MSNBC aired a edited 911 call by George Zimmerman that deliberately distorted the facts of the case. Their version had George Zimmerman singling out Martin as being suspicious for being "black." when he called 911. However, In the real phone call Mr. Zimmerman, was responding to a standard question asked by 911 operators when you call. This is to give a physical description of a suspect that includes race. Regardless of Zimmerman's guilt or innocence; MSNBC deliberately distorted the facts and edited the tape to make the story more sell-able. A person singling out and shooting someone due to their race, makes a better story than someone calling in a suspicious person and answering a dispatcher's question as to what race they are. Reguarless of whether or not Zimmerman found Martin suspicious due to his race and profiled him, he did not single him out for being black on the 911 call to police. This was a lie and it was reported by MSNBC and told to the world! This was a violation of trust, and lies that went worldwide. Please stop the outrage. Demand MSNBC fire those responsible. WE SHOULD HAVE HAD THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM THE BEGINNING NOT A FABRICATED STORY BASED ON EDITING OF A TAPE! Justice need to be done for Travone Martin, but MSNBC needs to be accountable for the false reporting and lies that have told us.
See below for the difference between what was said and what was reported, then decide for yourself if NBC should get away with 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.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
The altered NBC News version simply ran this way:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.