in the court public opinion or the media. NBC is wrong and well pretty much everyone involved here is to.
My opinion? he's gonna turn into the next OJ Simpson. Everyone that defended him is gonna regret it in the end. He'll be in jail sooner or later, the guy is a walking bad decision. The media ran hard with the race issue when it should've been a Florida gun/castle doctrine issue.
They might not be racists, But sure are a bunch of a**holes that love to defend the guys actions.
"...Lesbehonest, with a name like Trayvon homeboy wasn't destined to become an attorney or surgeon.
I just hate that it was made into a race issue and the liberal media fed into it."
Wonder what other names predetermine your guilt/worth? Hope BA's daughter marries a black dude named Trayvon...Thanksgiving should be a 'hoot for her.
I think it should be an easy win. It's unfortunate that none of the major American news networks seem to have journalistic integrity.
As to why they did that, I'm not sure. To get more eyeballs on the screen for advertising money? I don't get why certain stories are so big and others you barely, if ever, hear about it. Even if they really wanted a race baiting story, there are probably more legitimate things that could have gone with.