The latest in MSM back peddling when the truth gets too inconvenient.
Orlando Sentinel says ABC News showed a new version of the tape and it appears that George Zimmerman’s head is in fact gashed, just as thought.
H/T to JustOneMinute:
NBC News is investigating their deplorable editing of a video in which they trimmed part of Zimmerman’s 911 call down to “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” Oops.
And the NY Times has quashed the “Large Scary Man Chasing Helpless Child” meme with the news that Zimmerman weighed 170 pounds and Martin weighed 150. Oops. Obviously, this makes Zimmerman’s self-defense story more plausible, as even Charles Blow should admit.
NBC subsequently fired the unnamed producer who doctored the 911 call made by Zimmerman. The only reason he/she got caught was because NewsBusters raised hell over the manipulated editing.
CNN ignored a witness who said that Trayvon Martin was on top of Zimmerman during the altercation, and encouraged a witness who said the opposite.
Glenn Reynolds from Instapundit weighs in:
“Much of what they have done — for example, using the middle-school picture of Trayvon Martin almost exclusively in their coverage — isn’t actionable. The deceptive editing of the 911 call, however, might rise to the level of “actual malice,” thus supporting a libel action even though Zimmerman is a public figure.”
The repulsive race-baiting, sensationalistic behavior of the MSM has gotten so bad, that even some writers and reporters have admitted that this has brought out the worst in them. Not that this is the first time the media has made a collective ass out of itself.
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has a breakdown of inconvienient facts that fly in the face of media talking points. Like the fact that George Zimmerman is a registered Democrat. So, there goes the political party angle.
When the whole story is told, I’m betting that George Zimmerman will be exonerated. The media, on the other hand, will never apologize to him or his family for the damage it caused.
- George Zimmerman Is Being Destroyed By The Media (theroycroftreport.com)
- Analysis: Manufacturing the Martin narrative (Human Events)
- Trayvon Shooting Facts Vs. Left-Wing Racism Storyline (Investors.com)
- Critical Race Theory and the Trayvon Martin Case (Breitbart.com)