NBC News announces result of “internal investigation”

When NBC News let it be known on Saturday, March 31, via Eric Wemple’s blog at the Washington Post, that it was launching an “internal investigation” into how it had spliced the tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it sound as though Zimmerman said Trayvon Martin was up to no good solely because he was black, I wrote:

It’s as if the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had announced that it was launching an “internal investigation” into how it had happened that it, the Communist Party, engaged in Communist propaganda.

Meaning, how could NBC in this “internal investigation” conclude that it had done anything wrong to Zimmerman by falsely portraying him as a racist, since false portrayals of whites (or symbolic whites) as racist is the very essence of what NBC and the rest of the liberal media stand for?

Well, last night NBC released a statement on the results of its “internal investigation.” Here it is in its entirety, as reported once again by Eric Wemple:

During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.

“There was an error.” We all know that such a gross manipulation of the tape, in which an entire exchange between Zimmerman and the 911 operator, including the operator’s question to Zimmerman as to Martin’s race, was deleted and two unrelated sentences of Zimmerman’s were spliced together, could not have been merely an error, it had to be deliberate. NBC does not find any deliberate manipulation, only an “error,” not does it name the party or parties that made the “error,” nor does it say that they will be disciplined.

Further, NBC apologizes only to its viewers, not to George Zimmerman who was the main person injured by this. Makes sense. Since Zimmerman is the Enemy, and since NBC is still trying to destroy him, how could they apologize to him? If the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had found that it had made a damaging false statement about a man it was in the midst of purging as a Capitalist spy and enemy of the state, would it issue a statement saying, “Sorry, Comrade Zimmerman, we’re sorry for the harm we’ve caused you”?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 04, 2012 12:29 PM | Send

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