Trayvon Martin’s death has been overshadowed by the media corruption surrounding its reporting. And it is corruption, especially at America’s NBC, where a 911 recording was deliberately edited to make George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, appear racist. Just as a vindictive Left narrative wanted him to appear, pushed along by Rev Al Sharpton and others.
Zimmerman may well have done wrong. I don’t know the facts. But look what NBC did to inflame tensions, demonise Zimmerman, and build a story of racist murder. From the NY Times, so no conservative bias here:
A “Today” show report included a clip from a Zimmerman call to 911 in which he said these words: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
Zimmerman did say those words, but there were other words between the two sentences:
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.
When news journalists on a leading TV channel can do this, is it any wonder journalists are one of the least trusted ‘professions’? Every time I hear a journalist cloak themselves in ethics talk, or slag off a blogger for not being a real journalist (read: pay the MEAA some dues), the grandiosity and hypocrisy makes me puke.
The greatest benefit of the internet is that ordinary citizen-bloggers can audit the media. As one wit said: “It’s the internet, stupid, and we can fact-check your ass.”