Trustworthy NBC news, or is it? Zimmerman’s case.
by Alexandre on January 31, 2017 - 11:00am
The Zimmerman 911 tape made it big in the news and the internet. Its reason is shocking. The trust worthy NBC news has posted a fake tape demonstrating how racist Zimmerman was towards the victim. Here is a segment of the fake tape showed by the program and “said” by Zimmerman:
“He looks like he’s up to no good, he looks black.”
In reality, Zimmerman was not being racist towards the victim. He was only being careful and answered the dispatcher’s question. This is the real segment recorded:
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.”
Dispatcher: “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
NBC has shared that the producer has been fired, but no name was given. They have as well posted an apology towards the viewers as their investigations became clear that indeed, the production was fake.
“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”
While the apology shows that NBC acknowledges their mistake, they did not directly apologies towards Zimmerman. Apologies are hard, but they are best if done in person.
The article I was summarizing was credible, because at least 5 news program has been talking about the subject: Fox news, The Washington Post, National Review, CNN, Mediaite, etc. The article that I chose was: “NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up” by Erik Wemple, April 3, 2012. It can be found in The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/nbc-issues-apology-on-zimmerman-tape-screw-up/2012/04/03/gIQA8m5jtS_blog.html?utm_term=.c69c46e46201