NBC Holds Itself To A Much Lower Standard
NBC News said Tuesday it has concluded an investigation into its repeated broadcast of an edited version of a 911 call placed by George Zimmerman that made it appear he was racially profiling Trayvon Martin the night he killed him.
“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”
When asked if anyone at Today had lost their job or had been reassigned as a result of the investigation, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We will not be commenting on our course of action.”NBC should apologize to George Zimmerman, along with the apology to its viewers. That network deliberately smeared him. NBC would not accept such a non-answer about the remedies it claims it is implementing from any target of their own investigative reporting. Why should anyone expect such a non-answer from them? They investigated themselves, claim it was an “error” when — as a professional video and audio editor for more years than I care to admit, I can authoritatively say this — no “error” would result in the edit that they broadcast.