Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Brief Note on NBC Media Racism

By now I suspect most of you have come across the story of NBC altering the transcript of the phone conversation between the guy who killed the kid in Florida to make it appear that he was racist.

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he's up to no good, [begin ellipsis] or he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's just walking around, looking about.
911 DISPATCHER: Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic? [end ellipsis]
ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.
          Newsbuster Article

So NBC edited the actual interchange to say:
ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he's up to no good, he looks black.
Now, this is not a "mistake" as the New York Times would have it:
The people with direct knowledge of the firing characterized the misleading edit as a mistake, not a purposeful act. 
Media Decoder column in the Times here
Not a mistake at all, my friends.  A mistake would be dropping a quote mark or misspelling "Zimmerman".  This was a considered, malevolent and shameless act of racism.  This is a perfect example of the "Racism of lowered expectations".  It shows that the White guys at NBC do not believe that the Black guy's story will come out in our legal system, it shows that the sad story of what happened that night must be "helped" by a crew of White guys who know best how to spin the story of black oppression.  

From the Times piece:
Inside NBC, there was shock that the segment had been broadcast. Citing an anonymous network executive, Reuters reported that “the ‘Today’ show’s editorial control policies — which include a script editor, senior producer oversight and in most cases legal and standards department reviews of material to be broadcast — missed the selective editing of the call."
There was no "shock" at NBC, there was fury that their racism was exposed.  Come on folks, read what the review process is at NBC.  Do you think for a minute that they didn't know?  If you do I got a war in Iraq to sell you. Jesus Christ, are you that stupid?   

Thankfully, the liberal media dinosaurs are being clobbered by mammalian neo-journalists who use the net as their foolscap.  Remember the libel from Dan Rather about Bush's service record?  A lie, a big lie right before the election.  Who found it?  Net geeks, that's who.  The vast resources of CBS were trumped by a diet coke swilling fucker who you wouldn't let within 500 feet of your daughter.  But that fat bastard showed that he was a better journalist than Dan Rather that day.  

This is a new age, my friends.  Cops can't bust heads with impunity and great big media organizations cannot lie with impunity either.  

I hope that Zimmerman files a slander suit against NBC.  I hope that he wins.  The bastards betrayed a trust and they should swing.

Later amigos.


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