Did NBC intentionally cause a race riot that may yet lead to the lynching of a presumed-to-be innocent Hispanic male? Sure looks that way:
In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds 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 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
Kind of changes the context just a bit, doesn't it? Goes from a man offering what appears to be a stereotypical racist statement to a man simply answering a question posed to him by a 911 dispatcher.
NBC claims they are investigating the editorial process, but does anyone really believe they'll do anything but whitewash their culpability? What else can they do, admit they doctored a tape to juice up a story (MSNBC has been running with Trayvon Martin virtually non-stop) and are coming clean now that the reaction and repercussions has gone far beyond what they had anticipated?
The final blow to NBC already-sullied reputation, not to mention the lawsuits that would follow, prohibit an honest response to the crime NBC has committed here.
Rex Murphy issues a warning, not only to NBC but to all media outlets, and to the Left as a whole:
People are not symbols. Facts are not plastic, to be heated and molded to produce a narrative. The news is not a parable. Martin Zimmerman is not “white America” any more than Trayvon Martin is “black America.”
Expect them not to listen. As the facts continue to bear out the failure of the liberal/media ideology, they are now on the official "enemy list", and so anything that is done to them is allowable under the "ends justifies the means" ethos of the American Left...