Bozell Demands Explanation Over NBC’s 2nd Doctoring of Zimmerman 9-1-1 Call
May 3, 2012 - NBC
has quietly fired Today show correspondent Lilia Luciano for yet another
misleading edit to George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call. Both edits were clearly meant to inflame
racial tensions; both clearly distorted the picture. Although NBC has claimed
to be conducting an internal investigation into the fraudulent edits, and by
their firings are clearly acknowledging the wrongdoing, astonishingly they continue
to refuse to apologize on-air to their viewers for their repeated journalistic
refusal to apologize to the very audience they deceived. The latest firing confirms this.
“Another head has rolled behind NBC’s iron curtain as the troubled, so-called ‘news’ network continues to drop the guillotine on those responsible for the deliberately misleading edits to Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call.
NBC has now fired three people from two different
The truth has been withheld from NBC’s own viewers now for more than one month. Do the network executives at NBC think that this is acceptable? What about the board and shareholders of Comcast? Is it acceptable for a news organization to consciously and constantly lie to its viewers?
Despite Steve Capus, NBC News president, admitting they "probably" should have apologized on-air, NBC still has yet to do so. Even the local NBC affiliate that doctored the clip has fired the offender and apologized and retracted on-air.
Many questions are left unanswered and NBC will be held accountable for its actions. Own up to your dishonesty, NBC; tell your audience the truth for once and for all.”
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